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Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Beginners Kettlebell Classes!

Mondays 11 am - noon  &  Wednesdays  11 am - noon
Starting Monday, August 20th until September 26th, 2012
at BodyBalance Gym, 2747 Iris Ave., Boulder, CO

 Because we are not all KettleBeasts but we all have one of these:


 And having a spine, we will all benefit from:

  • proper lifting and core conditioning
  • recovery techniques and multi-joint mobility exercises
  • knowing how to conduct your own workouts (extreme confidence-builder)
  • increased range of motion, balance and stamina
Drop-ins welcome!
Pre-pay for classes on my Register page
or in cash/check at the gym:

Please contact me with questions:

Arrive at the gym a few minutes early on your first day to go over gym procedures and meet your classmates. Please wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders, we will get down on the floor for some exercises. Footwear is optional. Beginners are advised to learn the basics barefoot to increase proprioceptive input. Flat shoes are fine.

Best wishes to all for a healthy, happy change of season!
Christian Goldberg

Sunday, August 12, 2012

OKC Open Invitational an Excellent Experience!

photo by Nazo Okc
photo by Nazo Okc
Last Saturday, August 11th, my fellow Giryviks and I hit the platforms at Juno Fitness in Berkeley, CA for some great Kettlebell Sport lifting. High quality lifting, learning opportunities and PRs were the themes of the day. Many of us achieved all three of these objectives.

Great sportsmanship and all-around team spirit permeated the gym.

Slava and I represented the Boulder, CO, Kettlebell Fitness Class from BodyBalance gym. My goal was to test the programming I learned from IKSFA Coach Sergey Rudnev (AKA Yoda) with 20kg Women's Long Cycle, Slava went for a first time 10-minutes of 20kg Men's Long Cycle.

For the record my set yielded 99 reps. I improved my previous attempt (last November) with this event by 16 reps, proof positive that the IKSFA training method plus all I learned from the OKC team will take me farther at Nationals this November. Slava completed 63 reps with the double 20kg Long Cycle, his personal best at a competition. We both did things we've never done before, set PRs and got great experience with the high level judging we are to expect as we progress in the sport.