1. How did you find KB?
I was scrolling through some ones twitter feed..lol. No I am not a stalker, I was just bored.
2. What was your first class like?
My first class was “Hell-ish”. Yes I know that’s not a real word but that is the only way I can describe what I went through at 10 am that Saturday morning.
3. Why did you fall in love with it?
For so long I was actually scared to push myself, and ironically that’s exactly what made me fall in love with the class. The adrenaline rush I got from not only being successful, but seeing that I was way stronger and faster than I ever could have imagined made me sign up immediately after class was finished. I’m a kettle bell junkie, and I am totally okay with that.
4. Tell us about a personal struggle that fitness/ training has helped you with. How has training helped you “change the way you see yourself?”
Growing up I was fully convinced I sucked at anything that related to a physical activity ( I failed gym…who does that?). I never really had a sense of what I could do physically, and I never realized it was something that I could actually excel at. Every time I train I always think about how can I push myself and how can I be better today than yesterday. This is the first time in my adult life where its not only about size, or the scale but the thrill of feeling like I climbed a mountain and survived. Its helped me unlock a passion for fitness, instead of seeing it as an obligation. Taking this class has made me realize that there is way more to me than I ever gave myself credit for, and I wouldn’t trade that feeling for the world.
5. Do you have a personal mantra that keeps you going when you’re exhausted?
Here’s what I think about during that 8th sprawl and there are 5 more left: “If you were in a battle you wouldn’t stop running if some one was shooting at you, so why stop now?” I have to give credit to Dasha for that one.
6. What’s your “go to” training song?
If I have to narrow it down to one…It would be Monster by Jay-z, Kanye west, Nikki Minaj and Rick Ross…I’m a hip hop head.
7. Any food you can’t stay away from?
Currently peanut butter is my kryptonite. I wouldn’t mind diving head first into a plate of pancakes either.
“One of the people that literally LIGHT UP my 6pm class is Sam, she always trains right behind me (front row) and no matter what type of day I am having, her smile and positive, happy energy just comes through and into my class. In all honesty I get truly happy when I
see her in class – she is truly what Kettlebell Kickboxing is all about, she represents the brand perfectly… and I value her as a student, an athlete and a person :)” – XOKb Dasha