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Kettlebells

These are our main small group sessions and cover the fundamentals of using a kettlebell to build strength from a foundation of good form and technique over endless reps and fatigue.

We have sessions morning day and evening all by appointment. With bookings required. All our sessions are coached and we aim to perform at out best while building towards our individual goals.

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Our kettlebell sessions are Monday and Wednesday morning at 5:45 am and run for 1 hour. We have evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. There are day sessions by appointment these run at 9:30 am fro 1 hour. There are plenty of options. All sessions are limited to 5 people. Session costs are $20 per session when you do 1 sessions per week, and $30 er week when you commit to more than 2 sessions. Not quite sure what and how these tools are and how they can help read below to find out more.

Here are 10 reasons why they are awesome:

  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
  8. The solution for busy people
  9. Greater fat loss
  10. Very different from dumbbells and barbells

What Is A Kettlebell?

A Kettlebell, or girya (Russian), is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. They

Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebell Swing

have a long history, first appearing in a Russian dictionary in early 1700. They were so popular in some parts of Russia, that any strongman or weightlifter was referred to as a girevik, or “Kettlebell Man.”

Hard Style kettlebell training refers to the use of power employed during the exercise. So the repeated near maximal muscle tension in small bursts of time. This muscle tension in conjunction with Bio mechanical breathing differenciated “Hard Style” kettlebell training.

A Pood, what’s a Pood?

Kettlebell’s traditionally come in poods. A Russian method of measurement, where 1 pood equals 16kg. Traditional Kettlebell’s come in 1 pood (16kg), 1½ (24kg) and 2 pood (32kg) sizes. They have now been made available in sizes ranging from 8 – 48kg Kettlebells, suitable for anyone regardless of your skill and strength level.

What Do They Do?

pavelSwingThis amazing tool is a one stop all in one gym that can do it all. Its simple and functional design is perfect for ballistic movements as well as slow grinds for deep strength. The Kettlebell is the perfect tool to supplement your existing training schedule or you could easily replace what you do now with a tailored workout using single and double kettlebells.

Depending on the style of workout you will burn calories, a lot of calories in a session, I routinely burn through more than 300 calories in a 30 minute session. While there are numerous studies showing the strength and muscle expenditure during these sessions 2. Standard Hardstyle Kettlebell exercises are like nothing you have ever experienced. They are made to work the entire body, the are holistic, functional and provide a lot of carry over in terms of strength, fitness, flexibility, and recovery, which will work perfectly for you preferred sport 3.

Exercises such as:

  • Swings
  • Squats
  • Turkish Get Ups
  • Cleans
  • ress
  • Snatches

These exercise when done correctly are guaranteed to elevate and intensify your training and deliver greater results in your training. The most fantastic parts is you can do it all with a single piece of equipment, and you can do them just about anywhere, home, office, gym, park, keep one in the boot of the car when you go camping, not only will it be a great and useful tent tie it will double as the perfect holiday exercise tool. Kettlebells offer the complete do it yourself exercise system.

They offer:

  • Value for money
  • Convenience
  • Safety
  • Safety
  • Challenges

With a kettlebell you can:

  • build strength
  • lose weight
  • burn fat
  • interval train
  • work the functional systems in your body
  • improve flexibility
  • improve your heart rate
  • as a side affect perform better in your selected sport

Are They Safe?

Absolutely! In fact, like most physical activities there always a risk of injury. However with the correct instruction and using the techniques as they were taught to you the risk is minimal. Many physiotherapists are investigating the use of Kettlebell exercises in end stage shoulder and lower back rehabilitation.

With all of our services we offer unlimited sessions for the weekly fee, visit fees page for more information