Happy Birthday Southside Kettlebells!

Two years ago on July 11th, we opened the door at Southside Kettlebells. We didn’t know who will come, if they will come. It was a bit like building our own version of Field of Dreams. If you build it, they will come.

So they came. Actually on our first day, so she came.  She wanted to know what a kettlebell workout is like. Ron and I gave her a first group workout with one attendance. Second day, another person showed up. Third day, the lady from the first day came back, and another person joined. Second month, the group grew to be 2-3 people. Soon the group size grew to be 4-5. It got bigger and bigger. Today we have over 100 members and growing. Many of you are long-time members. Some of you graduated from Southside. Some of you are still new and fresh, enjoying the great feeling of your body rapidly changing. No matter where you are in your life’s journey, stop for a moment and think how far you have come. And be excited this isn’t the end – it’s only the beginning! Hooray!

During the RKC II Workshop, Pavel said something very profound (it was very profound for me). He talked about how kettlebell is a fitness tool. But fitness for what? That – you will have to determine. Some of you may play sports and want to be stronger or better at it. Some of you may have past injuries you want to overcome. Some of you may just want to be fit for life. No matter what your goal is kettlebell is a tool to achieve what you are looking for. Depends on your goal, your trainings will change. I’m not just talking about the strengths; I’m talking about all across the board – endurance, strengths, body/mind balance, everything. I challenge you to think about this – what is your goal? I know it is as hard as being asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  But, it’s worth thinking about.

Back to your achievements –

On this day – although 2 days passed its birthday – let’s congratulate ourselves for our awesome accomplishments. Be proud that we are all stronger and getting even stronger yet.

And THANK YOU for making Southside Kettlebells a great place to practice kettlebell. It’s been a swell journey for us instructors to work with you. We are certainly thrilled at our opportunities to be able to work with you more in the future.

P.S. – When we opened the studio, my hair has long – reaching to the bottom of my shoulder blades. As our group is getting bigger, my hair got shorter. Soon I might have to shave it all off…. Hmmmmm…..

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