Kettlebells are awesome tools for full body workouts. In this class, we start with simple strength exercises, focusing on force production, stabilization, and power. In the second half of class we transition to a flow, sequencing kettlebell movements together into a repeating complex. You’ll burn calories, build muscular and cardiovascular endurance, and get into a nice, steady zone. Your coach will provide modifications and progressions, and load, pace, and rest time are managed by YOU. This is an all-levels class where you can progress at your own rate.
In recent years more full body movements have been favored over isolating single muscle groups. Isolation exercises can neglect connective and stabilizing tissues. In their place, more functional training that compliments daily life have come to the fore. Kettlebells are perfect for this kind of work. By enabling a range of dynamic movements they target more than one muscle group, creating functional strength while also burning more energy than traditional weightlifting.
Because the center of gravity of the KB is offset, working with it demands more of our stability and mobility. As the weight shifts from muscle group to muscle group with the bell, the brain is making synergistic connections. It’s a full body workout that can also help with general range of motion and agility and is therefore applicable to real life situations, like picking up heavy objects or bending down to tie your shoe.