Fitness Expert Lorna Kleidman Responds to Local Gym Hosting Kettlebells Tournament

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Lorna Kleidman responds to an article published by the Upper St. Clair Patch website describing the kettlebell tournament being held by a Bridgeville, PA gym will hold a kettlebell tournament.

On March 7, Lorna Kleidman responds to an article released by the Upper St. Clair Patch website announcing that a gym in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania will be holding a kettlebell tournament.

According to the Upper St. Clair Patch article, the tournament to be hosted at the Bridgeville gym is expecting competitors from around the country. Justin Thomas, the owner of the gym, states that the tournament is the second such competition they're hosting and that a goal of the tournament is to increase awareness of kettlebells as an exercise tool. Additionally, Thomas is quoted as saying that he believes the tournament will promote the gym to expand its presence. Thomas' establishment places a lot of emphasis on the use of kettlebells, says the article.

The article describes the origins and uses of kettlebells, presenting them as a great way to do core strength and endurance training by targeting a wide variety of fitness goals using different weights and movements. Thomas’ path to opening a gym with a focus on kettlebells is recounted as a progression from his past careers and his dislike for a large gym adorned with a collection of machinery. The article states the members of Thomas’ gym encompass a wide variety of people and the gym’s theme is growing in popularity.

Fitness expert Lorna Kleidman responds to the idea of hosting a tournament as a way to spread awareness of kettlebell exercises. “There is no question that kettlebells are better known now than they were even a short while ago. I believe that their notoriety will continue to grow with more people seeing what exercising with kettlebells can do. A kettlebell tournament will showcase the benefits of exercising with kettlbells while piquing onlookers' curiosity to try the exercise for themselves.”

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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