When is variety and cool too much?
While driving by the neighborhood commercial gym last night, I was impressed by how beautiful and magnificent it appeared, all lit up and glowing. Its attractive appeal urged me to want to go inside and work up a sweat. You see, I have been there many times. I know that upon going inside, a person is aesthetically impressed by all the cardio machines. There is a variety of mechanical systems for every body part, as well as bars and plates galore in the free weight area.
Shape magazine has the SHAPE Gym Awards 2013: Coolest Clubs in America highlighted in its latest issue. One of the featured “cool clubs” has an amenity-filled gym that boasts with more than 400 pieces of cardio equipment. Some of these gyms have amenities such as shoe repair, hair salons, and bowling lanes for cool down activity. If only all this atmosphere could get a person in shape! A more serious facility has 5,000 square feet of serious weight-lifting equipment. Yet another has 130 trampolines that make up five different jumping zones at a 25,000-square-foot complex in suburban Dallas.
How can a serious trainer convince the majority of those desiring to get fit that all these special effects and frills are not necessary? It is like the young little shepherd boy named David coming against a Giant that has the majority of the army convinced that he is there for the only real results. But come I do, with a few Kettlebells and several unconventional methods for successful fitness against this giant cooperate mindset!
Scientific and medical studies have been repeatedly published about the advantage of training with Kettlebells for fat loss and the cardio thrust it provides. You do not push and pull a kettlebell like the machines at these fancy gyms. You move it with a combination of natural movements. As you swing it, pass it from hand to hand, and move it around, you use your entire body in dynamic, rhythmic patterns. The core is totally engaged; you don’t rest with the back against a comfortable machine. It is a more natural way to engage your entire body while you strengthen and condition from head to toe. Research after research has irrefutably discovered that a kettlebell workout burns fat faster and is a total core and body strengthener. (If you are interested in this research, it is available upon request.)
Kettlebell training integrates all the muscles. Weight training and machine exercises isolate one muscle at a time; while the Kettlebell is a much more efficient way to exercise your body and muscle groups. The Kettlebell movement gets your heart pumping, increases your metabolism, burns calories, strengthens, and conditions.
An individual can warm up, work out, and cool down in less than an hour. He or she can obtain excellent results that cannot be achieved on a cool looking machine no matter how many hours are spent using it. Kettlebell training is one of the most effective and efficient overall fitness routines available, and all you need to get started is one piece of equipment that you can take anywhere!
Ladies are able to see incredibly fast results in problem areas like abdominals, gluttes, waist, arms and thighs. Men will quickly achieve broad shoulders, defined abs, built-up arms, and an actual waist.
Kettlebell and other unconventional training methods provide movements that involve the core, or basic center of the body muscles, which provide balance, strength and stabilization.
Lastly, with a combination routine of kettlebells, TRX suspension gear, and various unconventional methods, transformation happens and results are obtained. The body is challenged to a much higher strength and functional level.
The “cool” is then seen in the body, the attraction is not the fancy gym but a body in shape! Now that’s way cool! Bottom line: don’t be allured by fancy facilities. Kettlebels are not really pretty but they work! There's no need for expensive equipment or gym fees for the fancy machinery. Simplicity is most often your best friend!Add a comment