Everything I have achieved in athletics I credit to superior training. I am 5’10 and weigh around 220 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.
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, 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 300 and 400 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.
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 is a Firefighter with the Wayne Township Fire Department in Indianapolis, IN and resides in the Center Grove area. He is 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.
HKC Kettlebell CertificationA.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!