About Us

Baltimore Kettlebell Club

Throughout their lives, Dan and Jessica Cenidoza have been practitioners of fitness and health. Early in Dan’s career, his business started out at a home gym which evolved to him opening a small gym in 2011. A very busy year later, they moved to a new facility and started the fitness club, Art and Strength. This soon would become Baltimore Kettlebell Club. Their vision for BKC was to provide a space for the community to better themselves through fitness; a place filled with positivity, passion, and respect. Fast forward to the present, and they have provided just that.

“Our mission is and always will be to instruct and inspire people to live stronger, healthier lives. At BKC, we are committed to serving the community and providing the highest levels of training. Whether you are interested in group classes, personal training, or one of our community events, our trainers are committed to your success and health. When you walk through the doors of BKC, you are a part of a family. You will be greeted by name and encouraged throughout your entire workout. Here, you will never be judged by how you look, how you eat, how much you weigh, or what you do in your spare time. Your progress will be measured by your performance. We are a Strongfirst accredited gym and our motto is: “I AM A STUDENT OF STRENGTH” “STRENGTH HAS A GREATER PURPOSE” We look forward to seeing you in the club!”

  • Dan and Jess Cenidoza
    Owners of Baltimore Kettlebell Club

Trainer Bios

Dan Cenidoza

Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Professional Performing Strongman and Owner of BKC

Dan Cenidoza is a student and practitioner of strength. He is passionate about training and will train anyone who has a desire to improve. Dan has experience working with people at the high school, collegiate, professional and geriatric level. He started his fitness career working as a senior fitness specialist at a retirement community in the same calendar year he won the Maryland Strongest Man competition. Dan’s professional credentials include an exercise science degree from Towson University and several training certifications (CSCS, RKC, AKC, SFG2 & FMS). He is a dedicated husband and father to 5 children.

Tom Bruns PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Strongman Competitor

Tom is a physical therapist and strength coach, with an extensive history in strength competition. He is a current strongman competitor, former Maryland’s Strongest Man, and has competed at the national level. Tom has experience in training all age groups, but prefers to work with older clients and athletes. He has an expertise in polishing the technical aspects of strongman, powerlifting, and introducing kettlebell techniques to reduce injury risk and improve performance in those sports. Tom is also proficient in movement prep and building capacity in people of all ages. 

Ben Curtis

ACE Certified, Powerlifter, Former NFL Lineman

Ben has been a lifelong athlete, bouncing between boxing, Muay Thai, basketball and eventually settling on football. After a short professional career he received certifications through ACE for personal training, group training, strength training, and corrective therapy in 2018. Specializing in powerlifting and mobility training, his main focus is making you strong and flexible.

Katie Armero

StrongFirst Certified, Strongwoman and Powerlifter, Maryland State USPA Record Holder

Katie found BKC and her affinity for kettlebells quickly spread to powerlifting, weightlifting, strongwoman and highland games. She dabbles in all things strength. She’s a competitive strongwoman, Maryland State USPA record holder, and SFL certified barbell instructor.


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Proclamation Statement

Our Focus is Strength & Conditioning

We’re not a weight loss gym.

We believe that what your body can do is more important than how much your body weighs. Progress here is measured by performance.

Being better than you were yesterday is the goal: stronger, better conditioned, and more flexible.

Weight loss goals are temporary.

Eventually you lose the weight and you need another reason to workout.

Or perhaps you don’t lose the weight, get frustrated and quit.

Either way, there comes a point where you are no longer motivated to lose weight.

You can eliminate that problem by training for strength.

It’s more fun and rewarding to train to gain something than it is to try to exercise in vain to try to lose something.

It doesn’t feel good stepping on a scale everyday.

But it feels great knowing that you’re getting stronger!

Letting go of the weight loss battle and picking up something heavy is empowering.

Don’t tear yourself down. Build yourself up.

Feel the difference it makes in your attitude, in your motivation, and in your self esteem.

Here you will never be judged by how you look, how you eat, how much you weigh or what you do in your spare time.

The only thing that matters is that you show up and give your best effort.

Our trainers are not cheerleaders; they are instructors.

We don’t do bootcamps; we do functional exercises in a progressive manner.

Our workouts are not random; they are part of a program and follow a set of principles.

Good form is our first priority. Move well and move often.

Health and strength cannot be separated.

We recognize that nutrition is an important part of being healthy.

Proper nutrition is even more important than exercise, especially when it comes to body fat.

We recommend a diet high in plants and protein with minimal processing.

We have a registered dietician who you can consult with but your diet is your responsibility.

You will not be shamed for your love of pizza, beer and/or ice cream.

No one is going to police you about what you eat, but if you want to lose weight you must understand that weight loss happens in the kitchen, not in the gym.

We meet people where they are.

Whether you’re new to strength training or an experienced lifter…

Whether you’re an athlete, a soccer mom or senior citizen…

Whether you want to do kettlebell, barbell or strongman training…

We are a StrongFirst facility and this is our code:
“I am a student of strength”

“Strength has a greater purpose”

If this all sounds good to you, you’re a great fit for our community at Baltimore Kettlebell Club.

Welcome to the club!