The Kettlebell Chicks Movement is an empowering program for promoting the physical health of women of all shapes and sizes. We cater to any female who wants to become stronger mentally and emotionally through the promotion of Kettlebell training.
Although the Kettlebell Chicks Movement has been five years in the making, this is an endeavor just recently underway. It began in 2009 as the result of my own personal journey. Personal training, like many other male driven industries, has been difficult for me as a female. I began my experience with kettlebell training in 2004. I actually thought I was pretty fit until my first contact with a 25 pound kettlebell. My training buddy at the time would meet me three times a week for one hour. After three months of consistent training, my KB weight went up to the 35 and 50 pound weight. Long story short, not only was I in even better shape, but I could swing and squat and do moves men twice my height and weight could not. My knowledge began to expand, having now the ability to do the different exercises. I was picked up to work at a local Crossfit, assisting the owner Mr. Mike Krivka in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I was then sponsored to take my first Crossfit Kettlbell Class, where I met my current mentor Mr. Jeff Martone. I immediately volunteered to assist him with teaching and running Crossfit-Level 1 Certifications. On weekends I would frequently dedicate nine hours on both Saturday and Sunday to assist him. I wanted to learn from the best in order to become the best.
After several years of assisting him, Jeff was kind enough to pick me up as one of his paid trainers (I was the only female). I was humbled to learn that Jeff valued my teaching expertise, especially since I wanted to walk in his footsteps. It’s been four years now since I’ve been a part of his Crossfit and Tactical Athlete staff, but he continues to guide, assist and advise me in my training business. Even though I have equal experience and training as other trainers in the area, I still get passed over by less qualified (male) trainers for teaching opportunities. This is why the Kettlebell Chicks Movement was established. Although I have had the privilege to work with the best in the industry and am knowledgeable and hold many specialty certifications, the men in this industry continue to devalue my skills. My goal is to spread awareness through Kettlebell training because in Crossfit it is the most under utilized, yet most effective tool. And that’s how I see US WOMEN, under-utilized and most effective!
HOW CAN YOU JOIN?
Who can join- Anyone can join! Go to www.anabellsfitness.com, click SHOP, purchase a tank top or tee shirt and come train with us on Saturday and Sundays
– Anabell the Kettlebell Chick