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Deadline to register for my StrongFirst Kettlebell Course THIS SUNDAY March 25, 2018 at Life Time Athletic – Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada is TONIGHT at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Register ==> HERE <== As a strength coach, one of my daily strength program staples is the Turkish get-up. All of my clients do get-ups in their training, every damn day. In response to training increased TGU volume for about a month, one of my… Read More

A few years ago, in April 2015, I was seated in the exit row on a plane on the way back from teaching my workshop “I Am Not Afraid To Lift” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After I sat down on the plane I looked up to read what I would have to do in case of an emergency and discovered that I would have to lift the airplane door that weighed 22kg… Read More

Last week I had a question on one of my Instagram posts about my hand placement on the kettlebell handle for a clean before a heavy kettlebell military press. YES, there is a purpose to this and YES, for a stronger press, you want the handle to rest in a specific part of your hand, the “sweet spot”, after a clean before a kettlebell military press. Listen in and learn more from… Read More

As a strength coach, one of my daily strength program staples is the Turkish get-up. All of my clients do get-ups in their training, every damn day. In response to training increased TGU volume for about a month, one of my distance coaching clients James Weedall, Owner of Ethos Fitness in Boston, perfectly summed up the purpose and results of training this increased volume of get-ups daily when he said to me,… Read More

Do not turn to “YouTube” University to learn how to safely and effectively train with kettlebells! Join me for  a StrongFirst  Kettlebell  Course at Barbell Republic, Las Vegas, on October 29, 2017! This will be my first LAS VEGAS StrongFirst Kettlebell Course and now that I am a permanent Las Vegas resident, I am very excited to start teaching StrongFirst courses in the Las Vegas area. Barbell Republic is located at 6980 Warm Springs… Read More

  I started out in the fitness industry almost 15 years ago in 2003, part-time, as a Spin® instructor. I took my first Spin® class in 1998, back when MC Hammer Pants were still in style… That Spin® class changed me. It changed my life. It opened my eyes and my mind to a career path that I had never before considered. As a 22-year-old who was one year out of college… Read More

Last year, one day after I returned from teaching my workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® in Australia, I got back on the road to drive to New York City with two of my fitness colleagues to speak at the Mark Fisher Fitness Lab. As we were driving, one of my colleagues, Pete Depuis, Vice-President & Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance asked me, “Why do you like to travel and teach workshops?” Because, Crazy travel schedules like the… Read More

10 years ago, when I left a well paying consulting job with a steady salary, annual bonus, health benefits, vacation time, sick leave, predictable hours, and relative job security to pursue a career in the fitness industry full-time with a starting salary of basically zero dollars, no health benefits, no sick leave, no vacation time, (if you didn’t work, you didn’t get paid), insane hours, and that was not just physically demanding,… Read More

I will be teaching my first Las Vegas workshop at Inferno Hot Pilates from 2 – 6 p.m. on June 11, 2017. Early bird ends on June 4, 2017. Details and registration link below… If you are in the Las Vegas area, I hope to see you there! ***** Hardstyle Kettlebell Fundamentals & Programming Workshop When Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Where Inferno Hot Pilates 9130 W Rus­sell… Read More