I’ve been dying to try a kettlebell workout but I didn’t want to attempt one without the help of a professional. I know that I could do some damage if I didn’t have the correct form. Solution? Healthworks had a class available so I could test the waters!
The kettlebell class is another series of progressive classes (like the Burn Challenge and Peak Conditioning) and this was the final class for the regulars. The instructor Shauna was great because she taught me and another newbie Haley, who just re-joined Healthworks, the moves to make sure we benefited from the class too.
Shauna was cute because she admitted that she was a little camera shy but sucked it up so I could snag a pic of her for the blog! I also loved how as soon as I mentioned where I worked she knew that it was my team that came up with the amazing “Train Me Maybe” music video! She said that she showed it to all her friends!
This workout was not as easy as the Thanksgiving pie that was on all of our minds. As we usually do in these classes, we had a series of circuits:
Circuit 1: 3 sets of 20 each
Burpees (I did the easier version of the burpee because I had no idea what this workout was going to be like! I wanted to be able to finish it)
Circuit 2: 30 seconds each for 5 min
Circuit 3: 30 seconds each for 5 min
Thanks to Shauna, I have fallen in love with the kettlebell after just one class. I feel like a badass and I can feel my core-specifically my lower abs and lower back-working hard. I think this will be a great addition to my workout routines to help me build even more strength to become a stronger athlete.
I am not sure the next time that I’ll get to work with the kettlebells, but I hope soon!
If you workout with kettlebells, what is your favorite move?
I liked the figure 8 because it was the most fun but I think the regular swing was the one I could feel working my abs and back the most.
Do you usually like to try a new type of workout with someone who knows what they are doing or are you one to be daring and try it on your own?
I usually try to find someone to help me with a new workout just so that I can be sure I am working with the correct form. Then once I get the hang of it, I’ll workout on my own or with friends.