The kettlebell or girya (ги́ря) is a cast-iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.
Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700s and the Soviet army used them as part of their physical training and conditioning programs in the 20th century. They had been used for competition and sports throughout Russia and Europe since the 1940s.
The shape of the kettlebell allows for unique positioning of the weight directly above your center of mass (unlike a DB or BB which must be held in front of the body) and allows you to keep your hand and wrists in neutral alignment, which enable for greater endurance and longevity in the core lifts so that you can produce a much higher volume of exercise and thus greater conditioning and fitness. The kettlebell exercises are taught in a manner that develops full body conditioning and fitness that anyone regardless of size, strength or athletic ability can accomplish.
Benefits of kettlebell training include:
Incredible work capacity (strength endurance)
Enhanced athleticism – flexibility, coordination, balance etc.
Lean & functional muscle mass
Strengthening of the entire posterior chain
Sport and combat applications
We have extensive training and knowledge of several Kettlebell systems which include the Russian Hard-Style, Steve Maxwell method and Girevoy Sport applications of the kettlebell.