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Celeb Trainer Alex Isaly Talks KettleWorX, Motivation and How to Use Kettlebells!

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You’ve worked with a lot of celebs in your career. Who has been one of the most fun to work with? (And, we’d love to know what you helped Andre Agassi with!) Everyone I have worked with is different in so many ways. I have not only trained but consulted with them, too. I don’t think I could narrow it down to one person whom I had the most fun with. Everyone is great. The one consistent thread with all of them is seeing their passion in what they do. I believe they have actually inspired me more than I have helped them.

One of the many golden nuggets that I took from working with Andre that stands out the most is when he was talking about his two kids whose favorite sports are not tennis. Andre said, “It’s not about making your kids do what you want them to do, but to let them make their own decisions, then go along that journey with them.” As a father of two beautiful young girls, that was so profound to me. As a parent we always want the best for our kids, but think it’s our responsibility to make those choices for them. Sometimes you just have to sit back and watch it happen.

What are a few ways that you stay motivated to keep up with your own personal workouts and healthy meals? I am a big believer in practicing what you preach. I want to be a good example to the people I train and coach. They hold me accountable just as much as I hold them. To me, it’s all about being the trenches with them. You gotta walk the walk and talk the talk.

Any specific fitness tips you can give the dudes — and the ladies — reading? Life is a marathon not a sprint. That’s the same mentality you should have when it comes to training and setting yourself up for “physical” success. Everyone these days are looking for the secret sauce on quickly losing weight or increasing his or her fitness level long term. It’s all about having the mental endurance to stay committed to yourself and the results will follow. So many people don’t have the mental stamina to stay with it. If they don’t see or feel significant results right away, they start looking for something better. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Anything else you’d like to share? I am excited to share the new and improved KettleWorX 8 Week Rapid Evolution program with the world in 2014. We have received so much positive feedback from the public already about the new program. I truly believe many lives will be changed this year through KettleWorX, and I feel so blessed and excited to be a part of that transformation.

A big thanks to Alex for the great advice! And we have to say, we tried some of the KettleWorX 8 Week Rapid Evolution program, and IT. IS. AWESOME! —Jenn

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  1. Deb E says:

    Thanks for this feature and an update on KettleWorX. I”m back to my kettlebells as a new year’s resolution to gain more muscle and it really is improving my bottom line, lol. Great for dudes and dudettes!