How do I get started?Begin by finding a qualified trainer. The trainer you choose should have a kettlebell certification such as RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) or an AOS (Art of Strength) Kettlebell Certification. Then you need to decide if you want to work one-on-one with the trainer or if you would prefer a class setting. If you have special considerations such as a back, knee or shoulder injury, beginning with one-on-one lessons is recommended to ensure that you get the necessary attention.
What is your background and where do you teach kettlebell training?
I am a Certified Personal Trainer, a nationally licensed Massage Therapist and an RKC certified Kettlebell Instructor. I love what I do and it comes across in my work. I train and teach kettlebell classes at the Midtown YWCA in Minneapolis. Kettlebell classes and personal training are available to members and non-members alike.
OK, last question. Why do you like kettlebells?
Kettlebell training is a learned and practiced skill. I love seeing the pride people take in improving on their form or learning a new drill. Training with kettlebells is also really fun! The number of exercises and drills that you can do with them is limitless. There is no excuse for getting bored.
(In this photo Dawn is showcasing the windmill move. She is pressing a 16 kg bell in her right hand and holding a 12 kg in her left)
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