Is a “Fun Workout” an Oxymoron?

January 31, 2018

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Is there actually such a thing as a “fun workout”? This might be one of the fitness industry’s most perpetuated myths. What’s behind the sales pitch? The two terms—fun and workout—are individually open to interpretation. When combined, it’s almost impossible to argue against someone convinced that their exercise is as fun as watching their […]

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Shoulder “Packing”—The Right Way

January 24, 2018

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter The kettlebell community has taught the concept of shoulder packing to stabilize the shoulder for a very long time. I have seen it cued, taught, and discussed for about 14 years! As a Master RKC, I see this concept taught worldwide. But for a long time I’ve wondered if everyone really understands the cues. […]

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Breathing, Backswings and Ballistics

December 13, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I really love teaching others how to train with kettlebells; it’s what I’ve become most passionate about as a fitness professional. Whether online or in-person, I get a deep sense of satisfaction when a client learns a new movement or refines their technique. While it can be exhilarating to learn new kettlebell drills or […]

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How to Replace Expensive Equipment With Kettlebells Part 2

August 16, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter In How to Replace Expensive Equipment With Kettlebells Part 1, I showed you how to make your own sleds with just a tow strap, belt and kettlebells. I also included a bunch of different exercises and workouts you can do on your own or with your clients. I am always looking to add new […]

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How To Avoid Back Pain From Kettlebell Swings

July 26, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I earned my HKC in April of 2016, and began working with clients shortly afterward. The most common complaint I have heard has been lower back pain after swinging. Since I have always been careful to teach proper technique (e.g. packed shoulder blades, loading the glutes, keeping the head up, etc.), I was puzzled […]

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Is Certification Worth It?

July 13, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Education, training, and certification are expensive propositions. Training certifications can last several days and cost well into thousands of dollars—even before adding in the cost of time away from your business and family, transportation to and from the certification, hotels and other extraneous expenses. So, if you are going to invest your hard earned […]

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The Fitness Program of the Future—Now!

July 5, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I’ve been in the fitness industry for almost 18 years. Most of that time has been spent looking for answers to age old questions: How can I best help my clients reach their goals? How can I get my clients to workout more consistently? What are the best tools and exercises to get them […]

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How to Replace Expensive Equipment with Kettlebells

June 21, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I started my boot camp business in 2005 on a little patch of grass in front of a gymnastics gym. I didn’t have much money and spent what little I had on a few bands. Our workouts were mostly bodyweight with a few exercises done on the picnic table in front of the gym. […]

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Why I Like Hardstyle Kettlebell Training

June 14, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Whenever I use the phrase “Hardstyle kettlebell”, I find it funny that it is very descriptive if you know the style of training, but at the same time it’s very confusing for someone new to kettlebell training. An outsider might infer that Hardstyle is a very harsh and intense style of kettlebell training. But, […]

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Swinging Through Pregnancy, Prenatal Kettlebell Training – Part 2

June 7, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter This is the second part of a two-part series about top tips for trainers working with expecting mamas. In part one, we covered the first 3 tips for training pregnant women, and today we take a look at three more important points of advice for coaching women during pregnancy.     While each client’s […]

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