As we come to the end of 2016, (some of us perhaps feeling a little bedraggled and worn by the year), I would like to explain to you why being part of The Kettlebell Fitness Center is like experiencing the joys of Christmas all year round. I shall do this very cleverly, and oh, so slightly smugly, in an Acrostic style, sure to please your senses in every way imaginable!
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin….
C is for Community: and what an amazing community this place is – full of people who genuinely care about each other, encourage each other, listen to each other and have lots of fun together. C is also for Crawling (bear, leopard, spider, baby), Champions: the TKFC is chock full of champions who aim for goals and work hard toward reaching them. Cheers: for the champions and for personal records, Celebrations (see Cheers), Corpse poses (after a hard workout) and Cooking (especially when we get together for the Good Food Club once a month, bringing lots of delicious food and enjoying each other’s company…which brings us back to Community).
H is for Health, Happiness, (really, health and happiness seem to like walking hand in hand, don’t they? The healthier you feel, the happier you are. Well, I know that’s how it works for me). Hanging: still working on my pull ups, Hinging: (NOT the same as squats! Remember this important difference), Hip snaps: helping kettlebells to float and strengthening your core since time began and Hugging: yes, we respect peoples’ personal space, but we also hug – ‘cos we really like each other!
R is for Rows (renegade and lunge), Round the Worlds, Ropes: (ladies, just remember to wear a sports bra in case Nancy tells you to do Jumping Jacks whilst using the battle ropes), Refreshment (drink it if you’ve got it!), Rolling: always a good thing to do after a hard workout. Rest: not a bad thing. Sometimes you just have to take it down a notch, and we always appreciate the 15 seconds between sets. Records: we love seeing others set themselves new Personal Records. We record it and celebrate it, and hug, and jump, and cheer and dance. Refuge: sometimes this place and community is a refuge to come to after a crappy week, or day when you want to be in a place with friends (where everybody knows your name) and take your stress out on those chunks of cast iron.
I is for Inspiration; we are inspired by our trainers, and by the progress of others. Intensity: especially those 15:15 finishers after an already tough workout! Impressive: seeing people achieve feats of strength that they didn’t think they were capable of. Influence: see Inspiration. Seriously, we are inspired and influenced by our peers and trainers who help us go on to great things! Information: Understanding why we hinge, why we snap, why we engage our core helps us to improve our form and strength. I Go You Go: helps us challenge each other and ourselves. We don’t want to be the first to give up! Interest: our trainers ALWAYS keep class interesting and different.
S is for Swings, Squats, Suitcase Carries, Sandbags, Sleds, Stones, Snatches, Skull Crushers: (all great moves and disciplines that help us become the fine tuned athletes we are turning in to. Sass: the amount of bad-assery and sass makes for fun and sometimes loud, hilarious classes. Strong(wo)men Challenges: where we amaze each other and the public with what we can do, and how strong we are, raising money for local causes. Sweat: lots of it. LOTS. Strength: each one of us is getting stronger every day and in every way. And (as Martha Stewart says)…It’s a good thing.
T is for Trainers and Training : all of them are awesome and have their own way of training and helping us become healthy and strong people. Transformation: looking back over the past couple of years, I see how my body has been transformed from a flabby, unhealthy thing to an ongoing process of strength and beauty! I’m learning to appreciate myself. (I have collar bones and muscles and less fat!), TRX: to help our core and balance. These straps can be great tools in building mobility and strength. Trying: and trying and trying again. Tire Flips, Truck Pulling and Trap Bars.
M is for Muscle, Movement, Magnificence, Military Presses, Music and Much Merriment
A is for Attitude, Ability, Agility, Airplane pulling, All Ages, All Sizes, All Shapes
S is for the Super Star who has built this community that is CHRISTMAS for us all year round…
Here’s to CHRISTMAS all year long in 2017!!