Chicago Kettlebell Club Offers Free Kettlebell Classes at Athleta in March 2018
In October 2014, after learning about the worldwide One Hour Long Cycle Charity (1HLC) Event from its founder Jason Dolby (President of Dolbystyle and a Head Coach of Orange Kettlebell Club), I decided to organize one in Chicago, with the intent of bringing lifters together in the spirit of solidarity and charity. It involves lifting…
Open to all fitness backgrounds — novice and advanced athletes, fitness professionals and business owners — who want to learn, share ideas and expertise, and help advance kettlebell sport.
For more details, visit: www.kettlebellsportsummit.com
I feel that where I am right now in my life is the biggest accomplishment so far. I survived so many obstacles and challenges, and I am at the most content stage of my life. Getting into mid 40s this year, I feel that I am best shape in my life.
“The more you lift, the more you refine and grow into your technique. This makes you more efficient, and with that consistency allows you to increase your numbers over time – a very simplified way of looking at it, but really the more reps you invest in the bank, and the longer you invest, the better your return. I find this way of investing my time soothes my mental health as much as the physical. It’s addictive and I am really enjoying working on the mastery of the movements and trying to see what the best numbers I am capable of achieving are. All of that probably could have been summed up with – I just really love it.”
“I love the mindset challenge aspect. I thought to myself: this is so hard, it’s painful, it’s defeating, it’s joyful. I lift to inspire others!”
Cate’s favorite quote: “Mike Mahler pointed this one out of my favorite movies (Gattaca): ‘I never saved anything for the swim back.'”
“I’m 56 ½ and I have cardio capacity most people my age can’t claim.”
Meet Sherry Mel Murphy, a #WIKSummit2016 organizer. She will be moderating the Panel Discussions at the summit, asking panelists to share their kettlebell sport stories and respective journeys to Master of Sport. Enjoy learning more about this badass veteran lifter and kettlebell sport enthusiast!
What motivated you to become a girevik? Why do you lift?
It suits me as an athlete better than any sport. I lift for personal achievement, to demonstrate the possibilities for women in the lighter weight classes, and because I want to do my part to spread awareness as GS becomes more known worldwide.
Aside from bringing women together to learn and teach one another on kettlebell sport technique and training, the Women’s International Kettlebell Sport Summit (#WIKSummit2016) has a primary objective of elevating the dialogue on various issues that female athletes and coaches care about. For examples: *One of our featured presentations is on “Physiological Differences Between Men and…