What does the Rip Trainer DO for me, anyway?

You may have noticed that we’ve been incorporating the rip trainer into our workouts lately. Wondering exactly how this piece of equipment can enhance your training?
For starters it can develop core strength, flexibility and endurance. It’s unique blend of simultaneously training rotation, core stability, balance and coordination make it a perfect compliment to our Kettlebell strength training. Whether you’re carrying groceries, golfing or throwing a ball, your body produces rotation – the rip trainer integrates this and many other everyday movements into training. By connecting the lower and upper body through the core with each rip trainer exercise, the body is challenged to stabilize through the movement…Which we like!
We also like that the resistance can be modified so that all levels of our students are free to go at their own pace. So, next time you see the rip trainer on our training board in class, you’ll now have a better idea of it’s purpose!
Happy Ripping,


News & Events – December 16, 2014

A correction to the last news & events blog…

The North Beach Kettlebell post-holiday Open House will be on Saturday, January 10th from 5pm to 7pm. I must’ve been looking at the wrong year when planning the party. =)


Maintenance and Mobility Continues

We’re continuing with December’s theme and it’s LUNGE-A-PALOOZA week! Come to class and get your lunge on! Your hips, glutes, inner thighs, and abs will thank you for it!


Last Couple Days for the Giving Tree

And we only have a couple of tags left on the tree! You all have been awesome and your generosity is amazing. Thank you to everyone who’s brought in shoes.

If you still want to join in on the giving, there are a couple of tags left so get in and get your shoes before Friday, December 16th!

News & Events – December 9, 2014

Thank you to all who have brought in shoes for our Giving Tree. For those of you who’d like to participate, you still have time! Please grab a tag from the tree, shop for, and bring in the new athletic shoes by December 19th.

Another cool way to get your family involved is to ask your kids to come shopping with you. One of our fellow kettlebellers, Angela did this and I wanted to share it with all of you. Instead of you going and buying the shoes yourself, bring your kids and let them pick out shoes, in their size, for a someone in need.

Happy shopping!


Save the Date!

We know, we know, you’re just trying to make it to the end of the year. But we want you to put Saturday, January 11th from 5pm – 7pm on the calendar. Correction: Saturday, January 10th from 5pm-7pm!

We’re having an Open House! Bring your friends and show them what you do every week and how you’ve been getting so strong and fit. We know that kettlebells may sound crazy or intimidating, but you all know that once you try it, it’s hard to find something that gets more work done in less time. And being the busy people you are, you know how important it is to get a quick, efficient workout in.

Come by for:
– a kettlebell demo
– appetizers & drinks
– door prizes to include FREE personal training & group classes
– and much more!


January Challenge and More workshops coming up…

We know you’ll all want to start a 2015 Challenge when January rolls in. We’re currently discussing details of what and how we’re going to structure this one. We’ll fill you in as soon as we have all of the information, but we’ll start the challenge on Monday, January 5th! Get ready!

Skills Workshops are on the calendar for January and February.
– Our first one of the New Year will be a Turkish Getup Workshop at 9am on Saturday, January 31st.
– The second will be a Snatch Workshop at 5pm on Friday, February 27th.

Also, something to keep in mind… The Tactical Strength Challenge is in April and October every year and it’s run by StrongFirst. You can compete against everyone in the world who competes on that day. The TSC consists of Max Barbell Deadlift, Max Number of Strict Pullups, and Max Number of Kettlebell Snatches in 5 minutes. If we get enough interest in our gym, we may host the Challenge but we’ll definitely get training groups together starting late January.