1970 - 2010


In Lithuania Arturas studied for four years at Academy of Physical Education, a school dedicated to teaching the science of all types of sports. In 1992 he graduated with the degree in the bodybuilding and fitness. In 2002 Arturas was certified by the ISSA (International Sports Science Association) as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Therapist. And most recently, he was certified as an RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Instructor.

Kettlebells were his tool of choice for training. In post Soviet Union, they were everywhere and in fact the first weight that Arturas ever lifted was a kettlebell. He began working out at the age of 14 and quickly became addicted to the intense feeling associated with the extreme workouts. Over the past twenty years he has studied judo (8 years) and body building (12 years) and the successes that he achieved in these sports would never have been possible had he not simultaneously been training with kettlebells. Now Arturas recommends the kettlebell training to everyone, from professional bodybuilders, athletes and trainers to the everyday person, who is looking to reduce fat, modify shape, build strength or just improve the overall quality of their life.

He states that pushing oneself in bodybuilding style workouts can often end in injury, but pushing oneself in a kettlebell workout only leads to a greater fat loss, and a more solid foundation of strength and increased flexibility. Furthermore, kettlebell training involves resistance and movement of the whole body and yields longer lasting results than bodybuilding or cardio alone.

Arturas has been training clients with kettlebells in the United States and always hears the same thing, "kettlebells deliver unparalleled results". Especially women seem to be excited by kettlebell workouts because metabolism is increased making it so that they don't need to diet as much as with bodybuilding, cardio or other types of exercise.

Arturas Kolgovas was shot to death on January 24th, 2010 in his own home by Glenview police. He was 39 R.I.P.





Alex Stepul started his sports career in 1969. In 1973, started boxing and became the champion of Kiev in 1976. In 1990 graduated from National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine with a masterís degree in boxing. In 1979, started to learn Vietnamese martial arts, school of Dai Bang Phai. From 1979-1983 was enrolled into USSR army where taught self-defense. Achieved 5th dang in VietVoDao (Dai Bang Phai), also skilled in Tai Chi (Vietnamese tree), different kinds of weapons handling. More than 25 years of experience as an instructor. Took 1st and 2nd place in the International VietVoDao championship in Kiev, Ukraine. Moved to the United States in 1999.

Life consists of constant fights and struggles. We must always be ready to fight, to survive, and to live. For this we have our body and mind and we have to learn to balance the two in harmony. The key benefits of Boxing, Tai Chi, and Self-defense are stress relief, increased feeling of well-being, reduced anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, and chronic pain relief. Combination of movement and breathing creates a state of relaxation and calmness that improves and enhances your overall heath.

Ed Molocajevas is a certified personal trainer with over 20 years of experience in sports. He participated in different sports activities such as swimming for 8 years, in which he earned first degree in adult classification, 5 years of boxing and the last 7 years in the bodybuilding. During the years of serving in the USSR Army, Ed was involved in the competitive kettlebell training which lead him to consider kettlebells as a number one tool for the general physical activities. He states that the diversity of those sports helped him to better practically understand all secrets and benefits of different sport activities. He connects his practical experience with the theoretical knowledge gained in Lithuanian academy of physical education and continued education through ISSA and that makes him be able not only to train but to design an exercise program to fit your individual needs and wants.