Simply Kettlebell Classes

Accomplish Your Individual Goals Using Your Body & 1 Versatile Tool

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Simply Strong

Finding New Strength

Learn the basics of kettlebell training in this simple beginner's class. Simply Strong is a generic program for any and all people who are looking for a simple solution to help you move and feel better. A typical class is outlined below:

Mind-Body Preparation - 10 min

Strength - 25 min

Conditioning - 15 min

Mind-Body Reset - 10 min

No training experience? No problem. Before beginning the Simply Strong program, all members are mandated to participate in Kettlebell Foundations 1, which is where I teach you the what, how & why of kettlebell training to prioritize your safety and optimize your learning experience.

Simply Bad Ass - Coming Fall 2020

Turning it Up a Notch

Introducing the Kettlebell Clean, Snatch & Turkish Get Up!

New Exercises = More Strength

New Strength = More Power

New Power = More Endurance

New Endurance = More Challenges

New Challenges = More Growth

Boom. Let's Rock!

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Simply Insidious - Coming 2021

Are You Ready?!

Think you're a Bad Ass, eh? Prove it. This class is similar to Simply Bad Ass with the exception that it will push your limits to the edge. From physically treacherous TGU's to mind-melting AMRAPs, this class will determine whether you're a true badass or not. Team, it's time to truly understand what it means to depend on each other.....

Because you've never sent it like this!

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Kettlebell Foundations I

Safety is Performance. Always.

My #1 priority as your coach is the safety and well-being of all community members. Prior to beginning the Simply Strong training program, it is mandated that all participants complete the Kettlebell Foundations I class, which will accomplish the following:

Introductions, Expectations & Safety

Learn the Mind-Body Preparation & Reset

Learn the Kettlebell Swing progression and additional movements

Team Workout

Discuss program goals and progression to future classes

What to Bring?

Wear comfortable, properly fitted athletic attire. Yoga pants, athletic shorts and short sleeve shirts are preferable. Filled water bottle, sweat towel and any other personal belongings that you may need for the sole purposes of training.

If you are unsure if kettlebell training is right for you, I recommend that you ask your doctor prior to signing up for Kettlebell Foundations 1 & the Simply Strong program.

I have been training with Jimmy for 2 months now. The results I have achieved are due to the knowledge and determination Jimmy has taught me mentally and physically. Jimmy is very passionate and dedicated in wanting to see improvement and success in your goals. I love that he encourages a team experience and motivation. He is not just there training as a job, but to see the best in everyone on the team. Thank you for this wonderful experience and I'm looking forward to continuing working with you in the future.

Bonnie Whelan

Frequently Asked Questions

Transparent Answers To Ensure Your Safety And Confidence

Why Should I Enroll in the Simply Strong Kettlebell Program?

Most people I meet who are interested in starting a fitness program are either intimidated to go to the gym, unsure of what to do with all of the different equipment available, or are worried about their form and safety when performing exercises. The Simply Strong training program is designed to provide a positive training experience for people of all ages, skill levels, and is easily adaptable based on your unique starting point. Additionally, all new members are asked to participate in a Kettlebell Foundations class to ensure that everyone is able to perform all exercises safely.

 

I also believe that improving one's mental health & physical fitness does not need to be complicated, expensive, or require a variety of fancy equipment. Kettlebells are extremely versatile, effective, and affordable if you so choose to invest in personal workout equipment.

Are Kettlebell Workouts Safe For My Low Back?

Yes! Rather than needing to place a great amount of weight on the back, maintaining a stabilized, neutral spine throughout your kettlebell training results in a resilient and healthy back. According to Professor Stuart McGill, a leading spine biomechanist, lower back strength (i.e., a heavy deadlift or back extension) does not seem to reduce the odds of having back problems. The amount of repeated stabilization efforts that are required during sets of kettlebell swings and snatches are ideal for developing this type of muscular endurance of the back.

Will Kettlebell Training Help Me Lose Fat?

Absolutely! Kettlebell endurance training is an interval-style workout (same idea as HIIT) because the use of explosive power under load requires you to do sets with a rest in between. Combined with the correct diet for you, kettlebell training provides a fast, reliable and highly effective way to lose fat and build lean muscle.

Is Kettlebell Training Safe For Aging Populations?

You bet! Kettlebell training increases bone density without the negative effects of high impact training (i.e., repetitive jumping, jogging, cycling), which results in wear and tear on the joints and minimal muscular development. By placing safe loads on the spine and other joints, it allows one to increase bone density, which can prevent bone fractures in aging populations. If you are unsure about your safety, seek medical advice from your doctor before signing up for classes.

Do I Have To Sign Up With Friends Or Can I Sign Up Alone?

You can do either! I recommend that you sign up with friends mainly to enhance your training experience, but I understand that you may have a busy schedule that does not align with your friends. Regardless of who you train with, all members become #OneTeam who train and transcend together!

How Are You Different From A Regular Trainer At A Gym?

I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Leadership & Management, in addition to several certifications as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Golf Fitness Coach, and Russian Kettlebell Certified instructor. My hands-on experience working with 18 NCAA athletic teams and learning 1-on-1 from world renown coaches over the past 3 years sets me apart from all other trainers in Northern Alberta. I take extreme pride in my experience and continuing education, and am constantly working towards being one of the emerging leaders in the fitness industry.

Other people have told me that kettlebells are dangerous. Is this true?

The sad reality is, many fitness professionals stop learning once they earn a certification. Most are not qualified to teach exercises such as kettlebell swings, the Turkish get up, and other complex exercises. If you were to google kettlebells right now, 99% of the content you will see shows incorrect technique, but you wouldn't even know it! It's not your fault, it is the fault of a lack of education in the fitness industry. I intend to change this current reality.

 

I, on the other hand, am 1 of 3 Russian Kettlebell Certified Instructors in Western Canada. I have been training with kettlebells for 5 years and have taught kids, as well as grandparents, how to safely and effectively perform a variety of exercises. I take pride on my extensive continuing education and intend to change people's perception about not only kettlebell training, but integral health and performance at large.

Jimmy Nicholson

(780) 864-7641

Ross Room - Centennial Hall

4812 44 Avenue Spirit River, AB

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