We will be doing Kettle Bell classes at Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre from Monday 6th January.
What are Kettle Bells?
Kettlebells are a very simple, yet incredibly effective piece of fitness training equipment. A kettlebell comprises of an iron base, shaped like a cannonball, with a solid rounded handle attached to the top - and yes you guessed it, they look a little like a kettle!
Despite their apparent recent surge into mainstream fitness, they have actually been around for 100's of years, believed to have originated in Greece and then later used extensively in Russia.
Indeed kettlebell sport in Russia (and now throughout the world) is one of the toughest sports known to man and requires athletes to possess extreme strength, endurance and mental toughness.
Who uses them?
Top Hollywood stars including Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, Ethan Hawk, Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, Lance Armstrong, Mariska Hargitay, Jason Statham and Kim Cattrall use kettlebell training to deliver the kind of bodies that Hollywood demands from its actors.
It doesn't just stop there though.
Many sporting communities have also embraced the way of the kettlebell, most notably Mixed Martial Arts. In addition, the Soviet Special Forces, U.S. Navy Seals and other elite law enforcement teams use them to develop unrivalled super fitness.
How effective are these classes?
The effectiveness of kettlebells lies in their shape and the unique way in which they impact the human body.
Due to the positioning of the kettlebell handle, the centre of mass falls outside of your grip unlike that of a dumbbell, where the centre of mass sits nice and comfortably in your hand.
When a kettlebell is swung, snatched, pushed, jerked, pressed and pulled the unique shape forces the body Racking Kettlebells stabilise and absorb momentum while delivering explosive force and training the body to use its full elastic potential - a factor that is usually neglected through conventional training.
Kettlebell workouts tend to be full body workouts, which means a greater degree of muscle mass is used translating to greater training effect and more calories are burned.
Quite simply, a kettlebell workout has to be experienced to be appreciated!
Copies of our new timetable will be available from mid-December. We hope to see you there!!!