What’s pop’n? Happy Spring, Ninjas! I’m really excited for the warmer weather so that I can start training outdoors again! There’s nothing I love more than going to Tompkins Park in the East Village for some calisthenics fun in the sun!
Although, I can’t complain too much since we got the Bodyweight Master Pull-up bar from Dragondoor set up in our apartment earlier this winter. It definitely makes working out inside way more fun! Here’s a few clips from my last two indoor calisthenics workouts:
Al and I have also been taking more yoga classes at a local studio, Bikram LES! In all my years of practicing yoga, I’ve never even thought about taking a Bikram class. Just the idea of practicing yoga in a 104 degree room really intimidated me. But living in New York City in the winter has definitely given me an appreciation for a super sweaty, sauna-like yoga session. One thing I can say about the practice is that it’s definitely improved my mood and flexibility in the span of just a few classes.
In other news, I’m currently training for the Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) this June! I’ve been a Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Trainer (HKC) for several years now, but I am ready to take my knowledge of kettlebell training to the next level! It should be an intense weekend, but I’m preparing for it mentally and physically in the upcoming months. Wish me luck! 😉
And finally, if you are interested in attending a Progressive Calisthenics Certification, you are just in luck! We have a lot of upcoming dates on the roster this year. The next one I will be at is at the Commando Temple in London on May 19th-21st. Al and I will also be returning to Australia this November for two workshops, one in Perth on November 11-13th and in Sydney on November 16th-18th! These workshops are for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of progressive bodyweight training — movement enthusiasts, trainers, beginners and pros are all welcome! Taking this workshop completely changed my life! I’ve conquered moves that I never dreamed I would ever be able to do, like the V-Sit and many more!
Hope to see you ninjas at an upcoming workshop! Til next time, peace, love and ninja kicks!