Kettlebell Champion Lorna Kleidman Expresses Support for New Kettlebell Exercises in the Spotlignt

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An article in the Wall Street Journal puts a celebrity spotlight on new ways to work out with kettlebells. Kettlebell expert Lorna Kleidman responds.

On February 20, 2013, three-time kettlebell champion Lorna Kleidman praised a feature on New York-based celebrities incorporating the kettlebell into their fitness routine.

A Wall Street Journal article published earlier this month touted a growing number of fitness classes in New York City that are introducing their clients to a diverse selection of kettlebell exercises. Among those clients are a few famous names, such as the star of NBC’s Smash, Megan Hilty, who recently hosted a Fitness Gala at New York’s Studio 450. Joining her was Miss New York 2013 Joanne Nosuchinsky and trainer Dasha Libin, who led the group of attendees at the Gala. Libin is also the creator of kettlebell kickboxing, which incorporates martial arts moves into traditional kettlebell exercises.

"I've been doing martial arts my whole life," says Libin, "and my grandfather taught kettlebells to the Soviet army. I use them because of the unique way they train your body."

The article reports that kettlebell exercises are gaining in popularity, with an increasing number of benefits being discovered every day. The manner in which it forces the mind to connect with the body makes it a meditative, yoga-like workout that builds lean muscle and may help people suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, claims the article. The small size of the kettlebell also makes it a portable resistance tool that can be added to a number of other workouts.

Kleidman, an award-winning kettlebell advocate and trainer, responds: “Kettlebell fitness is becoming more and more popular with a bigger and bigger crowd. It’s great to see that the kettlebell is being used in a variety of workouts, making it possible for a wider audience to find a workout they love to do!”

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 innovative 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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