SKC will re-open for video classes and open gym January 11th with a 5-member per hour max. Reservations required.
Classes are uploaded on the gym TV's for you to start and follow along with at your convenience.
In the meanwhile, keep up your routine at home by following our classes (5+ new uploads weekly) on prokettlebell.com.
"AS I SWUNG THESE THINGS FOR THE FIRST TIME, I COULDN'T SHAKE THE FEELING THAT THE HUMAN BODY WAS MEANT TO DO THIS."
-Hayat Norimine, SEATTLE MET MAGAZINE
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Kettlebell Range: There's a bell for every body! We have them from 1kg (2.2lbs) - 48kg (106lbs)
Member Age Range: 11-74
Classes: No regularly scheduled classes while COVID-19 restrictions are in effect, but you can come in and use the space, equipment and the kettlebells to follow along with our on-demand Pro Kettlebell video classes.
Gym: Lots of fresh air and room between members; it's 3610 square feet with high ceilings and tons of windows for great air flow. Open floor space, lifting platforms, stretching area, woodway curve treadmill, concept 2 row machines, squat rack, gymnastic rings, pull up bar, versa climber, assault air bike, and literally tons of kettlebells. 24-hr access by keyless entry for members.
Notable prior health problems members have overcome: nerve damage and limited mobility from a broken neck, chronic migraines, chronic pain, excruciatingly painful destroyed foot, abdominal separation, fractured wrist and broken back, ruptured disc, inability to make a fist after an attack
Interesting Fact: We're home to one of the largest (maybe the largest) kettlebell sport teams in the entire world.
Motto: Plan to succeed and train to succeed, because you were born to succeed.
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Have you ever...
Dragged yourself to the gym only to spend an hour on an elliptical?
"Learned" a kettlebell exercise from watching youtube?
Thought "I'll try that when I start working out... tomorrow?"
Casually lurked other gym-goers to see what they were doing?
Caught someone watching you and wondered if it was because you weren't actually doing that exercise right?
Spent more of your workout on your phone than doing your workout?
An athlete looking to improve your performance?
An athlete looking to keep fit and make gains during your off-season?
Learning from experts at one of the best kettlebell clubs in the entire world.
Getting an EFFECTIVE strength, cardio, and mobility workout in 45-minutes or less!
Running faster, climbing higher and riding farther within weeks of starting.
CRAVING your workouts and leaving the gym feeling relaxed and recharged.
5 THINGS YOU WANT (that you can get from SKC)
1. A seriously strong physique.
A pro kettlebell workout doesn’t require you to use heavy weight. Kettlebells are best used for lots of repetitions with lighter weight. By lifting lighter longer, you’re being gentler on your joints AND you end up lifting 1/3 to twice as much as you would in a traditional weight lifting workout. The result is long, lean muscle which yields amazing strength and muscular endurance.
2. A faster metabolism to help you lose or maintain your weight, give you more energy and help you feel better.
Interval training and lifting kettlebells in a high-intensity (but low-impact) manner like we do at SKC elevates your metabolism and provides a post-workout after burn. This means on top of the massive calories you burn during a kettlebell workout (one ACE study reported over 800 calories/per hr) you’ll continue to burn at a higher rate than you normally would up to 14 hours after you’ve finished.
3. To feel better now than you did 10 years ago by being active without injury… no matter how old you are.
Lifting kettlebells pro-style does a remarkable job of increasing bone, tendon and ligament strength. Ligaments and tendons take twice as long to adapt to the stress of weight lifting, so our pro-style light-weight/high-volume approach is the safest approach to increasing weight lifted; especially for people over 30 who begin to lose strength in these areas unless they proactively train them.
4. To live a long, happy life as a champion.
The strength and cardiovascular training that occurs during an intense kettlebell workout helps regulate blood pressure and lowers your resting heart rate. Lower blood pressure has been linked to living longer, and many of our members have reported being taken off blood pressure medications after coming to class regularly. A lower resting heart rate typically indicates a healthier heart, and is an important aspect of being an endurance athlete. Lots of marathon runners and triathletes train at SKC.
5. To be quick-minded and able to call yourself ‘coordinated.’
A lesser known but super-beneficial aspect of pro kettlebell lifting is its effect on the central nervous system. You’re working out your nervous system by constantly and quickly alternating between tensing and relaxing your muscles. The main functions of the central nervous system are sensory, communicative, integrative and motor functions, so don’t be surprised if after using kettlebells you find yourself more coordinated, and thinking more quickly and clearly.