Use every muscle in your body, gain strength and lose body fat – that's what John Moljo and Patrick McMahon, two personal trainers and group exercise instructors, say you can achieve through their new program.
Moljo, a Putnam Valley resident, and McMahon, a Yorktown resident, have drawn upon personal experiences to launch their own exercise company – Kettlebell Inferno, LLC – to fight body fat.
Their program addresses vast fitness needs, teaches participants how to use their body in unison and pushes clients to their maximum effort, Moljo and McMahon said.
"We both believe, when it comes to your health and fitness needs, to achieve maximum results you must give maximum effort," Moljo said. "The Kettlebell Inferno program unleashes the maximum effort in everyone, and we are excited to continue to share this program with others."
The men use Russian kettlebells and Japanese interval training, and have added austere Spartan exercises into their program, too.
"We have never taught the same workout," McMahon said, referring to about 100 different programs in existence and the fact that every class is different.
Moljo, 24, is a competitive athlete who has struggled with his weight – when he was a senior at Putnam Valley High School, he weighed nearly 300 lbs.
But that changed when he blew out his knee shortly before lacrosse season. With the season in jeopardy, he had to drop weight just to be able to fit into a brace. That’s when he began to work on losing body fat and weight.
"Battling obesity until age 17 and transitioning into an advocate of health and wellness, I have been fortunate enough to gain the knowledge and experience that can help others improve their health," Moljo said. "I truly believe that there are people on this earth who are gifted in helping others to succeed; whether it is in life or in health, I have accepted my role as one of these people. To be able to have an impact on anyone, to listen to their conflicts and be a part of their solution, is more fulfilling than anything."
McMahon, 57, is a retired Yonkers police captain who took-up a challenge presented by the department’s physical training instructor on his very first day on the job.
One difference between their classes and a regular group exercise class is that they don't do the exercises along with their participants, with their backs turned at them. Instead, they make sure their class participants perform each exercise correctly.
"This is our program," McMahon said. "We have a vested interest. We have built a personal relationship with our participants and we want them to achieve their goals in a safe way."
The two men also differentiate their program from others because of their use of kettlebells, their format and exercise selection.
"We not only improve cardiovascular levels, but muscular strength and endurance levels, as well," Moljo said. "Most group exercise programs specify in one or the other, through full body movements, body weight and Kettlebell exercises we offer a much more efficient work out in less than one hour's time."
Kettlebell Inferno, LLC has an unusual business model. The company doesn’t own a health club – instead, it leases hourly blocks of time at martial arts studios and fitness locales. And participants don’t need a gym membership to get a work out.
Chung Ma’s Tae Kwon Do
7 Lupi Plaza LupI Court in Mahopac
Classes are held on Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
3830 Gomer Street in Yorktown Heights
Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Kettlebell Inferno classes are $15 per class and $125 for 10 classes. They offer a trail package of 3 sessions for $40 as well. To sign up call or text 914-299-9659. You can also "like" their Facebook page and sign up just by leaving a comment or a message.
Despite the economy, Moljo and McMahon feel good about taking the risk of starting their own company.
"To be able to develop a program that you are passionate about and offer it in an atmosphere that you are passionate about, in my eyes is not a risk at all," Moljo said. "If following your dream and being able to have a powerful impact on the lives of others is not worth taking a 'risk' then what is?"
Kettlebell Inferno is designed for anyone who has incorporated a moderate exercise program in their life for the past three months. Kettlebell Inferno allows participants of all fitness levels to work a their own pace. For more information visit www.kettlebellinferno.com or or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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