Author: Jackie Vazquez
Jackie Vazquez (Michaels) loves kettlebells, coffee, and cows! She spends her mornings instructing at her gym, THE GYM WB in West Bend, Wisconsin, and her days working on her family’s dairy farm. Her fitness journey started back in high school where she ran hurdles in track. In college, she became a cardio queen and hit the elliptical hard. She started running 5km, then half marathons, and then logically, marathons. After her fifth full, she decided that running wasn't the best for her body and found kettlebells. Fast forward 9 years and she is currently SFG I, SFL, and SFB certified, and Iron Maiden (for 5 reps), completed the StrongFirst Sinister Challenge (beyond - with the 32kg), Tactical Strength Challenge Elite Division winner x4, and the co-owner of THE GYM WB.
Jackie’s PRs include: 430 deadlift, 22 pullups, 36kg pistol squat, 44kg get-up, 5-minute 100-rep snatch test with the 24kg.
She loves to show others what is possible with some good training, healthy diet, and positive mindset!
May 12, 2022“Strength has a greater purpose.” The very famous words of our leader, Pavel Tsatsouline, ran through my mind over and over. I had lost my older brother to suicide the Summer of 2021 and felt a burning desire to “do something about it.” That’s when I found an organization at West Bend High School called […]
March 18, 2021The Goal The idea of the Five-Rep Iron Maiden was planted in my head back in 2018 after completing the Iron Maiden Challenge at The Dome in Chicago. Training for something as big as Iron Maiden takes years of practice and after training for something for so long, it’s hard to be “finished.” Ben Eisenmenger […]