4 Kettlebell Moves for a Total Body Workout

Get a total body workout with kettlebells in just 20 to 30 minutes! Are you sick of your same old workout? Or do you tend to focus on the same favorite areas and neglect others? Then mix it up with kettlebells. You’ll get an amazing, full-body workout and it only takes up 20 to 30 […]

Kettlebell Sport for Tween Girls

Rylee Reeves picked up her first kettlebell when she was only eight years old. She developed a precarious fascination with the Russian exercise tool while watching her parents train with it at the gym. With some encouragement from her parents and fellow gym members, Rylee began training with the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls. Within several […]

Don’t Fear Strong

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS | While most women know that we need to build strength for long term health, many of us still fear the “perceived” consequences of being strong. Based on my experience there is still a misconception that lifting weights will work against our weight loss efforts and eventually lead to bulky boyish bodies…

IC Kettlebell Girls on Top of the World

First All Female Kettlebell Sport Team Takes Silver & Gold | The 2010 World Kettlebell Lifting Championship took place in Chicago on August 7th. Once again, the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls went home with a pocket full of hard-earned medals…

Kettlebell Tutorial: One Arm Push Press

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS | The one arm push press is a foundational movement of kettlebell lifting. Aside from being a building block of good function and athletic mobility, the one arm push press has many attributes that can benefit women of all ages…

My Road to Kettlebells

by Elizabeth Upchurch | When my mom passed away from breast cancer, I began to overindulge, longing for the comforts I had before she was gone. I hardly ever exercised and I never said “no” to any calorific treat. I was twenty-four years old, forty pounds overweight and miserable with my self-image. I had to take control of my life…

How Kettlebells Lift My Life

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS
One of the greatest things about my involvement in Kettlebell Sport over the past two years has been the opportunity to travel across the US and abroad to attend various meets and competitions. Even though the commitment to travel has been challenging as a mother, I wouldn’t want it any other way. Leaving home is not only an essential part of being a competitor in this sport, but also an important catalyst for cultivating time for my own interests and sense of well being. I think many mothers have a challenging time prioritizing their own needs, and I’m certainly no exception…

The Art of Competition

by Surya Voinar-Fowler, IC Kettlebell Girl
Over the last couple of days I have had the opportunity to reflect on the rich experience of competing at the WKC Championships last weekend in Chicago. One of the many reasons I love Kettlebell Sport is that it is as much a mental sport as it is physical. Each time I compete I learn something new about myself, the sport, the critical importance of technique, and how to be a better competitor. I am learning that there is both an art to training as well as an art to competing…

Kettlebell Tutorial: One Arm Swing

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS
Interested in learning to lift kettlebells? It’s vital that you first learn some of the technical aspects of kettlebell lifting in order to safely begin your program. In this exclusive instructional series for Athleta Chi, the first foundational movement we’ll cover is the one-handed Kettlebell Swing…

Kettlebells in Greece

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS
The morning of March 13, 2009 was like a scene out of an Elizabeth Gilbert novel — all the right ingredients for a perfect departure: no traffic on the Bay Bridge, printed boarding passes, and my son reaching out for mama’s big hug at curbside drop-off. Nonetheless, I couldn’t help but wonder (and worry) if I would be the only girl attending an intensive WKC International Kettlebell Sport Camp in Greece…