Kettlebells – those small, handy, and at first glance, non-threatening, balls of weight – have been appearing in gyms and fitness videos over the past couple of years, promising a calorie-scorching workout that blasts fat, increases strength, and just generally makes you seem a lot tougher than you used to be. All true, and all achievable, if you know what you’re doing. A kettlebell certification course being held at Tallahassee fitness facility Boot Camp Fitness and Training will make sure you have the know-how to not just perform a safe and effective kettlebell workout, but teach it to others as well.
A quick scan of internet videos will show varying techniques for using kettlebells, but according to Boot Camp Fitness and Training owner and Russian Kettlebell Certified instructor Laurel Blackburn, there is only one safe and appropriate method for performing this workout: one that emphasizes safety, proper form, and the three foundational kettlebell exercises. “Without a foundation knowledge of these movements and how they should be performed, a trainer could cause damage to a client, or someone could be following incorrect advice from an at-home video. As a fitness professional, I want to ensure that anyone working out with kettlebells is getting proper instruction and a great workout,” says Laurel, who has been providing kettlebell classes in her studio on Industrial Plaza Drive for two years. “That’s why I am bringing in Master Kettlebell instructor David Whitley for a workshop in Tallahassee on September 24.”
Attendees at the workshop will learn:
- a thorough understanding of the power of kettlebells and how to use them in a workout.
- the fundamentals of kettlebell safety.
- the principles of the three foundation kettlebell exercises: the Swing, the Get-Up, and the Goblet Squat.
- troubleshooting techniques for common problems.
- a template for designing your own kettlebell workouts for your own use and with your clients.
More information about this one-day workshop, visit http://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/details/hkc133/.
Who should attend? Anyone who is currently teaching with kettlebells, interested in becoming a kettlebell instructor, or just interested in increasing their own knowledge for personal workouts. The registration fee is $499 and the class must have a minimum of 8 registrations by August 18, 2011 so register early by visiting Tallahassee Kettlebells or call Laurel Blackburn at 850-445-0222. The early-bird registration fee increases August 24, 2011!
Here are the details:
What: HardStyle Kettlebell Certification Course
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Boot Camp Fitness and Training, 2815-2 Industrial Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL
Contact: Laurel Blackburn, Boot Camp Fitness and Training, 850-445-0222
Be strong, be safe, and be certified!