Friday, July 13, 2007
When it was Girya, The Art of Strength.
Girya Kettlebell Training opened in January 2003 called Girya, The Art of Strength.Very soon it will be five years at the same location and that's hard to believe. When I opened Girya it was done in a two week period after I quit another studio that I had worked 6 months on to get open. What I thought was the one of the worst betrayals of my life turned out to be the start of a huge blessing. You just never know.
People said I was crazy to call it Girya as no one one could pronounce it much less understand what it was. I didnt care. I loved that crazy little ball and knew it was something very, very unique. I knew I could base my clients training around it and get the best results I ever had.I was still doing a lot of 'fucntional ' training back then but kbs were at the heart of it.
I did not know I would soon be baseing all of my own training around it as well. That was a suprise.
Every day I get more calls and emails asking about kettlebell training as the word about its incredible effectiveness and efficiency is getting out.
We became Girya Kettlebell Training in 2005, after I got certified RKC. I knew I was going to be basing 95% of my training template on kb work. I just didnt know how freakily effective it would be for so many across a very broad spectrum of needs.
People WANT something that actually works and that you don't have to spend all day doing. Now people are figuring out what the kettlebell is and what it means to their training and they are digging it.
And nobody does kettlebells better than Pavel and the RKC.
The black and white shot above was the first kb art we did for the girya.net website.I wished I had saved a copy of that homemade( go daddy) site.I miss it.
Just a simple iron ball with a handle. Who'd a thunk it?