First of all - Dragon Door has started a pre-order (yep, that's me on the page) for three of their most popular sizes: 12kg, 16kg, and 24kg View this post on Instagram Look how happy you will be if you pre-order two! Fun to be featured with this promotion :) I added a link to the pre-order in the … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl.com How To Get Dragon Door Kettlebells in 2020? Here’s TWO Ways!
This is a riff on an old favorite I mentioned the other day on social media. Here's a link to the post that was originally shared back in 2011 (when this site was just a little over a year old and running on Drupal 6). With the RKC San Jose coming up next week, it was a great time to revisit this with a fellow advanced kettlebell maniac - as she hadn't yet experienced the … [Read more...] about An RKC-6 Review Plus Mini-Endurance Workout
There's a lot I can write about my original journey to the RKC that started in 2009, and there's a detailed day by day account of that first RKC Workshop on this site. That first experience was transformative on too many levels to fully explain here, but those of you who know me, know a majority of the story. Every now and then people try and challenge the existence of part of … [Read more...] about Pre-RKC Benchmark Workout…
Since this past summer I've been exactly half of leading a custom corporate wellness program, and since every class seems to have new people of all levels, I've relied heavily on our old favorite pal, the timed set. Timed sets are fantastic for mixed levels since everyone starts and finishes at the same time, no one waits on anyone--and the potential for feeling out of place or … [Read more...] about An 18-Minute Follow Along Timed Sets Workout Video
Accidentally I stepped in (not a typo) a bit of a controversy Saturday night on Facebook. Someone was questioning the validity of loaded carries, farmer carries etc. in the training of "regular people" who were seeking general health or physique goals. I posted the following without realizing that there were literally over 100 previous posts varying in mood from supportive, … [Read more...] about We Carry On, Because We Are Compelled To…
As many of you from real life may already know, I’ve been a huge fan of Tokelau coffee, and was super happy to get to be one of their first Ambassadors - in fact before I even started in that official capacity I may have even given you a packet of Tokelau MCT coffee if we’ve hung out recently. Tokelau is my go-to for coffee on the go (and when are we not on the go) out of town … [Read more...] about Product Review: Tokelau MCT Coffee (Two Varieties)
Hinted at this one a little last week - then after a few more conversations with folks realized that I likely need to have another post really giving the ways that this kind of workout can be useful especially for those who are preparing to pass the RKC Snatch test. It solves just one piece of the puzzle but there are several important pieces that must be in place to … [Read more...] about Advanced Kettlebell Challenge Workout For 1/12/2020
Nightfood Ice Cream reached out to me via Instagram a little while ago with a very enticing offer! They wanted me to try and also review their ice cream. After a brief look at the Nightfood website I was intrigued to say the least. The idea is that their ice cream is specially formulated for late or (later) snacking - but in keeping with guidelines from their sleep experts so … [Read more...] about Product Review: Nightfood Nighttime Ice Cream
The workout here is for general intermediate/advanced fitness enthusiasts and is adapted from two workouts I recently created for two different advanced clients. Both of them have many differences, but the main thing they share is their drive for excellence and strength. I am honored to train both of them, and it's a joy to plan their next steps towards achieving their … [Read more...] about A Benchmark Workout to Finish 2019 Strong – Fan Bike Encouraged But Not Required
Just realized that this website is actually 10 years old! WOW! THAT happened fast... I just sent my distance client a "Jingle Kettlebells" workout for this week then realized that I needed to share some of the Christmas and holiday posts on here. Still in the process of improving the navigation and categories on here, so it was a good excuse to put them all in one place today - … [Read more...] about A Decade of GiryaGirl.com Christmas Workouts and Posts!