Top Twelve Reasons for Minimalist Training with Kettlebells & Bodyweight: 


1) Strength on a neural level. 

Other training systems develop strength through muscle hypertrophy.

Kettlebell and bodyweight training addresses strength on a neural level, strengthening the body from the inside out, starting from the core. The muscles don’t necessarily have to get bigger for you to get stronger. No machines, benches, or fancy apparatus are required. Proprioception is leveraged with kettlebell and bodyweight training. 

2) Prevention and management of shoulder injuries. 

How many people do you know who have a shoulder injury? Most people don’t know how to pack their shoulders and engage the latissimus dorsi. Learning this skill removes a great deal of stress from the shoulders and shifts the load to the large lat muscle (latissimus dorsi). With a kettlebell and bodyweight training system, the focus is on the strength and mobility of the shoulders. 

3) Explosive power. 

Explosive power is developed through with plyometric and ballistic movements. Kettlebell swings, snatches, and cleans are all explosive movements that recruit the posterior chain (low back, glutes and hamstrings). These exercises access and develop the power of the hips and rooting with the floor.  

4) Mobility. 

We don’t simply "bang out hardcore workouts."

We utilize movement and restorative training as well. If you are going to push your body, you must prepare it for the session then cool down as you increase your flexibility and mobility. Mobility training includes packing the shoulders as you move your body, bridges for spinal flexion and strength, thoracic mobility movements as well as other drills designed for your hips, neck, wrists, ankles, feet, toes, hands and fingers. Mobile and stable joints enable you to perform better and reduce the incidence of injury. 

5) Body control. 

The ability to control one’s own body through a myriad of movements displays and develops athletic ability and performance. The balance, strength and spatial awareness created by bodyweight training is second to none. If you are unable to control your body properly, how can you safely train with additional load? If you have weaknesses and asymmetries, you will only compound your situation. You need to strengthen the intrinsic and stabilizing muscles for usable, sport-applicable strength. Additionally, bodyweight training helps you find your ideal weight. If someone can’t accomplish certain movements, they might not possess the proper strength to weight ratio. 

6) Flexibility. 

A flexible muscle has greater resilience and a higher capacity to develop explosive power. The full range of motion used in our Kettlebell, bodyweight and suspension training enable the participants to use the whole muscle during their movements, especially in respect to opening the joints and accessing the posterior chain. 

7) Muscular and cardiovascular endurance. 

Many kettlebell workouts require 10, 20, 50, or even 100 repetitions. This develops an incredible amount of muscular endurance and engages three energy systems, ATP-CP, anaerobic, and the aerobic.  

8) Increased strength within athletic weight class. 

Two primary methods increase strength: muscle hypertrophy and neural adaptation. Standard resistance training increases strength by increasing the size of the muscle fibers. Due to the offset center of gravity and the shape of the kettlebell, the body must respond by recruiting motor units, stabilizers and the intrinsic muscles to keep the kettlebell in alignment. Hardstyle kettlebell training "teaches" the body how to be strong without adding great amounts of mass.

Kettlebell training results include a harder, more flexible, explosive and lean body. 

9) Efficiency. 

Few people have a spare two or three hours a day to spend at the gym in the quest for ultimate fitness. When kettlebells and calisthenics are utilized, 30 minutes is more than sufficient to accomplish the five essential modes of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body composition (lean body mass).

All of the facets of fitness, plus mobility, can be trained within a relatively short timeframe. 

10) Safe training for young athletes. 

Kettlebells are safe for young athletes. Because of the offset center of gravity, a much lighter kettlebell can help the athlete safely achieve the same results as training with a much heavier barbell.

Calisthenics require no additional weight to employ.

11) Develop lazer focus and avoid distraction and demotivation


Modern exercise methods often use fad-like apparatuses, fancy equipment, loud music, random, novelty and unsafe exercises, yelling instructors, constant variety and other methods to entertain, hype up and otherwise 'motivate' you into a passive, receptive, distracted, dependent and infantile state of mind.

Such a mindset is the OPPOSITE of what allows people to achieve in life or in fitness. It lacks focus, direction, purpose and self determination. It is no wonder that so many otherwise successful people struggle to get and stay fit if they engage in infantilizing fitness activities. 

Our minimalist training systems use only the most efficient exercises and drills to get you exactly the result you want. We eliminate the fluff and distraction and instead use progression and functional variations which allow you to achieve your goals, stay motivated and go live your life.

12) Get Fit them Live Your Life

While fitness and health are important, we help you keep things in perspective and avoid allowing fitness to take over your life. Yes you will achieve amazing results, yes you will stay fit for life, but fitness will not suck mental or physical energy or take over your life.

We create Fitness that supports and enhances your endeavours. 

To book your initial 1on1 consultation, get in touch HERE

For schedule and pricing, please visit HERE

Online Courses

VideoCapture_20200206-155654.jpgIf Kettlebell is 'a gym in your hand', Turkish Get Up is 'a workout in one movement'.

Mastering the Turkish Get-Up is the most comprehensive online course of its kind.

Through step-by-step progression, expert technique instruction and correction of common mistakes, this course helps you achieve the ultimate in full body strength and mobility - the Turkish Get Up.

Find out more HERE 

Kettlebells 101 Workshop

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In this 2-hour practical course, you will learn the fundamental principles, safety rules and techniques of kettlebell training, including how to handle the kettlebell correctly for different exercises, what kettlebell weights are best to use, how to engage your core and butt, how to keep your lower back, shoulders and knees safe, and correct training posture. 

Whether you are just starting with kettlebells or want to improve what you're already doing, this workshop will remove the guesswork and eliminate any confusion about kettlebell technique and handling, kettlebell training styles, exercises, progression and much more. 

    What can you do after completing the workshop?

    We recommend taking our Beginners Class, where you will learn the correct technique for all the foundational movements while getting functionally stronger, fitter and more mobile all over.

    Once you are competent in the fundamentals - Squat, Deadlift, Swing, Press, Clean, Turkish Get Up, Snatch - you will have an option of joining Intermediate Class.

    Duration:

    2 hours

    Location:

    Silo Park, Corner of Jellicoe st and Hamer st, Auckland

    Price: $75

    If booked within 2 weeks of the workshop or earlier: $57

    BOOK HERE

    Beginner Class

    Wednesday 7:00 pm,

    Saturday 9:00 am

    Location: 

    Silo Park, Corner of Jellicoe st and Hamer st, Auckland

    Duration:

    50 minutes

    Book HERE

    Intermediate Class

    Monday 6:05 pm

    Wednesday 6:05 pm

    Thursday 6:05 pm

    Saturday 8:00 am

    Location: 

    Silo Park, Corner of Jellicoe st and Hamer st, Auckland

    Duration:

    50 minutes

    Book HERE

    Private Coaching

    Individual technique instruction in the comfort of your home. 

    Professional guidance on creating a home workout space and a kettlebell training routine that is balanced, effective and individually tailored.

    Please inquire HERE

    Kettlebell Academy Online Coaching Programme

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    Currently available to kettlebell students worldwide
    - An individually tailored training plan that evolves with you.
    No more guesswork! Time-saving scheduled workouts with comprehensive voice guidance mean you know exactly what to do from the moment you press 'start'.
    - Designed to make you stronger, healthier, improve your endurance and flexibility and most importantly ingrain your fitness habit for life - at home, park or gym.
    - Workouts are customized to space, time and equipment you have access to
    - Your coach keeps you accountable and tracks your progress, altering your plan as needed
    24/7 contact, questions, video technique assessment and habit tracking
    - Video tutorials of each exercise and a simple way for you to measure personal progress
    - Optimal balance of Structure and Variety deliver progress and motivation.
    - From $NZ250 or US$175 for 12 weeks
    Please inquire HERE