It’s been one helluva ride since we opened our doors in May. Over the last couple of months, my inventory shot from a client roster of 4, to 22. The challenge here was to incorporate some new exercises into their routine, and make sure my programs are up to date.
Enter Kettlebell Training.
At Equinox Fitness, trainers are not allowed to handle kettlebells unless they’ve been certified by a reputable organization. We’ve been lucky enough to have strong ties with leading organizations that provide a range of services from First Aid and CPR, to specialized tools like kettlebells and VIPRs.
Kettlebells have been around for a long time but have only been used in mainstream fitness in the past 5 or 6 years. In fact, some health clubs don’t even allow regular members to use them unless they’re supervised by a trainer. Its shape and weight displacement makes it hard to handle compared to dumbbells. There’s definitely a huge risk involved if one has limited experience in using kettlebells.
Our instructor, Jason Brown, is a seasoned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter and kettlebell expert. He has a ton of experience under his belt and continues to mentor trainers around the globe whether it’s fight conditioning or kettlebell training. Under Jason’s supervision, we went through an intensive 2-day workshop that included theory, application and program design. After the workshop, we were definitely sore from a weekend of handling kettlebells, but are excited to pass on the knowledge we gained from another sensei.
Can’t wait for the next one.
Team Bay Street and Yorkville