Hello my name is Patty Balczak, aka Patty 2.0 and I’m addicted to Kettle Bells, but it did not start that way. I belong to the same gym that Jamie holds her classes at. On several occasions throughout a year’s time, Jamie would ask me to join the class and I always said No Thank You and would continue my 1 to 1-1/2 hour workouts using the gym equipment. One day she saw me in the gym and I told her I was working on trading in my pony keg for a six pack. Jamie told me, that Kettle Bells would help me achieve that. I informed Jamie that I whine and complain a lot. Jamie stated I would fit right in. So the chapter begins. It was a Wednesday night class, aka Kettle Butt class with lots of squats and after class Jamie had us use these things called foam rollers and said it helps with sore muscles. After my first class I was so sore, I could barely walk for two days. I thought to myself, I have been working out 5-6 times a week on the gym equipment and never felt like this before. Therefore, those Kettle Bells must be working muscles that the gym equipment doesn’t. So, I thought I would continue with the Kettle Bells and see what happens. I ordered a foam roller and wrist guards after my second class through Jamie. She is able to get these items at a lower cost, then if I were to buy them myself at a store. A few things that really impressed me about Jamie and her classes was that she would lug several bells and foam rollers to every single class. Not only would Jamie bring extra water for people trying her class, she also had spare wrist guards as well so people could decide if this class was for them. This way they can try the class and see if they want to continue. I also learned that all the Kettle Bells in the gym are Jamie’s, but she leaves them there for everybody to use. Wow, who does this? Spends their own money on equipment for others to use!! The commitment and passion Jamie has for the Kettle Bell sport is evident and that passion is portrayed daily. Jamie always has new ideas and routines for us to do in class. Every single class is a different experience. Jamie is continually giving positive reinforcement to everybody on a daily basis. I started with the 6 Kg Kettle Bell and now I am working with the 12Kg Kettle Bell. I still do not have my six pack, but that is because I like pizza and have a sweet tooth. I still am sore for 2 days after the Wednesday class. However, I am much stronger and have gain substantial muscle in my arms and legs using the Kettle Bells. I stopped using the other gym equipment after my second Kettle Bell class. I still whine and complain at class but I am thankful for Jamie and her commitment to making each individual a better version of themselves.