Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RKC Certification is BAR NONE!!!!!

Yep! I am stoked....AGAIN!!!! I absolutely love what I do! What do I do you ask? Well some who read this know, others do not. I am an RKC(Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Level II Kettlebell Instructor. And I am PROUD of it! "Why?", you ask. Because there is no other certification as powerful and complete about teaching you how to use your body. No other.... Yes that's right no other... Yes, we use the kettlebell and that's a smart choice because it is the most universal tool in fitness. But our certification, our methodologies are much more than just how to use the kettlebell safely for awesome results. Oh it is way more, we teach you how to use your body, every bit of it, safely,effectively, without injury. I know of no other program that does this with this level of detail and expertise.

If you wanna get strong RKC kettlebell training will give you that. If yo wanna get lean and drop body fat, RKC kettlebell training will give you that. If you wanna know how to use your total body, RKC kettlebell training will give you that....IF you wanna do it injury free, RKC kettlebell training will give you that!

I just got back from Minneapolis where I was an assistant instructor teaching 70 men and women how to use their bodies with a kettlebell for one jammed packed weekend! It was awesome! Energy is high at these certs. and everyone gets focused and empowered about why they are there. It is one huge feel good all the way around.

If you are looking to learn kettelbell training or go to a cert to become and instructor in kettlebell training then the RKC cert is the place for you. Look no further, there is no substitution for the best. Learn from the best, Pavel Tsatsouline, the Master and Seniors Instructors and all the other RKC instructors will teach you with utmost technique.

Hope this sparks you to think about fitness in general and what you are currently doing. Whatever it is I hope you are doing it safely, and using your body the way it was designed to be used. All the best!

Monday, April 13, 2009

All I can say is WOW!

I arrived home last week from training the Navy SEALS with fellow RKC instructors and of course, all under command of our Chief Instructor Pavel Tsatsouline. It was an incredible experience to train with the SEALS. I felt privileged and honored to be asked to go and instruct these well conditioned men in kettlebell training. Although the weather conditions were poor to say the least, the SEALS seemed to remain focused on learning the methodologies that we incorporate so strongly in KB training. As I drove home from the cert I felt invigorated and proud of what we do as instructors, and wholeheartedly believe in the RKC community and how we teach. I hope to have more opportunities to train with men and women who have made such honorable commitments to protect our nation. It was truly a blessing to me.

This week I leave for Minneapolis where I will be assisting another RKC Kettlebell cert. I always enjoy going as I get to catch up with many friends and familiar faces and make new friends as well among fellow instructors and attendees. I'll miss my peeps at the Studio, though! Thanks to the members and my colleagues Kevin and Naina of Rapid Results Fitness for allowing me to take part in the certs when invited. Our members and colleagues inspire me in every sense of the word!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I owe you!

I do really... Confessions that is.... I never really wanted to go this long without writing on the blog,(that is confession #1). Secondly, I need to explain what Ive been up to and where I "failed", sort of. Let's go back to 3/23/09. I decided that I would start keeping a food journal for three weeks to keep me on track and dial back to really healthy eating. I have always done pretty well but I have also indulged from time to time in not so nutritious habits. My decision to get back to healthy eating was not for figure competition sake or to look good in a bathing suit (although the thought crossed my mind) but it was to be able to identify with what my clients go through. I have been coaching them on healthy lifestyles including not just the physical fitness part but also the nutrition part.
So I started out pretty well, conscious effort all the way around. Eating 5 to 6 meals a day with protein at every meal and portion control and most importantly loggin' it all down so that I can really KNOW what I put in my mouth on any given day. This part alone can be extremely daunting for lots of reasons...

Well so I did this for 5 days straight... Then WHAM!!! I started to get off track. And not just off track but as far as I was concerned "out of control" . Eating just took a dive. The wrong food choices basically. I was so disappointed with myself. Because frankly when I looked back at why I blew it, it was totally stress related!!!! So what was the take away? Well that I was susceptible too to stress related eating. And all the ramifications that go with that. I.e. guilt, defeat, lost cause, etc.... More importantly that even the most self disciplined "lose it every now and then". My reasons were simple to see when you look at WHY I ate and WHEN I ate... I was handling work, family, projects, bills,deadlines and commitments, everything hit at once and was time sensitive. I caved....

Well so I didn't report about it right away on this blog. But I am now... So what happened in the mean time you ask? Well, I decided i could do one of two things. I could say "screw it" who needs a log of what they ate. Or #2 i could START OVER.... well guess what, I started over... Did it put me two steps ahead? No, remember I already blew it. BUT it didn't put me any further behind either... That is the key.

We all have trouble and strife from time to time. We all deal with life stresses in different ways. But this truth holds out. We can start over. It may be difficult it may be challenging it may be overwhelming. But have faith believe and persevere. Every positive step counts for something. Really.
So I get back on track, and before you know it, clarity kicks in. I mean clarity about the tasks that overwhelmed in the first place. Yippee! I gained strength against my own weaknesses. Ok I'm rambling at this point.

So I leave you with this:
Accountability is key. Somtimes it is easy, sometimes it is hard. But once you make the committment to hold yourself accountable, things start to fall into place. It is working for me. But i do it ONE day at a time....

I'll post again in a few days. I am really excited as I have been given the opportunity to train the NAVY SEALS in VA. Beach, VA in kettlebell traiining. I am so fortunate to do what I do. It is my passion and I love it!