Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"The Swing Quest"....or "The Secret Show"?

I've been listening to the same morning radio show for the past 10 + years, but after taking 3-4 years off I recently returned now that I spend a lot of time driving to the gym in the mid morning commute...anyway....  During my absence this morning radio crew started a podcast and an additional "secret show" in the hour after the end of the public broadcast.  I have never listened to it, but I can imagine that it is uncensored, more "adult" kind of content, maybe not for everyone.  Why am I writing about this?

Well, I feel like I am going to have a little "secret show" myself!  In less than weeks I'm going to produce two more work along swing routine DVD's and I've decided to invite guests!  I haven't been able to promote it publicly yet because I had to write the schedule of events, and I had to write and create the swing routines before I could promote it!  And now I have!  All of the information should be live by tomorrow night, (it's live!) but here's a quick description:

2 hour event/workshop/class/demonstration, video taping and production of "The Swing Quest"  these workouts are designed and created for multiple levels of strength and cardio conditioning keeping the beginning kettlebell athlete in mind.  The emphasis will be on interval training with an "equal work to rest" ratio.

Sunday, November 11th, 9:00am-12 noon

Full Force PT, Modesto CA

Cost, $50 per person, price includes the two DVD's you will be participating in!

Reserve your spot now as space and kettlebells are limited!

More Details

You must already know the skill of the kettlebell swing!  No teaching of the skill or technique is included in this event.  This is a perfect opportunity if you are an RKC/PT interested in ideas for swing classes, or routines to use in you business, or with clients.  If you are not in the fitness industry, this is a great event for you to learn how to program your own workouts for maximum strength and cardio endurance training and/or improving overall strength, health and fitness while promoting weightloss!

Start time is 9:00am with a 10-15 minute mobility warm up with Master Instructor Mark Reifkind. MRKC Mark Reifkind will also be available to address and take questions regarding this type of high volume based swing training and technique throughout the morning.....I'll just be bossing people around!  (kidding...sort of!)

9:15am "The Dirty 30" This workout starts at the very beginning, with a 15 min "On the Minute" workout (OTM).  It is followed by three more swing workouts, the last is an 10 minute Intermediate/Advanced level bonus addition.  No work set is more that 30 reps long (45 sec)

10:30am "Top 40"  In these workouts I will first lead you through all of my kettlebell swing progressions, and then apply them, in sets up to 40 reps.  We will be practicing sets of 5, 10, 20 and 40.  I've designed two 25 minute workouts based on this theme and a 10-15 min bonus workout.

This event is not for sissies!  It will total 1000's of swing reps, the equivalent to running a marathon!  You must be confident in your ability to "scale" the workloads, if completing the workouts in their entirety is your first goal.  Never do more than you are safely capable of doing, and I will constantly remind you throughout the morning.

There will be bells available for you to use, but I suggest, because of the high volume, if you own your own kettlebells that you bring the ones you are comfortable using.  You will not need more than one or two size kettlebells.

I know...this is a lot of information!  But it's a crazy good opportunity for you to experience, first hand, the possibilities of programming this simple (but not easy) movement to change you body, your health, your life.  Please come and be a part of it...this is only the beginning!

Oh, and I'll be doing interviews, on camera, when it's over, so come looking pretty!

PS Modesto is about 1 hour-1 1/2 hours east from the SF Bay Area.


Sharon Shiner said...

So jealous I don't live in CA!! I would be there in. Minute if I did!

Mahda16 said...

Ditto, Sharon...

guy said...

Two new DVD's, allready on the holiday gift list for myself :) I love it, new material! Thanks Ma'am!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Sharon and Mary Ann,

Hopefully this new "Quest" will bring me to a town near you!

It's going to be a great year, I've got a few plans!

Tracy Reifkind said...


yep, very excited about the new routines! I'm going to work nonstop to get them ready for the Holidays. It's my #1 project!

neca said...

Awesome! I have nearly worked myself completely through "Give and Take" and am ready for something new. I am so excited!

Mahda16 said...

I know that I'm excited for you... Nothing like having a plan and see it come to fruition!

Mahda16 said...

Of course I'm still working on that lottery thing... LOL!

chrystad72 said...

I ssssoo wish I could come! Im in the Los Angeles area though...=(

This sounds so amazing. Have a great time! If your ever near L.A or San Diego, Id love to come to any events that you might be having!

Kimberly said...

Shoot. I'd love to figure out a way to do this, but we're supposed to have houseguests that weekend, and we've already cancelled on them several times. They would never believe me if I said I was going out of town to swing a kettlebell :(

Hanneke said...

OMG are you kidding me?? And you tell me this last minute?
I would love love to come and I might. But I just went to Seattle and tickets from Canadia are so darn expensive....grrrrrrr
Let me think about this....

I'll be back.....

Tracy Reifkind said...


Each DVD will have three workouts! And I hope to post a companion workout each month here on my blog for free, based on the theme of the routines! Also, fingers crossed it won't be two years before another!

No excuses for anybody!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Mary Ann,

You have to feel as if you already won the lottery! And if you really think about it, you have!

Tracy Reifkind said...


What? LA is barely a half of a days drive, lol! No worries, I'll be down in So Cal at some point...and then I'll have to track you down!

Tracy Reifkind said...


You can sneak out of the house, come and swing 1000's of reps, and be home barely missing lunch! And no one the wiser for it!

Next time! Those guests better appreciate your hospitality!

Tracy Reifkind said...


If you come I'll put you in the video! Oh, but maybe that will scare you away!

It would be a great honor for you to make the trip. Just the fact that you would give it some thought is a great honor! Thank you.

Hanneke said...

I can't come for this great show Tracy. It's too soon and I have a full weekend planned already.

Please if possible let me know earlier next time ok? It would be so much fun to be able to be part of this.

Tracy Reifkind said...


fingers crossed I will be able to produce additional workouts to this series (The Swing Quest) on a regular basis....maybe bi-monthly.

I'm getting ready to re-promote my book, The Swing, during the Dec and Jan months, so these workouts will support my efforts. This is only the beginning! No worries, there will be more...there has to be!

Also, I will be in Columbus Ohio Feb 2nd, for a 3 hour kick ass workshop at Dave Clancy's place! to be announced soon!

Toad said...

Fantastic photo.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Thanks Toad!