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Another GREAT afternoon of volunteering with FB4K… Thanks to the EDK Team this year for their time and efforts at the FB4K Warehouse on Sunday, October 13th!

EDK has helped FB4K clean, prep/repair bikes for the past three years and each year there are MORE donated bikes needing TLC for kids in our community. We love this organization and helping out! Gathering outside of our fitness routine, we believe in STRONG community support both in and out of the studio. Bonus... We always have fun!

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates used bikes and FB4K organizes thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbishes them, giving new life to old bikes as they are sent to new homes with smiling kids!

Nearly 7,000 bikes are waiting to shine like new by November 30th! PLEASE VOLUNTEER IF YOU CAN! Learn more about Free Bikes 4 Kidz and the FB4K Warehouse location in Bloomington, MN + SIGN UP TO HELP OUT THIS YEAR.



ARTICLE: Why Kettlebells Are King for Burning Calories

“An ACE study found that eight weeks of kettlebell training two times a week improved aerobic capacity by almost 14 percent and abdominal strength by 70 percent in the participants.”

Do YOU want to build strength, increase endurance, improve mobility and stability and educate yourself for long-term sustainable training, PLUS burn calories?

Beware of huge fitness classes throwing everything at you in less than 30mins without thorough coaching and instruction just for the BURN... There is a better way to reach your goals. We’ve got you covered at EDK with certified coaches to help you get there.

Read this quick article from SHAPE magazine and visit the KETTLEBELL PAGE to learn more about all the unique SMALL GROUP strength training programs at EDK!



High-Fives for DEALS!

Sign up for an Unlimited Monthly Class Membership and refer a Workout Buddy – if your WB signs up, you BOTH receive $50 OFF your next month of Membership. 90-day agreement required…commit to the program, commit to results!

FIRST MONTH MEMBERSHIP RATE ONLY $95! EDK offers 25 class options per month. Attend 2x per week and pay less than $12 – the more you attend, the more you save! AND…the more friends you refer, the more months you receive $50 OFF!

Check out the EDK Crew Membership details HERE and start saving $$, plus tap into exclusive EDK Crew Membership discounts at local small businesses! Click the button to get signed up TODAY – let’s keep our KB Community strong and mighty!


CLASS Spotlight – bell boss TESTIMONIAL


Why “early belling” at EDK is the best way to start your day!

Hitting the bells early mornings with EDK is refreshing. By 7am I’ve already accomplished something, which makes for a positive start to the day and the workout is the right combination of efficient and challenging!

– Kristin S.
(EDK Bell Boss for FIVE YEARS!)


What is Strongfirst?

We are more than an organization. We are a brother–and sisterhood of iron. We are more than personal trainers. We are a global community of strength professionals brought together by a common cause and held together by our belief that strength has a greater purpose.
— StrongFirst

If you’ve visited the Coach Ericka page HERE (or Instructor Amber’s page HERE and Instructor Jeff’s page HERE) and checked out the EDK Training class option pages HERE, then you’ve likely come across several references to StrongFirst – The School of Strength.
StrongFirst is a globally recognized education and certification organization specializing in three strict, traditional and effective modalities of strength – Kettlebell, Barbell and Bodyweight – offering numerous courses and seminars around the world for students and instructors.
The training to become a StrongFirst Certified Instructor requires dedication, commitment and rigorous effort. If you see SFG, SFL or SFB linked to an instructor name in your search for excellence and quality training, know you are in good hands with a StrongFirst certified instructor! EDK Training takes great pride in our Certified StrongFirst Instructors, delivering and practicing the training philosophies of this highly recognized organization in all our Small Group Training sessions.

Strongfirst certification coaching

Do YOU want to become a StrongFirst Certified Instructor? Coach Ericka designs programs specifically tailored toward the requirements to achieve this honor. StrongFirst certification standards are high, demanding and challenging. It is strongly encouraged and recommended you seek out a StrongFirst Certified Instructor to help you meet the expectations to succeed! Coach Ericka loves working with new students and StrongFirst Instructor candidates – assisting certifications with StrongFirst Leadership and providing individualized programs for students on the path to earning their SFGI, SFGII and SFL certifications. Let’s chat and get you going!

Interested in reading more about StrongFirst certifications, workshops, seminars, podcasts, training articles and certified instructors? Click the link to check out and search the StrongFirst website for more information.


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