Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Kettle Bell Course

This past weekend I spent it entirely on continuing education. Specifically Kettle Bells and TRX. 

First up....Kettle Bells.

I've been teaching a kettle bell class for a couple weeks now and spend Friday evening getting officially certified. I thought I would share some of my fave moves from both my class and the certification course!

First...the "get up"

I do this move with only 1 kettle bell and make sure to hit both sides of the body evenly!

It's a great move for the whole body but really targets that core!

next..."kettle bell swings"

It's a staple go-to move in any kettle bell class. It again engages the whole body and allows you to move through a full range of motion!

Next...my favorite..."figure 8s"

Please ignore this girl's form. Her back looks awful in this picture and I would not let anyone in my class bend like this but it was the only pic I could find of a "figure 8"

Even despite her horrible form...I think you get the picture! I love this move and seriously use it in every class!

Up next...a little TRX love!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Adding fuel to my fire!

This week marks the addition of two new classes for my repertoire.... 

Kettle Bells

And TRX...

If you haven't gotten a chance to try a kettle bell class or a TRX class....I highly recommend trying them out!


Kettle Bells lets you add strength to a cardio routine well the TRX challenges your core in a whole new way!

I will be getting certified in both classes this weekend and begin teaching as well! I will keep you posted on how things go as well as share some of my routines and favorite moves! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Training for a spring marathon?????

When I decided to partner back up with TEAM In Training....I immediately went for a flashy race...

The Nashville Country Music Marathon April 28, 2012.

When I was day dreaming about how awesome the race would be and how much fun I would have on the trip....I mentally blocked that fact that I would be training for a marathon throughout the winter....and that I live in Nebraska.

On Saturday...I ran 10 miles.....it was 10 degrees outside....

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Little Cabin Fever

Apparently Mother Nature remembered that is is supposed to be winter here in Nebraska. 

I think she decided to make up for lost time!

I've had to hit the treadmill and few times this past week. Some days have gone well...the last one did not. I'm starting to get cabin fever and my runs seem to be the first thing suffering. 


On a fun note....

Wes and I hit up the Omaha Children's Museum!

We played for several hours and then met up with Dave for lunch! It was a good time.

We are going to attempt an outdoor run tomorrow. Since the morning temp is going to be 1.....yes literally 1 degree, The TEAM will head out at 1pm. 

Wish Us LUCK!!