Russian Kettlebell Training and Functional Movement FAQ

We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions and answers on a broad range of fitness topics. Take some time to get informed on Russian kettlebell training and functional movement.

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  • What do I want to get out of the kettlebell program?

    Sometimes the most important questions are those we ask ourselves. By determining your personal goals and expressing them to us, you have the opportunity to be sure that our program is the right fit for you.

    So take a moment to discern your personal goals—whether they include your fitness, health, or mental/emotional well-being—and use that introspection to your advantage. This help to make sure you get everything out of our classes that you’re hoping for—and much, much more.

  • What qualifications should I look for in a kettlebell instructor? Do your instructors meet these qualifications?

    The first place to start with selecting kettlebell instructors are their levels of certification. Are they certified? That helps, but a few letter stamps at the end of their name isn't enough.  Some certifications are only a few hours, while some are several extensive daylong programs. 

     A kettlebell instructor needs to know how to teach and how to coach you along the way to reach your goals. You also have to “click” with your instructor and be confident that you’ll enjoy and have fun in classes. The best certification is your certification: try some classes and make sure that an instructor will be a good fit for you. 

  • When are classes and how do I get more info?

    We offer a variety of kettlebell classes through the week. However, we start all new students with a free, no obligation orientation lesson with one of our kettlebell instructors. This gives you a chance to see what our program is all about, and we have the opportunity to recommend the best program for you. Just give us a call (610) 363-7575 and we’ll be more than happy to help you get started.

  • Do I need to bring my own kettlebell?

    Nope! The Dragon Gym is fully equipped with all of the equipment you will need, including the best kettlebells that money can buy! All you need to bring is yourself, a water bottle, and a positive attitude! Shoes aren't permitted on the gray mats, but may be worn on the black mat.

  • Do I need to be in good shape to start kettlebells? What if I’m not in shape?

    When you join our kettlebell classes, you become a part of something much greater than just a workout program. You become part of an incredibly supportive and encouraging community. We've helped literally thousands of people of all shapes and sizes get into the best shapes of their lives. Our system is progressive and will work for anyone who commits to it. You'll never be expected to do more than what you're currently capable of, and unlike most other group fitness classes, you'll never feel embarrassed or left behind.

  • Do I need any prior kettlebell experience?

    Nope! Our kettlebell classes are completely progressive and suitable for both beginners and experts. This means we teach you exactly everything you need to know for a safe and effective workout. We take great pride in being a “movement first” based system — our first priority is safety and to help you develop perfect form. Most people who start our classes have never even touched a kettlebell, but quickly fall in love with it!

  • Why should I choose Dragon Gym’s Kettlebell program?

    Our kettlebell classes are designed with our students’ goals in mind. With our program, you can experience many benefits, including:

    • Increased functional strength
    • Improved cardiovascular fitness
    • Maximization of power and explosiveness
    • Improved flexibility and mobility
    • Body composition changes
    • Healthy, sustainable weight and fat loss, as well as muscle gain

    And what’s more, prepare for your physical improvement to feed into your intellectual and emotional improvement. You'll notice a difference in your stress management, daily outlook, goal setting, and much more.