Growing up in the suburbs of the greatest city in the world, I always knew I wanted to live here at some point. I am lucky enough to have all my family and close friends still living in the surrounding areas. Living in New York has taught me that you learn the most about yourself when you step outside your comfort zone. A year and a half ago, I was apprehensive before taking my first kettlebell class at the gym I train at now. Just a couple of months ago, I became certified to teach the class myself.