today i subbed a class. i coached a kettlebell class – well, a kettlebell circuit – at atlantic fitness east. this is the gym where i first began coaching/instructing kettlebell training.
it just so happens that today is only 8 days short of the nine year mark of group kettlebell love in pei. though i used kettlebells to train private clients (amazing Tracy, now a competitive power lifter, and Mandy, now a 3rd dan black belt TKD and international ref) prior to beginning the group classes, it took a bit to develop a group/class format and get it underway. there were no resources on line to help with group kettlebell training and nothing in my first certification course to suggest a path.
it was exciting to create a format and it has been quite satisfying to see the number of instructors who have subsequently adopted and/or adapted my methods.
i am a bit of a math/statistics/records geek. today’s class was the 19th class i’ve led this week (not exclusively kettlebell classes) but the 3660th kettlebell group that i’ve coached.
that is an unfathomable amount of iron moved and movements coached over the years.
when i came home after today’s class and reflected, i realized that two of the women in this morning’s class were also in that first class 9 years ago. anne and dianne. steady and beautiful, strong and resilient. friends. friends forged through the iron.
i honor you for every time
this year you:
got back up
shined your light
and loved and elevated
—the call of duty.
~ lalah delia