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PLEASE take a listen :::  this is important for many reasons:
#1, remember that not everything you read on facebook is true factual information, crazy I know!  ;).  Let’s always remember to keep our critical thinking caps on!  Remember that people write articles to get views/hits/reads, sometimes at any cost, because the more controversial and shocking a story, the more popular it is.  Picking and choosing “facts” then making up a great, sensational, controversial story happens ALL THE TIME, so they weren’t wrong to do this, but we as a readership are wrong to take ANYTHING we read as face value fact
#2, as always, it comes down to common sense and moderation – we live in the SUNNY Okanagan! Our climate is different, our latitude is different, our UV rating is different than where that particular study took place – it CANNOT reasonably be applied to everybody, only to a small pocket of the population.
#3, not one way is right for all.  We have to make choices that WE personally feel comfortable with and can live with the consequences of in the future.  xo  Those who know me well can imagine that this is a topic extremely close to my heart so I urge you to do what YOU think is right because if/when something happens in your future or the future of your kids, you need to know that you did everything you could, everything YOU thought was best, because guilt/regret will eat away at you and that is nooo way to live.
I think that the Dr in this interview sums it up perfectly, so please listen and then let’s share THIS as many times as THAT article has been

Here is a link to original article:

Read it again, but this time really read it thoroughly and critically.
***disclaimer:  I think UV damage is bad.  I think really bad sunburns must be avoided.  But, yes, I am leary of sunscreen and am afraid that it is bad too.  I think you have find a common sense balance right in the middle!  For me?  Stay out of the sun when it’s at it’s peak.  Get some sun ’till you feel like you are getting too much, then seek shade.   Sunscreen if you can’t avoid the sun, if you absolutely cannot get away from it.  And, remember that melanoma is a systemic cancer just like any other. And, unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how healthy you are, it can still affect you.  And, it probably has more to do with genetics than science really fully understands just yet.  Do your best.  Keep yourself healthy and strong with good nutrition choices and lots of great sweaty, strength building exercise.  Make choices that will leave you with no regrets.   But that is my approach.  I can live with it.  You make your yours.  End of disclaimer 😉  xo


Hey everybody!  🙂  LOVING that glorious summery weather out there!  Summer is indeed HERE!!!  Yahoo!






SATURDAY:  9 AM KIN BEACH (mid way point, ON THE BEACH, on Lakeshore Road) ::: KETTLEBELL CLUB (Saturday August 2nd we are meeting at 9 am instead of the regular 10:30 🙂


Iron Heart Indoor & Outdoor Bootcamp:

Want to get super strong, lean & athletic in the most efficient and effective way possible?  Barbells, kettlebells, dumbells, battle ropes, sled work, trx training, core work, metabolic conditioning, strength training, mobility drills…come get it all in 60 minutes with an inspiring group of folks who like to do it right!  Learn kettlebell & weightlifting skills, sweat a lot, laugh a lot, it’s a great time!!  No experience necessary, everyone is welcome, all fitness and skill levels.  Safe, smart & progressive programming by Certified AGATSU Kettlebell Instructor, BCWA Club Coach and BCRPA Personal Trainer Genny Chippendale.  

Vernon Kettlebell Club on the Beach:

Sand + Sun + Kettlebells = one AWESOME workout!!!   Get really strong, really focused, really flexible, improve your balance and core strength, burn fat, build muscle & gain cardio endurance and stamina for days through Kettlebell Training!!!  In this class, every week we will feature a new Kettlebell skill to work on, we’ll learn variations, adaptations and progressions.  You will deepen your kettlebell love, know-how and skills every week with a group of like-minded folks who love it as much as you do 🙂  No experience is necessary, everyone is welcome, all fitness and skill levels.  If it is your first time though, please do contact me prior to class 🙂 

For more details or to let me know you are coming, please call or text me, Genny, at 250-308-6007.  No pre registration is required but I do love to have a heads up if you plan on being there so I can program the workout for the numbers and to tailor it to work perfectly for the group!  🙂

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:::: this SATURDAY April 12th 10:30 AM ::::
Come get your Kettlebell fix!
@Fitness Maxx, drop in’s welcome, open to everyone, guys/girls, member’s of Fitness Maxx or non-members, everyone can join in Beginner’s to advanced, everyone gets a GREAT workout….:) 
  We’re on this weekend, then off for the Easter Long Weekend and then…..the next weekend, Saturday April 26th, we’re heading outside!!! Location TBA! It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN, details soon! xox



Yes, great news, our Vernon Kettlebell Club is official!!!

Join us every Saturday morning, 10:30 a.m. – everyone is welcome, all skill levels, gym member or non-gym members, it doesn’t matter, this is open to all who want to learn kettlebell sport, improve their skills and learn some new ones and swing with some awesome, like-minded folks!  Under the careful guidance and instruction of an experienced and certified Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor, expect lots of kettlebell swinging, squatting, pressing, snatching, windmills, Turkish get-up’s and so much more!!!  We’ll do it all in a very safe and progressive way that works for first timers or for those working towards competing in Kettlebell Sport competition and everyone else in between 🙂

Start date:  Saturday February 15th

When:  every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Fitness Maxx (not member exclusive, this is open to everyone!:) and then once the weather is nice, I will be hosting classes in the park and at the beach again this year, it was ahhhhhmazing last year and we can’t wait to get back out there!

Cost:  $15 drop in or $120/10x punch pass.  Returning kettlebell-er?  To say thank you for loyalty and business, bring a friend and your session is on me 🙂

Is this for me?:  YES!  Everyone can participate, all ages, all genders, all fitness levels, even those with back/shoulder issues can do it and do it well, while healing their injuries in the process.

Kettlebell sport is one of the most effective, safe & FUN ways to build a rock solid core, increase your strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility all while learn a new and interesting sport in the company of some awesome people and oh yeah, burn massive calories while doing it!!! 🙂

What can I expect?:  Quality, personalized instruction in a friendly and fun group setting, together we’ll learn and work towards your specific goals and have a great time doing it 🙂   In the one hour session we’ll go through joint mobility drills and a good dynamic warm up, then get into the skill of the week and the workout and then finish off with a relaxing and effective stretch.  You’ll get your cardio, strength, core work & mobility/stretch and leave feeling accomplished and energized and excited to enjoy the rest of the weekend ahead!

Call or text Genny 250-308-6007, email or find me on facebook

BCRPA Personal Trainer, Agatsu Kettlebell Trainer


230“The fundamental RKC Hardstyle Swing so closely mirrors the muscular activation patterns of the golf swing it is almost scary. Both are full body multi-joint movements that move a relatively light object to a pre stretch loaded position, then the object is smoothly accelerated using a very powerful hip drive, creating tremendous ballistic force, the object reaches an impact point where all the forces are concentrated, then the object is eccentrically brought back to rest.  The kettlebell swing and the golf swing are two of the most explosive movements in all of sport. Both movements use the tension/relaxation performance cycle to create maximal power. Strength and speed make up a powerful kettlebell swing as well as a powerful golf swing.” – Corey Howard

This is a great article that clearly explains why golfers MUST be giving Kettlebell Training a go!  Read on, then call me 🙂   Let’s make this upcoming season your best yet!


Happy New Year everybody!!!


I am SO excited to get 2014 ON!!!!  This is going to be an amazing year, I can feel it, I can see it, so many great people around me doing fantastic things, and I cannot wait to support and watch you all meet, exceed and create new and bigger goals for yourself in health, fitness, business & education.  Go go goooo!!!!! Let’s do this!!

So here’s what it happening in my world (and hopefully yours, haha! 🙂  this New Year:

Serious Strength Bootcamp:  swing, slam, push, pull, drag, jump, lift, stretch & smile your way to being a lean, mean, powerful machine 😉   Do things you never imagined being able to do, improve your sport performance, find those limits and push past them and amaze yourself at who you can become.  *No experience required, adaptable for all fitness levels from elite athlete to first time-in-a-long-time-er, this warm and welcoming group is awesome.

When:  Tuesday & Thursday 6 pm at Fitness Maxx, starting January 2nd, everyone is welcome, this is not gym exclusive, this is for everyone 🙂  Drop in $15 or buy a 10 time punch pass for $120
***once the warm weather returns I WILL be having IRON HEART OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP and IRON HEART KETTLEBELL ON THE BEACH BOOTCAMP once again, so get in here and get hooked on the Kettlebell like us before that happens!  I LOVE our winter home at Fitness Maxx, come for bootcamp, enjoy the sauna or stay for yoga after, but nothing beats being out in the great outdoors, right?!  Come late Spring, we’ll have both indoor and outdoor to enjoy!!  Yay!!

Kettlebell Workshop Wondering what the deal is about this Kettlebell?  Why is it so great???!  What can it do for you?  Come and find out! I’m holding a 1.5 hour workshop that is open to the public, everyone is welcome, no previous experience is necessary and it’s totally safe for all fitness levels, even those with back/shoulder/neck issues – it’s low impact, functional strength training that works for everyone.  In this workshop, you will learn how to swing and learn some basic accessory moves that will show you exactly why this Kettlebell business is so awesome and why you NEED more Kettlebell in your life!!!  Interested in taking the Swing Fix lessons but not sure if it is for you?  Come do this first!

When:  Saturday January 18th 10:15 am at Fitness Maxx, $10 – open to the public – everyone is welcome 🙂

Swing Fix Kettlebell Lessons:  The ONLY Kettlebell trainer in town offering lessons, I am a certified Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor AND I am an avid Kettlebell-er!  You are in good hands with me, come and learn how to do it right!   In four weeks, we learn the basics of Kettlebell Sport – the Swing, the Press and all the variations, the Snatch, the Windmill, the Turkish Get-Up and so, so much more.  Kettlebell-ing has so many benefits that I’ll run out of space trying to explain it all, it’s AMAZING.  Seriously.  Want to get incredible endurance, learn how to generate power from your core/hips, gain massive strength, speed, stamina, conditioning, flexibility, mobility, focus & have fun doing it?  In a very short amount of time????  Then you have to try this!

When:  Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm at Fitness Maxx, starting January 21 st.  Reserve your spot as soon as you can, because these lessons fill up fast as space is limited to 6 participants, so you get the benefits, care and attention of working with a personal trainer, but for a fraction of the price.  $199/8 sessions

Vernon Kettlebell Club:  I’m really excited to announce the conception of Vernon Kettlebell Club!  We’ll meet once a week for a kick*ss Kettlebell ONLY  workout and every week we will feature a Kettlebell skill to work on, learn variations, adaptations and progressions.  You will deepen your kettlebell love, know-how and skills every week with a group of like-minded folks who love it as much as you do 🙂  This club is for advanced Kettlebell-ers only, you must have had one on one training with me OR completed the Swing Fix Kettlebell Lessons OR can prove proficiency in the basic Kettlebell skills to join!  Interested in Kettlebell competition?  Let’s train together!

When:  Saturday 10:15 am at Fitness Maxx, starting February 1st, $15 drop in or $120/10 time punch pass

Group Fitness Classes atFitness Maxx that are free for Fitness Maxx members or non-members can pay a drop in ( or get yourself a punch pass as it’s a better deal)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:10-12:55 pm Strong Fit Fast.  Get really Strong, really Fit and really Fast in a hurry!  45 minutes is all it takes if you’re doing it right!  Strength training, conditioning, stretching, feeling awesome, it’s a great class!!  Get it DONE mid day so your evenings are free!
Saturday 9-10 am Power Up/Barbell Basics.  Basic barbell weight lifting class…that feels ANYTHING but basic, lol!  Love this class, it’s for all levels to enjoy, from grandmothers to young men, everyone gets a great workout and leaves feeling happy and ready to rock the weekend!

I also am personal training , mainly out of Fitness Maxx (my time slots are totally full right now, so if you want to train with me, please let me know and I’ll add you to my wait list), which is an awesome facility!  Love the light, the space, the people, the tools, I can’t say enough good things!  Check them out

Like IRON HEART PERSONAL TRAINING on facebook to keep up to date with what is happening!

Text/call 250-308-6007 or email  for more details or to confirm your spot!

Now let’s go out and begin this wonderful exciting New Year, fresh start, so full of opportunity!!  xoxo   Genny


Here’s what is happening this week!

All classes are located at Fitness Maxx

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 12:10 pm ***BRAND NEW CLASS!!!!***  Noon Hour Strength & Conditioning Class.  All levels, everyone is welcome, free for Fitness Maxx members, $11 drop in, or punch passes are available.  Dynamic warm up & mobility drills, strength training, metabolic conditioning, core work & a good stretch, all in 45 min, it doesn’t have to take long if you’re doing it right!!  In and out and back to work on time 🙂

Tuesday/Thursday – 6:00 pm  Serious Strength Small Group Training.  In this 55 minute session, we are hitting it hard, building some serious strength & endurance.  Dynamic warmup & mobility drills, lots of kettlebell work, metabolic conditioning & strength training,   Some previous kettlebell experience is recommended but not necessary.  If you’ve taken my Swing Fix Kettlebell Lessons or have had some one on one training with me and want a group to work hard with, this is IT!!!  Only a $10 drop in!!

Saturday – 8:50 am  Power Up/Barbell Basics.  In this 60 minute class, we get a total body workout using primarily the barbell & body weight.  It’s strength training with a lot of sweat 😉   Safe & effective for all levels.  Free for Fitness Maxx members, $11 drop in or punch passes are available.

After this week, another round of Swing Fix Kettlebell Lessons will begin!!  Very excited to get started with the newest group of Kettlebellers!!!!   This next round is full, but we will be opening up another session time slot so if you want to get your swing on and learn how to safely, properly, happily use the amazing kettlebell, talk to me or to Fitness Maxx front desk!

Any questions, feel free to facebook message me, email or text/call 250-308-6007 🙂