Fitness is my passion, but you may not know that my greatest triumph is not visible to the eye.
There is a long journey behind my story, which was shaped by a relentless hunger to know “what else can I do today?” This personal determination and perseverance led me to become a leading competitor in Kettlebell Sport worldwide and to bring a personal, results-oriented approach to my personal training clients.
As a child and young adult, I suffered from debilitating exercise-induced asthma. Because of this condition, my lung capacity was extremely limited, preventing me from fully participating in any recreational activities. Joining a gym and taking aerobics classes in my twenties was a major challenge. For over a year I remained in the back of the fitness studio, where I was safe, close to my inhaler. I would try to keep pace with my classmates, twice my age, and completely inspiring.
Through sheer love of music, fitness, movement and with consistency, my asthma gradually abated over the course of many years.
I was introduced to Kettlebells in 2005 and soon began training for competitions in Kettlebell Sport, a 10-minute endurance feat with one-hand switch.
My intention was not to be a champion or a particular dress size, just to be better at whatever I was doing each day. After 8 months of training, I participated in my first International competition at the age of 42, winning Gold in her age category and Silver in the weight category.
Since 2007 I’ve won 5 World Championships, earned 6 MSIC (Master of Sport International Class) rankings as well as World and National records with 16, 20 and 24kg bells.
Not just kettlebells!
I use all types of equipment with my clients: their own body weight, dumbbells, bands, barbell and machines, depending upon their goals and what they have access to.
Lorna discusses growing up with asthma, beginning her fitness journey, learning KB fitness and Sport, and her daily habits..
Here’s What Clients are Saying
I FEEL MUCH STRONGER!
I wanted to say thank you for everything. There isn’t one day when I walk away from a session with you not thinking that I have had a great workout. I feel so much stronger and I know that I have gotten stronger because my running has improved! I look forward to the next session. Thanks!
— Lucy Ledezma
A BIG DIFFERENCE!
I am really finding a big difference in my endurance when I do other sports. All thanks to you.
— Dr. Bauchman
INTENSE WORKOUT, SO EFFECTIVE!
Having tried everything from spinning to rebounding, I can say without exception that training with kettlebells has been the most intense overall body workout I’ve ever experienced. That being said, I don’t think it would have been nearly as effective without Lorna’s guidance and unflagging enthusiasm. It never ceased to amaze me that week after week she came up with new, more advanced routines to push us, yet we always managed to meet the challenge. She truly loves what she does, and obviously practices what she preaches.
— Michael Rehfield