Kettlebell Coach

John first heard about kettlebells in 2016 while being treated for recurring back pain, when his acupuncturist suggested perusing a copy of Pavel’s SIMPLE AND SINISTER in order to strengthen his back and core. After some trial and error on his own, he realized he needed professional coaching and sought out Shari Wagner and Iron Clad Fitness, where he has been a member for over three years. John’s consistent training and attention to detail with his technique paid off in February 2019 when he earned his HKC kettlebell certification.

John was an All-American, All-State and All-Conference (Nevada – “A” conference) offensive guard in high school, but his fitness languished for years thereafter until he discovered long-distance running at age 46.  He has finished 8 marathons, including the Berlin Marathon, 1 ultra-marathon and countless half-marathons and shorter races, and was honored with a 10-year award for consecutive membership of the Runner’s Edge of the Rockies team. John’s next goal is to obtain his RKC kettlebell certification in 2020. 

John is a valuable addition to our instructor team!


HKC – Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge Instructor  – February 2019