What Is Kettlercise?
This is a class very dear to my heart as I’ve been teaching it for nearly 10 years, and it is undoubtedly the one that has most improved my muscle tone and strength. So what is it ?
Kettlercise is a great workout class combining intensive muscular strength and tone work with a fat burning aerobic effect for all fitness levels
This all round class uses Kettlebells from 2kg to 12 kg to suit all fitness levels.
It gives you a cardio, strength, muscle tone and core workout that works so well in several ways. The compound moves engage the whole body at once and use our many tiny stabiliser muscles as well as the major muscle groups. Ligaments and joints are strengthened. Flexibility improved.
For fat burning we know that a class burns around 400 calories in 60 minutes and then continues to burn calories as your muscles repair themselves.
Please note: There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
This can be an intensive workout but all of our regulars started with a light weight, took plenty of rest and built up steadily.
In my opinion this is definitely a class that gives visible results within the first 4-6 weeks, as well as a tangible sense of greater stamina and strength. We provide the kettlebells if you don’t have one, but do book the Friday class early and let us know which weight you want for that one. Bring a mat, water and good training shoes – and enjoy !!
What are kettlebells?
Kettlebells have been around for a very long time. Developed in Russia in the 1700’s and used by the Russian Army throughout the 20th century as part of their physical training regime.
Kettlebells are usually made out of cast iron. A cannonball sized weight with a sturdy handle.
Kettlebell exercises are far more subtle than traditional weight training. They require coordination and kinesthetic (body) awareness to perfect. A single exercise has multiple joints and muscle groups moving simultaneously, often in ways that are new to most people.
Classes will contain 30-40 different exercises and because the movements are so different they take a little practice—and professional attention—to master and to help avoid injury.
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