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Let’s get serious with Kettlebells!


March 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until March 31, 2021

Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States
Free
This is a member only event. Please apply for membership.

Presented by

John Sarich, founder of Johnny Fit O’hana

Location/ Date & Time

Online only – Zoom or other virtual link will be sent directly from Johnny’s Fit Ohana at the beginning of February to attend these sessions.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in February 2021

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am PT; 10:00am-11:00am CT; 11:00am-12:00pm ET; 6:00am-7am HT

Description

Johnny Sarich, founder of Johnny’s Fit Ohana, provides free kettlebells coaching three times a week through his Johnny’s Fit Ohana group to men and women located in Hawaii and elsewhere. Johnny has  invited the members of The Koa Club to join his free kettlebells coaching sessions in February.

So, what are kettlebells? Kettlebells are cast iron weights ranging from 5 lbs to over 100 lbs, shaped like a ball with a handle for easy gripping.

The American Council on Exercise commissioned a study to find out just how effective kettlebell training is. The researchers saw significant improvement in endurance, balance, and core strength after eight weeks of kettlebell exercises, with the biggest improvement n the core, where strength had increased by 70%.

To learn more about the benefits of doing kettlebell exercises, go to BENEFIT OF KETTLEBELL | Johnny’s Fit O’hana.

For several years when I lived in Hawaii, I went to Johnny’s early morning kettlebells class on the beach three times a week without fail. I was definitely out of shape when I started, but through Johnny’s patient, funny, encouraging yet relentless kettlebells coaching, I got fitter and stronger, which helped me a lot in tackling all my other outdoor pursuits, including, with my marathon, triathlon and even body building goals. We are incredibly lucky to have Johnny, an accomplished kettlebells trainer, generously invite The Koa Club women to join his group for the kettlebells training! Don’t miss this opportunity to train with Johnny – it’s a definite experience,” says Susan Seah, Founder of The Koa Club.

Here is an 2018 article from Hawaii News Now where Johnny helped his Hawaii kettlebells team set a new Guinness World Record for the most weight hoisted in an hour by a kettlebell team: The youngest is 50. The oldest is 77. And they’re taking a shot at a weightlfting record (hawaiinewsnow.com)

Equipment Needed:

#1: One Kettlebell. If you need some ideas as to what size kettlebell to start with, here is an article from Simple Fitness Hub which may help (What Kettlebell Weight should a Woman Use? | SimpleFitnessHub)

#2: One set of dumbbells

#3: Yoga mat

#4: Towel and bottle of water (as you will be sweating from the workout!)

Disclaimer:

The Koa Club and Johnny’s Fit Ohana strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. Neither The Koa Club nor Johnny’s Fit Ohana are licensed medical care providers and each represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge The Koa Club and Johnny’s Fit Ohana from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown. You will be required to sign a waiver of liability before you can participate in any of these kettlebell classes.

Fee

  • This is designated an Awesome Event, free for all members of The Koa Club.
  • Anyone who are interested in attending any of these free kettlebells coaching sessions (whether 1, 2 or 3 times a week) through The Koa Club will need to register here, sign a required waiver and agree for The Koa Club to share your name and email address to Johnny’s Fit Ohana, where you will then receive the Zoom or other virtual link directly from Johnny’s Fit Ohana at the beginning of February to attend these sessions. Johnny will also be providing information about kettlebells, the workouts and other related information through his Johnny’s Fit Ohana website and via emails sent to registrants of the kettlebells sessions.
  • The Koa Club does not necessarily endorse, and is not responsible for, any content that may be accessed through Johnny’s Fit Ohana web site or any information offered by Johnny’s Fit Ohana.

Instructor

John “Johnny” Sarich has been weightlifting since he was a young man, and in his 20s, Johnny participated in Olympic lifting, and subsequently, he became involved with powerlifting. He participated in powerlifting world championships in Europe, USA and Canada, winning local and international titles.  As a Masters powerlifter, he placed 2nd in the World Championships in Norway and 1st when this event was held in North Carolina.  Johnny also still holds the Guinness book of world records for the time when he pushed a wheelbarrow full of bricks weighing 8275 pounds for 260 feet. Johnny has completed five Ironman triathlons, hundreds of shorter triathlons from sprints to half-Ironman races and about 40 marathons. Professionally, Johnny has worked at Ford Canada for 33 years in Robot Automation, Production and Efficiency where he traveled throughout the US and Canada sharing his “fresh eyes” approach with local operations to help them remove redundancy and inefficient processes.  When he retired from work, Johnny started focusing on kettlebells and he had been doing and coaching kettlebells for about 20 years.  Johnny and his wife, Diane, currently spend summers at their home in London, Ontario, Canada and winters in Honolulu, Hawaii. Johnny is truly an amazing athlete, coach and person.  For more information about Johnny’s Fit Ohana,  go to Johnny’s Fit O’hana | Premiere exercise training with John Sarich

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States