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This is not about your attitude toward each other. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the North Beach Kettlebell Community has some of the kindest, most generous, most beautiful souls you will ever meet. I adore each and every one of you. And you’re all very nice.

To each other.

You cheer each other on during training sessions. You get excited for your friend’s first pull-up or when they move up to a heavier swing weight. You encourage each other like crazy and we all love it.

But do you know who you’re not always nice to?


You notice the weight loss of your fellow classmate, but do you notice yours? Do you pat yourself on the back for your commitment to your body, to your health?

I know. It sounds silly. But if you’re not nice to your body, you’re not going to get the best out of it.

Would you give your all to someone who was constantly criticizing you?…

I didn’t think so.


Here are some ways you can be nice to yourself:

If you’re all about strength training, being nice may mean:

  • rolling on the foam roller or yamuna ball before class
  • taking the new TRX & Bodyweight class on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9am
  • going to Kim’s YBR class on Thursdays at 10am

If you have a habit of criticizing yourself for how you look, being nice may mean:

  • squashing those thoughts with a little reminder of how much your body does for you on a regular basis
  • focus on the parts of your body you’re proud of

If you’re worn out from tons of cardio, being nice may mean:

  • taking a day off
  • changing your focus for a little while
  • taking a yoga or stretching class

Give it a shot. Let me know how it goes!

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