Artemis Scantalides

profilephoto01-001370000076TfkAAEArtemis is a former ballet dancer turned Kung Fu black belt, and the ninth woman in the world, and the lightest and smallest to date, to complete The Iron Maiden Challenge (a 24kg - 53lbs Pull-up, Pistol Squat, and Strict Military Press). Artemis most recently ventured into powerlifting about two years ago and after deadlifting 300lbs at her first powerlifting meet, has her eyes on a three times bodyweight deadlift as her next strength goal.

Artemis' love for kettlebells and strength training drove her to open her own hardstyle kettlebell and training gym in Boston, Massachusetts, Iron Body Studios. She recently closed Iron Body Studios and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with her fiancé, (fellow StrongFirst Instructor, Athletic Trainer, and Head Therapist for Cirque du Soleil), Eric Gahan. She now works part-time for Cirque du Soleil as a Performance Conditioning Specialist and also trains clients in person and online through her new company, Iron Body Training Systems in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to her position at Cirque du Soleil and to being Owner of Iron Body Training Systems, Artemis is a StrongFirst Team Leader, the creator and international presenter of her own strength training workshop series, I Am Not Afraid To Lift®, as well as a national presenter for well known entities such as Perform Better, Author of the Blog Iron Body By Artemis, a blog about fitness, nutrition, and women's strength training, and a ReebokONE Fitness Ambassador.

Artemis seeks to empower women through strength as she continues to encourage and inspire women to not be afraid to lift weights and she swears by kettlebell training and strength training, as she states: "Kettlebell training and strength training not only strengthened and changed my body, but also my mindset."


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StrongFirst Certified Team Leader
StrongFirst Elite
Kettlebell Instructor SFG II
Barbell Instructor SFL
Bodyweight Instructor SFB


Iron Maiden


City: Las Vegas
Zip code: 89147
State: NV
Country: United States


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