A new session of kettlebell classes are starting September 11th on Wednesdays at Get Fit NH. The session will run for 8 weeks working on building kettlebell skills, strength, and mobility.
Why Train With Kettlebells:
People have been using kettlebells to burn fat, build lean muscle, and improve mobility since early 1700's! Using kettlebells has been a proven method of improving your health for so long, I would even argue it is one of the best methods of burning fat while building muscle. Another wonderful reason to train with kettlebells is they do not take up much space and for most trainings you only need yourself and one bell!
What Will We Be Doing In Class:
This class is designed to build up the fundamental movements of kettlebells and create a strong foundation you can take anywhere to train with kettlebells! We use a mixture of Kettlebells, TRX, and body weight to bring complete trainings for anyone! We like to take our time and really focus on quality of a movement to maximize the results we get! This class is perfect for anyone of any fitness level, if you are trying to take your first step into fitness or you're a fitness vet trying to add some new material into training this class is for you!
Is This Only Open To Get Fit NH Members:
NO! This class is open to Get Fit NH members and anyone who is not currently a member! So if you think this is something for you sign right up!
*To keep classes running smoothly each class is capped at 10 people*
Class Times And Cost:
Class Times: The class will be held on wednesdays at 4 different times:
If You have any questions please reach out to me at :
If you are interested in signing up and having some summer kettlebell fun click below!
This will be a somewhat shorter blog but I think it is an extremely important one. The most important parts of any goal are the start and the finish, more often the middle will take care of itself. Let's start with training, what would you say that the most often difficult to make it to trainings are? Based on what we as coaches see its two days…Monday, and/or Friday. What does that tell me? It tells me that one of the major challenges is either getting started with something, or finishing out. Be honest with yourself, if you are someone reading this who has a tendency to not finish out the week of training, do you also see a pattern of yo-yoing with your nutrition? Or can you look back at past S3’s or just times when you tried to keep your nutrition on point and you got close to the end but decided you ended early?
The start and the finish are by far the two most important parts. Often just taking the step in the gym, on your first day or on a Monday, is one of the toughest decisions. The second toughest decision comes at the end of the week, you’re tired, your stressed from a long week and you decide “well I made it ‘x’ days, that’s good enough” next thing you know its one less than the week before. If you can start a week of training and end a week of training, the stuff in the middle tends to be the easiest (at least relatively speaking). If you can make time on a Monday and Friday then finding time on a Tuesday or Thursday is child's play. Even if you have been inconsistent to training that would be my advice, pencil yourself in for every Monday and Friday, and the rest will come. Additionally if you are looking to improve your nutrition, I would be willing to bet that if you get Monday and Saturday/Sunday on lockdown, you will find the rest to be cake. Give it a shot!
It is no surprise that we are most often our worst critics. Many of us battle the negative voice in our head that says “we aren’t good enough”. That inner voice may lead you to believe that you are weak or a failure and will never achieve your goal.
How do we fight the negative voices? I believe that you have to acknowledge the negative thoughts and label them for what they are. Rather than getting stuck in the thought process, acknowledge it and ask yourself if it is truth. If your inner voice is telling you that you are weak, take a minute to assess the validity of the statement. Have you made positive changes in you life? Are you more consistent with training or making better nutrition choices? Those all require strength and therefore discounts the statement “you are weak”.
When attempting to remove negative thoughts, it is important to replace them with something positive. Otherwise, the negative thoughts will just creep back into the empty space. There may be times in life when it might be more challenging to find the positive so keep it simple. Celebrate and focus on even the small victories.
You are in control of your thoughts and whether they are negative or positive. It takes time and practice but you can retrain your brain. We are here for you and always happy to remind you of the positives. One Get Fit NH Family member reached out through email and shared her struggles and negative thoughts with us. I was so proud of her for acknowledging her struggling and letting us come along side of her. She vented and vowed not to get stuck in the current thought process. We are in this together!
Our 4th annual Show up, Step up and Stick it up Challenge is coming up and this year has a new twist! We run this challenge to keep you honest as we head into a challenging time of year. The fall brings on back to school, sports and that leads us into the holidays and before you know it here comes January and we are motivated to get back on the wagon.
But imagine how wonderful it would be if you never had to fall off the wagon! Imagine if you had some extra motivation (on top of your coach) to keep you going and keep you honest...
Well imagine no more! This challenge is for you and here is how it works:
Show up: There are 59 total training chances between the September 9th and December 20th to make it into training. To complete the show up portion we are asking that you make it a certain amount in that time being:
Step up: The Fit3D! On the backside of the card there will be a monthly spot to hit up the Fit3D. You want to talk about keeping you honest? Nothing better than the good ole "truth booth" to keep you on pace. The average weight gain between October and December is TEN POUNDS! It is a lot of work to get those pounds off so let's not fall into that category. We will help keep you honest.
Stick it up: This will also be a monthly spot on the backside of your card. This is for the goals board. Each month we put up a goals board. We strive for this to be apart of our culture and this will help you build that habit and keep you working toward the bigger picture. Each month you will need a coach to initial that verifying that you did in face "stick it up"
Share It: This is the NEW TWIST for this year! On the Back side of the card a new box will be added for you to share it that needs to be completed once a month. Here are some ways you could get this box checked off:
If you fill up your card with the needed amount of attendance checks, 4 (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) step ups, stick it ups, and share it ups then your card will go into the magic prize jar. We will pick THREE cards to win mega awesome prizes.
1st card pulled earns- $300
2nd card pulled earns- $100
3rd card pulled earns- $50
We look forward to kicking this challenge off and finishing this year out strong! Let's make it happen,
The Get Fit NH Team
This is in some ways a follow-up blog to my why Wednesday video. What does the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” mean? It means that doing things to prevent a problem or issue in small parts preventatively is a lot easier than trying to make major changes after an issue has arisen. As an example think of a credit card, an ounce of prevention would be things like using your credit card sparingly and paying it off monthly, or at least in a timely fashion. Which is much much easier, and more manageable, than continually charging things you aren’t able to afford at the moment to a credit card and then trying to pay off high amounts of credit card debt. For anyone that has experienced this you know how unbelievably difficult it can be.
The same is true of the body, very simply the best way to stay active and moving, is to….you guessed it, stay active and moving, training, ect. It's a lot easier to maintain an active lifestyle for 10 years, than it is letting yourself become sedentary for ten years and try to rewind the clock. Realistically you could probably maintain a relative level of fitness and mobility with just being physically active for 15-20 minutes a day in a pinch. That seems a lot less daunting than being 10 years older and trying to train 6 days a week to make up for lost time.
With all that being said I fully realize that this is a hard thing to picture, this is maybe our most difficult thing as coaches to convey because people tend to have trouble understanding something they have yet to experience. Myself included, it’s very hard to consider back pain prevention (most often hip mobility) as a priority, until you hurt your back. Pressing overhead doesn’t seem like a big deal right now, until you have to do months of PT and waiting for your frozen shoulder symptoms to go away. This is just something you have to trust me/us on. Keep yourself healthy now, to be able to hold up when things get challenging down the road, the reverse is EXPONENTIALLY harder.
Many years ago, when I was at a training conference I first learned of the word “Sawubona”. It is an African Zulu greeting that means “I see you”. In Western culture, we often say “Hi, how are you?” but so often people never wait for the others response. In contrast, Sawubona means “I see you and you are important to me and I value you”.
Recently during a training, I asked a Get Fit NH Family member “how are you doing?” Her
response was “I am here”. I told her “that is a step in the right direction!” I knew from
previous conversations she has been under a lot of stress for various reasons. I did not take it lightly that she made it to training. I know it was an achievement. For some of you, training is just part of your day, no questions asked and that is fantastic! For others, it is a struggle just to walk through the doors. I want you all to know that we never take it for granted when you make it to training! We love “seeing” you! You are so much more than just a body working out. While we may not greet you with “Sawubona”, we see you and you are all incredibly important to us. Your value is beyond measure! When you are a part of the Get Fit NH Family it means you are seen and valued! Thank you for not only training with us but also sharing your lives with us.
Happy Monday and first day back from recovery week!
I hope everyone is feeling energized and ready to get back into some great training! I thought it would be helpful to write this blog about important things to remember coming back from recovery week and how you might feel starting off:
We are super excited about this training phase and to see all the progress everyone makes! Welcome back and remember to keep making it happen!