PRESTONSBURG – Kettlebells are everywhere these days in the fitness world. From magazines to internet articles to TV shows. Celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people looking to shed a few pounds and get some muscle are looking to the kettlebell for help. Kettlebells are cast-iron balls-with-a-handle and helps build lean, functional muscle tissue while improving your flexibility. Locally, there’s an opportunity to train with Sara Chava Teresa Shafer.
Originally from Paintsville, Shafer is now a college professor in Humanities and lives in Germany. She has trained with the top kettlebell instructor in the United States Master RKC Michael Krivka. Shafer has hard style kettlebell and progressive calisthenics certification from Dragon Door Institute of Fitness. This certificate represents a “Black Belt” in kettlebell instruction. She is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are ready for a challenge, wake your body up and take the Kettlebell Crash Course. “This program will teach individuals the basics of kettlebell. It will enable participants to do an intensive workout whenever, wherever they are.
Whether you have only a few feet of space or just 10 minutes of time you can get an awesome workout with a kettlebell. Kettlebell lifting vastly improves athletic performance with minimal investment in time, money, and space.
Dr. Sara Chava Teresa Shafer of TEVA Muscle Academy and Pro Fitness of Prestonsburg is offering an introductory kettlebell workshop on Sunday, May 1st at 1:00pm. Shafer will be instructing the workshop and will concentrate mainly on developing skill and confidence in 3 different basic kettlebell drills which include: Swing, Goblet Squat, and Getup.
For more information on the workshop, email [email protected]
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606/886-8506.