“I’ve been following the Training Room since 2007 and since then I started my love affair with kettlebell and body weight training. I used to have to pack my kettlebells in and out of the local gym where I used to train. In a sea of treadmills, elipiticals, and weight machines there I was in a lonely corner of the gym getting my beat downs in…whatever workout was posted that day I was ripping them out in the gym.
After a couple weeks people began to take notice and would ask me questions about what I was doing. After a year or so of ripping out the kettlebell workouts in the local “globo-gym” I was approached by a lady who was opening up a new gym in town…she didn’t know exactly what I was doing..but she did know she wanted it at her gym.
In January of 2010 I began instructing kettlebell classes at the new gym. I primarily used Jim and Mike’s template and after a couple months classes grew from 3-5 regulars to 10-15 regulars in a very small space. By the summer we got so big…it allowed me to open up the doors to my own gym, Portsmouth Spartan Kettlebell Club – PSKC in September of 2010.
Since PSKC has opened up we continue to attract new members each month and now have a daily average of 20 people attending our group classes. We’ve even had as many as 40 people rocking the warehouse at once! And that’s all without spending a single dime on advertising….all word of mouth.
The revenue from the gym allowed me to make the trip with my wife to spend the weekend at the Training Room certification. Mike and Jim were exactly as they portray themselves on the website…fun, kick ass, great attitude guys who know exactly what the hell they’re talking about. It’s one thing to follow them on the website, it’s a whole other thing to talk to them in person, train and learn from them, and be able to bounce questions off of them. Jim and Mike are proof positive that good things happen to good people.
What other certification can you attend that covers all aspects of teaching and learning the kettlebell and bodyweight exercises, nutrition, and business aspects? There is no better gym to follow and no better “business” template….myself and PSKC is living proof of that.
thanks brother…I owe you guys a lot. You’re a big reason for my success..
Owner, Portsmouth Spartan Kettlebell Club and PSK Crossfit