What COVID did to me and my gym

This article is going to have two parts: The enforced shutdown of Baltimore Kettlebell Club due the COVID pandemic My families actual infection of the virus which came 8 months later The Shutdown On March 16th 2020 the Governor Larry Hogan issued a shutdown order for gyms across the state of Maryland. We immediately switched to a virtual platform; at first exploiting a loophole in the governor’s mandate by doing Live Streams of our regular classes and operating as…

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The Everyday Program

press every day baltimore kettlebell club quarantine routine

6 weeks ago I started doing overhead presses everyday in a program I called my #quarantineroutine The reasons for doing the same lift every day were twofold: 1) to inspire the members of BKC to continue training during the shutdown 2) just to see if I could. Conventional bro science tells us that we cannot train the same muscle groups every day. I’ve never really questioned that logic because it seems to make sense. Your muscles need time to…

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8 Year Gym Anniversary

Baltimore Kettlebell Club

Today marks the 8 year anniversary for Baltimore Kettlebell Club (formerly Art & Strength). Time has really flown by and it’s hard to believe we’ve been at it for this long. It’s been so great to see how many lives have been touched by this place and watching people find their strength is something that I will never get tired of! I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to do what I love doing every_single_day. What we have at…

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Combating Anxiety & Depression with Exercise

the mental game

The topic I’m writing about this week has been on my mind a while. I want to be very careful with my words because the people who can relate to what I’m about to say are already suffering quietly behind their computer screens, and nobody knows what they’re going through. I’m talking about anxiety and depression. Depression and anxiety are silent killers that destroy happiness, relationships, careers and, in extreme cases, people. The causes may be different for each…

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