Northern Kettlebells

I’m truly happy to report that kettlebell lifting is really taking off at our gym.  We’ve had to add an extra class every week, effectively doubling the number of people we can take (although a lot of people come twice), and we’re still turning folk away.  A lot of our members are total newbies – they’ve seen this cool thing called a kettlebell and they just want to give it a try…and the good news is that our retention is incredibly high.  I can think of maybe 1 person who hasn’t come back for a second session, and another 3 who’ve come along only 2 or 3 times.  Everyone else is addicted, which means at the moment about 20 people trying to get 8 class slots.

So the goal is to expand further, and create Northern Kettlebells – a lifting club rather than a class, which will be open to anyone.  We might even print T shirts 😀

We already have a couple of suggestions for more venues, and members at another gym where OH teaches have asked if there’s a chance of bringing them a class.  Not only is this great for the promotion of effective, functional training, it means that OH may be able to make a little bit of money doing something that is already a hobby for us.  You can’t really get better than that!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    Aug 12, 2009 @ 00:57:56

    That’s great! Not surprising, but great. Kettlebell training is addictive. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to do it unless he or she had the misfortune to be introduced to kettlebells by a crap instructor who didn’t pay enough attention to safety. Your OH obviously is one of the good ones.


  2. Dave
    Aug 13, 2009 @ 10:26:48

    That’s great news. Well done to both you and Tony.


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