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The Swing! — CLOSED

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Niurka garcia

    I never used kettleballs

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  2. Niurka garcia

    Fan on facebook

  3. Diane

    I have never used Kettle balls, but am very interested! We cannot afford to be part of a gym right now, so an effective workout at home would be great!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, kettlebells are a great alternative to a gym membership if you can’t spare a monthly fee.

  4. Diane

    I’m also a fan on facebook 🙂

  5. Rebecca

    I don’t have any experience with kettlebells, but I would love to read the book and start.

  6. Julie

    I’ve never used kettlebells, but I’d love to try it.

  7. Jill

    I have never used kettleballs but would love to try them.
    I NEEDED the gym to lose my weight. I can’t stay disciplined enough at home.
    Thanks for sharing your review of the book!
    Jill recently posted..St Croix

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m with you. I need a PLACE to go to!

  8. Diane, fit to the finish

    I’ve never done them because I always worry about the swinging motions and my back. But I’ve read research from the ACSM that shows how incredibly effective they are.
    Diane, fit to the finish recently posted..What I Gave Up To Lose 150 Pounds

  9. Barb Mitchell

    Hi Lisa

    I have never used kettlebells but would love to give it a try.

    thanks
    ps – thanks to you, I am starting week 2 of a running program. You are an inspiration.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is awesome news, Barb! Please let me know how it goes. You can leave a comment here or email me. 🙂

  10. Beth

    I workout with a trainer and sometimes use kettlebells, I really like them

  11. Crystal

    I’ve never done a full just kettle ball workout. However I have used them as part of circuit stations in group fitness classes and I’ve found I quite enjoy them. The swing motion I get with them doesn’t seem to bother my back as much as when I use dumbbells for the same movement. I think the key is to maintain proper form and the kettle balls help with that.

    I also find them so much nicer to hold and handle versus dumbbells and medicine balls!
    Crystal recently posted..For the second spin class….

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! They are definitely more comfortable to hold. I enjoyed using them quite a bit.

  12. Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours

    This type of workout is totally new to me but it sounds like something I could do!

    I’m glad you enjoyed the book overall in spite of the minor quibbles you had with it. Thanks for being on the tour!

  13. Theresa

    This was written 7 years ago but just seeing it now. Kettlebells are HANDS DOWN THE BEST workout I’ve ever done. I used to teach “aeroboics” back the 80’s, and have worked out most of my life (54 now). The last 6 years I haven’t been consistent with it, but going back to the bells. They are everything you quoted Tracy saying in her book, and more. I was in killer shape (40 pounds lighter than now) about 6 years ago just doing 24 min of KB’s MWF. I didn’t even have to watch what I ate. Now I do though. I can’t really afford a gym, but even if I could I really hate them. The only thing I like about gyms is the sauna or steam room. I mean, drive, traffic, parking, PAY MONEY, workout in public with a bunch of people to don’t talk to each other or acknowledge each other, unless they are a size 4 female under 30 (then the men acknowledge her, lol). Sounds rather like torture to me. I’ll stick to free, short duration workouts and friendly company (my kitty cat) at home. Thanks for sharing your review!

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