What is a Kettlebell?

A ‘Kettlebell’ or girya, as it is called in Russian, is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. It is the ultimate tool for extreme all-around fitness.

The kettlebell has been used for hundreds of years. It first appeared in a Russian dictionary in 1704 (Cherkikh, 1994). Kettlebells were so popular in Tsarist Russia, that any strongman or weightlifter was referred to as a girevik, or ‘a kettlebell man.’

Why train with kettlebells?
Kettlebells deliver extreme all-around fitness. No single other tool does it better. From fitness models, to elite athletes to stay at home moms, everyone can benefit from this exercise tool. One of the great benefits of kettlebell training is learning the proper body mechanics, and how to move safely, powerfully, and effectively. The movements are the most important thing. The kettlebell just happens to be the best tool to teach these movements.

What are some benefits of kettlebell training?

  • The kettlebell develops all purpose strength–to easily handle the toughest and most unexpected demands
  • Amps resilience–to repel the hardest hits
  • Maximizes staying power–because the last round decides all
  • Blends strength with flexibility–because strength that fails to reach is impotent
  • Hacks the fat off–without the dishonor of dieting and aerobics
  • Forges a fighter’s physique–the form follows the function
  • Makes strong anywhere, anytime–an extreme hand held gym

Who Uses Kettlebells
Stars who use kettlebells include: Grey’s Anatomy star: Katherine Heigl, Sex in the City Star: Kim Cattrall, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Lance Armstrong, Mariska Hargitay, Sylvester Stallone, Claire Danes, Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey and the stars from the movie “300”. The kettlebell workout was named “The New It Workout” in Shape Magazine in 2007. Don’t let these stars have all the fun, come check us out and see what the hype is all about!