It's not spring break. It's kettlebell break!
I'm actually on spring break from the college, and while hundreds of thousands of college students take over beaches of warm shores, I am stuck in the frozen tundra of hell, I mean Iowa. However, I have been having my own special brand of fun: a kettlebell bonanza! In fact, I have been doing so many things kettlebell that I haven't made any progress on grading the mountain of papers looming in front of me.
On Thursday I trained a 10 year old football player/wrestler.
On Friday, I got to see Corey Howard's Results Personal Training facility in Sioux Falls. He had a sloshpipe that he let me try out. That was so cool and fun and tough! (Corey trains Miss South Dakota and he will be taking the RKC soon. He has a blog if you want to check it out - http://www.coreyhoward.com/.)
Monday I taught a high school PE class; Tuesday (today) I taught another high school PE class. All of these high schoolers are newbies, but they all caught on fast. I even took them through a swing workout with Mr. Gymboss. They enjoyed the pain!
Then, this afternoon I trained a high school football player, Bret. He is a junior and wants to go into his senior year strong and fast. I think he was blown away by the intensity of kbs as well as the way it works your entire body. Bret's strength coach Kory is a friend of mine and he even worked along with Bret. Actually, Kory is the one that encouraged Bret to give kbs a try.
I have been having a blast on my kettlebell break. I wish my break could last forever so that I could just continue to teach kbs. It would be awesome to not have to grade papers for awhile. A sabbatical from my English position. That's what I need! Too bad kettlebell research doesn't count toward English scholarship. Shoot a pickle!
Oh well. I'll just keep RKCing on the side. It is a fun change of pace and keeps me fresh with my teaching and diagnostic skills. Teaching English pays the bills; training with and teaching kbs keeps me sane!