“The instructors exhibit a very high degree of professionalism. They approach both beginner and advanced classes with the same level of enthusiasm and concern.”
- Peter Wilkes
Heart Surgeon, Ottawa Heart Institute
Kettlebell or girya 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 first appeared in a Russian dictionary in 1704 (Cherkikh, 1994). So popular were kettlebells in Tsarist Russia that any strongman or weightlifter was referred to as a girevik, or a kettlebell.
Why train with kettlebells?
They deliver extreme all-around fitness. No other single exercise equipment does it better. Here is a short list of hardware the Russian kettlebell replaces:
- belts for weighted pull-ups and dips
- thick bars
- medicine balls
- grip devices
- cardio equipment
What are the benefits of kettlebell training?
- Develops all-purpose strength--to easily handle the toughest and most unexpected demand
- 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 its target is important
- Strips away the fat--without dieting and aerobics
- Forges a fighters physique--the form follows the function
- Makes strong anywhere, anytime--an extreme hand held gym