How to Sign-up for Classes for Living Social and Groupon, as well as New and Existing Members.
Class Descriptions are Below the Calendar
- EXISTING MEMBERS login here, or pick a class on the calendar below and login to your existing profile.
- NEW MEMBERS please select an introduction class on the calendar below. First, elect the membership that you want to purchase. If you are on a free try-out, please select the 1 FREE Workout. If you are on a LIVING SOCIAL or GROUPON, please select the Living Social or Groupon membership that corresponds to the option you purchased. You will then click the Register for Class button. This is only done for the first class, after that please just login to your existing profile.
In he Introduction class you will learn joint mobility, the dynamic warm-up and the kettlebell swing. Joint mobility is simply moving your joints through their full range of motion. This stimulates synovial fluid, which "lubricates" the joint, while also removing waste products. Healthy joints produce better movement. You will feel energized and have less risk of injury. The dynamic warm-up is a series of yoga type movements. These will increase range of motion and enable better flexibility which is imperative for injury prevention. These will prepare you for the workout. The kettlebell swing is the foundational movement of Michigan Kettlebells. The kettlebell swing when performed properly produces power, strength and endurance that actually transfers to the field of athletics and life. It is also essential to movements such as the clean and the snatch.
Kettlebell Blitz is the anchor class of Michigan Kettlebells. You will thoroughly prepare your body for the workout with calisthenics, joint mobility drills and the dynamic warm-up. You will increase your overall strength and your cardio capacity. You will be using kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, strong man influenced type equipment as in tires and sandbags to get stronger and increase endurance. This is the type of workout that will prepare you best for competitions as in triathlons and mud run obstacle style races. Athletes, Military, Law Enforcement Personnel, Firefighters and the person who wants to be better prepared to tackle everyday life with a stronger, injury proof body. If overall strength and endurance are what you are looking for, and you like to challenge your body to new things, then this is the class for you.
Strength & Power
Strength & Power is an invite only class that does not have a regular schedule. This class is limited to 6-10 members, depending on the workout. This class focuses on the basic barbell lifts such as the deadlift, squat, bench, military press and the clean. Weightlifting (Olympic style) is also being introduced. To participate in this class you should be someone that comes to class regularly and has previous experience with barbell lifting, or a strong desire to learn how to become strong. If you want to be invited to this class let me know.
Level 1 Fundamentals of Kettlebells
Prerequisite - ntroduction Class
The basics of the Kettlebell Swing will be emphasized. The Clean, the Rack and the Press will be learned. The clean is one of the most commonly used movements in Kettlebell work outs. The High Pull, the Snatch, and the Turkish Get Up will be learned. Proper form will be emphasized.
Level 2 Fundamentals of Kettlebells
Prerequisite - Level 1 Fundamentals of Kettlebells
In the Level 2 Class, we will first perfect the form on the basic moves from the Level 1 Class. Next we will emphasize the Snatch and the Turkish Get Up. The Jerk will be introduced.
ompetition Kettlebells Workshop
Prerequisite - Level 2 Fundamentals of Kettlebells
This class is for people considering competing in Kettlebell Sport. The pendulum swing will be taught. This will be the main focus of the class. This is the preferred swing for efficiency as the short events are 5 minutes in length. Proper breathing will be taught as this is the key to becoming a strong and efficient Kettlebell competitor. The rules of the Biathlon and Long Cycle will be explained. The workshop will finish will a mock competition.