From Our Editors
In 2009, dancer, personal trainer, and 2013 winner of North American Strongman Corporation's America's Strongest Woman competition Stefanie Tropea opened Punch Kettlebell Gym as a part of her foray into the sport of strongman?a path that recently earned her a first-place trophy in New Jersey's Strongest Woman. At her gym, members take a timeless approach to fitness using vintage barbells and other weight-training equipment to develop all-around strength. Classes at the gym include the all-level Punch Power sessions, where students work on foundational techniques, such as squats, deadlifts, and presses, before moving on to the advanced Art of Strength class, which emphasizes kettlebells, dumbbells, and ropes. They supplement fitness regimens with nutritional coaching and personal training, as well a classes specifically designed to train aspiring strongmen, strongwomen, and Atlases.