MyZenPulse meets ChuteAssis = sweat, attitude and a good dose of California. So instead of purely fitness or purely shenanigans, the twain shall meet and we shall indulge in sweaty shenanigans! (wait... that's not right...)
Shenanigan #1 --> HKC Santa Barbara 2011 !!
One of my goals this summer was to complete a Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification! CHECK!
I traveled to sunny Santa Barbara for three days in July to tackle HKC.
I made the trip down on Friday, getting there early enough to enjoy walking around the Santa Barbara Mission
made a quick drive by the Westmont Campus for old times sake ...
then wandered to the beach in Carpinteria as I sipped a decaf soy latte.
Got up the next morning a weeee bit nervous, but ready to swing.
- Pre Cert Attitude: kettlebells are fun to train with. I really should get certified ... and I don't really need RKC.
- Post Cert Attitude: Holy Toledo! I just fit so much into my brain! I think I need to RKC!
The workshop was much less physically demanding than I thought it would be, but I learned WAY more than I had anticipated.
All of the movements were things I already teach - but the coaching I received was outstanding. All of the RKC instructors were knowledgeable and accessible, and the small tweaks to my form and teaching technique left me feeling prepared and empowered to tackle a killer kettlebell program for both me and my clients.
Got up the next morning and did a quick workout on the beach in Carpenteria before heading downtown for some shopping!
Next up: RKC @ San Jose State University February 2012! Details on the training process forthcoming! HKC required a technique test + 30 sec arm hang... RKC is calling for me with 100 snatches in 5 minutes with 16 kg ... I'm currently at 50 snatches in 6 minutes at that weight...
The weekend was a nice chance to visit a beautiful city, remember that I'm stronger than I think I am, and take some time for meeeee!