Confession from a recovering yogi
It's been over 20 years since I started regularly practicing yoga. My reason for fitness was always "so I can do what I want when I want." I achieved that through vinyasas, bikram, anusara, and Ashtanga yoga. Then I got greedy. I was never able to completely lose my baby belly or the layer of fat in my biceps/triceps and thighs.
Last October Kevin and I began training for StrongFirst kettlebell certification. Through gradual and confident practice, I moved from 10 kg, to 12 kg, to 16 kg to 20kg when swinging double bells. My waistline has shrunk, my shirt sleeves are looser. My weight has remained basically the same. I love strength training mixed with my yoga practice.
I believe how you train physically parallels mental training.
Yoga= flexible body, flexible mind.
Kettlebell/Strength training = strong body, strong mind.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up a f,ing kettlebell and start swinging!
Fearless body= fearless mind.
From a fit momma
A few months back I was training every day but was not seeing the results I wanted. I was frustrated, and Kevin VanDyke was there to help! I had played around with Kettlebells many times, but he introduced me to the technique that I was lacking. The time he took to train me was beyond valuable. I recommend learning the art of Russian Kettlebells, and Kevin's knowledge on the subject is truly inspi...ring. After a few months of practicing technique I find my body is more balanced, lean, and STRONG in areas I didn't even realize I had. I have also lost ten pounds!
I recommend Kevin, and all the trainers at Anastasia Fitness. They are all involved, passionate, and truly care. I also want to add that I have been going to this gym space for 15 years and the energy has never been better than now, and the innovative programs they offer are impossible to find elsewhere. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this fitness family!