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"A workout should give you more than it takes out of you."
-Ivan Ivanov

Fitness is more than how you look- it's about how you feel, how you move, and how you function. It's more than a goal- it's a practice for life. Martial arts and Kettlebell training share these philosophies, and Edge Effect offers a unique combination of both as a challenging, efficient way to develop fitness and useful skills. Whether you're concerned about learning to protect yourself, improving your health, getting a competitive edge,  or exploring new ways to stay fit, we can help you find a path.


Owner and coach Randy Simpson comes from a foundation of martial arts and sports science. His background includes 20 years of training in martial arts (Judo, kickboxing, Okinawan Goju and Shorin ryu Karate), over a decade as a personal trainer and group instructor, teaching sports science and nutrition at the college level, and managing a commercial gym.

Simpson has trained physically disabled clients, college athletes, police tactical teams, first responders and weekend warriors. His drive to find better ways to train and minimize injuries led him to earn a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Conditioning, and several related educational opportunities:

  • RKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer since 2010

  • NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist

  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1

  • Rock Steady Boxing Coach

  • 3rd dan, Okinawan Karate

  • Brown belt, Judo


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