Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Can I Just Workout?
If you ask me what I do, I'll say, "I teach Russian Kettlebells", I am not a personal trainer. I happen to know the world's best personal trainer and I could never put myself in his category! I may not know everything there is to know about training, but more importantly, I know what I don't know. What I do know is that most people, once they make the decision to start "working out" again, just want to work out. When I was ready, what I wanted was to sweat, and feel like what I was doing was making a difference.
I base my classes around the ballistic kettlebell movements, the swing and the snatch. But I also use some of the other movements like the clean/press, and squat, in more of a ballistic way, with the help of interval training. This is how I train myself, this is what I love to do and anyone that has taken a class with me can see I practice what I preach. Mark has always said that most trainers train others the way they train themselves.
Of course there's so much more to being a good trainer, teacher and coach than simply giving someone a "good workout". I like to think that anything I lack in knowledge I make up for in hope, and inspiration. You can always count on me to show up and just workout!