The newest fitness trend to hit the Puget Sound is known as kettlebells, it’s a workout using a flat-bottomed cannonball with a handle that students of the trade use to condition every part of their body.
For those bored with regular gym exercises a kettlebell workout is worth trying to tone your body.How do Kettlebells Work?
You use a “pood” better known as a measure of weight (in Russian). A pood is anywhere from 4 pounds to 106 pounds. The fundamentals taught during kettlebell workouts focuses on hip snap, which gives your arms momentum to swing up. As you work with the kettlebells your entire body is targeted with muscles working from all angles. It is a cardio and strength building workout popular with celebrities and professional athletes.Are Kettlebell Instructors Certified?
There are a few gyms that specialize in kettlebell training in the Puget Sound:
- Outrageously Fit Seattle
1446 NW 53rd Street in Ballard
RKC Instructor Jen offers small classes of 50-minute sessions for the beginner to advanced. Her kettlebell classes feature mobility, flexibility, strength, and cardio while teaching good form.
- Level 4 Crossfit Seattle
4358B Leary Way Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107
Crossfit Seattle’s kettlebell classes are great for beginners and are designed and coached by a trainer.
Find upcoming classes at Crossfit Seattle.
- Flow Life Fitness
112 5th Ave. North
Seattle, Washington 98122
Personal trainer Tyler Oakley is a kettlebell coach based in the Seattle area.