Las Vegas, NV 89147
I am a former ballet dancer turned Kung Fu black belt, and the ninth woman in the world, and the lightest and smallest to date, to complete The Iron Maiden Challenge (a 24kg - 53lbs Pull-up, Pistol Squat, and Strict Military Press). I ventured into powerlifting three years ago and after deadlifting 300lbs at my first powerlifting meet, with a current 1 rep max of 315lbs, I have my eyes on a three times bodyweight deadlift as my next strength goal.
My love for kettlebells and strength training drove me to open my own hardstyle kettlebell and training gym in Boston, Massachusetts, Iron Body Studios. I recently closed Iron Body Studios and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with my spouse, fellow StrongFirst Instructor and Athletic Trainer, Eric Gahan, and now I work part-time for Cirque du Soleil as a Performance Conditioning Specialist and train clients in person and online through my new company, Iron Body Training Systems, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to being Owner of Iron Body Training Systems and part-time strength coach for Cirque du Soleil, I am a StrongFirst Team Leader, the creator and international presenter of my own strength training workshop series, I Am Not Afraid To Lift®, as well as a national presenter for well known entities such as Perform Better, Author of the Blog Iron Body By Artemis, a blog about fitness, nutrition, and women's strength training, and a ReebokONE Fitness Ambassador.
I am also a Certified Kettlebell-Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS), Dynamic Variable Resistance Training Instructor Level I (DVRT I) Ultimate Sandbag Training, Precision Nutrition Level I Coach (Pn1), a certified Spin Instructor, as well as certified to train the pregnant and post-partum client.
I seek to empower women through strength as I continues to encourage and inspire women to not be afraid to lift weights. I swear by kettlebell training and strength training, as kettlebell training and strength training not only strengthened and changed my body, but also my mindset.
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Sfirst - SFG Kettlebell Instructor Level II Certification
Spinning - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 1)
TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
Dragon Door - Level II RKC (Certified Russian Kettlebell Challenge)
US - DRVT Certification Level 1
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