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). After venturing into powerlifting and deadlifting 300lbs at her first powerlifting meet, and 315lbs 15 months later, she 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. Artemis and her husband closed Iron Body Studios in 2016 and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada so that her husband could accept a Head Therapist position with Cirque du Soleil. Shortly after arriving in Vegas, Artemis also accepted a position with Cirque du Soleil to work as a Performance Conditioning Specialist in support of their Las Vegas resident show KÀ. Due to the demand of her online coaching and workshop business, Artemis recently stepped down from her position as the dedicated strength and conditioning coach for KÀ because she could no longer handle the demands of her business along with her responsibilities at Cirque du Soleil.

In addition to her online coaching and workshop business, Artemis remains an On-Call strength coach for Cirque du Soleil, is a StrongFirst Team Leader and therefore teaches StrongFirst kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight courses, as well as at StrongFirst Kettlebell Certifications, the creator and international presenter of her own women's strength training workshop, I Am Not Afraid To Lift®, which teaches how to build a strong mindset along with kettlebell and barbell lifts, and 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 former 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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Team Leader Emeritus
StrongFirst Elite
Kettlebell Instructor SFG II
Barbell Instructor SFL
Bodyweight Instructor SFB


Iron Maiden


City: Las Vegas
Zip code: 89178
State: NV
Country: United States

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