The Kettlebell Competition hosted by Leaf Fitness & Wellness in Santa Monica, Ca was a great success! My husband and I both won 1st place in our weight division and we acheived semi-pro status (CMS - Cadidate Master of Sports In Kettlebell Lifting). My husband acheived CMS - in Long Cycle and I acheived CMS - in Snatch. Stay tuned for the video. Thanks to the organizers for putting on an extremely professional meet.
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As most of you already know, I compete in a unique sport known as Kettlebell Sport . My next competition is in 2 weeks and I'm super excited! I will be lifting a 35lbs kettlebell over head in a lift called the Snatch. In competition, I will be judged on execution and proficiency of each repetition. I will have 10 minutes to swing the bell between my thighs (with one arm) and catching it over head (with my arm locked out) as fast and as many times as I can with immaculate form. This Russian sport requires: focus, great conditioning, skill, strength and crazy stamina. I'll keep you posted on the results.
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 20 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.