We’ve compiled a variety of small group training class names for you to use or adapt. Plus, we’ve devised a framework that allows you to generate class names on any topic, from cardio to core strength and everything in between.
These ideas also make great alternatives to trademarked Les Mills GRIT and Meta fit workout names. If you want to come up with creative fitness class names for yourself, then it’s helpful to use a proven formula.
You will swing, lunge and squat your way to a more toned body whilst improving your strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance in our Kettle bells class. Come join a class and get to grips with a kettle bell, and find out why it's a powerful tool for improving your fitness and overall body composition.
It’s a versatile piece of equipment, which means you can perform a range of exercises which target single or multiple groups at the same time. You can get an effective workout just using this single piece of equipment, which is perfect if you're short on time.
Choosing the right weight depends on the exercise you are doing and on your strength, fitness, and technique. You hold the kettle bell in one or both hands and go through a series of exercises like the two arm swing, a squat, the snatch, the load carry, and the high pull.
Kettle bell exercises are dynamic and require lots of energy, which helps burn more calories and aid in weight loss. Not only can kettle bells help you to burn fat, but you'll also benefit from improved balance and strength.
Exercises with kettle bells can strengthen your lower back if you're recovering from injury. Always ask a medical professional for advice if you have back pain and want to use kettle bells.
Am I the only one who thinks that all the kettle bells should have names (at least the 1 Food increments)? I have seen the Beast and the Bulldog referred to, but apart from these, I've never seen naming suggested. I named my 32 the Pest because it took me forever to get really comfortable with it for 1H swings.
I moved through it with relative ease for Thus, but for 1H swings the thing just wouldn't go away. I think that's a great idea. I guess we could stick with the “B” theme, but my name ideas are probably not going to fly...
I also chuckle since my friend who doesn't know I have kettle bells recently gave his newborn daughters the exact same names. I named my 32 the Pest because it took me forever to get really comfortable with it for 1H swings.
Yes, in the old forum... Not as big a Bulldog or Beast, but plenty mean. I have twin Rogue 32kgs that I call Tanngrisnir (teeth barer) and Tanngnjostr (teeth grinder) after Thor's Goats.
Even worse, I do this when cycling (thinking in terms of miles instead of kilometers), which is apparently worse than taking EPO. So I'll watch some bad instructional kettle bell videos on YouTube; it shouldn't be too difficult to find some.
I think the winner is when a fitness writer described the swing as “a squat with a front raise.” Some are actually promoting the “squat with a front raise” as a legit exercise.
Gyms and boutique studios across New York City are realizing the benefits of these Russian-born bad boys and finding creative, safe ways to incorporate them into fun, blood-pumping classes. “The kettle bell is a very effective tool to get someone sweating in a very short period of time, and it works both the anaerobic and aerobic system,” says Ganglia.
Popular trainer Eric Salvador (who was certified by Ganglia’s Kettle bell Concepts) leads a group of seriously bad-ass women through an incredibly tough sequence of lunges, squats, dead lifts, and more. Salvador’s charisma and killer playlist keep the class fun, and he’s also a stickler about form and offers helpful corrections throughout.
And since this class is part of New York Sports Club’s Small Group Training program, both members and non-members can sign up. You get your heart rate up and work your lower body during swings, lunges, and dead lifts with the bell, and then use the Tax to sculpt arm and back muscles.
Bonus: You strap on a high-tech heart monitor during all classes at The Studio, so, at the end, you’ll get to see how many calories you burned, and how hard you were working. It’s creatively choreographed to music, so you’re stepping up and down on a riser and adding moves like lunges and twists to the beat, all with a 15-to-25-pound kettle bell.
Steve Weinberg, the founder of Speedball Fitness and another Ganglia kettle bell protégé, is the creator and instructor. Weinberg spends a good chunk of time in the beginning demonstrating correct form and technique, and then gets everyone going with squats and swings.
The moves are traditional, and difficult, so expect lots of cleans, jerks, snatches, and rows (and some top-of-the-wrist bruises if you’re a beginner). They’re here for founder Dasha Li bin Anderson, whose method alternates traditional kettle bell swings and lifts with martial arts-based moves like high kicks.
Rap and dance beats are bumping throughout class, and Li bin Anderson, who’s a champion martial artist, intersperses her cues with funny stories of clubbing and skinny dipping. Kettle bell squats and swings are scattered among upper-body work with the Tax, Boss burpees, jumping rope, high knees with a medicine ball, push-ups, mountain climbers, and more.
It’s impossible to get bored or burned out with this much variety, a playlist of remixed Rihanna and Got ye, and Miller’s encouragement and easy laugh. While not exclusively a kettle bell class, Refine’s founder Brynn Bennett features them prominently in her popular interval-based workout.
And all of these are folded into the workout, which features weighted pulleys for strength training, cardio drills like high-knees sprints, glides for ab work, and pop music to keep you from collapsing. Like a lot of people, I bought my first set of kettle bells this year after gyms shut down in New York.
But more than just providing examples of what good form looks like, their posts (many made under the absolute silliest names) add a kind of variety and exploration to my workouts that, while training alone, is otherwise hard to come by. Whether you have a dusty set in your garage or just bought a pair of the best kettle bells online, these accounts will go a long way to giving you the inspiration and instruction you need to get the most out of your gear.
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. A kettle bell is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle.
The Russian Kettle bell replaces barbells, dumbbells, belts for weighted pull-ups and dips, medicine balls and cardio equipment. For example, the KB provides unsurpassed military press range of motion: it does not restrict your shoulder on the bottom and it stretches it on the top.
In kettle bell training, one doesn’t need progressive resistance to see results; the intensity, reps and difficulty of the exercises will go up! A. Kettle bells challenge your whole body to move the weight instead of one joint at a time.
The ballistic motions of kettle bells set up a dynamic load of the hip muscles for a powerful contraction. The kettle bell is the definitive tool for developing the hip thrust, the power generator in all athletics.
Be it a jump, a kick, or a punch, when expertly performed, it comes from the hip. Unique Russian exercises condition your back from every conceivable angle, statically and dynamically.
One would have to take up powerlifting, yoga, gymnastics and a couple of other things to halfway imitate the benefits of kettle bell training. Increased flexibility, strength, stamina, energy, endurance and total body awareness.
The kettle bell is a complete, no compromise, extreme hand held gym. The handle removed from a compact center of mass enables ballistic movements which increase strength, flexibility and incidental stamina and endurance.
You can choose heavier or lighter weights depending on how far your strength and conditioning has come. There are only a couple of staple exercises that are important for total body conditioning.
The ballistic motion of these movements load the glutes and hamstrings taking all the stress off the back. Thermal image studies showed men and women doing the swing properly.
The big muscles of the hips, thighs and glutes were lit up red and the lower back and knees were relatively unaffected. With our nutrition guidance, you will start tightening up in your midsection, arms, hips and thighs.