Teresa is quite the success story, and she is proof that proper technique is key in kettlebell training.
Teresa hurt her back several years ago doing kettlebell swings on her own at home. Her back pain persisted for years. At the end of 2014, Theresa reached the end of her rope and called me to start private training.
We took things slowly, to help build a nice base of strength and confidence in the basic movements before visiting the swing. Teresa gave lots of care and attention to her technique, understanding that it was going to make the difference in whether she felt pain or not. In just a couple of weeks of training, Teresa told me that her back was already feeling so much better. A couple of months later, Teresa’s back pain, the pain that had plagued her daily for years, was gone!
When Teresa was ready to start attacking the swing, she approached it with a whole new mindset – one of control and mindfulness in her movements. She didn’t rush the process and was open to any and all corrections I gave her. Soon enough, Teresa was swinging with the best of them and she decided to switch to group classes.
It has been so much fun to watch Teresa transform before my eyes. In less than a year, she went from being in chronic pain and afraid of swings to being excited to learn snatches.
Teresa is strong and fit and she embodies the spirit of Iron Clad with her dedication to her training. She wasn’t sure that she’d be as accountable and motivated in group classes, but she really embraced it and she very rarely misses a scheduled class because she has come to love it so much!
Teresa, thank you for all your hard work and congratulations on being our first Client of the Month!!