Top 10 Reasons to Train With Kettlebells
“New groundbreaking research sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) demonstrates that kettlebell training significantly boosts aerobic capacity, while also improving core strength and dynamic balance. ”
1. Combines cardio and strength training
Kettlebell training keeps the heart rate high increasing cardiovascular strength and metabolic conditioning
2. Increased fat loss
Kettlebell training increases metabolic conditioning so you burn more calories over a longer period of time
3. Dynamic never boring
Kettlebell Exercises involve full body motions keeping you mentally engaged
4. Short efficient workouts
10 minute mobility drill warm up, 40 minute strength training workout, done!
5. Builds lean muscle
Kettlebells build real life athletic muscle
6. Improves posture
Kettlebells work from the core out training the spine to be straight and upright
7. Builds mobility
Kettlebells require full range of motion opening up the bodies mobility
8. Increases coordination
Kettlebells require the body to work as one unit coordinating the arms, legs and core
9. Mentally stimulating
Kettlebells require you to stay engaged and constantly think of your movements
10. Easy to learn
Kettlebell strength training movements are functionally natural movements that everyone uses everyday
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Swing was created by personal trainer, Luke Wilson, who saw a need for proper strength training in San Francisco. With over 18 years of experience, working with various types of clients in his personal training practice, Luke noticed a common problem. Group exercise instructors weren’t teaching proper form and alignment. As a result hard working individuals looking to improve their strength and conditioning would end up with knee problems, spinal misalignment's, shoulder impingement's and poor movement patterns. At Swing, our main focus is you. We keep classes small, capping attendance at 10 people, so that we are able to provide more personal attention and instruction. Every coach is a certified Personal Trainer and a certified Kettlebell Instructor because proper education is paramount to the success of every student.
Luke Wilson has been at the forefront of the fitness industry for over a decade. He started his fitness career in 2001 in Santa Barbara, California, and in 2011, opened his first gym, PUSH Athletics in San Francisco. Working closely with many of the city’s elite trainers, Luke has shared and expanded his knowledge to help mold over 500+ clients.
Luke has earned a BS in Kinesiology, is a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, CSCS, retains certifications in HKC (Hardstyle Kettlebell Training), RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certification) Level 1 and 2, functional strength trainer (IHP), yoga instructor, boxing instructor (Prime Time Boxing), martial artist (Eskabo Daan), trigger-point therapist and myofascial release practitioner.
Heather Parks, a former collegiate distance and track athlete, has had a lifetime passion for fitness and recreation. With over five years experience and named San Francisco’s Most Inspirational Trainer in 2017 by Equinox, Heather achieved her Personal Trainer Certification in 2012 along with becoming a Tier 3+ Trainer at Equinox (San Francisco).
Heather has a B.S. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer as well as a graduate from the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI). Her other certifications include Kettlebell Athletics L1 Coach, TRX and ViPR, Pre-Post Natal and Precision Nutrition L1.
A NASM certified Trainer, Jon Merritt grew up competing in karate, soccer, and long-distance running. “Sports taught me the need for strength, flexibility, endurance, and focus.”
As a lifetime martial artist, Jon has competed in MMA, kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
“It is my pleasure and honor to be a personal trainer. I feel a strong connection to movement as it has played such a significant role in my own life. Seeing clients reach their potential through proper coaching and their own perseverance is exciting and rewarding.”
Alex Garcia grew up playing in a traveling soccer club team and has been involved in athletics his entire life. Recognizing the value of positive coaching, and the impact it made on him, really reveled that he wanted to help others achieve beyond what they believed was possible.
Always learning and keeping up with the ever changing fitness industry, he has spent most of his time learning from some of the most respected names in the industry in order to continue providing the best training experience for his clients.