At i.d. gym, we're proud to have been one of the first full-service gyms in Chicago to offer group-fitness classes centered around kettlebells. And now we're equally proud to take our kettlebell program to a new level: We're reformatting our kettlebell-based classes to give you more ways to make the most of your workout.
We all know that the point of lifting weights is to get stronger and live longer -- and kettlebells are a great way to do so. By reformatting our kettlebell program, the i.d. team will help you master the kettlebell as a great way to step up your workout -- and help you achieve those fitness goals.
"Each class is designed with a specific theme to program certain movements, offer many progressions and challenge your skills, so let kettlebells open up a whole new level of fitness for you and your friends ," group-fitness instructor and personal trainer Rob Miller says. "Join us!"
Here's a rundown of our kettlebell classes -- choose the one that's right for you!
KETTLEtechnique (formerly Intro to Kettlebells). T his introductory class is for those of you who want to learn the basic kettlebell techniques and fundamental movements. Even i f you are somewhat familiar with the basics, this class will help you perfect your technique. We'll use progressions and correctives to help you get a greater understanding of what the kettlebell has to offer. Find it on Tuesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pm.
KETTLEconditioning (formerly Kettlebell Conditioning). The class you know and love gets a new name! In this class, you'll perform short periods of all-out effort followed by periods of rest to reach "afterburn." This afterburn effect is the reason why intense exercise helps burn more fat and calories that steady-state workouts and produces a metabolism boost for up to 48 hours after you're done training . Find it on Tuesdays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 12 noon.
Meanwhile, our popular Kettlebell Challenge classes have been divided into three new formats:
KETTLEburn. This is an all-level skills class that combines conditioning and calisthenics. The rhythm of a KETTLEburn class is non-stop as you move through circuits that keep your body moving and your heart rate up to rev your metabolism. Although beginners are welcome, it will help to have mastered the basics of our kettlebell program to take this class. Find it on Sundays at 9:30 am.
KETTLEstrong. This class is formatted to help you set personal records for strength. We focus on basic kettlebell movements like the clean, squat and press that are the "bread and butter" of strength training. Find it on Mondays at 7 am and 7 pm; Wednesdays at 7 am; Thursdays at 6:30 pm; and Fridays at 7 am.
KETTLEelite. This is the class for those of you who are most experienced with kettlebells. (Sorry, no newbies.) By c ombining any and all of the skills from i.d.'s other kettlebell classes, our instructors will push you to progress, reminding you that the challenge never stops! Find it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 am.