Although new to many Americans, kettlebells (cast-iron weights) and their physical benefits have been around in Russia for more than 300 years. The kettlebell workout is comprised of a variety of movements such as the swing and the snatch, that ramp up strength and stability. Compared to the movements of farm work, the kettlebell culture is one that has proven its potential over time. Combined with the modern American gym, kettlebells are most likely here to stay. Luckily for DFW residents, local gyms are already putting their kettlebell collections to good use.
6481 Southwest Blvd.
Benbrook, TX 76132
www.bootcampfortworth.comPrice: 12 sessions per month $149 (12 month commitment) or $219 month to month; 8 sessions per month $129 (12 month commitment) or $179 month to monthOne of the few gyms offering a quantitative guarantee, Erik Brown promises participants in Camp Kettlebell will lose 15 pounds of fat in 12 weeks. His course is based on a three-in-one workout that leads to a leaner, fit body in 45-minute increments. For four years, Brown has delivered results through his use of kettlebells. A nutrition plan developed with supportive trainers further enhances results. For those with doubts, Camp Kettlebell offers a one-week, free trial.
13344 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75240
www.thestudioextremetraining.comPrice: $64.95 per month, personal trainer is at an additional costMany gyms focus on transforming bodies in classes stuffed full of hopefuls. The Studio Extreme Training, however, ensures each of its members has and is held to an individually customized fitness plan based on personal health goals. This practice in the gym and via The Studio’s video library of kettlebell exercises, leads to better results using kettlebells. For those who know their bodies and are ready to swing and snatch kettlebells into a uniquely perfect body, The Studio is the place. Try a free, two-week membership for yourself.
4611 Langland Road #104
Addison, TX 75001
www.psychogym.netPrice: $185 month to month/$165 for automatic deduction/$285 monthly for couplesFor six years Psycho Gym has provided DFW with what other gyms have not: an out-of-the box, authentic gym experience. Its founders Russ Kimzey and Travis Williams put function above flashy, building physiques and stamina with unconventional methods and tools including kettle bells, sand bags, ropes and even sledge hammers. Psycho Gym is filled with athletes who shoot high, pushing those around them to do the same.
207 County Line Road
Rockwall, TX 75032
www.brittstrainingsystems.comPrice: $149 to $219 per month based on individual needPaul Britt has personally experienced the incredible transformation that can come from kettlebell training. He witnessed his own strength and mobility increase. A free consultation before training helps guarantee your kettlebell results are streamlined to your needs. Efficient and effective workouts are based off the need for improving mobility and stability, first and foremost. Without these two attributes, the body cannot develop functional strength.
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