Workshops/Intensives

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Train with Kettlebells

by Jenny Cunha

 

I became a SFG kettlebell instructor in order to challenge myself and fine-tune my abilities.  Going through the training and certification process not only gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches, but made me focus on the basics in order to push my own endurance and strength.  I’m so glad I embraced the challenge, and I’ve got six good reasons why you should train with kettlebells too.

 

#1 – Skill Acquisition Learning and practicing a new skill, whatever it may be, improves confidence and cognitive function- both of which have a positive impact on your health and well-being. You can increase your focus and involve your brain in your workouts by using a tool that requires a higher-level of technical skill and understanding – the kettlebell.

#2 – Versatility The kettlebell may be the most versatile, stand-alone training tool, period.   Inline with the specific goals, structure and timing of your program, the kettlebell can be used to focus on mobility, strength, power or conditioning. A well-rounded training program starts with good movement at its foundation. From there, you can progress in a logical sequence, building strength and then power. The kettlebell can be used every step of the way.

#3 – The Sweat Factor It’s no secret that a good sweat can be satisfying. Physical activity has long been shown to have incredible health benefits, including the ability to lift your mood. Research has even proven that exercise is an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression. Regardless of whether exercise actually releases endorphins (jury’s out on that, believe it or not), stimulates norepinephrine production to help combat stress, or simply enhances communication between your body’s physiological systems, it’s undeniable that it’s good for your body and your mind.

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Baby it’s cold outside…so move your long ride indoors at The Training Room

Suzanne Schwartz, local cycling instructor and avid triathlete, is back  teaching her 5-week cycling intensives at The Training Room in Somerville!  The classes, 105 minutes each (90 minutes on the bike), are geared toward outside riders and triathletes. Participants work on cycling fitness, progressing though workouts each week to improve strength, endurance and power on the bike.Week one focuses on form and technique on the bike, with an eye toward understanding different tempos/cadences. Participants also establish a base level of fitness by the end of the first class, checking perceived or actual exertion with both a set of intervals and an endurance climb.  (So, if you’re a returning participant, you can compare your new base level of fitness to your previous one.)  All classes have a combination of endurance, speed and interval training.  As the classes progress, the strength exercises increase in intensity and Suzanne lengthens endurance efforts.  The classes build toward longer intervals at higher exertion with less recovery.  The final class returns to the same set of baseline intervals and endurance drills as the first class in order to evaluate the improvement in perceived exertion and fitness.  Heart rate monitors are highly recommended.

 

 

Cycling Intensive Details:

Location: The Training Room 691a Somerville Ave.
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, (2-week skip)  1/8, 1/15

Time: 9:00AM – 10:45AM

Cost: $105

sign-up now

**Follow the link to our MINDBODY Online scheduling site, click on the ONLINE STORE tab at the top right of your screen.  You will be taken to the current list of Series & Memberships offered at The Training Room.  From the drop down menu, choose Workshops & One Day Events and add the 5-week cycling intensive to your check-out cart.
email with questions: info@thetrainingroomboston.com

 

Baby it’s cold outside…so move your long ride indoors at The Training Room

Suzanne Schwartz, local cycling instructor and avid triathlete, is back  teaching her 5-week cycling intensives at The Training Room in Somerville!  The classes, 105 minutes each (90 minutes on the bike), are geared toward outside riders and triathletes. Participants work on cycling fitness, progressing though workouts each week to improve strength, endurance and power on the bike.Week one focuses on form and technique on the bike, with an eye toward understanding different tempos/cadences. Participants also establish a base level of fitness by the end of the first class, checking perceived or actual exertion with both a set of intervals and an endurance climb.  (So, if you’re a returning participant, you can compare your new base level of fitness to your previous one.)  All classes have a combination of endurance, speed and interval training.  As the classes progress, the strength exercises increase in intensity and Suzanne lengthens endurance efforts.  The classes build toward longer intervals at higher exertion with less recovery.  The final class returns to the same set of baseline intervals and endurance drills as the first class in order to evaluate the improvement in perceived exertion and fitness.  Heart rate monitors are highly recommended.

 

 

Cycling Intensive Details:

Location: The Training Room 691a Somerville Ave.
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, (2-week skip)  1/8, 1/15

Time: 9:00AM – 10:45AM

Cost: $105

sign-up now

**Follow the link to our MINDBODY Online scheduling site, click on the ONLINE STORE tab at the top right of your screen.  You will be taken to the current list of Series & Memberships offered at The Training Room.  From the drop down menu, choose Workshops & One Day Events and add the 5-week cycling intensive to your check-out cart.
email with questions: info@thetrainingroomboston.com