Black Dog Fitness
The inspiration for Black Dog.
He was with us for just two short years and passed away in 2018 at the age of 16. We adopted him from Five Acres Animal Shelter just before his 14th birthday. Oreo and I had an amazing bond and I'm certain he came into my life for a reason. He taught me so much and impacted me in ways I never expected. Senior dogs are just the coolest like that. Oreo showed me patience, persistence and presence.
He loved to go for walks and rides in the car, and for quite some time he also loved to play ball. He sure didn’t act his age when we adopted him. They know. I swear they know. And they soak up every minute of the new chance for love and happiness. But who actually rescues who? I know the answer to that. Life is just better with a rescue animal.
So, why the focus on kettlebell training? Personally, kettlebells have helped me grow stronger, physically and mentally. Kettlebells have shown me discipline and have provided me with the inspiration to be better. I always have something to learn. I enjoy the details. I understand that if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.
I love coaching kettlebells to both fitness enthusiasts and coaches, helping people get strong, and I feel compelled to give back if and where I can. This is why I started Black Dog Fitness.
Owner, Black Dog Fitness & Dragonfly Fitness & Training
StrongFirst SFG Level 2 Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Precision Nutrition Certified, Level 2
Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Athletes for Animals, Board Member
“Black Dog Fitness combines something I love...coaching kettlebells and helping others get super strong...with serving a greater purpose, on many different levels.”
Black Dog is all about kettlebells and rescue animals! I want to help spread the word about pet adoption and will also donate a percentage of sales to local animal rescues and organizations. Since August 2020, Black Dog has donated more than $5,000 to Stray Rescue, CARE STL, Randy's Rescue Ranch, and St. Louis County SAVE.