Jen Kalmes, Owner RKC, PCC and NASM Certified Trainer

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I have always been a fitness enthusiast. My journey into bells started in 2010 after I ran a half marathon with a stress fracture. OUCH and STUPID!! I injured myself as a result of not training smart! I gave up strength training while running because I did not have the time to do both. While I was healing I researched the best ways to strengthen my core. I found Brad an RKC instructor and contacted him and after my first lesson I was HOOKED!!!

I went from spending at least an hour to one and a half hours training five days a week at the gym randomly going from machine to machine. Legs one day arms the next, treadmill, bike, elliptical etc. BORING!!!! Just maintaing my bodyweight but not really improving on any level of strength gains or endurance. I thought I was in good shape! WRONG

I started doing bells 2-3 times a week and in two months lost 12 inches, 8 pounds and 2% body fat! HOLY COW. Not to mention reduction of back and shoulder pain from my profession. I became so passionate about it and found myself talking to my clients about kettlebells rather than skin care as I was an Esthetician for 15 years prior to Kettlebells!

The main reason I got into training with bells was because of the strength and confidence that I gained. My self image improved, I no longer wanted to be just considered skinny or strive to look like a celebrity as so many young women compare themselves to these days. I could not believe how bells transferred over into my everyday life and have made me functionally strong!!

I want to share my passion with anyone that will listen and or try bells! It is truly life changing and timesaving! As an instructor I will continue to improve my level of fitness and increase my knowledge base so that I can better help you reach your goals. I am currently training to earn my RKC level 2 Certification.

-Jen

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