"I pursued the KB class for both personal and professional reasons. I wanted to integrate it into my current workout routine of spinning, boot camps, weight lifting, yoga, and pilates. Professionally, I am a certified athletic trainer at UC Davis as well as with the USA Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team. I like to incorporate functional rehab into the post-injury/surgical rehabilitation programs I design for the athletes. Essentially, this has been a 10-hour continuing educational seminar for me. I can immediately apply what I have learned in the KB class to the athletes’ rehabilitation plan.
I have noticed positive results in my fitness, strength, speed, power, endurance, andbalance over the past 5 weeks. This is an excellent class with a tangible learning curve– you see and feel progress each week. Doug is an outstanding and knowledgeable instructor. It is quite evident that he has a passion for KB training and its’ accompanying overall benefits. He combines the teaching component with functional workouts and always offers additional “coaching” outside of the allotted class hours. He tailors the class to meet the needs of everyone. The one-on-one instruction you receive is invaluable. I would highly recommend this class to anyone that is seeking a challenging and whole body workout."
- Jill Radzinski - Athletic Trainer for UC Davis and the USA Olympic Women's Ice-Hockey Team
“The reason I signed up for the Kettlebell class was that I was looking for something different and challenging at the same time. I absolutely feel that that is what I am getting out of the class plus much more! The knowledge that Doug shares with us during the class is extensive and the workouts are getting harder and harder! Money well spent! :) ”
“I have really enjoyed and found Kettlball training with Doug D. to be an excellent addition to my exercise routine. I have noticed increase in leg strength and speed on the road bike after a couple of weeks of training. The classes are well planned and Doug is a knowledgeable instructor with strong communication skills. I would recommend the class strongly.”
“Through this course, my overall body strength has increased, as my muscles have learned to work as a whole unit. With the added benefit of my clothes fitting better, my thigh, back, and arm muscles have become more defined.“
TRX RIP Certified, Triathlete, Played professional inline hockey
My name is Darren Maeda. Growing up, I played many sports ranging from baseball to tennis. Even though I was able to maintain a relatively active lifestyle, I struggled with being overweight throughout my youth. I was not able to reach a healthy weight until I started playing and training for inline hockey seven days a week. I played highly competitive inline hockey throughout my teenage years, traveling all over the United States. When a professional league started in Northern California I jumped at the chance to play, and did so for the year it existed locally.
In the years following my inline hockey career I lost the discipline I had adhered to, and the pounds began to stack back on. Eventually, I found myself overweight, weighing over 230 pounds. After visiting family and hearing from my loved ones about how much weight I had gained I decided to make a change. Through proper diet and vigorous exercise I managed to lose almost 80 pounds.
Recently, I have added on lean muscle mass, and continue to live an active and healthy lifestyle. This year I have started training for triathlons with triTRAINed and I have participated and podiumed in multiple triathlons. Triathlons have reignited the competitive fire that I have missed for years.
I am TRX RIP certified and I love its athletic applications as well as its use of movements that relate to real life. Whether you are simply trying to lose weight, or take your athletic training to the next level, I, along with TRX RIP can help get you there. I want to help you reach your current goals and then set new ones and accomplish those as well.
Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
My name is Megan Brinkmeyer, and I am both a SPIN and Kettle Bell instructor at Get Fit Davis. I have been an avid athlete since I was young. I played volleyball and ran track when I was in high school, and then I took up weight lifting and distance running when I was in college. I started cycling in 2011 when a close friend of mine taught me the “rules of the road” and have been an enthusiastic cyclist ever since.
I joined Team Mason Thomas last spring and now have a great group of cycling friends with whom I can ride. There’s nothing I love more than a challenge, and my latest choice is the Tour of the California Alps—the Death Ride: a 130 mile ride with >16,000 ft. of climbing over 5 mountain passes in the Sierras. I completed it for the first time last summer and am signed up to ride it again this summer!
Aside from working out and cycling, my forte is biochemistry. I attained my Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012 from UC Davis, with dissertation work that focused on an enzyme associated with colorectal cancer. Still at UC Davis, I am currently a postdoctoral student performing research on the BRCA2 gene, which has been shown to be linked to breast cancer.
Classes are limited to 10 people so that you'll get a lot of attention from the instructor.
New comers should notify instructor and are recommended to start at the beginning of the month.