Paris BakkumParis is the owner of Hardstyle Strength.
He grew up in the Portland area where he was an amateur boxer and won two state gold medals and a silver in regionals. At age 18 he joined the Army as a combat medic and he spent the next seven years traveling the world and gaining valuable life experience. After the Army he worked in an endocrinology office for three years, studying the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition, and this experience led him into the preventive world of fitness education. After 20+ years of traditional, power, and Olympic lifting, Paris found Hardstyle kettlebells and never looked back.