“I love explosive training! I was introduced to kettlebells by my mother, and I’ve gained a deep passion for it through the RKC Prep Course at Iron Core. My goal is to study and teach new diverse training methods to my clients so they can achieve high caliber athletic performance. As a trainer, I like to concentrate on helping my clients improve their weakest link. You’re only as strong as your weakest link.”- Alex Verdugo Jr. RKC and Owner, Extreme Fitness.
Strength training is a tradition for the Verdugo family. Alex is the son of Alex Verdugo Sr., a former competitive bodybuilder, football player, and baseball athlete. His mother Sylvia (an Extreme Fitness member) is a competitive marathon runner and kettlebell athlete. Needless to say, Alex has embraced the active lifestyle himself.
Before developing the Extreme Fitness program, Alex established himself as the former Fitness Director at Iron Core and as a personal trainer for 3 years with LA Fitness. In addition to kettlebell training, He also has a background in Muay-Thai kick boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His athletic background also includes Football, Hockey, and Lacrosse.
Mr. Verdugo Jrs. professional accreditations include:
Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC)
NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
Currently pursuing Business Management Degree, University of Phoenix
Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Alex has grown up to be an athlete with a wide variety of athletic skills. Starting as a kid, Alex played competitive soccer for club teams and high school. From there he became a track and cross country runner for his school winning multiple events. Alex was introduced to Kettlebells and found his passion! He became certified in RKC and CrossFit. Along with those, Alex has experience in the world of power lifting and circuit training. He has competed in tactical strength challenges all over San Diego. Alex teaches kettlebell and circuit classes and is available for private instruction.
CERTIFIED USA WEIGHTLIFTING COACHING EDUCATION (LEVEL 1)
FRC- FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITIONING
GROUP AND PERSONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE
TACTICAL STRENGTH CHALLENGE PARTICIPANT
Alex Wolf is from San Diego, CA. Alex enjoys working with individuals who simply want to improve themselves and improve their fitness levels. In 2007, he lost 60 pounds through nothing more than hard work, dedication, and discipline. Since then Alex has been certified as a Russian Kettlebell Instructor through the RKC. He has instructed everyone from previously sedentary women to NCAA Division 1 athletes and enjoys assisting people in the attainment of their fitness, health, and life goals.
CERTIFIED KETTLEBELL INSTRUCTOR (STRONG FIRST TEAM LEADER)SFTL
GROUND FORCE(LEVEL 1)
Strength Coach, Strong First Team Leader SFTL and Ground Force Level 1, is a native Venezuelan that has inspired, trained, designed programs, given nutritional consulting and rehabilitated hundreds of people for more than 15 years. Her passion for helping people is evident in her up tempo, dynamic, fun and Latin teaching style.
Her career involves years of radio and television production, organization of sporting events, and Seminars.
She won The National Tactical Strength Challenge 2005 and 2006 Women’s Division.
Selected Top 10 National RKC Instructor.
Author of the “Kettlebell Mommy™” Manual designed to guide, encourage and teach pregnant women how to stay fit & healthy while pregnant and other Kettlebell Books and DVD Series.
Growing up in Virginia, Laura stayed active playing group sports like lacrosse but she didn’t fall in love with fitness until moving to San Diego and learning how to use kettlebells. Using kettlebells helped Laura gain strength and confidence that she never imagined possible. After almost two years of practicing kettlebells and competing in kettlebell sport, Laura knew she had to take the next step and get RKC certified. Laura hopes to help her clients become empowered, gain strength, and get toned all while doing something fun and functional. The mobility, stability, and strength that can be gained through kettlebells is unparalleled.