Friday, February 23, 2007


I am completely, hopelessly, and overwhelmingly obsessed with kettlebells and gymnastics (not the two together, but as two separate subjects). Let's talk kettlebells first.

Why I am obsessed with kettlebells
  • They are cute
  • They are not mainstream (I LOVE that!)
  • You can do so much with them
  • I know so little
So these days I spend lots of time on sites like (EXCELLENT video newsletters),, and I read articles, watch video exercise demos, and take notes, all in the hopes of incorporating some of these great movements into client workouts.

Now, why I am obsessed with gymnastics
  • My kids (as you well know) are gymnasts
  • I believe there are ways to incorporate basic gymnastics movements into any quality training program
  • But how???
That "but how?" is the kind of thing that will keep me up in the middle of the night.

Maybe this is all a sign that training is exactly what I should be doing, because even as I type this, and a part of me thinks I sound like an absolute nut job, the truth is that I really don't care. I am completely, hopelessly, absolutely fascinated with all things fitness. And that is A-ok with me!


(If you write to tell me I'm crazy, say it nice, ok?)

(better post before I delete entire thing...)


Brit-Man said...

Nothing wrong with wanting to explore outside of the box.

Go for it. If it helps, there's nothing wrong at all in my way of thinking :-) :-).



Laurie said...

Not my thing (altough I love to watch) but look into fitness competitors - they do a lot of gymnastics for their routines, maybe a path to explore.

Fran said...

Sounds healthy to me -- not crazy. Thanks for the links in this post, I hadn't seen them.

- Fran in Seattle (FitNotes)