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I was embarrassed of success

I’d like to share a little secret with you. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here it goes... I was embarrassed when someone called me an Entrepreneur. I’m not sure what my hang up with that term was all about. Maybe it was because I assumed Entrepreneurs were in it to just make money and making money was a bad thing. I was under the impression that making a lot of money may be perceived as sleazy and not authentic. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I was told many times you don’t go into the fitness business to make money. I was on board with that idea and accepted it gracefully. I felt very righteous about it. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Most “personal trainers” work day and night and barely make ends meet. Or they work another job to supplement their love for fitness.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I wholeheartedly am in this business to literally change peoples lives by showing them what’s possible with their body at any age. I’ve stayed in it because of the impact I’ve had with teaching women how to regain their strength and then some. I continued on this path to help

The Kettlebell Snatch

The Kettlebell Snatch is just one of those exercises that can leave many feeling frustrated. There’s a lot going on with these. ⁣ ⁣ I’m a huge fan of this exercise for people who are able to safely carry a bell vertically over head with a full elbow lock out. I’m also a huge fan when the student can keep their wrist straight and have an understanding of the handle placement.⁣ ⁣ 𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞-𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐭.⁣ ⁣ 𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 ⁣ 1. 1 Arm Swing ⁣ 2. Hand 2 Hand Swing ⁣ 3. Clean - demonstrating a straight wrist with no banging and proper hand placement ⁣ 4. Pressing the bell over head vertically with a full elbow lockout. ⁣ 5. Partial 1 Arm High Pull⁣ ⁣ Once these can be performed well, it’s time to begin learning the elements of the snatch. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐊𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡?⁣ A snatch is essent

Lauren's Playground Now open - Due to Covid-19 and gym closures

Your Kettlebell Fitness Gym and Community  REGISTRATION is now open! Sign Up  here Access all of your workouts, videos, written workouts right from your own home any where in the world. Access it from your PHONE, IPAD, LAPTOP, COMPUTER, CONNECT IT TO YOUR BIG SCREEN TV with Apple TV, Chromecast, Smart TV, HDMI cord, etc... Our members stream it and do their workouts from anywhere and so can you!  Helping people all over the world find the strength they never knew they had for 16+ years.  This online gym only opens a few times per year so we can fully focus on our community and nothing else.  Why Join Lauren's Playground? Lauren's Playground has been open and growing since June of 2016. We will be coming up to our 4th Anniversary. Inside the playground you will find over 40+ programs (more continue to be released) designed for all levels of fitness. Most of them are based around kettlebell movements, but you will find some other fun educational fi