Retiring from the Marine Corps after 25 years, after having my C5 and C6 fused, bad kness, being a staff puke and sitting behind a desk eight hours day, I ended up gaining a bit of weight. I met Steve Kudalis when both our sons were wrestling at TVHS six years ago. Steve kept going on and on about how great kettlebells were and I finally got tired of his nagging like an old bitter woman so I made time to get in and see what it was all about.
I came in for the two-week introduction and got my butt kicked. I didn’t think kettlebell training going to be too much different than the standard weight lifting and elliptical machine training I had been doing, but I was wrong. My body was in a bit of shock. The good news: I was hooked.
Louie and Jen are great instructors. The way they interact with all the members has really impressed me. I also ended up meeting a great bunch of people. It’s been a blast meeting everyone and with all the joking and ribbing folks at the gym engage in, the atmosphere is relaxed yet competitive.
After a year training with kettlebells at Cutting Edge Kettlebells, I am most proud of the weight I have lost. I started out over 235 pounds and dropped to 210 pounds during the eight week challenge I started in January 2102. When I started out I was stretching the old belt out and on the last hole before I would have to buy a bigger belt. Now I will have to buy a smaller belt and I’ll have to buy some new trousers since I’m able to pull my pants off without having to unbutton them.