LISA PITEL-KILLAH, Co-Founder
Lisa discovered kettlebells back in 2006 and realized quickly what an amazing training tool they are! She decided to expand her knowledge and become a certified instructor in 2007. In 2014, she got introduced to Kettlebell Sport, and competed in her first competition in April of 2015. She quickly fell in love with competing and since then she is now a multi-time Kettlebell Sport World Champion and competes all over the world, alongside many of her students.
Lisa holds many rankings from different organizations in her designated lift, with the highest being Master of Sport. Lisa is a Director at the Canadian Kettlebell Alliance, and dedicates her time to educating people about kettlebells and Kettlebell Sport by doing workshops, vlogs, blogs, regular TV appearances and radio interviews. Lisa is the Kettlebell Coach at CrossFit Bytown, the founder of LPK Health & Performance, VYKON supplements, as well as the host of the LPK Human Optimization podcast. You can find her most days at the gym or helping athletes and clients with their health as she practices Functional Medicine, Hair Mineral Analysis and Intelligent Nutritional Programming at the Active Health Institute Hintonburg.
* IKSFA Kettlebell Sport Coach Level 2 *Yoga Tune Up Coach
*IUKL International Kettlebell Sport Judge *AAKA Certified Kettlebell Sport Judge
*CKA Certified Kettlebell Sport Judge *Precision Nutrition Coach
*Functional Medicine Practitioner *Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Practitioner
*Can-Fit Pro FIS Instructor *Training for Warriors Level 1 & 2 *Stretch Teacher *Gymnastic Bodies Level 1 *IKSFA Level 1 & 2 *CKA Kettlebell Sport Head Judge
*AAKA Kettlebell Sport Judge *RGSI Kettlebell Sport Coach
*WKC Kettlebell Fitness Coach *WKC Kettlebell Strength & Conditioning Coach *Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification *Certified Macebell Mauler *TRX Group Fitness
VALERIE RUSK, Senior Instructor
Val picked up her first kettlebell in 2016 and she immediately became addicted. She was very committed to training and in 2018 she discovered Kettlebell Sport. Fast forward to 2019, she competed in her first Canadian National Championships and took the leap to compete internationally at the Arnold's Sports Festival. Val holds the current Canadian National Record for 12kg Snatch and Rank 1 in the 16kg Snatch.
From the start, she loved the challenge of learning new techniques, which made the workouts that much more fun and rewarding. Mastering the techniques meant she started out-lifting the men in her public Kettlebell classes and she knew she had found her superpower. Val will continue to compete and hopes to earn a medal at the Kettlebell Sport World Championships in 2020.
* IKSFA Kettlebell Sport Coach Level 2
*Agatsu Level 1 Certification
*CKA Certified Kettlebell Sport Judge
MISTY SHEARER, Co-Founder
Misty is one of a handful of women in North America who is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Multi-Master World Champion and is undeniably one of the most internationally decorated coaches and competitors in Canada. She spent 18 years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Military Police Officer and a Combat Engineer, and was the first Non-Commissioned female in Canada to receive her status as a Combat Diver. Misty is still a casual Paramedic in Edmonton – taking lives in the gym, saving lives on the street.
Misty won her first Kettlebell Sport World Championship in 2015 in Dublin; she is now a multi-time Kettlebell Sport World Champion and the first woman in the world to compete with a 32kg bell. She is the owner and head coach of the Foundry Athletic Training Centre which is home to Brazil 021 School of Jiu Jitsu and Kettlebell Sport Team Foundry. She is also the President of the Canadian Kettlebell Alliance, representative to the World Kettlebell Organizations.