Not so long ago, our knowledge about fitness and training was limited to bodybuilding based shaping programs, which often leave you feeling stiff and sore afterwards. Also, the long, and slow distance training methods such as jogging and cycling which are aerobic based conditioning programs that work the heart and lungs but does not strengthen the rest of the body. Kettlebells are practical, unique, and fun! They are practical because they work more than just one physical attribute, such as strength and conditioning. They combine the benefits of muscle toning, cardio conditioning, and muscle endurance, leading to increase strength and power, increase flexibility and range of motion, fat loss, increased lean muscle mass, reducing stress and increasing confidence! The design of the kettlebell (a ball with a handle) makes them unique. Not only can you use them for your traditional lifts, but you can also use them for other movements that you cant do with a dumbbell or barbell.
Will be on a structured functional Strength and Conditioning program focusing on increasing muscle, improving the cardiovascular system, and increasing balance and flexibility. Utilizing Kettlebell, Barbell, and Body-Weight movements. No muscle left behind!!
Classes: Hour classes
Monday-Thursday: 6,8,9AM, 4,5,6,PM
Friday: 6,8,9AM, 4,5PM
Saturday: 8:30AM/ Yoga 9:30/ Intro to Kettlebells 11AM
Open Gym: Monday- Friday: 7-8AM, 12-3PM, Sunday: 9-10AM
Kettlebell training is accessible and practical for all. From the elite athlete looking for an edge, to the sedentary person looking to discover fitness for the first time. All can benefit. Read on for the top 10 benefits of Kettlebell training.
1. Serious cardio without the boredom of the hamster wheel (treadmill)
2. Functional strength without the monotony of isolated reps
3. Flexibility without long poses
4. Fun and varied, never boring
5. One compact, portable device
6. It’s safe — for any age, shape or size
7. Combines “cardio” and “strength” training
As one of the best kettlebell coaches once said, “life doesn’t respect the difference.” Try sprinting to catch a train while carrying a heavy package or pushing a stroller, did all that “cardio” training you did in “step class” or on the recumbent bike really help that much?
8. The solution for busy people
Busy people want the biggest bang for the buck. Kettlebells can be the solution to trying to squeeze cardio, strength AND flexibility training in an already overbooked schedule. Because of the intensive nature, the workout duration must be kept short. Best of all, they are so small and portable, training can take place in your bedroom.
9. Greater fat loss
Fat gets the ol’ one-two-three punch. First, there is the extremely high metabolic cost of throwing the weight around. Second, it’s a strength training workout creating dense muscle mass, which burns calories from fat stores all day long while increasing your resting metabolism. Finally, combine that with the fat burning effects of human growth hormone that is stimulated by these kinds of whole-body, complex movements. There is no better way to burn fat. This is why sprinters have ripped muscles and marathon runners have a skinny look.
10. Very different from dumbbells and barbells
Anyone who has picked up a kettlebell has felt the difference. The off centered weight of a KB recruits more stabilizer muscles and works the targeted muscles through a wider range of motion. It’s because of the off-center design of the KB. Isolation exercises such as those done with dumbbells and barbells do not hit those stabilizing muscles to the same degree.