For $35, today’s side deal gets you one month of kettlebell fitness classes (a $90 value) at Buckeye Kettlebells, located in the Central Ohio State of Fitness in Gahanna. Classes are offered Monday–Thursday from 6 p.m.–6:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.; early-bird classes are held Tuesday–Thursday from 5:30 a.m.–6:15 a.m. You must call to schedule each class.
Kettlebell fitness training offers a multi-faceted workout that harnesses the industrious mass of a Russian kettlebell, or girya,—a cannonball-shaped, cast-iron weight—and hurls forth a challenging program that builds strength, drops pounds, supports heart health, and soothes heartache. Owner Dave Clancy and his well-trained staff bring years of experience to Buckeye Kettlebells, as well as a passion for one-on-one instruction, complete with demonstrations. This careful monitoring ensures that kettlebellerinas are lifting the appropriate weight for their level of strength and adhering to the correct form to prevent injury—allowing greenhorns and former KGB operatives alike to work at their own rungs on the fitness ladder while still maintaining a challenging program.
Take a look at what Good Day Columbus and some clients on the Buckeye Kettlebells website have to say about Buckeye Kettlebells:
- I feel that the kettleball [sic] class that Dave co-leads is truly indiviualized [sic] for each person even though it is a group lesson. – Susie Rozanczyk, client
- Like many, my New Year’s resolution was to lose weight and get into better shape. The health club I go to had a sign up for “kettlebell” classes. It looked different, like a combination of weight and cardio, so I decided to give it a try… I think for the first time ever I may actually accomplish my goals. I can’t give a strong enough recommendation. – Jon Gibson, client
Buckeye Kettlebells’ owner and chief trainer, Dave Clancy, believes that training is about pushing his clients past their perceived physical limits, showing them what they're truly capable of. He shares that spirit with a crew of 12 Strong First Certified Kettlebell Trainers, one of the largest such teams in the country. They lead their charges in a host of kettlebell classes, in which they heave the spherical burdens toward total-body fitness in addition to facing off against their body weight in exercises including pull-ups, push-ups, and squats. Clancy is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist, who uses that knowledge to motivate clients to build muscle, flexibility, and range of motion.
In another sense, however, Clancy teaches the power of believing in yourself. He inspires patrons to tap into hidden stores of self-confidence to overcome physical and accompanying mental challenges—a skill that is useful in all of life's arenas, especially the local coliseum.