Chicago Kettlebell Club Offers Free Kettlebell Classes at Athleta in March 2018
“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.”
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…
Be a part of kettlebell sport history – join us for the inaugural Women’s International Kettlebell Sport Summit 2016! In August 2015, I attended the Girls Gone Strong Women’s Fitness Summit, where I witnessed the power of bringing women together to talk about female-specific topics, learn from each other, and network. The content was substantial, and…
“The beauty and the challenge of this sport is having to constantly explain what it is. It’s like having an unusual name that everyone mispronounces: on the one hand you have a cool name, but on the other hand you go through the days correcting everyone. So it’s reiterated – it’s not an aesthetic event, it’s a performance event. It’s not about brute strength, it’s about technique, endurance and sub-maximal of strength.”
It’s an honor and pleasure to feature one of the most decorated GS athletes in the world, MSIC Denis Vasilev. And did you know that he is an artist, too? Now you know 🙂
For more than a decade, Megan struggled with fibromyalgia. Today, she is a beast on the platform and is helping others overcome health challenges through Shaklee.