WOW! We cannot believe that December is over and we’re already 15 hours into 2012. Where did the time go? What have the KettleBelles been up to since the last blog post nearly a month ago? Well, here’s a quick re-cap:
On December 1st, we unveiled our advent W.O.D. (Workout of the Day) calendar and encouraged our KettleBelles, bootcampers, and friends from around the globe to complete these short-but-sweet daily challenges. This was run alongside our Cambridge Bootcamps’ challenges, so our girls had plenty of options and really, NO EXCUSES for sitting on their butts all holiday! Thank you to all of you who woke up early to open your advent calendar and then proceeded to kick some serious a** by completing these challenges. Some days were AMRAPs (as many rounds as possible), others were done ‘for time,’ and some days it was just about GETTING. IT. DONE. (!) There were a few rest days thrown in to keep our ‘Belles fresh. If you haven’t checked out the advent calendar on our website yet, it will stay up for the month of January so you can re-visit your favorite days (T.G.I.F., anyone?) and use them to supplement your bootcamps, 1-2-1 training, and home workout programs.
We were incredibly touched by the overwhelming response to these challenges, and fed off of the collective energy of The KettleBelles’ Christmas Challenge to get us through our own workouts & daily to-do’s. It makes us emotional (we are often emotional, but this amplified it 100x!!) to witness so many women taking it upon themselves to become stronger, fitter & all-around healthier during what some would consider to be the most difficult month to do so. Also, thank you for your patience with the browser compatibility issues that we had at the beginning. The moral of that story is to not use Internet Explorer. Period. Google Chrome is where it’s at!
Some of our favorite KettleBelles’ Christmas Challenge moments:
We held our second ever SuperWomen Sundays!!! (SWS!!!) on the 18th of December and had a great turnout. Our next SWS!!! will run on the 22nd of January from 11 – 3:45 and will, once again, consist of five 45 minute sessions that begin on the hour. You can expect to use kettlebells, Jungle Gym suspension training, balance equipment, and bodyweight exercises at the first 4 sessions, and we’ll end the day on a relaxing note with some hatha/flow yoga taught by Rachael Moore. There is a LOT of laughter on SuperWomen Sundays, as it is a relaxed and positive atmosphere. It’s a fantastic way to meet women from other bootcamps and studio classes and the perfect precursor to the week ahead. As always, our KettleBelles work their butts off, and we couldn’t be prouder! Here are a few snaps from our last SWS!!! so you can see for yourself:
Since Christmas, our ‘Belles have been keeping busy with the occasional W.O.D. It is our intention to keep putting up daily W.O.D.’s whenever the studio isn’t open for classes. If you’re stuck for a workout, check out the New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Workouts below!
Finally, we just want to let you know that the studio will be re-opening on the 16th of January, as Donna-Belle is on vacation on a (hopefully) sunny & warm island. Stay tuned for the 2012 KettleBelle studio schedule, which will be released late tonight! By the way, we’re migrating to a new booking & payment system that will hopefully be up and running by that time. We’ll let you know more when we’re ready to launch 🙂
Stay tuned for another blog post (or 2) this evening!
Love, The KettleBelles