Our girls range in age from 11-18, and to say that all four girls absolutely loved and looked forward to going to Kjersten’s strength camp every single morning would be an understatement (two teens and two near-teens up and at ‘em bright and early four days a week for 8+ weeks during the summer??? AMAZING!). They had a blast working out with her –they truly thought the workouts were fun and energizing, and they got a real kick out of seeing their muscles and strength develop in such a short period of time!
In addition to learning the basics of weight training, proper nutrition, and becoming comfortable in a gym setting (oftentimes overwhelming for adults, much less kids), our girls learned important strategies in strength camp that have shifted the way they approach life. Our girls learned the importance of setting discrete goals, taking daily steps to achieve those goals–AND that failing along the way isn’t nearly as important as the journey itself. They realized positive change doesn’t happen overnight, but it is consistently worked hard for, and that it’s perfectly fine to try and fail, as long as you take a deep breath, readjust and try again. All four learned to push themselves outside their comfort zone, and gained increased confidence in their abilities as a result.
We would highly recommend Kjersten’s strength camp for children of all ages; however, it seemed to have had the greatest impact on our oldest. Our oldest daughter is a college athlete, and her athletic transformation has been remarkable. With Kjersten’s encouragement and guidance, she pushed herself hard this summer, learning new ways to improve her performance and reaching many PRs along the way. She realized that proper technique and consistent training for her strength goals translates directly to greater speed, less reaction time and greater strength on the field. These realizations have inspired her to continue weight training and consistently strive for new PRs, which in turn has greatly improved her performance, winning mindset and confidence, both on and off the field.
Thank you, Kjersten, from the bottom of our hearts for being such a positive force for our girls. The girls have all stated that they learned important life lessons by training with and observing a very powerful woman, and that if you want something in life, you go out in the world and get after it, no excuses. Thank you for the love (sometimes tough love!), compassion, and guidance you showed our girls, and for these extremely important life lessons that they now carry with them. In a day and age where negativity sells and is all too prevalent, you provided a shining example of what hard work, dedication and camaraderie with like-minded people can lead to. You’re a bonafide ass kicker and our entire family adores you and is excited for even deeper connections with you as we all grow and strive to be better!
– Tracy & Brian – Madison, WI
I met Kjersten in the spring of 2016 where we crossed paths at a local gym. It would be almost impossible for anyone in the room to walk by without noticing the intensity she brings during her training sessions whether she is working alone or with a partner. Out of curiosity I wanted to at least introduce myself and learn more about her style of training. From this initial conversation we had continued to communicate the following week or two about contest prep, nutrition, and a variety of training styles.