So what is "Iron Swell", and where did the idea for this business come from?
In short, the "Iron" part of the business represents the barbell or weightlifting, and the "Swell" represents the ocean or waves. Kelsie, founder of Iron Swell Co., had a dream to merge her love for the water and boardsports with her passion for strength training and helping people achieve their goals. She holds a degree in Marine Biology, has been personal training since 2014, has competed and coached from local to the national level in Powerlifting, and enjoys everything from SCUBA diving to wakeboarding when it comes to the water! Through our Beachfront Bootcamps, we want to bring people together at the waterfront to workout in a fun, supportive environment. Not everyone gets the chance to lift weights in the California sunshine regularly at Muscle Beach, so we're bringing our own twist to this iconic idea through our Beachfront Bootcamp classes. We have chosen two of Lake Erie's best coastal parks to host our workouts this summer - Lakewood Park (west of downtown Cleveland), and Osborne Park (east of downtown Cleveland). Our hope for the future is to grow our business big enough to put Iron Swell Beachfront Bootcamps on every coast, nationwide! Read on below to hear more about what we do outside of running our bootcamp classes.
How are we more than just another bootcamp business?
You hear about bootcamps popping up all the time. They're in just about every park, in every city across the nation.
So what makes us different?
In addition to bootcamp classes, we also offer body composition testing and nutrition coaching. Body comp testing includes taking body weight, body fat percentage, circumference measurements, and progress photos (optional). After the testing is finished, we will go over the test results with you and help guide you in the right direction for achieving your fitness goals. Nutrition coaching includes analysis of your current diet regime and advice on what needs improvement. We will also guide you in using MyFitnessPal to find your target calories, macronutrients, and to track your daily meal intake. Nutrition coaching will also include extra tips on reading nutrition labels, taking supplements and meal timing.
Let's meet up! We love getting to know our clients, fans and followers by hosting and attending various social gatherings and events throughout the year. From beach cleanups to monthly Surfrider Foundation meetings, from powerlifting competitions to wakeboarding events; we’ve got a busy summer ahead! Visit our Events page for more information and to RSVP with us.
In the future we will be offering boardsports performance clinics in addition to our bootcamps. These clinics will be geared towards kids/teens and will feature athletic performance instruction for those who wake, skate, surf, and shred! Check back soon for more information.
We hand-picked our bootcamp locations to offer our participants two different locations with both morning and evening class times. Those near downtown Cleveland can take advantage of Lakewood Park in the mornings, while clients to the East can visit Osborne Park classes in the evenings. Both parks feature great views of Lake Erie and plenty of space to workout outdoors.
Showing up to class not only means you'll be getting an efficient and effective workout, but you will also be coached by an experienced, certified fitness professional. Coach Kelsie has worked with clients ranging in ages from 12-82, and everywhere in between! Her list of certifications include: Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Powerlifting Instructor, USA Powerlifting Certified Club Coach, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, MOSSA Group Power Instructor, and USA Rugby L-1 Strength & Conditioning Coach. She has worked in the fitness industry since 2014 and was also a D1 athlete at Clemson University from 2011-2012. Fun Fact: She also holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from Bowling Green State University (hence, her love for the ocean!).
Ever go to a class and feel like your instructor threw a random bunch of exercises together on the fly? Well, we promise to NEVER do that. Our bootcamp workouts are structured, pre-planned, and follow a specific progression strategy which will guarantee client improvement week over week. We do promise to give you variety in each class, but only enough that makes sense for you to still see progress. Variety for the sake of variety does not yield results; variety that is planned into a specific progression strategy WILL yield results, and keep the workouts interesting! Do note: in order to get the most out of our bootcamps, we recommend members come to class all three days of the week (M, W, F) for at least 4-6 weeks at a time consistently.
See below for a list of all of our fun, unique equipment that will be used for classes!
Rep Fitness bumper plates
4 sizes of each below
10, 25, 45lb
* We have smaller sizes available in iron plates