Almost 2 years ago I started training with kettlebells through Krista at KB Strength and Wellness, since that first day my life has forever changed. I had always been active in some sort of way but mostly just a cardio junkie. During my first class I remember feeling so satisfied learning to swing the bell, like I was swinging away stress from the day. I felt empowered by the bell but more importantly I felt empowered by Krista. She showed me proper form and encouraged me to keep coming to class. I was miserable at the time. I had eczema, I was constantly tired and moody, I had no energy for my kids, I was weak. After a consult from Krista, she suggested I might be suffering from adrenal fatigue. Krista compassionately guided me through the steps I needed to recover from adrenal fatigue, which is more common than anyone really knows.
I remember getting so much energy from coming to class with Krista and the other women that started the first circle of ‘kettlebell’ers’. I started feeling better with attending 2-3 classes per week. In July 2014, Krista offered a challenge to her clients. A 30 day “eat whole foods” challenge. This is where the real magic started. I joined the challenge. I cut out dairy, gluten, refined sugar and based my entire diet around eating whole foods. My eczema disappeared, I became happier, more energetic and motivated. I learned so much about my body and what feels good in it. What kind of food gives me life and what kind does not. Still, almost 2 years later, I am 100% gluten free, mostly dairy and refined sugar free. I have learned so much from Krista and her on-going nutrition lectures. She provides solid information for anyone wanting to make the transition to a more whole food way of eating. Her advice and ideas are endless. She really knows her stuff!
Now, January 2016, I have never felt better. I feel strong, balanced, mobile and still very motivated. Since joining Krista at KB Strength and Wellness I have been so fortunate to be a part of her team. I have climbed Mount Kusam with the Kettlebella Team. I have participated in a kettlebell fundraising event, the one hour long cycle, for autism awareness. I have thoroughly enjoyed sitting through numerous nutrition lectures and sweating through hundreds of classes. Krista has become my mentor. I can swing a 20kg bell very comfortably, I can deadlift 2 x 24kg bells, I can do renegade rows with excellent form, and my push up has gotten so strong! I can do a double front squat with 2 bells, I can hang off a bar to test my grip strength. I have more shoulder stability and hip mobility than I ever thought I would. Coming to class is an integral part of my week. The vibe at KB Strength and Wellness is like no other gym I have been to. You walk through the door to a place of acceptance, encouragement, knowledge and of course kettlebells. I highly recommend anyone who wants to become strong and empowered through nutrition and fitness to give Krista a call.