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News & Events – August 4, 2014

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The Clean Workshop It was a HUGE success! Thanks to all of you who came. We broke down the clean – grip, rack, negative, drop, swing – and everyone’s cleans were looking so much better at the end of the hour. And a funny thing happened on the way to a better clean… EVERYONE’S SWING improved! It was a fun workshop and a good time after at Bull Taco. Be Sure to Join us for the next workshop! Details soon… Refer Your Friends to NBKB… And be entered for a chance to win a trip to Kauai, just by spreading…

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Student Spotlight – Marilyn

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Last week we shared a post on Facebook highlighting our student, Marilyn. We had no idea that she would take the Internet by storm and become an overnight cyber sensation! This post reached about 37,000 people around the world, almost 200 people liked it so much they shared it on their own Facebook pages, and I think Marilyn might get a couple of dates out of this! We’ve always known Marilyn is a gem and we are happy to share with you a bit more about this amazingly strong woman. We asked her a few questions about what drives her and what a…

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One Bell. One Workout. Getting it Done!

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Just a few weeks back I was heading out of town for a 3-day weekend to celebrate my 12th Wedding Anniversary. The morning we were to leave for Palm Springs I had, as is per my usual, procrastinated on a lot of things I needed to get done beforehand. Including my final workout at home. I had just finished up a Skype session with a student and had about an hour before I really needed to panic about last minute details and, I just so happened to have had a 12kg Kettlebell within striking distance. Before I could come up…

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NBKB News & Events – July 22, 2014

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Skills Workshop – The Clean We’re starting to implement skills workshops… hopefully bimonthly if not more. And we’re doing it because it’s difficult to learn or perfect a move in class when we’re more focused on sweating and getting a workout in. So, our first skills workshop is going to be on the clean! This seems to be one that almost everyone struggles with and to be honest, I rarely teach it in class because it just takes too long! Once you learn it, though, it’s a really great skill to have. Double cleans give you more ab work than…

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Do I need an Intro Kettlebell Class?

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We get this questions a lot. A lot of people use kettlebells at home, with videos, and sometimes at the gym. What I see a lot of though, is people using a kettlebell as they would use a dumbbell. For squatting, bicep curls, for the “squat & lift” movement that kinda-sorta looks like a swing. And honestly, if you’re going to use a kettlebell like a dumbbell, you don’t really need an “Intro”. And I would go so far as to say – save your money and don’t buy a kettlebell! Use dumbbells for dumbbell exercises. Don’t get me wrong, I think kettlebells…

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News & Events – July 15, 2014

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Don’t know if you check our Facebook page or if you follow us on Instagram, but if you come to the evening classes, you know how strong and bad-a#$ Marilyn is. But here’s a pic of her deadlifting 135lbs. About 3 minutes later, she also deadlifted 145lbs for 2 reps. When I asked about RPE, she said it was about a 5 out of 10. Which means we’re finding a Power Lifting meet for her to compete in very soon.   Still time to join the Summer Challenge It’s FREE, easy to join, and you get prizes for finishing. Join in 3…

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Barefoot Training – How to keep those feet looking their Summer best!

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Summer is in full swing and I for one am barefoot 99% of the time. Here at NBKB shoes are, of course, optional and when the weather is as warm as it has been, most opt to leave the shoes at home and train barefoot. This coupled with walking around in flip-flops or walking on the hot beach sand can make for a most unsightly set of tootsies! I have found that just a few simple steps will stretch out my pedicures (and manicures) for months- yes, months. Believe me I’ve tried it all and although you may not have…

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News & Events – July 8, 2014

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We hope you all had a great July 4th weekend! We had a strong weekend at NBKB, honoring an LA Firefighter with a Hero Workout. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check our Facebook page and see what we did.  And if you missed the workout, feel free to do it at home some day. We all had puddles of sweat under us by the end, but we were able to push through because strength really did have a greater purpose with our “Arnie” workout. Thanks to all who joined us! Get back into it! Join the Summer Challenge It’s…

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What’s A Quickie?

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Ok, get your minds out of the gutter… I’m talking about the new Kettlebell Quickie class on the schedule every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm. You thought our 45-minute classes were packed with good fat-burning work? Give our quickies a try! It’s a 30-min class specifically designed to do what we’re always talking about kettlebells doing for you – getting Maximum Results with a Minimum Time commitment. For this class, we’ll give you a quick 5-min warmup (get there a little before if you require more time to warm-up), you’ll hit it hard for 20-minutes, and then you’ll have…

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News & Events – June 30, 2014

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Join the Summer Challenge We want you to look and feel your best this summer so we’ve added a little incentive for you to come to class! It’s FREE to join the challenge and get in killer shape. Do it in 3 easy steps: (1) Come to class (2) Pick up your punch cards (3) Get credit for each class you come to in July & August Once you come to 20 classes in July & August, we’ll give you an NBKB Hat, an NBKB Water Bottle, & $25 toward our annual Fall Challenge, starting early September! Simple as that! What do…

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