“If you’re on the fence to join your spouse in the sport, then I say give it a whirl; there’s a good chance you’ll fall hard for it and fall harder for your spouse as you cheer each other on.” – Karli Harshman
“I have no GS hero in particular because in general, the people I look up to are the athletes starting from scratch. In a joking sense, I was raised into this sport. I have a great coach (my dad, Ken Blackburn) and all the necessary tools simply handed to me right from the get-go. I didn’t have to decide to make the change, or buy a gym membership, or find a coach. So the guy/girl who shows up to a competition alone with zero ties to anyone, and gives a max effort all on their own, will always be someone I respect.”
“I really, really, really hope that we can get over our personal differences soon and just compete together at the World Championships under one flag. I don’t think that the best of the best that our country has were truly represented last year. Having our best out there will make the world stand up and take us seriously, and it will certainly bring more attention to the sport.”
Meet Clara O’Connor, kettlebell sport athlete and proud member of the National Irish Team. Although we have never met in person, she has inspired me and my team as we watched a video of her snatching a 24kg bell at competition earlier this year. She also managed to inspire me this week with one of…
This Team USA Member shares great messages for both beginning and advanced lifters, and coaches
This Master of Sport/Kettlebell Athlete & Coach shares her love for reading, her favorite pancake recipe, and what she has overcome in her life
Meet Thierry Sanchez, kettlebell sport athlete and coach who is originally from France and now lives in Denmark.
Meet Christian Goldberg, a phenomenal kettlebell sport athlete and coach from Boulder, Colorado.
Meet my friend Christina Danos, who is from Canada, and is my Long Cycle twin 🙂 We met at IKFF Worlds Competition in November 2013, where we tied for first place in the 54kg weight division. Both of us lifted a 16kg kettlebell 78 times in 10 minutes, earning us Rank 2 in Sporting Perfection…
[From left to right: Gan Power, Paolo Encarnacion, Bea Rodriguez (me), Sheryl d’Haenen, Nico d’Haenen] A little over a year ago, I started learning the girevoy sport (GS) style jerk from Coaches Nico d’Haenen and Paolo Encarnacion in the Philippine Kettlebell Club‘s brand-new facility in Pasig City. (I will be featuring Philippine Kettlebell Club in…