Artemis Scantalides


Artemis Scantalides
Guest Contributor
United States, Massachusetts, Needham
Functional Movement Screen
Strength and Conditioning

Artemis Thalia Scantalides, NASM-CPT, SFG II, RKC II, CK-FMS


Former ballet dancer turned kung fu black belt, Artemis has been working in the fitness industry for over ten years. She made a drastic career change and left her job as an IT consultant to pursue a career in fitness and never looked back.


Working in an office did not suit her as she has been an athlete all of her life. Artemis was a ballet dancer for 23 years; she began training in classical ballet, Russian technique, at the age of four, and continued on to study various types of dance with the Boston Ballet. After receiving her BA in psychology with a minor in French from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, Artemis relocated to New York City for two years. While living in New York City, Artemis worked and trained closely with celebrity trainer Ary Nunez. At that time, Artemis decided to hang up her ballet shoes in order to study kung fu.


Artemis started her martial arts journey studying southern Shaolin style kung fu with a focus on the Five Animal System. Artemis returned to her University town of Washington, DC in 2005 where she began to study T’ien Shan Pai style kung fu and contemporary wushu. She competed in her first two kung fu competitions in June and September of 2007 where she won three gold medals and one silver medal. In 2009, while living in Washington, DC Artemis obtained her black belt in T’ien Shan Pai style kung fu and wushu. 


Artemis Scantalides is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, SFG Kettlebell Instructor Level II, RKC II Certified Kettlebell Instructor, and a Certified Kettlebell-Functional Movement Specialist. She specializes in Hardstyle Style Kettlebell Training. She is also a certified SPIN Instructor and certified to train the pregnant and postpartum client.


As co-owner and CEO of Iron Body Studios, author of the blog Iron Body By Artemis, and co-founder of The Female Fitness Formula, Artemis lives up to her personal motto "Aspire to Inspire” as she inspires her clients through strength and encourages them to incorporate and stay with their fitness routines by setting realistic goals. Artemis continues with her martial arts journey by exploring training beyond her first degree black belt and she swears by kettlebell training.