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Rings of Power by Mike GIllette

Rings of Power by Mike Gillette Cool new book from Mike Gillette about Ring Training for all fitness levels. Being on this shoot with Mike was like working with a real live action hero! (And I got to put a cinderblock on him too!) Mike knows his stuff and shares everything you need to know for his versatile go-anywhere ring training.  Full progressions of every exercise, workout plans, and all the know-how to take the training as far as you wish. Good stuff, and yes, that's me on the left side of the cover  :)

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Primal Move Comes to Gaithersburg and a Visit with Mike Krivka and Phil Ross

The recent Primal Move certification workshop in Gaithersburg (near Washington DC) went really really well. Mike Krivka's gym, CrossFit Koncepts was the perfect location for Primal Move as well as the RKC Recertification with Master RKC Phil Ross on the following day. A large open space, and good heaters running. Between you and me, I was a little concerned that we'd freeze in there—I'm from Florida and consider anything 50 Degrees Fahrenheit or below to be "cold".     En route, I had to make a connection in Cincinnati, and while stepping off the plane thought to myself "wow this is a nice airport* here in Cincinnati, too bad my layover is so short, I'd like to poke around and get a snack." Well... I must have thought that too loud because no sooner than I rush to the connecting gate than I see that the flight to DC has been delayed because of poor visibility in DC for landing. The delay ends up being only about 1.5hrs so I have time for espresso, almonds, a few phone calls, including detailed Q+A about an upcoming "how to rock affiliate sales" webinar I'm working on.  All and all not a bad thing - besides I knew the next flight was short and I had an upgrade to 1st - so all was good.

Ask GiryaGirl: Confusion with HKC, RKC, SFG, Photoshoots, Grab n Go Foods

This has been the week for very meaningful conversations. In addition to many messages, emails, and phone calls with friends and fellow instructors/trainers and aspiring instructors, I've conducted over 5 very intensive interviews this past week (and this week isn't nearly over yet). I can't wait for them to be ready to share. Some of the personal stories are inspiring to say the least.  But I don't want to give anything away just yet.     Many of the non-interview conversations brought up a number of questions that more people may want to hear answered, so I'll address them here too!

Code Name: Indestructible - 007, Kettlebells, Bodyweight, and Other Awesome Things...

One of the things fellow instructors ask me about A LOT is programming for small and large exercise groups. I love coming up with interesting workouts which appropriately challenge, progress, and engage students and clients. Stipulations like location, equipment which may and may not be available only seem to fuel the creative fire. Working around a theme is another really fun way to break out of any potential training ruts for you and/or your clients/students. Mike Krivka shares this view - somewhat to the extreme.

Something Simple, Something Brutal - a Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout

Really interesting day - mostly fun even - one of the highlights before class was visiting the really cool no-nonesense studio Leanne Ellington has in Maitland - I may have gotten her hooked on the RKC/HKC style kettlebell Swing - we had a blast discussing Primal Move, FMS, and quite honestly geeked out just a heck of a whole lot.

I felt like having a simple class (even though T/Th is usually "advanced") after all the talk of the power of just good old fashioned kettlebell swings and get ups.

Interviewed by Sebastian Müller, RKC from Germany - GREAT questions!

I'm incredibly honored to be interviewed by new RKC Sebastian Müller on his blog.   He asks some great questions, some of which I know others have been curious about too - 

Here's a little bit of it -

Sebastian Müller: When did you first discover kettlebells?

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