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The three C’s: Car, Cubicle & Couch

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind – Morihei Ueshiba

The three C’s: Car, Cubicle & Couch. Sitting, the death knell of the human race – especially for Americans. As a 20 year corporate citizen, the effects of sitting were taking a toll on my body. Tight hip flexors, kyphosis (slouching posture), and poor food choices that left my belly hanging over my belt. The bottom line (including weak glutes & rhomboids) is that prolonged sitting is linked to increased mortality! I’m here to help you undo this unacceptable path and provide a plan on how you can reverse this pattern. Time has come today!

Cubicle Farm

Cubicle Farm

The Solution? A mixture of Kettlebells, bodyweight conditioning and (Z)en Circles!

Awakening and Enlightenment from an Iron Ball? Come again?

Looks scary!

It’s interesting, I hear this response frequently. It it just fear of the unknown or getting hurt? My system stresses safety at every point in the process.

I’ll get bulky, (HINT, you won’t)!

That looks hard! (that would be correct). If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you!

The Kettlebell Zen Mission? “Helping people forge undiscovered strength in mind and body.”

SFG (StrongFirst Girya) is a curriculum developed by Pavel Tsatsouline, who pioneered kettlebell training in the West and developed the gold-standard RKC program. When it comes to kettlebelling, you want to be with the cream of the crop…no skimping! I’m a “Permanent Beginner.” One who is always seeking new information to help people feel and move better.

You’ll be learning some of the basic human movements; pushing, pulling, squatting, hip hinge and one that you will grow to love..loaded carries. It’s fun. My clients will tell you, it feels like we are playing. In addition, we will employ an athletic performance system called Z-Health. “Z” drills target the nervous system and provide techniques to help us move better, move out of pain, move into efficient athletic performance, and ultimately improve that performance to achieve & surpass goals.

The magic lies within your mind. Be consistent with your practice and you will find results. Dig deep and become proficient with three or four kettlebell movements for 6-12 weeks and you will start to see your body take on the form of which you imagined. You need to lift heavy things up, put them over your head, and set them back down. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just be consistent!

Beautiful Strength

Beautiful Strength

This is what Amelia S. had to say…

I really love the kettlebells, which I would never have thought were for me! They look so big and intimidating. However, under Tom’s wonderful guidance, I have quickly become much stronger and my technique is really improving. I love this class and it truly does not feel like you are working out because it is so fun and different. If it weren’t for my body being sore EVERYWHERE the next day, I wouldn’t believe I got such a great workout in. If you have ever wanted to try out a workout growing in popularity, give it a shot! Tom is great, the class is fun, and your body will thank you!

Kettlebells will be one of the main tools in the practice, but I will also employ bodyweight exercises and other tools to keep things fresh and challenging. There will be certain strength and flexibility thresholds that we will continually strive to achieve. No longer will we say that we want to “lose 10 pounds,” or “finish a marathon.” Goals tied to strength measurements will help everything fall into place.

Enter the Kettlebell

Enter the Kettlebell

We live in such a beautiful part of the world. Classes will be held in a variety of inspiring places to take your training to the next level! New student will need general proficiency with basic bodyweight maneuvers before handling kettlebells. Safety is of paramount importance at all times.

Join our community of women and men dedicated to making strides on their road to a stronger life. For decades the world of advertising has promised us special lotions, pills, shakeweights, & kettlebells that weigh less than your purse. Truth be told, there is no quick fix.

Sign-up for your FREE 1 hour Assessment || CALL (510) 470-4430 or

Z-Health Joint Mobility diagnostic
Review/Discussion of Strength goals you’d like to achieve, challenges you face
A program to launch you on your way..a community of support

Mindful Practice at Work -- Impeccable form!

Mindful Practice at Work — Impeccable form!

What you can expect?

*Increased energy and strength
*A Posterior-Chain Extraordinaire (aka Buttisimo)
*Faster metabolism so you burn calories faster and more efficiently (Even when at rest)
*Trim your waist and blast your abs- swimsuit season is right around the corner
*Look Younger / Feel Younger!
*Builds confidence and wards off sickness and depression
*Sleep better and helps you deal better with stress and anxiety
*Combats the three C’s – Computer, Car & Couch..because we are all sitting TOO MUCH!

Strength ***************** Flexibility ****************** Peace