Giryafit’s website says “Kettlebells do twice the work in half the time” and they are not kidding.
I finally got the chance this week to go to a kettlebell class in person and it was fabulous! I took a class with Justin Case, the owner of Giryafit. In addition to being a personal trainer, he is also a KBC kettlebell instructor who clearly knows his stuff. I liked his no-nonsense approach to fitness, at one point he said “You shouldn’t even hear the music because you are working so hard”.
Now THAT is my kind of trainer!
I don’t want fluff; I want someone to push me past my comfort zone and help me get results! My DVDs are wonderful, but nothing beats being in a live class with someone telling you to go faster and stronger for the next 10 minutes.
Yes, that is right, 10 minute intervals! (as opposed to the 2 minute intervals I was used to). I was aching and sweating (and silently cursing) , but it was so much fun! I learned some new moves and got some much needed critique on my form.
If you are new to kettlebell training, I definitely recommend taking a class in person for that very reason. I thought my form was great, but after Justin made a few adjustments, I could clearly tell a difference.
I also need to stress that this is such a fantastic NON-IMPACT workout! If you are injured like me, this is an optimal way to improve or maintain your fitness without aggravating certain injuries.
Another key point to remember is that kettlebell training is not something you are going to master right away. The moves are complex and different from what we are used to, but when done properly, they are very effective.
As I was exploring Giryafit’s website, I found this excellent piece of advice:
“If you’re a whiner or someone who expects results without a drop of sweat you should probably keep waiting for that magic pill; this probably isn’t for you. It is not a walk in the park, but its ability to burn fat at an alarming rate and build long beautiful muscles can’t be ignored.”
I am hooked and can’t wait to go back and do it all over again!
Fitness can and should be FUN gang. Find something you love to do and just get it done.