Encouraging Thoughts on Nutrition

    Persevere. In my personal and professional experience, I have noticed that both the effects of higher quality diet on a neglected body and of low quality diet on a healthy body, are relatively slow to show. Why? In many ways it’s down to cellular life span. Your body is building new cells allContinue reading “Encouraging Thoughts on Nutrition”

Mindfulness Doesn’t Rock – it SWINGS.

One of our new members said the other day: ‘it is interesting that when I’m using a kettlebell, my mind has to be completely and utterly on it. There is no space for anything else, it is total focus’. I agree. In fact, kettlebells and mindfulness seem to go together like Red Caviar, Lewis RoadContinue reading “Mindfulness Doesn’t Rock – it SWINGS.”

Are Kettlebells Safe?

Short answer: YES Long Answer: In my nearly 1.5 decades of mastering and coaching just about every major fitness discipline, I haven’t encountered a safer overall strength and conditioning tool. After years of coaching Powerlifting, Boxing, Bootcamp, Crossfit, Sprinting and Gymnastics, I chose to make kettlebells my ultimate specialty, because I see the results theyContinue reading “Are Kettlebells Safe?”

If Something is Important…

If something is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all. Dan John   This is my favorite quote by the philosopher coach, but it seems to be also a frequently misunderstood one. You could say: ‘But there are some things that are important to me, yet I cannotContinue reading “If Something is Important…”

Body Image vs Body Confidence

Imagine how much energy can be freed up in the service of worthy pursuits if you swapped worrying over your body-image for cultivating body-confidence. In our culture, we focus on creating a positive body-image, as if an image has any power. No one’s body-image has ever accomplished anything. Body image is a passive object, itContinue reading “Body Image vs Body Confidence”

From Discipline to Habit

Last week I reached a personally significant milestone of 365 consecutive days of meditation. It seems like a huge number to some, but I knew I would not stop, ever, since day one. So what was it, that got me to commit so utterly to meditation on 11th of May last year and to neverContinue reading “From Discipline to Habit”

Comparison Trap and How to Leave It.

An air of comparison was very rife in our household when growing up. Younger siblings were compared with me, often elevating me to a higher status, and I was compared to my classmates and friends, encouraged to think I was the smartest, prettiest, best at everything. And when that was demonstrated not to be theContinue reading “Comparison Trap and How to Leave It.”

Fun vs Happiness

Happiness doesn’t always feel happy (Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project) When I was a child I didn’t like chocolate (note: back them in Russia we had no milk chocolate, only dark). Because it was bitter sweet. And I fixated on that bitterness because my immature palate could only take in one flavor at a time.Continue reading “Fun vs Happiness”