Melissa Schmidt, Owner of TNT Adventure Obstacle Course
Certifications and Academic Credentials:
  • RKC I (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Certified – June 2010 to Present
  • RKC II Certified  – July 2011 to Present
  • CK-FMS Certified – Functional Movement Specialist – August 2013
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology from UW-Madison, 1996; B.S. in Psychology from UW Madison, 1994
  • Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of WI (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCE)
  • Division I Athlete – UW Madison Crew (Rowing) Team, 1992-1995
  • ‘W’ Letter Winner – UW Madison Crew Team, 1994, 1995
  • Academic All-Big Ten, 1994, UW Madison
  • U.S. Olympic Development Camp for Rowing, 1995, Dartmouth, VT
  • Qualified for OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Competed in OCR World Championships in 2015, 2016, 2017 and competed in the North American OCR Championships in 2018 in Vermont.

Kettlebell Fitness Feats:

  • Ultimate Secret Services Snatch Test (USST) Board – 299 snatches in 10 minutes with a 16kg (35#) kettlebell (fitnessyoucanuse.com) 03/2012
  • SSST Board – 275 snatches in 10 minutes with a 12kg (26#) kettlebell -10/2009
  • Tactical Strength Challenge Elite Women’s Event: 1st Place – October 2013 & October 2014; 4th Place April 2017 – StrongFirst Sponsored
  • Military press a 24kg kettlebell (52.8#), and do a Turkish Get-up with a 36kg/80# (October 2012)

*Dead lift PR: 330#

*Snatch Test: 158 repetitions in 5 minutes with a 16kg (35#) kettlebell

*Snatch Test: 141 repetitions in 5 minutes with a 20kg (44#) kettlebell (April 2017, age 45)

*Pull ups: 12 strict pull-ups: October 2012; 4 weighted pull ups with 11#, age 40

*1/2 Marathon PR – 1:46 – Oct 2014 – Age 42

*Marathon PR – 10/10/15 – 3:49, Whistlestop Marathon in Ashland, WI, age 43

*Fall 50 (50 mile run in Door County, WI) Solo Runner 2015 & 2016, 9 hour 08 min PR and 3rd Female Master in 2016, age 44

*MS Run the US Relay Runner 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Running over 750 miles for Multiple Sclerosis research and raising over $52K for the cause.

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  • Created Kettlebells for Kids classes to children ages 5 and up, from basics to advanced movements for 8 years.
  • I have taught 1:1 personal training and group kettlebell instruction to adults of all ages, from basics to advanced movements for 8 years.
  • Created “Dynamic 50s” class for those interested in improving mobility, stability, and gaining strength with a less intense pace.
  • Owned and Operated TNT Adventure, LLC from 2012-2018 seasons, instructing and organizing thousands of students and other groups through the course over the years.

If you’d like to be personal trained by me, please call my cell at 920-539-4415. Thank you!