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new year 2012

#My2012Moments

The past year 2012 has been a great year for my business, Iron Body Studios, and for me as a fitness professional. As I think about where I was one year ago, and how far both myself and my business have come over the past year, it leaves me tremendously excited for 2013 and where I and my business will be one year from now.

Last year at this time Iron Body Studios was barely four months old and my business partner Eric Gahan, given his position at that time as full-time Senior Athletic Trainer for Boston University, was only able to commit to Iron Body Studios part-time. Now one year and four months later, Eric and I are sharing equal parts of running Iron Body Studios and business is growing steady.

Every day brings a new venture from a new client, to an opportunity to teach kettlebell classes at a local charity, or donating time to warm up a crowd for a 5k , or to  have the pleasure to be a Living Windows Display at lululemon athletica.

Below are the highlights from this past year 2012 in review and I look forward to 2013 bringing two-fold what 2012 brought.

January 2012

  • Windows Display Demo at lululemon athletica, Natick Collection, Natick, MA

February 2012

  • Iron Body Studios Meghan F. details her success with the Iron Body Kettlebell Shred. Read more about her success here: Part I, Part II & Part III

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After:

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March 2012

  • Iron Body Studios website goes LIVE! Check us out at www.ironbodystudios.com; News and Updates are updated regularly.

April 2012

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May 2012

  • I show progress with my bodyweight pull-up training simply based upon regularly training pull-ups with proper form and technique as part of my overall strength training program.

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June 2012

  • Eric becomes full-time with Iron Body Studios!
  • Eric attends his CK-FMS Certification.
  • I show progress with my weighted pull-up training simply based upon regularly training pull-ups with proper form and technique as part of my overall strength training program.

Pull-up with a 14kg (30.8lbs) Kettlebell

 

  • Iron Body Client Sharon C. details her success with training with Iron Body Studios. Read more about her success here: Part I & Part II
  • Iron Body Client Melinda R. details her success with training with Iron Body Studios. Read more about her success HERE

JUNE 2012 WAS A BIG MONTH for Iron Body Studios!

July 2012

  • (Another :)) Windows Display Demo at lululemon athletica, Natick Collection, Natick, MA.
  • Free Kettlebell Class at lululemon athletica, Natick Collection, Natick, MA

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August 2012

September 2012

  • My discovery over the past year that early morning is the best time for my own personal training. As well as my realization and commitment to myself that it’s important for me as a motivator, coach, and role model to regularly schedule in dedicated time for my own training. Read more about this in the post, “Since When Did I Become a Morning Person?”.

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October 2012

  • Assisting Team Ross as an Assistant RKC Instructor at the Philly/Downingtown, PA RKC Certification. Read more about this in the post, “Assisting Team Ross”.
  • Iron Body Sharon S. passes her RKC Certification!

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  • I press the 20kg (44lbs) for the first time!

20kg Kettlebell Overhead Press Right and Left

November 2012

  • I show further progress with both body weight (12 pull-ups) and weighted pull-up training (solid with 18kg and almost solid with 20kg) simply based upon regularly training pull-ups with proper form and technique as part of my overall strength training program. Read more about this in the post, “How Women CAN Train to do Pull-ups WELL.”

12 Bodyweight Pull-ups

20kg Weighted Pull-up “attempt”

  • 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Swing & Spin

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December 2012

  • Two Iron Bodies Sharon S. and Melinda R. achieve their goal of completing an unassisted, dead-hang, bodyweight pull-up. Read more about this in the post, “The Year of the Pull-up.”

For all of these things and MORE I am Thankful for my amazing Co-Owner and Iron Body Family! Goodbye 2012 and Cheers to 2013!

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