Friday, May 30, 2008

Go Studio or Go Pro?

I was this close to signing a 3 year lease on a place for my gym when the Baltimore Raven's released Brian Billick. Fortunately, some unfortunate circumstances took place before I put my name to the dotted line which caused me to rethink the direction of my business. At this point in my life, I think a studio, with appointment only clientèle is the best thing for me right now.

Back to the Raven's...

I sent my resume to coach Bob Rogucki when he took over the strength & conditioning program for the team couple months ago. A couple weeks went by and I didn't hear back from him and it wasn't until I saw this Baltimore Raven's using kettlebells that I decided to make a follow up call.

Coach Rogucki, who has been a coach in the NFL for almost as long as I have been alive, said that he received my resume he only wished he had gotten it sooner, he already had 2 guys working under him. He told me he'd like to sit down and talk with me but there really wasn't any point at this time as he had no positions available. He told me to call him back in June though because he might have something then.

So, that's what I'm waiting for. If the pro ranks call, I have to take the opportunity. If not, then I'll proceed with my plans for a studio.

Group Kettlebell Classes

We have group kettlebell classes meeting at Honeygo Run park on Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and a morning class that meets on Wednesday at 9am. 60 minutes of kick your butt kettlebell.

The cost of the class is $15 and kettlebells will be provided. Bring your own kettlebell and the cost is only $12. Class size is limited so you must register in advance.

For details on how to create a class of your own, or to check the availability of a class, please email me. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Website Revamp

The new website will be rolled out shortly - it's been a long time in the making and there are some exciting changes that are taking place. I do apologize for how long has gone unattended. There has been personal and professional circumstances that prevented me from devoting the time necessary to being a good site administrator but I've never been one to lend too much credit to the "I'm too busy" excuse so take that for what it's worth. The truth is, I had just grown tired of the old design and decided that a total overhaul was in order. So instead of updating pages that I was inherently unhappy with, I put all my thoughts and energies into revamping the site entirely. The soon-to-be-released changes are a result of over a years worth of creative thought.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Direction

This marks the start of a new website, and a new business.

My name is Dan Cenidoza, I am a kettlebell instructor and strength and conditioning specialist.

For the last 10 years of my life I have worked as a CAD operator. I have a degree in computer drafting & design and until recently I have earned my living at a desk job doing mechanical design work. Exercise and fitness has always been more of a hobby or passion, a part-time gig, but now it is my only business, and I am perhaps more passionate about it now than ever.

That's why I had to quit my day job. It's time to take all of the training I've done (in school and in work) and put my services in the fitness business as a priority. I've had this planned for years now. I've proven to myself as well as to others that I have ability as a strength athlete, a strength coach and a strength expert... so I chose a new trade: Health & Strength.

This blog is about happenings of Be-More Training and my job as a strength and conditioning specialist.