St. Paul Kettlebell Classes – Muhaz Fisseha Before and After Transformation

Today’s St. Paul RAD Boot Camp Kettlebell Class Spotlight is Muhaz Fisseha.  Muhaz came to us by way of an All-Women’s gym where she was not getting the results she wanted.  Well, we changed that…and THEN SOME.  Check her out!

“I FINALLY got rid of fat on my hips and thighs!”

St. Paul Kettlebell Classes - Muhaz Fisseha Before and After Transformation

Body Fat LOST      -6% body fat
Inches LOST         -18 inches
Weight LOST         -11 lbs+
Jean Sizes LOST   -2 jean sizes (4 to a 0)

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B-Rad

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St. Paul Boot Camp Weight Loss Before & After – Kathi Burger

Today’s St. Paul Fitness Boot Camp RAD spotlight is on Kathi Burger.  This is one of those amazing transformations that are FAR beyond the physical.  Kathi is a new woman full of confidence AND sassier than ever.  And you can meet her at RAD Boot Camp almost 6 days per week!

Kathi Burger’s Weight Loss Before and AFTER

Kathi Burger - Before St. Paul RAD Boot Camp FitnessKathi Burger - After St. Paul Fitness Boot Camp Weight Loss

Kathi’s QUICK Stats

Inches LOST -29.25

Weight LOST -61+lbs.

Pant Sizes LOST -5 sizes (size 16 to a 6)

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Here’s what Kathi has to say about classes at RAD Boot Camp…

Cellulite Fighter…

When my son went off to college I thought that my life was coming to an end. After a year of feeling sorry for myself I decided to go back to school to complete my degree. I threw myself into work and college in order to keep my mind off of my loneliness; I went from an active, healthy, happy lifestyle to a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle. I did not realize the consequences of my new lifestyle until I saw a picture of myself 80 pounds heavier and aged 20 years.

Using the treadmill and free weights at work I managed to lose a measly 5 pounds in a year and half.

A friend of a friend told me about Rad Boot Camp.  I went to see what this was all about. I lasted 15 minutes of a 30 minute sample routine.  I was so out of breath and sweating so much I could not believe this feeling.

I started with Rad Boot Camp in May of 2007…from June to July I lost 7.5 inches all off of my thighs, hips, waist, and bust and I’ve lost 3 pants sizes…a size 14 to an 8.  …THE CELLULITE IS GONE.

Now at the seven month mark I’ve lost 20 inches and 30 pounds!  Brad is the best because he is constantly challenging me and he holds me accountable to our meal plans.  I could not find a better instructor than Brad or a more complete fitness routine than Rad Boot Camp!

Kathi Burger- Afton, MN
Age 43
Management Analyst State of Minnesota

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Kathi in the HOT SEAT

St. Paul Personal TrainerBrad:  Take me back a few years…where you were physically, mentally, etc… Everything previous to RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebells?

Kathi: This is a not an easy question and it will lengthy. Being a single parent my life revolved around my son from the day he was born. He graduated from high school in 2001 and left for college. I did not realize how lonely and how empty my life was without him. I filled this void with alcohol. In 2004 I decided that I needed to pick myself up and go on with life. My son was going to graduate from college in 2005 and all I have done since he left was feel sorry for myself. In the fall of 2004 I enrolled in college. I worked full-time and pursued my Criminal Justice degree at night and on weekends. Being out of school for over 20 years I knew that I had to make a total commitment to myself if I was going to get my degree. If I was not working I was studying and the only physical activity that I allowed myself was during my lunch hour. I would workout in the weight room at my work – between the bicycle, the treadmill and weight training I made sure that I was moving for 30-45 minutes a day. In May 2005 my son graduated from college and had gone from size 4 to size 14 at this time. In the fall of 2006 I was still in a size 16 even though I was moving my body for 30 to 45 minutes a day – I did not realize how big I was getting until my son sent me a picture of myself from November of 2006 – I received the picture in March 2007.

In the March of 2006 I got a new supervisor at work. Due to my supervisors’ inability to understand state law and DOC policy – the stress at work doubled for me along with the responsibility of my supervisor’s job duties. Now my job became a stressor in my life, not the duties but having to deal with an incompetent supervisor and the only answer afforded me was that I would have to take on the added responsibility of the supervisors duties until she could handle the duties – she never was able to handle the duties and left the unit after 18 months. Between the stress of my job, the stress of school, the emptiness depression, and the self-pity I was fast on my own downward spiral.

With my graduation in sight I decided it was time to take my weight gain serious. My co-worker and workout partner got an invitation to an AdvoCare/kettlebell Introduction and we decided that we had nothing to lose so we went to the introduction and the rest is history.


St. Paul Personal TrainerBrad:  What were your biggest frustrations about your body?

Kathi: The biggest frustration/surprise with my body was age. There were many factors that played a part in my weight gain, however my body reacted to the weight gain. There is actually an age – it is different for everybody but I would guess it starts around 35 years old that your body responds to diets and exercise differently. For two years I fell for the 30 minutes of exercise a day routine and hit the treadmill five days a week. Then I went to 45 minutes a day and still could not drop more than five pounds. It was like my body would not let go of the weight.

St. Paul Personal TrainerBrad:  What else have you tried?

Kathi:
Starvation
Step Aerobics
Plastic sweat suit
weight training
liquid diets
detoxification diets
Over the counter pills
Prescription diet pills
Grapefruit diet
Running
Walking
Run/walk
Jumping Jacks
Jumping rope (totally not successful)
I tried everything but the cabbage soup diet.

Woodbury Personal TrainerBrad:  How did you meet Brad / come into contact with RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell Training?

Kathi: A co-worker/workout partner was given a flyer for an Advocare Introduction/Kettlebell demonstration. I was interested in the kettlebell workout and my co-worker was interested in the Advocare. We attended this event for totally different reasons, Deb was looking for the miracle pill that melts fat off your body – I knew this did not exist unless you mixed it with a killer workout. We sat through the Advocare seminar and finally the 10 minute kettlebell introduction. After about 5 minutes, my heart was pounding so hard in my chest and I had sweat dripping down my face and chest – I knew this was a killer workout. The same friend that gave us the seminar information recommended Brad at Kinetic Edge. He told us that if we were looking for a kettlebell instructor there were none better than Brad.

Woodbury Personal Trainer Brad:  Were you skeptical to try RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell training?…Why?

Kathi: One of my least favorite things is to attend workout “classes” and I knew that if I did not act right away that I never would make the call. Of course I contacted Brad via e-mail – this is the cowardly and one of the least committed forms of communication. I had a response within 24 hours – of course to call him to discuss my request. I wanted to expose my entire family to kettlebells including my Mom. I wanted to bring my entire family or everyone that I could to a beginner kettlebell class and the only day of the week I could get my family members to commit to was a Wednesday. Brad agreed to do a later Wednesday class for us and the rest is history. After the 90 minute introductory/beginner class I was hooked, but so was my Mom, two of my co-workers and my sister-in-law.

Woodbury Personal TrainerBrad:  Describe your first experience with RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell training…

Kathi: My first experience with Brad and kettlebell training was the beginner class that Brad put on for my family and a few friends. I think that we had eleven or twelve adults and five of my nieces and nephews under the age of six. I can never explain the mix of personalities in the room and to say that Brad was patient is an understatement. I think there was a point with my sister-in-law that Brad told her – in a very nice but stern way to “suck it up” that I really knew this was the right person and the right place.


Woodbury Kettlebell Boot Camp Fitness ClassesBrad:  What was different about RAD Boot Camp from anything else you’ve tried?

Kathi: This works! It is not just the kettlebells but the instruction and the workouts that Brad puts together are great. It does not matter your age or your physical capabilities – it works. This is a cardio, flexibility and strength program in a 45 minute class and there is nothing that will ever come close to this workout and the results that you experience.

Woodbury Kettlebell Boot Camp Fitness ClassesBrad:  Were there any myths busted for you at the boot camp? (i.e. women getting bulky, men participating in an “step aerobics class”).

Kathi: I hate cardio and hate cardio classes – kettlebells gives me a kick butt cardio workout and I am not jumping around like an idiot in class full of “Barbies”
Kettlebells do not add bulk to your shape they actually lean your look and they are easy to work with because of the handle.

Woodbury Kettlebell Boot Camp Fitness ClassesBrad:  What specific changes have you seen in your body/ confidence / attitude? (clothes size change, inches lost, bodyfat lost, pounds lost)?

Kathi: I do not have my “pie hole diary” in front of me at this time but when I started at Kinetic Edge I was in a size 14 to 16 and weighed in roughly at 210. I am now in a size 6 to 8 and weigh 150.


Woodbury Kettlebell Boot Camp Fitness ClassesBrad:  What’s your favorite body part now AFTER your transformation? Why?

Kathi: My favorite part of the AFTER is that I am in much better shape. I lost a lot of weight but the flexibility and strength that I have gained is so great. I have more energy – I am happier – I feel better – I feel alive again.

Kathi Burger - AFTER St. Paul RAD Boot Camp Transformation

Woodbury Kettlebell Boot Camp Fitness ClassesBrad:  What is your #1 “secret” as to why you finally got the results you were looking for?

Kathi: I was losing inches but my weight was not coming off as fast. I discussed this with Brad and he convinced me to start keeping a food journal (often referred to as a “pie hole diary”). I took Brad’s advice and after a month of recording everything that went into my mouth – including chewing gum and mints, Brad looked it over and told me where my problem areas were. I would have never believed this if I had not lived it (old habits are hard to break) but I was not getting enough food and nutrition in my diet for the amount of physical activity. Brad had me add a meal and some healthy snacks to my diet and I am now 60 pounds lighter.

Woodbury Kettlebell Boot Camp Fitness ClassesBrad:  What would you tell someone like yourself who is on the fence about starting RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes?

Kathi: This works, you will be able to feel every muscle in your body but the pain will go away. What are you waiting for? The only thing you have to lose is fat. The longer you put it off the harder it will be to make the change. There is no time like the present. Usually I do not have to tell people anything – they ask me how I did it and I tell them. This is not a workout for puffs – you have to understand that you need to put in the work to see the results. Standing at the stations and watching the other people does not work.

Woodbury Kettlebell Boot Camp Fitness ClassesBrad:  Sum up RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes in 5 WORDS OR LESS…

Kathi: This is the hardest question of them all ……….. you are asking a woman to describe the greatest thing in the world – second only to her child in five words or less.

Rad Boot Camp (don’t count those words) It works – try it!

I did it in four – really I am just saving the fifth word – always have to have the last word. ;)

Kathi, yes you do ALWAYS have to have the last word.  You’ve worked your ass off literally and figuratively.  We are proud of YOU!

Crank it!
B-Rad

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Woodbury Fitness Boot Camp Weight Loss Before & After – Jill Olson

Today’s Woodbury RAD Boot Camp spotlight is on Jill Olson.  Jill was referred to me by Dr. Tory Robson at Woodbury Spine & Injury because he knew that a little dose of kettlebell training would help Jill’s ailing back pain.

Jill had worked with a personal trainer before me, but nothing like the workouts I was going to dish out.  When we began working together she had difficulty moving in a lot of positions from her back pain and wouldn’t dare leave the ground to run at all let alone jump on a 6-inch box.

Fast forward 2 years.  Jill…

  • is FREE of back pain
  • jumps on a 30 inch box
  • does 4 strict pullups (on her way to 10)
  • just finished her FIRST half-marathon a couple of weeks ago
  • is training to a Russian Kettlebell Certification Candidate

Jill has made AWESOME leaps in her ability and fitness!  Props to Jill!

Jill Olson’s Weight Loss Before and AFTER

Jill Olson - BEFORE Weight Loss - Woodbury RAD Boot CampSt. Paul Weight Loss AFTER RAD Boot Camp - Jill Olson

Jill’s QUICK Stats – 12 WEEK Transformation

Body Fat LOST  -3%

Inches LOST -16.25 inches

Weight LOST -9.6lbs

Pant Sizes LOST 8 to a 4-6…we will get her to a “4″ :)

Here’s what Jill has to say about classes at RAD Boot Camp…

If you hate the treadmill, you NEED this…

I am a mother of two young boys and I started working with Brad and RAD Boot Camp almost one year ago…

A couple months ago I purchased an evening gown for a charity event in November.
The day before the event I tried it on… good news and bad news…Bad news was the dress did not fit right.  Good news was that it was TOO BIG! What an awesome surprise! I love being able to wear whatever I have in my closet. RAD Boot Camp is so much fun. The variety and results keep me coming back for more.

Jill Olson – Lake Elmo, MN
Age 43
Olson Family CEO

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Jill in the HOT SEAT….

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Brad:  What were your biggest frustrations about your body?

Jill: I was sick and tired.  I was sick of trying to cram myself into my cloths on a daily basis and the way that I looked in them.  I always felt tired and had little energy.  I couldn’t get rid of the “fat patch”.  That is the clump of fat at the end of my rump and where my leg begins.  I didn’t have tone or definition on any part of my body.  I felt just blah.
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Brad:  What else have you tried?

Jill: I had A membership at LifeTime Fitness.  I would go into the gym and do the same old routines on Different elliptical machines, spin classes, or other equipment.  I even hired a trainer at one time.  I was not pushed to work harder.  I saw little or no results.  Basically it got me in the door at the gym just to have someone following me around with a clipboard.  It was just as boring and more expensive than going on my own.  I’ve also purchased several different videos including kicking boxing to do at home.
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Brad:  How did you meet Brad / come into contact with RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell Training?

Jill: I met Brad through my chiropractor who encouraged me to try kettlebells.  I started with personal training because I had a back injury that had previously prevented me from having full range of motion and motivation.
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Brad:  Were you skeptical to try RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell training?…

Jill: Why?  I wouldn’t say skeptical as much as concerned that lifting and swinging a hunk of metal would worsen my issues rather that help them.
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Brad:  Describe your first experience with RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell training…

Jill: I personal trained with Brad privately for about a year before I started with the camps.  Camp was extremely challenging yet motivating at the same time.  I keep coming back for more!  The classes/routines are always different and interesting.  I like the “friendly” competitions.

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Brad:  What was different about RAD Boot Camp from anything else you’ve tried?

Jill: There are many ways to work a muscle group so it doesn’t get boring.

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Brad:  Were there any myths busted for you at the boot camp?  (i.e. women getting bulky, men participating in an “step aerobics class”).

Jill: Hmmm.  None.  I was never concerned with getting too big from lifting weights probably because I’d never seen results before so I didn’t think that it would ever happen to me.  So I guess the myth busted for me is that I’m actually stronger than I think I am.  I still get stuck sometimes thinking that I can only lifting a certain size bell but there is always someone there to push me.

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Brad:  What specific changes have you seen in your body/ confidence / attitude?  (clothes size change, inches lost, bodyfat lost, pounds lost)?

Jill: I have definition in my arms and shoulders.  I can wear all of the small jeans in my closet.  The previous bigger sizes are now too big.  I actually sometimes go to my closet dreading having to pick out a pair of jeans to wear because I forget that they all actually fit me now.  That feels really cool.

Woodbury Fitness Boot Camp AFTER Weight Loss - Jill Olson

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Brad:  What’s your favorite body part now AFTER your transformation?  Why?

Jill: Why?  Thunder and Lighting.  (my arms) Why?  Have you met them?  Just kidding.  My arms and shoulders show how hard I have been working.  The “fat patch” is disappearing as well!

Woodbury Fitness Boot Camp AFTER Weight Loss - Jill Olson

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Brad:  What is your #1 “secret” as to why you finally got the results you were looking for?

Jill: Shhhhh   Maybe it’s the magic “butt be gone” pill.  Catalyst is an Advocare product that supports muscle tone and enhances strength and increases energy.  I would highly recommend checking it out.  Maybe it’s that I found something fun, different, interesting and challenging so I want to and can’t wait to work out again.
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Brad:  What would you tell someone like yourself who is on the fence about starting RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes?

Jill: Do it!  It is sooo much fun!!  You have nothing to lose by coming and trying it out for one week.  Well except maybe a few pounds.  You will be so glad you did!

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Brad:  Sum up RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes in 5 WORDS OR LESS…

Jill: AWESOME!!  My bikini thanks YOU Brad!!!

Jill you’ve made amazing progress!  You put most 20-year-olds to shame!  Keep up the fantastic work and say “Hi” to “Thunder and Lightning” for me :)

Crank It!
B-Rad

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Woodbury Fitness Boot Camp Weight Loss Before & After – Amy Jurrens

Today’s Woodbury RAD Boot Camp Fat Loss Transformation spotlight is on Amy Jurrens.  Amy lives 4 hours away in Iowa but does online training with me and has done so now for two years.  She’s has gotten killer results and in her own words has become a “hot mom.”  Props to Amy for chiseling away the fat and becoming a Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) in the process.

Amy Jurrens Weight Loss Before and AFTER

Amy Jurrens - Before Woodbury Kettlebell Fitness Boot CampAmy Jurrens - AFTER Woodbury Kettlebell Fitness Boot Camp

Amy’s QUICK Stats

Body Fat LOST -11%

Inches LOST -13.5 inches

Weight LOST -23lbs+

Pant Sizes LOST Size 14 to a size 8

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Here’s what Amy has to say about classes at RAD Boot Camp…

Discover your potential…

“I started working with Brad and RAD Boot Camp in January 2007, …he allows me to make choices and then be held accountable for the outcome – good or bad. Case in point: nutrition. I did not want to change my eating habits. Brad let me pay the consequences of that decision. When I was ready to change, he told me straight out what I NEEDED to hear, but didn’t necessarily WANT to hear. In other words, he gave me a good, swift, verbal kick in the hind end. No sugar coating – just the truth.

Yes, I’ve lost weight and body fat through my training with Brad. Yes, I am in the best shape I have probably ever been in. (I’m a 36 year old mother of two and a lifelong athlete.) Yes, I love the RAD Boot Camp workouts Brad puts together.

BUT…… The reason I recommend Brad so highly is because he is a true teacher. A true teacher is someone who helps you discover skills and knowledge you possess but just don’t know how to tap into. A true teacher prepares you for the time when the teacher is not around to guide you. A true teacher sees the potential in you and leads you to see it too. A true teacher doesn’t give you the answers; he asks the questions and makes you find the answers. Brad is true teacher.

If you’re ready to find the person you really are, contact Brad TODAY!!!!”

Amy Jurrens- George, IA
Age 37
Professor of English
Jurrens Family CEO

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Amy in the HOT SEAT

Woodbury Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Take me back a few years…where you were physically, mentally, etc…  Everything previous to RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebells?

Amy: I am a mother of two – my first was born in 1998 and my second in 2001.  I had gained 20 pounds with each pregnancy, but had lost most of the weight through nursing.  In March 2003, my husband and I took a 10th wedding anniversary trip to Las Vegas.  I saw the photos of myself after the trip and was stunned.  I had seen myself in the mirror, but I hadn’t really SEEN myself.  I had gained back all the weight I had lost.  I looked tired and well beyond my 32 years.  I looked like a frumpy mommy and I dressed like one.  I was in denial about how I really looked.  I wore skirts and dresses a lot so that I wouldn’t have to buy larger clothes.  I didn’t want to admit that my size 14 clothes were getting too small.

Woodbury Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What were your biggest frustrations about your body?

Amy: I was most frustrated with my saddlebags, my wings, and my sausage arms.

Woodbury Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What else have you tried?

Amy: In the summer of 2003 I started walking and running.  In the fall of 2003 I added weight training.  I had been an avid weight lifter in college, so it was fun for me to get back into that.  I lifted weights and ran on the treadmill or elliptical machine for two years.  I didn’t lose any weight.  In early 2006 I was introduced to kettlebells by a friend.  I started some sporadic kettlebell training along with my weight lifting and running.  I lost 10 pounds.  I was excited that something finally worked.

Woodbury Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  How did you meet Brad / come into contact with RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell Training?

Amy: I met Brad through the Dragon Door online forum

in late 2006.  He responded to a question I posted, and that started our correspondence, which led to me hiring Brad as my personal boot camp trainer in January 2007.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Were you skeptical to try RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell training?…
Why?

Amy: I was ready for the focus and challenges I would face.  I was ready to change my life for the better.  I had no idea just how much my life would actually change.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Describe your first experience with RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge / Kettlebell training…

Amy: Brad took the time to get to know me.  He watched how my body moved, he assessed my fitness level, and he took my mental temperature.  He asked for my feedback on the training so he could make adjustments.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What was different about RAD Boot Camp from anything else you’ve tried?

Amy: Brad learned about what makes me tick, how much I am willing to push myself, and how much pushing I need from him.  Because he did this, he has been able to give me the personalized training I need.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Were there any myths busted for you at the boot camp?  (i.e. women getting bulky, men participating in an “step aerobics class”).

Amy: As I get stronger, I get leaner.  In the past few months, I haven’t dropped many pounds, but I’ve dropped several inches.  I am tall – 5’11” – and I lift heavy kettlebells (20 and 24 kg), but I do not have big, bulky muscles.  I recently completed the SSST – 200 kettlebell snatches with the 16 kg (35 lb) kettlebell in 10 minutes.  That requires a lot of strength and endurance.  RAD boot camp training has allowed me to develop my strength and endurance to levels I have never attained before, even as a high school and college athlete.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What specific changes have you seen in your body/ confidence / attitude?  (clothes size change, inches lost, bodyfat lost, pounds lost)?

Amy: I’ve dropped over 11% bodyfat and 23+ pounds.  I went from a size 14 to a size 8.  I am not finished yet!  I’m still a work in progress, but the progress so far has been amazing.

Amy Jurrens - Before Woodbury Personal TrainingAmy Jurrens - AFTER Woodbury RAD Boot Camp Fat Loss Transformation

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What’s your favorite body part now AFTER your transformation?  Why?

Amy: I love my abs because I can see each muscle.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What is your #1 “secret” as to why you finally got the results you were looking for?

Amy: I made the commitment to myself.  I was tired of failing, so I chose to do something different.  What I had been doing obviously wasn’t working.  The physical changes I’ve gone through are merely the outward sign of changes in my thinking and lifestyle.  My life looks nothing like it did a few years ago.  I train differently; I think about myself differently; and I definitely eat differently.  All three had to click before I saw results.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What would you tell someone like yourself who is on the fence about starting RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes?

Amy: Every day I am reminded of how grateful I am for Brad’s coaching.  He taught me about myself and helped me find the strength inside myself to reach my goals.

St. Paul Personal Trainer - Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Sum up RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes in 5 WORDS OR LESS…

Amy: challenging
life-changing
thought-provoking
fun
fulfilling

Killer RESULTS Amy!  Keep up the great work!

Crank it!
B-Rad

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St. Paul Boot Camp Weight Loss Before & After – Joe Tebbe

Today’s Fat Loss Transformation spotlight is Joe Tebbe.  Joe started attending RAD Boot Camp at Kinetic Edge Fitness about 18 months ago.  After 3 months a family illness handcuffed him to the house.  He still kept up with the workouts.  I sent an email out about the PhD – PIE HOLE DIARY.  Joe took it serious, wrote EVERYTHING down that went in his Pie-hole and proceeded to lose 49+lbs in 6 MONTHS.  You read that right.  FORTY-NINE POUNDS in SIX MONTHS!

Joe is a pretty modest guy so I’ll do his boasting for him… THAT my friend is frickin’ AWESOME!

All I did was provide a slight kick in the ass.  JOE did the work.  One more thing that Joe is reluctant to tell a lot of people is that this life changing transformation has AMPED his rock climbing ability now working on 10b routes.  For those of you not in the climbing world 10b correlates to the difficulty of the pitch and size of hand/foot holds on given rock climbing route.

Joe Tebbe’s Weight Loss Before and AFTER

Joe Tebbe - Before Weight Loss - St. Paul RAD Boot CampJoe Tebbe - AFTER Weight Loss - St. Paul RAD Boot Camp Transformation

Joe’s QUICK Stats

Weight LOST -91+lbs

Pant Sizes LOST – 42 to 32 waist jeans

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Here’s what Joe has to say about classes at RAD Boot Camp

Thank You for the PHD…”Pie Hole Diary”…

“I just wanted to thank you especially the “Pie Hole Diary”.  I started my PHD on July 8th 2008, I weighed in at 230 lbs. I do RAD Boot Camp Workouts 5 days per week.

Today I weighed in at 198 lbs and my goal is 195 by 10-31-08.  Before July 8th 2008, I was exercising just as hard so I know the PHD changed my life.  The plateau breaking changes I made were RAD Boot Camp, starting the PHD, trying not to exceed my calorie intake, increasing my protein and eliminating drinking alcoholic beverages.

I started my life change in 2004, when I stepped on the scale and weighed 285 lbs., 4 years later I’ve lost a total of 85 lbs.  I feel so great, empowered, tons of energy and just happy to know I’m healthy again and running circles around guys half my age.  I also went from a 38 inch waist to a 32 inch waist in jeans! I feel like I’m 55 going on 25…Thanks!”

Joe J TebbeWhite Bear Lake, MN (USA)
Age 55
Owner of Triplex Systems, Inc.

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Joe in the HOT Seat

KettlebellsBrad:  Take me back a few years…where you were physically, mentally, etc…  Everything previous to kettlebells / RAD Boot Camp

Joe: 2004 I stepped on the scale and weighed 285#, I thought man I’m 15# from 300. I was totally bummed out but and at that time I made my mind up to I had to change. I had turned into a couch potato Fox news junkie. I was totally out off shape. I went on a hike in the mountains with my son in Arizona it was hot as hell we picked up water and I was psyched….I got about 500 feet up the steep trail and my son turned me back because he thought I was going to have a heart attack.  My minds eye was playing tricks on me, I honestly thought I could easily do this hike, I still thought I was the in shape outdoorsman of years gone by. It hit me like a ton of bricks, what happened to me, I used to be athletic, ripped abs the whole 9 yards. Why was my mind protecting me from the fact that I was now a fatso. I didn’t even really realize that    I was depressed. Everyone said you don’t look that heavy or you carry your weight so well. I started looking in the mirror and started seeing the fat guy I had turned out to be and I didn’t like what I saw. I wanted to be able to be active with my children and not confined to the Lazy Boy in the living room dreaming of the mountains and portages in the boundary waters. I made my mind up to change I just didn’t know how yet.  I tried the Atkins diet, the Y and mindless tread mill running, Buying exercise equipment only to go into mothballs. I would lose weight and then regain it.  I wasn’t going anywhere fast.

St. Paul Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  How did you meet Brad and/or discover RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge?

Joe: I started searching the internet for extreme strength. I just thought I had to do something extreme to meet my goals for weight loss and strength. During my search I came across Kettlebells and they really intrigued me. I set Dragon Door and kettlebells as one of my favorites. I kept surfing the net but I just kept coming back to Kettlebells. I knew that I had to find out hands on about Kettlebells so I Googled Kettlebells in St Paul. I came across Brads website for Kinetic Edge Performance, I called Brad because I knew I had to make a commitment.  I went to the Gauntlet not really knowing what I was getting into and I got my ass kicked, just what I needed to change my life.

KettlebellsBrad:  Describe your first experience with kettlebell training / RAD Boot Camp…

Joe: I made it through the Gauntlet, sweating trying to catch my breath and run through the ringer. It was the most intense work out since my high school track and soccer days only harder because I was so out of shape and the Kettlebells ramped my heart rate up faster than anything I’ve ever experienced. I knew Kettlebells was exactly what I was looking for and an experienced and relentless, strength coach, Brad. I knew I would be back and back and back and own Kettlebells and forge myself into the person in my minds eye, with the help of Brad and RAD Boot Camp

St. Paul Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What period of your life was this?…

Joe: I was 52 years old, re-inventing my life after raising 5 wonderful children and losing my second wife after 20 years of marriage.

St. Paul KettlebellsBrad:  Where were you in clothes size, weight, etc?…

Joe: Joe: At my worst I was in size 42 pants at 285. When I started Rad Boot Camp I was in size 38 and weighed 265.

St. Paul KetttlebellsBrad:  What changes exactly have you seen?  (include clothes size, weight, inches, confidence, energy, etc…)

Joe: I now weigh 194 lbs, size 32 jeans, tons of energy and I’m always happy. My confidence is at an all time high. I’m now goal oriented and proudly raising my disabled son, Chris on my own. I am a great example for all my kids(that are now all adults), their crazy old man, that rock climbs, ice climbs works out like a maniac and enjoys every minute of it.

KettlebellBrad:  What makes Kettlebell Training / RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge different from anything else you’ve tried?

Joe: The iron ball with a handle was so different and so intense on all my muscles and my core and cardio. The variety of movements and excercises challenged everything about my physical being, my proprieoception, balance, strength and fortitude nothing was left out. After the Gauntlet, Inferno or Survivor classes my metabolism was so ramped I felt the heat of my body for most of the day  after the work-out. I started to burn fat like never before.

KettlebellBrad:  What is your #1 “Secret” as to why you finally got the results you were looking for?

Joe: The number one best kept secret was Kettlebells and finding a real strength coach that knows hard work and beat downs reap the ultimate rewards.

KettlebellBrad:  What would you tell someone like yourself who is on the fence about starting RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes?

Joe: I would tell them that if they are truly interested in having their true potential tapped and are not afraid of being tapped, then go for it, by all means.

Authentic Russian KettlebellsBrad:  Sum up RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes in 5 WORDS OR LESS…

Joe: “The best way to success!”

KICK ASS Joe!  For those of you wondering on the fence about keeping a Pie-Hole Diary… Joe’s story of losing 49+lbs in 6 months just by starting a PhD should motivate you to WRITE IT DOWN!

Crank it!
B-Rad

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St. Paul Fitness Boot Camp Weight Loss Before & After – Dena Smith

Here is another Kinetic Edge Fitness and St. Paul Fitness Boot Camp RADICAL Fat Loss Transformation…

Dena Urtel-Smith has lost A LOT of weight and inches post-baby.

Along the way she survived the grueling 23-hour Russian Kettlebell Certification here in St. Paul and became a RKC instructor and is now lovingly delivers beatdowns via “Burnout” on Friday mornings at 5:30am.

Dena Smith’s Weight Loss Before and AFTER

Dena Smith - Before Weight Loss - Woodbury RAD Boot CampDena Smith - AFTER Weight Loss - Woodbury RAD Boot Camp Transformation

Dena’s QUICK Stats

Body Fat Lost -4% Body Fat

Weight Lost -19lbs and counting

Jean Sizes Lost 6/8 to a 2/4

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Here’s what Dena has to say about classes at RAD Boot Camp

“Exactly what I was looking for…

“After giving birth to my daughter I had lost all muscle tone and definition I once had and gained 40 pounds. I was unhappy and knew I needed something above and beyond my regular workouts to get back into shape. I committed myself to Brad’s RAD Boot Camp and my life has changed forever!  Brad completely dedicates his time and energy to helping you achieve your personal goals and is extremely motivating (getting me to his classes at 5:30am!!). His expertise and knowledge is priceless and I feel very fortunate to work with a trainer with all the strengths and qualities that he possesses. He knows how to mix up a workout to keep you on your toes and pushing yourself to do your best. Thank you Brad for all you’ve done to help me reach my goals…I couldn’t have done it without you!! You are the BEST and I would recommend your services hands down to anyone that will listen!!”

Dena Urtel-SmithWoodbury, MN
Age 35
Medical Imaging Consultant
Family CEO
Rad Boot Camp Certified Instructor
Russian Kettlebell Certified Instructor

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Dena in the Hot Seat

Woodbury Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Take me back a few years…where you were physically, mentally, etc…  Everything previous to kettlebells (working out at LT / in the basement before you came to see me with kettlebells).

Dena: Before I started KB and before I had my daughter  I was in shape but had little definition, couldn’t afford a personal trainer and was bored to death of doing the same workout but knew nothing else.  I’m one to try many things – I tried a few types of Yoga, Pilates and Kick boxing to add some change to my work outs but nothing felt like the right fit and nothing gave me the difference I was looking for in my weight, strength or endurance.  I was frustrated and doing mindless workouts….what a waste of time now that I look back…
Woodbury KettlebellBrad:  How did you meet Brad / come into contact with RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge?

Dena: I met Brad while I was a member at Life Time Fitness.  I was looking for an answer to my desire to loose weight and provide me with enough energy to work out at the end of my busy work day.   He introduced me to Advocare to help with my energy and aid in my quest to lose weight.   He also recommended that I start working out in the morning so that the end of my days weren’t filled with excuses.  I gave him so many excuses as to why I couldn’t and why that was too early for me, but once I started on that routine…I have never looked back.  it truly does make a huge difference in your daily energy levels and even today, if it doesn’t happen before I go to work…it will likely not happen.

Woodbury KettlebellBrad:  Describe your first experience with kettlebell training / RAD Boot Camp…

Dena:
I read an article that Brad wrote for the Woodbury Magazine that introduced Kettlebell’s and the results he had from starting this form of training.  I called Brad immediately after reading the piece he wrote and signed up that day for a personal training session. This type of training was unlike anything I had done in the past.   The day after my first class I could hardly move…I found muscles I hadn’t used in years and knew from that moment on…knew this was what my body needed to get the results I was looking for.

Woodbury Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What period of your life was this?…  New mom, etc…

Dena:
I started Kettlebells about a year and a half after I had my daughter.  I was struggling to lose the weight I had gained from being pregnant.  Going back to my normal workout routine (cross traininger and weight training) was just not enough for me to see any significant movement on the scale and I was getting more and more frustrated not fitting into any of my pre-baby clothes.   My friends would say…”Dena, don’t worry about it…you just had a baby” which was really nice of them however, it had been over a year since I had “technically” had a baby:)


St. Paul Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Stats from when you first started post pregnancy?

Dena: I don’t have measurements but this is what I know for weight/size:
When I got pregnant I weighed 130lbs and wore a size 6/8.
I topped the scales at 175lbs and was in size 10/12 after I got out of maternity clothes.
When I started doing KB I was about 145lbs.

Current weight = 125lbs (have lost 20 lbs since I started with KB)
Size
changes = 6/8 or size 30 to 2/4 or size 26/27  Huge difference…even
when I got down to 130lbs again…my body changed-had to buy all new
pants!
Body comp- I went from a 23% body fat to 19%

I started working out 1-2 days a week using Kettlebells and immediately notice results in my increased strength.  I started to add training days to my week and once I started going to Kettlebell 3+ times a week
I started to notice  significant changes in my body that I had never experienced before…it was truly remarkable. Not only was I losing weight but I was getting stronger.   Once my weight was back to
normal…I was amazed!

St. Paul Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  As a new mom and someone who had obviously worked out before, why did kettlebells / RAD Boot Camp appeal to you?

Dena: When I went back to working out…doing the same thing I had done pre-baby was not making any difference.  We bought equipment to use at the home and left LTF.  I enjoyed not going to the gym but found it equally as hard to get down stairs to use equipment at home.  I needed something more and kettlebells found me thanks to my friend Brad.  I love the workouts, the challenge, the strength and endurance it has given me but most of all I love the way it has changed the way I think about working out.  It’s fun and creative and unlike no other workout in the past…has inspired me to not only do KB but teach it to others.

PS… I also love that it has given me a whole new wardrobe above and beyond my pre-baby clothes!

Minneapolis Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What is your #1 “Secret” as to why you finally got the results you were looking for?

Dena:
I made the decision to dedicate my body to science…Brad’s “Mad Science” that is:)
I started committing more time to kettlebells…moving from 1-2 days a week to 3-5 days a week.  It is a mind-set change when you feel you need to be on a cross trainer/tread mill/lifting weights in order to work out.  Understanding that KB combines cardio and strength training at the same time.  I also changed my thought process from “losing weight” to “gaining strength and endurance”…once I changed that goal…my workouts took on a different meaning which kept me going longer and made me push myself to work harder.

Minneapolis Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  What would you tell someone like yourself who is on the fence about starting RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes?

Dena:
Just give it a week…don’t try it once…give it a week and you will start to see and feel things like never before.  Most of the time this happens in your first class but committing to a weeks investment “which is FREE” you get a feel of what you can do.  People go to places like Lifetime and work their tails off and are frustrated with their results…why keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result?  Try something new and see how your body responds.

I’ve also told people that stationary workout equipment when used daily is MINDLESS (speaking from experience)…how do you expect your body to respond to something that doesn’t trigger your brain to do anything.  With kettlebells you are working out with intent…you have to be paying attention to what you are doing…you are intentional with your movements…the form you are keeping…which in turn let’s your body and brain work together and respond to the work you are doing to help you achieve your goals.

Twin Cities Kettlebell ClassesBrad:  Sum up RAD Boot Camp / Kinetic Edge classes in 5 WORDS OR LESS…
Dena: Challenging-Effective-Body Transforming-Fun-Diverse-Priceless

Way to KICK ASS Dena!

Crank it!
B-Rad

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