“I want to live happily in a world I don’t understand” -Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile
Joseph Jennings is a Level II Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor and a Functional Movement Systems Certified professional. For over a decade, Joe has been on a mission to perfect his kettlebell technique and develop a program to deliver functional and sustainable strength to his clients. He has competed in amateur Mixed Martial Arts competitions, grappling tournaments, obstacle course races, and various other endurance events/challenges. While the kettlebell remains his primary fitness tool, Joe incorporates all effective tools to assist in his training and, consequently, the training of others, from basic calisthenics and straight bar lifts to the more obscure battle ropes and steel maces. Joe also assists in the boxing cardio training and develops programming for both group classes and private lessons. While we cannot always prepare for the chaos of the world, Joe strives to make himself, and those he trains, immune to the unpredictable and confident through the unknown.
Sean Jennings has over 35 years of experience training and competing in a wide range of sports. Starting with amateur boxing at age 12 and running his first marathon at age 15. His boxing career led him to gyms all over the Northeast, including Bridgeport, Catskills, Albany, Springfield, Hartford and Boston, propelling him to multiple victories in the Western New England Golden Gloves boxing competition (Novice and Open divisions). Aside from boxing, Sean has competed and won many canoe triathlons, the Ironman, Overall Team and Two Person in the Josh Billings Runaground, the Vermont Earth Journey (where he finished 6th in the 3 day race that including 12 mi paddle/100 mile bike, 167 mile bike and a 50 mi run), and finished in the top 5 places in both mixed and singles National Marathon Canoe Championships. He started training with the kettlebell to improve strength and endurance for paddling in 2000, becoming an RKC in 2010 under Pavel Tsatsouline. In recent years, he has found joy and pain taking on strenuous all day hike/runs in the White Mountains and mountaineering on Mt. Rainier.
Kristie DiNicola is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Kristie has completed 5 marathons, several half marathons, 10K and 5K races, five 200 mile relay races and a multiple year competitor in the annual Josh Billings Runaground triathlon, participating in all events in the race (running, biking and canoeing). Wanting to further develop her fitness career, Kristie began training in boxing, Hardstyle Kettlebell, obstacle course races and many comprehensive strength and endurance programs. She received a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has competed in various grappling tournaments. With a strong desire and satisfaction in helping others achieve their own goals, Kristie provides personal training, women’s boxing instruction and strength/cardio endurance classes.