Can I have My Gym Back

It’s Friday, seven whole days into two thousand eleven. The  Fitness Factory was still filled with new faces in fancy new workout clothes loping along on the treadmills reading Men’s Health and Cosmo.

The New Years Resolution to lose weight is probably a good one. Even if you haven’t joined the gym or started eating healthy foods you can still tell yourself that you’re waiting until the newbies thin out and eventually go back to their lackadaisical lifestyles. If you’ve joined several gyms for several Januarys and lost motivation try something easier and much cheaper. The Kettlebell swing.

I promised my aunt I’d make a video of the technique after demonstrating it with a handle of Captain Morgan Rum at a holiday party. I haven’t made that yet…for now check out this YouTube video.

I promise I’ll get my video recorded and uploaded soon.

GoFit 20-Pound Blue Kettlebell with Vinyl Coating, Iron Core Training DVD and Exercise Booklet

Price: 40.70

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Perform an intense workout in half the time of a traditional workout–and with twice the results–with this GoFit Kettlebell. Bundled with a workout DVD and an exercise booklet, the 20-pound Kettlebell features a class-defining, oversized, powder-coated handle that’s user-friendly, non-slippery, and easy to transition from hand to hand. With a Kettlebell in play, you can perform bicep curls, tricep extensions, shoulder raises, and a host of other exercises without having to dedicate an hour-and-a-half to your routine. In addition, each Kettlebell is color-coded for easy weight designation (blue = 20 pounds), and boasts a premium vinyl exterior that’s floor friendly. And, of course, users can turn to the workout DVD and exercise booklet to keep them motivated and on track. Hosted by Sarah Lurie, founder of Iron Core Fitness and the nation’s leading Kettlebell expert, the DVD leads you through a complete Kettlebell workout that will have you feeling fit and looking great in no time.

Featured on E! News and CNBC’s The Big Idea with Danny Deutsch, Kettlebells are all the rage among celebrities, with such fans as Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Lance Armstrong, Mariska Hargitay, Sylvester Stallone, Claire Danes, Kim Cattrall, and Matthew McConaughey.

Kettlebells come in several weights and colors. GoFit recommends that fit females begin with 15- to 20-pound Kettlebells and fit males with 25- to 35-pound Kettlebells. Women who are just getting started with an exercise program should commence with 10 pounds, while beginning men should start at 15 to 20 pounds.