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Shake up your fitness with kettlebell classes

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kettlebell fitness instructor Janet Duback, front at left, with students.

If you are ready to mix up your exercise routine, or begin anew, you will definitely want to consider kettlebell fitness classes with Janet Duback, a Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified (HKC) instructor, offered through West Linn Parks and Recreation.

Unlike traditional weight lifting, kettlebell exercises mimic real world activities and work several muscles at once. Kettlebell fitness classes combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training, allowing you to increase flexibility, endurance and strengthen several muscle groups, including your core, abs, back and glutes.

To prevent injury, new students are required to attend a 90-minute kettlebell orientation workshop. You will learn the fundamental exercises and develop safe and effective execution.

As a HKC kettlebell coach, Duback specializes in assessment of dysfunctional movement. She is nationally certified for FMS (functional movement screening) and is a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) running coach. She is highly motivated to support her students in reaching their individual fitness goals.

Late spring and summer program details are listed below. Register online at westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec.

Kettlebell Orientation Workshops are scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 3, 31, July 5 and Aug. 2 at Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long Street in West Linn.

Kettlebell morning classes are scheduled at 9 to 10 a.m. starting May 7, June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6 at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn.

Kettlebell evening classes meet from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. starting May 7, June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6 at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Cost is $28 for those in district and $33 for those living out of district.

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