Our Mission

Our Mission

Our On The Edge Fitness community is committed to providing students with the smartest, most efficient, and effective way of training.  Our workouts are centered around the kettlebell philosophy which utilizes body weight training, kettlebells, TRX, Rings, Ropes, Trampoline, Primal Move, and more for a balanced integration.  This in turn allows our clients to make the most amazing transformations!  We are devoted to making our workout system so awesome that sticking to it and making it a lifestyle turns into just plain fun!  
As a busy mom of four, I know first hand how hard it is to make exercise a priority, much less look forward to it.  I am proud of the workout system I have developed. It not only provides incredible results such as immediate fat loss, increase in strength, stamina, flexibility, but it gets people who despise the traditional gym looking forward to these workouts!  There is nothing more rewarding than watching people have fun and literally transform before your eyes!  
We pride ourselves in the small group setting so each and every person can get individual attention in the group session. 
Our mission is to make this training system a way of life so you move better, look better, feel better, which makes everything else in life just plain fun and easier!!



Introduction to Kettlebell Training Workshop for Beginners Only!

Ready to Learn Kettlebells with other Beginners in a private setting?

Come join us for a fun Introduction to Kettlebell Training.    

Where - Encinitas 

Ready to see what the rage is all about?
Now's the perfect opportunity 

We are proudly opening up a private 2 hour kettlebell workshop that will allow no more than 10 people!  These spots will be open to beginning students that want to learn how to use kettlebells properly along with other smart training to become stronger, leaner, conditioned, flexible, energetic and of course fat loss.  Smart training will include body weight, proper movement patterns, battling ropes, Suspension Training, and tons of appropriate fun progressions to help you on your way to optimal strength, fitness, healthy, lean body, and energy. This workshop will help jump start your journey with a great group starting in the  same place as you.  Together we will motivate, encourage and most of all educate and guide you.  Once you complete the workshop, and we fill you are ready, you will have the opportunity to jump in to any of our group classes or continue on your own safely.


The testimonials and clients speak for itself.  Look through all the testimonials on my site and inspiration from my blog.  The results show and they show quickly.  When you commit and you are consistent it lasts.  I have had these incredible people coming to me for YEARS!  They just get better every year.  Amazing how one can actually look younger as the years go by.

Small group more private instruction - We are only accepting a small group.  Because it will be hands on and very intimate we only want people who are ready to learn and have an open mind.

Do I need to have any experience with kettlebells or training?

Absolutely not!  That is exactly why we are holding this beginning workshop. We want beginners like you and will take you through a specialized program easing you in to this type of training.  If you are a great athlete you will still benefit tremendously.  We work with all levels of fitness.  You will get incredible workouts throughout, but we want you to leave feeling fresh and ready for more.  This is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix, however the results will happen very rapidly as you continue you journey in to smart training!

What do I do once the  session is over?

Once you have completed your session and we feel you are ready, you will then "graduate" to our all level classes that are currently offered.    We will also be opening new times as well once mid summer rolls around.  If those classes don't work we can recommend other instructors as well that will fit with your schedule. You can also take what you have learned and apply it to a program on your own if that works best for your lifestyle.  We understand classes aren't for everyone and many people enjoy working out in the comfort of their own home.  Benefits of classes do outweigh home workouts due to the accountability, the friendships and motivation made within the group, and of course hands on instruction to insure your safety at all times.  

How do I sign up and reserve my spot? 

You can sign up right here below

If you have any questions, requests, or concerns please email Lauren  

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  The results from our clients have been nothing short of phenomenal and outstanding.
Come by to one of our classes and ask them and see for yourself.  The proof is in the pudding and we are very proud of our students.  They all started the same place as you!


Fat Loss Challenge Winners

I would like to congratulate everyone who participated in our last fat loss challenge.  Many people not only lost weight, body fat, and inches but they got stronger as well.

This last challenge we had TWO winners in our local Encinitas group.  I'd like to congratulate David Sacks and Johnny Bayard.

The new and improved David Sacks
Several months ago before dietary changes
David Sacks lost a total of 5% body fat in less than 2 months, even after losing weight and body fat the prior months in a previous challenge.  Read David's amazing story to his journey to a strong, fit and healthy life here.  Don't miss his awesome pictures throughout his life along with his wife Robyn.

Johnny Bayard also lost over 5% body fat and over 4 inches in just his midsection in under 2 months.  He lost a whopping 24 pounds with true dedication and hard work.  Johnny never missed a lunch time Kettlebell class, taught by Della Whelchel.  He is much stronger and now able to do pull ups with no problems!  He changed his eating habits in such a large way.  Johnny uses kettlebells several times a week and also makes sure to do something active whether it be outside or in the gym almost daily.  Johnny being only 2 months in to his life changing journey he continues to have more goals and doesn't feel like he is done.  We all look forward to see what more Johnny has up his sleeve and the goals he will continue to reach, throughout his life.



Announcing the February Fat Loss Challenge Winner

First off I'd like to thank all of the participants in the 4 week February Fat Loss Challenge.  The motivation and determination were astonishing.  I hope everyone continues to keep the good habits going that made the difference.

Congratulations to Carrie Gloria

Carrie lost over 6 pounds and 3 inches in just a matter of 4 weeks.  In just one month she has gotten much stronger and muscular.   What did Carrie do to see such great results?  First off she changed her diet and stayed away from refined flours and sugars.  She still enjoyed a dessert on the weekends.  Carrie has been a runner for about 2 years so continued her joy of running 3 times a week very early in the morning.  Carrie never missed a kettlebell class and worked very hard throughout each one.  Always smiling, but focused!    Congratulations again we are very proud of all your hard work and dedication!

Now I'd also like to announce 2 individuals that also worked extremely hard and came very close to winning.  Unfortunately there is only 1 winner but I'd like to acknowledge how inspiring these 2 are.

Our 2nd place winner is Hilary Bell.  Hilary has been very consistent with going to each and every kettlebell class.  Hilary also changed her habits.  Keep up the amazing work and don't stop!

3rd place winner is David Sacks.  If there was a first place prize for who changed their habits the most along with putting in the most exercise, it would go to David.  David made some serious changes in the last 4 weeks.  He cleaned up his diet so much and hit some personal records.  Newer to kettlebells David was snatching the 32kg with ease.  David definitely gained a lot of muscle and lost inches! You can literally see the difference. 

I hope all of you who participated continue on this journey.  I am so proud of you guys for giving it your all.

View the new lunch time classes we are adding right here


BuggyBellz - The new Kettlebell Class you can bring your kids to!! (Contact us if you want to start one in your area)

  Try your BuggyBellz class Today.
Not just for Ladies. Men are doing it too!

Those who are new to kettlebells are welcome! To all those moms and dads who love swinging kettlebells, but do not want to part with their baby or toddler, this is the class for you!! This will be the ultimate workout, with your child, that will get you in better shape than before you had your baby. (And that is an understatement). Most know by now the amazing strength and fat burning benefits kettlebells help you achieve . Now combine that with your child in the stroller for some amazing walking or jogging drills outside in beautiful Encinitas.

Why use Kettlebells with your Stroller??

  • Achieve the strong and lean body you have always wanted while increasing endurance using the most amazing tools available today for a complete full body workout.
  • Moms get to work out with other moms that have similar fitness goals. This group will provide a chance to bond and support one another with the joys and challenges of motherhood.
  • The kids love these classes because they form friendships, get to socialize with other kids, and at the end of the class they can play together. All while gaining the positive experience of watching their mom workout. Children learn by example and there is no better way than to show them. Kids will also be very entertained!

Della Whelchel and Lauren Brooks have teamed up together to design the first and only Kettlebell and Stroller combination class now called BuggyBellz. These classes are carefully designed to balance your body in such a way that you get all of your strengthening, conditioning, tummy tightening, cardio, and flexibility in one class. At the same time the kids will enjoy the social atmosphere being entertained by all the moms swinging and even singing with our kettlebells.

Class size will be limit, so sign up now to reserve your spot with these new classes that will be led by Della Welchel.  New Prices are in effect.  

 First class is free.  Email

More classes will be added in the future.  Starting August 2nd we will be meeting at a beautiful park in Encinitas. Contact us for details.

To view the large On The Edge Fitness and BuggyBellz class calendar click here

Those who are brand new to kettlebells may want to set up an introductory lesson.  Or you can view the exercises such as Swings, Cleans, Deadlift, and Squat on my youtube channel. 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Do I need to be able to be a good runner in order to take this class?
 Not at all!  In fact you don't have to run at all.  Much of our group enjoys fast walking.  Remember this is a strength and conditioning class, so you will be using kettlebells, cables (soon), and other fun gadgets in addition to some short run or walk drills.

Do I need to have a fancy jogging stroller (buggy)?
It is not required to have a jogger.  However, many find it moves easier throughout the grass.  Our new meeting location makes it easier now to have any type of buggy that your baby enjoys.

I have never use kettlebells before.  Will I be able to keep up with the rest of the class?
We have brand new people join on a monthly basis with all different fitness backgrounds. Some haven't even worked out in years. Most just had a baby.  Once you go through your introductory session you will be right on track.

Do I need to bring my own kettlebell?
When you register for BuggyBellz this will include your own kettlebell. Having your own kettlebell will be important so you can practice some of the exercises on your own.  You will have a much quicker learning curve and get more out of your classes as your form improves.

How do I get started?
Contact Della Whelchel or Lauren Brooks for any other questions you have.  We are looking forward to having you in this amazing group of people that are serious about seeing results.

TESTIMONIALS so far from BuggyBellz classes

"Although I am new to kettlebells, I know one thing for certain---there is nothing like it in the world.  I am an avid yogi, and an ex college basketball athlete.  I used to lift heavy weights and train lots of hours.  I feel as though the workouts I get from kettlebells are just as good in a very compact amount of time (and I don't pack on muscle like I used to when weight training as a college athlete) , i get very toned and strong, but i am able to keep my feminine figure.  I love that i feel my glutes and legs getting stronger, even after only a few sessions.  I will never stop doing yoga, but I am more than excited to incorporate kettlebells into my life, as I think it is a wonderful complement to my workout regiment.  The other wonderful thing about kettlebells is that Lauren is an amazing instructor and knows exactly how to push you enough, but respect and honor your limitations and physical boundaries."   
Janeene L, Encinitas, California

"Buggybellz has completely changed my description of working out. Although I have only been doing Buggybellz for around 3 months now, I have noticed a huge change and so have my friends and family! Buggybellz is challenging for me and until I started I never even realized that I needed this challenge! The results that I have seen are amazing and I know there is more to come, which keeps me coming back for more! One of the best parts is that my 19 month old son gets to go, and play and interact with other children his age. Not to mention he gets to see what we are doing and this sets a great example for him "monkey see monkey do".  This class has completely transformed my body and mind, and I know the stronger that I get the more challenge there will be for me as well! I am so glad that I found this class, and finally found the results I was looking for, the confidence in doing things I never thought I could!"
Katie D,  Oceanside, California

"Muscle definition, and friendships with fit mammas and beautiful children!  A great play date without all the wait and weight!   LOVE IT!!!" 

Georgia S, Encinitas, California

"I love Buggy Bellz! I feel strong, my husband says I look great, and my son loves seeing his 'exercise class friends'! Definitely seeing results and having fun, thanks Lauren and Della!" 
Melanie F, Encinitas, California

"I have noticed myself getting stronger and I've lost inches doing kettlebells. Plus it's fun!   My nutrition plan is easy and satisfying.  I lost 5 pounds in the first week I started the nutrition plan. I am not hungry and have energy all day.  I am happy to be cooking healthier for my family.  My children will hopefully learn better/proper nutrition from the changes I am making for us.  No complaints from my husband or kids so far about the food modifications.  I am very happy to have met Lauren (and Della) and be introduced to the world of kettlebells and better health."
Elicia L,  Carlsbad, California

"Wow, in just a couple months I can't believe the inches I've lost. Amazing, and it's not like I wasn't working out before. I went from 2 hours a day 5 times a week to 3 days 1 hour with Buggybellz, and I've noticed a huge difference, and seeing myself on the video is more confirmation. We love the class and all our new friends. Good job Lauren and Della!!!"

Hannah F,  Encinitas, California

"I had also been working out 5 days a week and eating very clean and not seeing much change with how hard I was working out, sometimes twice a day, but implementing buggybellz I have seen significant results in only 2 months and have noticed I have leaned up faster than I ever had before.... I have tried many aspects of fitness, kettlebells are amazing, even better I have met some very amazing Mommys!"

Stephanie C,  Carlsbad, California


New Kettlebell Sculpt and Conditioning Classes with TRX

Class will be officially starting, so reserve your spot, because space is limited!

This will be a 50 minute fat blast and strength class that takes you through the most cutting edge workouts. We will be using kettlebells,TRX Suspension Training, Rings, Ropes, and more... This class will be tailored for people who are just starting with kettlebell training and intermediate levels. Regardless of your level, each session will be modified to fit your particular training need. In order to give personalized attention, the group size is limited, a spot for the 6 week session will need to be reserved. If you don't have any kettlebell experience you must contact me and sign up for your introductory session at

To view more details about location click here. Check out the website for more information about kettlebells.

Our Mission

Our Mission Our  On The Edge Fitness  community   is committed to providing students with the smartest, most efficient, and effective ...