What’s so great about kettlebell training?
The kettlebell is an ancient exercise tool that has been used for centuries.
While it looks deceptively simple, it is a one-stop shop for building incredible strength, stability, conditioning, and mobility. The exercises range from gentle and corrective, to explosive and ballistic.
What I love most about the kettlebell is that it is for the true minimalist. This one tool can meet all of your fitness needs.
True fitness is about routine and good programming, not fancy machines and gym memberships. With one kettlebell you can do it all and save time for the things that truly matter. It’s a fun skill to learn and can be done anywhere.
Who’s it for?
The class is for everyone! Beginners will get a sound introduction to the basics. More advanced trainees will refine their knowledge and skill of the basic movements. The following skills will be covered:
- Goblet Squat
- Turkish Get-Up
- The Press
- The Snatch
- A variety of bodyweight and non-kettlebell specific movements will be included in the workouts.
What will a typical class look like?
- 6:30 pm – 6:40 pm, General Warmup
- 6:40 pm – 7:00 pm, Skill Practice
- 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Workout, and Cool Down.
I will provide workouts and practices for the week until our next meeting. Do your homework! You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in 4 weeks of focus.
I will arrive 20 minutes early to the class to answer questions and help you individually if you need help with a particular skill.
Where will we meet?
We will meet at the bottom of the big hill in the Dominion Arboretum. We will start at 6:30 pm sharp. You’ll see me. I’ll be the conspicuous guy swinging a big hunk of metal around.
What about rain?
For a variety of reasons, swinging a kettlebell with a wet handle is not a good idea. Any canceled classes will be rescheduled.
Can I sign up just for one class?
Kettlebell training requires skill. What you learn each day will build on knowledge from the previous class. This is a four class program, with at-home workouts and skill practice.
Do I need to bring a kettlebell?
I do not have enough kettlebells for everyone. I suggest purchasing your own. Kettlebells are inexpensive, easy to store and provide you with a lifetime of quality exercise. Why wouldn’t you want your own?
The best option for good quality kettlebells is The Treadmill Factory. I suggest the powder-coated cast iron kettlebells. They are a good design and great quality. The treadmill factory delivers Fast, but order early so as to be ready for the first class.
Of course, you are welcome to bring any kettlebell you have. But save yourself the headache of looking around the city. You won’t find great kettlebells anywhere. I’ve tried! Trust Treadmill Factory.
What weight do I need?
- Female beginner, 8kg.
- Novice Female / Strong Female Beginner, 12kg.
- Advanced Female / Male Beginner, 16kg.
- Elite Female / Strong Male Beginner / Novice Male, 24kg.
From experience, if you don’t know what kettlebell to choose, go for an 8kg if you are female, and a 16kg if you are a male.
If you are a female who weight trains regularly, and consider yourself strong, go for 12kg. Guys, unless you know you can one arm press a 55lb weight over your head, stick with 16kg.
I’m In! How do I sign up?
Optionally, sign up at the first class and pay cash. Bring $80 + Tax ($90.40). If you choose this option, please show up at 6:10 pm.