Coaches

Marty Mills
Kettlebell training is amazing! I have tried numerous training programs over the last 20 years and working with kettlebells gives the fastest and best results for total body strength and conditioning. Admittedly I am not the most naturally talented athlete and the athletes I train are not the most genetically gifted either. However, great feats have been accomplished with the integration of kettlebells in my personal life as well as in the lives of my athletes. At the writing of this, I am a 39 year old strength and conditioning coach at a high school of 2,400 students. Along with being an RKC certified kettlebell instructor through Pavel Tsatsouline, the certification I am most proud of, I am also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a sports performance coach through USA weightlifting. 
Everything I have achieved in athletics I credit to superior training.  I am 5’10 and weigh around 205 lbs.  I am a former high school football player and wrestler.  I won some Greco-Roman and Freestyle State Championships, was named all-American, and was a nationally ranked Greco-Roman wrestler while in high school.  After high school I received a scholarship to wrestle at the University of Indianapolis where I graduated cum laude with a physical education degree.  I developed my talent in wrestling from training hard with weights and from learning from the good coaches and partners who taught me what hard work was really all about. However, I would have been a much better wrestler then if I had known what I know now which is one reason why I am so passionate about kettlebell lifting.
After college I began a 10 year powerlifting career that ended with winning a USA Powerlifting national bench press championship, making the USA powerlifting national bench press team, finishing 5th in the world championships in Hungary, and setting an all-time state bench press record of 620 lbs. in the 242 lb. weight division.   Although I do not compete in powerlifting at the present, I do train hard with kettlebells and I can honestly say I feel stronger and better conditioned now than when I was competing in wrestling or powerlifting.  In 2007 when I finished competing in Powerlifting I lost 50lbs by lifting KB's daily.  I went from weighing 250 lbs to 200lbs using only Kb's with no running!  (See pics below)   
I teach and coach at a very large and successful high school on the southside of Indianapolis called Center Grove High School.  The conference we compete in (the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference) has been rated by some as the toughest overall sports conference in the Midwest.  Our conference turns out numerous division 1 scholarship athletes every year and many who have gone on to compete at the professional level.  Last year Max Preps ranked our football team the 13th best in the country, and USA today ranked our conference the 5th toughest football conference in America. 
Our teams since joining the MIC in 1996, have won 33 (individual and team) state championships and 31 (individual and team) state runners-up.  We just completed the “Best Ever” Athletic Year in Center Grove history.  Over the past couple of years alone our athletes have accomplished the following:  football state championship, softball state championship, boys volleyball state championship, individual and team boys tennis state championships, boys wrestling individual state champion and all American, multiple individual girls swimming state championships and state runners-up, girls swim team state runners-up, girls individual cross country state champion, girls individual all-around gymnastics state champion, girls volleyball final four, boys weightlifting state champions, two of our high school swimmers swam in the Olympic trials and one of them placed 1st in the Pan American games.  Also in just the past two years we have had over 50 athletes receive college athletic scholarships in various sports. These numerous accomplishments are attributed to the kettlebell workouts we do and simply outworking our opponents.
I use one system based on the RKC with Olympic and Powerlifting to train between 500 and 600 athletes every semester in 25 different male and female sports.  I run the strength and conditioning class during the school day, the after school S & C program, and a summer S & C program for all athletes in grades 9-12.  Every athlete in every sport trains with kettlebells in class, or after school, or both.  My athletes and teams are dramatically increasing their performance through kettlebell training.

Before and After KB's :)

 
620 lb. Competition Bench @ 242lbs. in USA Powerlifting

Tyler Small
I am a 27 year old special education teacher and assistant wrestling coach at Center Grove High School. I assist Marty with the strength training of the athletes of CGHS as well as run the strength training program for the wrestling team. Over the last two years I have used the School of Strength training program with my adaptive physical education classes in order to improve the students strength, endurance, and to become healthier. I have bachelors degree in Physical Education and Health as well as a Masters degree in special education. I am a certified by USA weightlifting as a sports performance coach. I have also been a personal trainer at a local gym helping clients reach their personal goals. I am married to Jessica Small and have a wonderful daughter Makenna.

I have always been an active person always looking for ways to improve my performance and health. I played football and wrestled in high school as well as played rugby in college. Training with kettlebells has allowed me to continue to train like an athlete and to improve my health.



George Boots
George Boots is a a Firefighter with the Wayne Township Fire Department in Indianapolis, IN and resides in the Center Grove area.  George received his StrongFirst KB Certification through Russian KB Coach Pavel Tsatsouline.  He is also certified as a Peer Fitness Trainer through the International Association of Firefighters, a Personnel Trainer through A.C.E. and earned his HKC with Dragon Door in October of 2011.  He believes that through Kettlebell Training that a person will achieve the "Functional Fitness" they have been looking for.  He looks forward to helping you achieve your fitness goals through hard work, sweat and more hard work!  He is also serves as a source for your nutritional needs through Beverly International.


George Before
                                                                                                         George After



Jennifer Sherlock

I am an RKC Certified Kettlebell instructor, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor, business assistant for THE School of Strength and mom of four.  I am a senior at IUPUI majoring in Fitness Management with a minor in Public Health.   I have been on both sides of the spectrum once unhealthy and overweight but in 2009 I decided to make a change.  By 2010 I was helping others across the U.S.  lose weight and reach their fitness goals.  I began as a member of THE School of Strength in March 2011 and decided I NEVER wanted to go back to the “gym”.  I enjoy the functional movements that help with everyday living and most importantly I love the since of community within our group.  Come try Kettlebell training you will never look at your workouts the same!   




                   Jenn Before & After                      
 
Sherry Kennell
HKC Kettlebell Certification
Insanity Certified Trainer
Piyo Certified Trainer
A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
A.C.E. Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Les Mills Certified Body Pump Instructor
Les Mills Certified Body Jam Instructor
National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) Group Fitness Instructor




Name:  Scott Meek

How long I have done kettlebells:  Since May 2011

How long I have been certified:  Since October 2012

Classes I help coach:  Tues./ Thurs. 6 PM Bootcamp and Power Club

Favorite kettlebell exercise(s):  Clean, Battling Ropes, Turkish Getup

Favorite thing about Bootcamp:  Witnessing people do things they never thought they would be able to do

“Words of Wisdom”:  Use every workout as an opportunity to make yourself better than the day before.  Start with the end in mind and appreciate small changes!


RKC Certified


Jeremy Hartman

Jeremy Hartman is a high school strength and conditioning coach in Indianapolis, IN. He has been a competitor in the USAPL/IPF since he first started powerlifting. His national accomplishments include a USAPL Teenage National Championship and best lifter award, 4 Collegiate/Jr. National Championships and best lifter (1 of only 5 people ever to win 4 in a row), 2008 Men’s Open National Champion, and 2x Deadlift Competitor at the Arnold Sports Festival-finishing 4th place in 2008 and 2009. His international experience includes being a member of 2 Jr. World Teams; traveling to Koscian, Poland in 2003 and finishing 4th all-around, in 2005 he was a bronze medalist. Jeremy finished 4th at the IPF Open World Championsips in 2008 in Canada and included a 523lbs. bronze medal bench and 782lbs. gold medal deadlift. His last meet was at the World Games in July, 2009 in Taiwan where he finished 7th out of the best IPF lifters in 198lbs. and 220lbs. weight classes combined. PR’s include a 733lbs. squat, 523lbs. bench, and 782lbs. deadlift all while weighing under 220lbs in the USAPL/IPF.



Katie Loscar
I was a swimmer for 12 years, I attended IUPUI where I swam 2 years before injury prevented me from going on for more, I have my Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, my major being Fitness Studies.

I recently received my USA Weightlifting Coaching certification.

I am currently working as the Assistant Strength Coach at Center Grove High School.

(Picture below is summer 2010 and Christmas 2013)




Charlie Brauchla
Charlie is one of the strongest athletes in Center Grove history and is a Certified USA weightlifting coach.  As you can tell from his before and after pics he is also an extremely hard worker!!! 

Top lifts:  Snatch- 266lbs, Clean+Jerk- 305, Bench 400, Deadlift- 490, Front Squat- 360, Overhead squat- 360