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"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
"7 Gyms and Fitness Classes That Are Worth the Sweat"
Ever been stuck in a "meh" workout routine or exercised super hard but felt like it did NOTHING?
Not at SKC. Pro Kettlebell training is the fun, "smarter, not harder" workout for the win. You'll get incredibly STRONG without the dangers of lifting max weight, and a fantastic CARDIO workout without ever running a step.
Join us online now - no experience necessary. We'll teach you everything you need to know to use kettlebells safely and for maximum results.
Kettlebell Range: There's a bell for every body! We have them from 1kg (2.2lbs) - 48kg (106lbs)
Member Age Range: 11-74
Classes: Fast and fun strength & cardio workouts that produce undeniable results after just a few weeks of 3-4 short workouts per week. Classes are a mix of body weight and kettlebell exercises, with modifiers offered for newbies.
Gym: Our Seattle location is closed until further notice. Join us online at prokettlebell.com.
Notable prior health problems our members have overcome after following our programs: 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.
About YouHave 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? Or are you: An athlete looking to improve your performance? An athlete looking to keep fit and make gains during your off-season? If you answered yes one or more of these questions, how would you feel about: 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. Come on in and check it out in person or sign up online now and get started this week. We look forward to meeting you :-)
About UsSeattle Kettlebell Club is a neighborhood gym with a world-class program; ranked the #2 kettlebell club on the planet for 2019 by the IKO (International Kettlebell Organization) and #4 in the world for 2018 by the World Association of Kettlebell Sport Clubs in St. Petersburg, Russia. There aren't a lot of gyms dedicated ONLY to kettlebell training. But the decision we made to do just that means at last count we had over 12,000 kettlebell classes under our belt. We're pros, and we get our members safely performing the most technical kettlebell exercises (which some trainers take weeks to teach) in only two hours. We offer classes for fitness and classes for sport, and are able to serve a wide range of fitness levels and schedules by offering up to 10 class times per day with 200 competition grade kettlebells ranging from super-extra-light to extra-heavy to choose from.
Media, Awards and Reviews"#2 Ranked Kettlebell Sport Team in the World - 2019 Awarded by the International Kettlebell Organization #4 Ranked Kettlebell Sport Team in the World - 2018 Awarded by the World Association of Kettlebell Sport Clubs (St. Petersburg, Russia) SKC Founder & Head Coach Nikolai Puchlov Awarded WA USAPL Coach of the Year - 2014 Seattle Met: 7 Gyms and Fitness Classes That Are Worth the Sweat Ballistic Strength Radio: An Interview with Nikolai Puchlov of Seattle Kettlebell Club South Seattle Emerald: Club Wants To Make South Seattle Center of Kettlebell Universe People love us on YELP People love us on GOOGLE People love us on FACEBOOK
"I POPPED IN HERE ON A WHIM - IT WAS THE BEST THING I'VE DONE ALL YEAR! YOU DEFINITELY SEE AND FEEL IMPROVEMENTS FAST."
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.