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DJ Wittekind, Owner SFG IIRKC 

I started my career coaching in 2003. During that same time, I also chose to pursue a career in the fire service; the physical demands of the job and the experiences of my clients led me to realize first-hand the importance of proper body maintenance.

I opened up Queen City Kettlebell in 2010 as a way to introduce Hardstyle Kettlebell training to the Cincinnati area. That goal has evolved as I have worked with everyone from everyday joes to high performance athletes; weekend warriors to post rehab patients; general fitness to injury risk clientele.

Since opening QCKB I have continued to expand my knowledge and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Kinesiology and Nutrition.

My philosophy is that every client is unique in the challenges they present; be it physically, mentally, or from past training experiences. I treat each client as an individual, and programs are customized to client’s specific needs and goals.  I not only want to help clients be the best versions of themselves, but I also want to supply them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue to improve the human condition. I utilize skills that will minimize injury, while providing optimal health, energy, and the get-up-and-go for day-to-day activities.

My clients span a wide array of demographics but all have the underlining foal to improve their quality of life, be it for life or sport. My goal is to help them to reach those goals by simply increasing their mobility and getting them stronger. While prepared in a variety of bodies of knowledge, I specialize in biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise where they meet performance.

Current certifications:

Chris Gregg RKC

A little info about me. My wife, Christy, and I have been married for eight years and were high school sweet hearts. We have two beautiful girls, Brooklyn and Aubrey. I am a career firefighter/ paramedic, so I am directly effected by the principals we practice and teach at QCKB. I am currently an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Peer Fitness Trainer and certified FMS.

I’m a Martial Arts Instructor under Sifu Charles Reed and Tuhan Dan Inosanto in JKD and Filipino Martial Arts, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and a red glove in Boxe Francaise Savate (which is the French style kick boxing and self defense). An integration of all the above makes for a very dynamic and exciting fitness experience! My goal is to help those who are looking to be confident, resilient and capable of handling whatever life decides to throw at them!

Current Certifications:

  • RKC Kettlebell Instructor Level 1
  • FMS Level 1
  • American Council of Exercise (ACE) CPT
  • ACE Peer Fitness Trainer
  • FMS I
  • CPR / AED Instructor

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