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Are Kettlebells Right For You?

Do you think Kettlebells really are right for you?  Here's my 2 cents after 2 decades of working with people. 
First off before I dive in to my message today,  I want to deeply thank those who shared their story of racism with me. In case you didn't see the newsletter I sent yesterday, you can find it here, Thank you for opening up your heart and sharing your story of pain and truth. Our stories are what will make the changes in this world. If you would like to share your story with me, I'd be honored to read or listen to it. 
Now back to my message for today
Whether you are 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐤, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭, 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝, 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭, 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥, 𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠, 𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜, 𝐬𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲, 𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞, 𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐥𝐚𝐳𝐲, 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐠𝐲𝐦𝐬, 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐲𝐦𝐬, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 - proper Kettlebell training has welcomed each and ever one of these characteristics. 
Kettlebell fitness doesn’t discriminate again…
Recent posts

Hip Openers for a Strong and Healthy Turkish Get Up

Are your hips tight? This may be one of your limiting factors to a solid and strong Get Up.
Try these two exercises as shown in the video below with a super light bell. This will help you open up your hips, ankles, inner thighs, all while creating a smooth overhead lockout. If you’re just starting out you can do this with a super light bell or no bell at all.


Before doing a full Get Up warm up with this for 2 full rounds. Kneeling Lunge Pumps 5 es Kneeling Lunge Windmills 5 es Let me know if your Get Up feels better after these 2 quick focus drills. 🔑 Make sure the front heel stays down for the lunge pumps and windmills 🔑 Have the back toes curled underneath for full ground stability and foot work. 🔑 Ideally have your heel and back ankle aligned for the kneeling windmills. This doesn’t have to be perfect. Just close to how I’m demonstrating. It will get closer as your hips open. Enjoy and let me know how you all do!

Kettlebell Snatch Workshop Course with Lauren Brooks

Short Description: Bite size action steps and simple techniques to get you to fluid, smooth, strong, and powerful Kettlebell Snatches. **Personal Feedback with Group Option too** Registration closes in a few days. 25% off code to register over the next 48 hours here. Playground members sign in below


Why partake in a Kettlebell Snatch Workshop course?If you've been struggling with banging up your forearms, jolting your neck, shoulders, back, destroying your hands, and are ready to hone in on the simple techniques and drills that will solve this issue with Snatching, you've come to the right place.I've been teaching Kettlebell snatches to people for the last 16 years from the ages of 14 to 80 years old. I know when someone is ready to embark on the snatch journey and I also know when someone is not ready. There are prerequisites in place and milestones to hit before adding this incredible exercise to your arsenal.  Be sure to spend time on the pre-requisites before going to t…

Real Talk - Transformations with Kettlebells and Community - Weight Gain after an Eating Disorder

This is the first time I’ve ever shared a story of someone who suffered from an eating disorder and was proud of their weight gain. 
This story was shared with me yesterday by a member who lives in Sweden. I asked if I could share her story. She was so kind to say yes. 
It brought tears to my eyes.
This openness and change, is what Lauren’s Playground is all about. 
This is what community and Kettlebell training can do.
It can bring your body to where it needs to be! Your mind and soul! 





Doors close tomorrow and your price will always stay at the lower rate you join. We won’t open until Fall. Would LOVE to show you the way it’s done so you can have the same success as both our members and myself! 
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May Fitness Challenges and Announcements

The Kettlebell Fitness Challenges for May
Choose which Challenge you'd like to join. There will be several winners who participate in this challenge daily. Learn how to win by clicking on the challenge you will be participating in.


Or



ANNOUNCEMENTS
Live Kettlebell Classes via Zoom - Premium Member ACCESS (membership includes access to Lauren's Playground***) this is a month to month option and you can cancel at any time.. If you're already a playground member you can add this for a discounted fee than priced inside. Schedule Classes Almost* Daily at 9a.m. Pacific/ 12 p.m. Eastern.  Every day EXCEPT* Tues and Sundays
LAUREN'S PLAYGROUND - Workouts of the Week are now up! Not a member? Our one and only online gym and amazing community with tons of programs to get you the fitness results you've always dreamed of! Convenient access PDF program and workout downloads, easy access to quality video workouts on the go, motivation, support, and now optional access to 1 Live Interac…

Ground Zero Kettlebell Workshop (Part 2)

Due to popular demand from the students in Ground Zero Kettlebell Workshop Part 1 series, we are offering a Part 2 to learn new skills and deepen our kettlebell lifting and movement patterns. There is no better time than now to bring you an interactive 2 week starter workshop you can do right from your own home.For the second time ever in history I will be doing a live training series in real time virtually. I will be taking a limited group size in order to be able to give specific feedback for every single person who participates. 

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This is a LIVE 2 week training, consisting of 6 mini meet up lessons via Zoom, with you and others from around the world. This simple training will put you on the path from ground zero to hero. By the end of the 2 weeks you will have the confidence to use your kettlebell(s) and body to do amazing workouts that will help you get to your fitness goals. 
What does Ground Zero mean?
Ground Zero means that you are starting from scratch or/and need to c…

The Body Tune-Up Program

The Body Tune-Up workout program is now available in Lauren's Playground. Wooohooo! These were personally requested by Playground students so I'm very excited to finally release it. 
The sessions in this program were created specifically designed around how we are all feeling with uncertainty and isolation. The longing for more serenity, flow, stretch, strength, and movement is bundled inside this little program. 
Yes we have a TON of programs to choose from in Lauren's Playground, but this one has a theme of now. The theme of needing workouts to help us, when being sheltered in place and maybe feeling higher stress and anxiety.
Excited to bring this one to you. Luckily this grassy part of the park wasn't closed so we were able to film half of the workouts at this beautiful open location by our house. 
Playground members you can access this workout right now here.
http://members.laurenbrooksfitness.com/the-body-tune-up
If you're not a member and want access to this progr…

Ground Zero Kettlebell Workshop Series - Live and Interactive

NOTE: We had so many raving students on the very first Ground Zero Workshop that 90% signed up for Part 2! It's been an incredible journey so far. You too can be a part of this interactive experience. 
There is no better time than now to bring you an interactive 2 week starter workshop you can do right from your own home.  For the first time ever in history I will be doing a live training series in real time virtually. I will be taking a limited group size in order to be able to give specific feedback for every single person who participates. This is a LIVE 2 week training, consisting of 6 mini meet up lessons via Zoom, with you and others from around the world. This simple training will put you on the path from ground zero to hero. By the end of the 2 weeks you will have the confidence to use your kettlebell(s) and body to do amazing workouts that will help you get to your fitness goals. 

What does Ground Zero mean? Ground Zero means that you are starting from scratch or/and need t…

Perspective on the Coronavirus

A few weeks ago my dad read one of my newsletters discussing the new normal and dealing with the mental aspects of Covid-19. We had just been put on lock down and I had to cancel all my in person fitness classes. 

My dad, who is in his 70's, currently works full time as an attorney in the Los Angeles area. Here is what he wrote. 


Putting Coronavirus Time of our Lives into Perspective

By Michael Brooks
When my daughter Lauren sent me her email about living in interesting times,  I was so impressed with her openness and love, especially for the people whose lives she touches, that I offered to write something about her grandparents who went through the second world war in England. I asked her if she thought it would help to put this Coronavirus time of our lives into perspective. She jumped at it. So what follows here are just a few of my memories of my parents experiences during the second world war.

So why talk about WW2 at all! Because for those of us who have not yet come to realize …