Kettlebells

A kettlebell is a cast iron sphere shaped weight resembling a cannonball with a handle.  In 18th century Russia they were used as a weight to measure grain and other produce. The produce vendors would show their strength by swinging the weights around, and the health benefits soon became apparent.

So why are kettlebell workouts so good? The recruiting of more stabilizing muscles occurs due to the swinging nature of the kettlebell’s centre of gravity.  This increased recruitment involves more muscle groups than the lifting of dumbbells, especially through the posterior chain muscles (glutes, hamstrings and lower back muscles) and the core muscles, which in turn leads to a more effective workout, yielding accelerated results.

Scientific Studies have shown the following properties of Kettlebell Training

Improves Explosive and maximal strength

Taxes both aerobic and anaerobic systems

Maintains health and improves overall fitness

Can burn up to 20.2 calories per minute

Increases musculoskeletal health by reducing neck, shoulder and low back pain, and increases trunk extensor strength                                

Can be implemented in a clinical rehabilitation setting for athletes with lower extremity injuries

 

 Our kettlebell training sessions run for 45 minutes with the actual workout lasting between 15 and 25 minutes.  But don’t let that fool you!  Once you complete a kettlebell workout you will feel phenomenal!  Class sizes are kept relatively small (maximum of 8 participants) so book your spot today!