Fitness Instructor Lorna Kleidman Comments on CrossFit-Style Workout

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Following an article published by which describes the intensity of CrossFit-style workouts, Lorna Kleidman offers a response.

On December 17, Lorna Kleidman comments on an article published by with respect to the use of a CrossFit-style class at Cleveland State University.

Zachary Lewis, author of the article, depicted his experience during a CrossFit-style training session. The article credits the CrossFit concept as a method of exercise that has grown in popularity to the point of others trying to mimic its success. Lewis reports that the fundamental concept behind Cross Fitness is incorporating a high intensity workout by moving in a manner consistent with the body’s natural form.

Though Lewis stats that the CrossFit-style class borrowed heavily from the CrossFit formula, the rigorous workout that he received was what merited acclaim. It is mentioned that CrossFit style was present in the studio due to “the telltale signs: kettlebells, plyo-metric jumping boxes, descriptions of various workouts”.

The article mentions the various exercises performed through out the physical training. Depending upon one’s strengths, Lewis insinuates that particular exercises could be difficult while others were easier. The greatest challenge, Lewis admitted, was continuously cycling through the exercise for a half hour. Due to the intensity of the class, the article makes mention of dropouts throughout the course of the class. By the end of his experience Lewis described the symptoms of being fatigued and sore to the point of having difficulty walking.

Fitness Instructor, Lorna Kleidman makes a comment in reference to the Cleveland State University hosted class. “A good work out regiment will definitely support one’s health; and of course it’s great to take on a challenge. Just keep in mind one should strive for a balanced approach to fitness, this will keep you strong, flexible and injury free for all of your active life. In addition, I applaud the use of kettlebells in the class. Kettlebells are an up and coming fitness staple, as they truly transform a person’s overall physique.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovated methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.


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