July 13, 2013

PKP at Ruckus

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pittsburgh Ruckus on Saturday, 7/13/13!! Our team, Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance did great!! Amazing teamwork with everyone on our team – it was wonderful how everyone pulled together & helped one another through the tough obstacles!! We are one big family! Let’s continue to train for the next one!

Looking for a way to keep your kid active over the summer?  Starting Monday, June 10th, we will be offering a KIDS KETTLEBELL CLASS every Monday & Wednesday at 11:30am.  This 1 hour long class will go through their summer vacation all the way through Wednesday, August 14th!  The class is for children ages 9-15.
Mike Shuck, one of our certified Kettlebell instuctors will be teaching this class.  He is also a 5th grade teacher in the Keystone Oaks School District.  Mike loves to help promote and infuse kettlebell exercises in the lives of children of all ages – he is very excited about teaching this class!
The concept of this class is to teach the children the proper way of doing body weight exercises.  Mike will start from going over proper foot alignment and body weight squats, proper hand and hip placement on the planks, what to focus on when doing the rope exercises, assisted pull-ups with the bands, and how to properly breathe when your child is starting to get tired or fatigued.  Also, the kids will get to run & jump around the gym & JUST HAVE FUN which is obviously the most important thing!  The kids are going to have a blast & not even realize how much stronger they will be getting each time they attend this class.

The cost for this will be either $10.00 per class or $50.00/month for 2 classes per week! You will be able to purchase this online as you do with your own Kettlebell Class Membership.  You MUST also schedule your child in advance, just as you schedule yourself in advance by going online to


If we get a great response, we will add more classes per week!  And remember parents, there is  a Starbucks right down the road 🙂 !!


ATTENTION ALL LADIES – Pittsburgh Kettlebell and Performance is participating in the 2013 DIRTY GIRL 5K MUD RUN on Saturday, June 8, at Fayette County Fairgrounds!  The cost is $85.00.  Be sure and register ASAP!  This is going to be a great event.  Once you register, be sure to register under our team – “Chris T & the Kettlebitches”.

To register, click here

This is going to be a great time – if you don’t want to join our team, please come & cheer us along!!




May 7, 2013

Congratulations Kindle & David!

CONGRATULATIONS Kindle & David!  Wishing you the happily ever after you both deserve!

Kindle Group Wedding Pic

april-fools-runPittsburgh Kettlebell and Performance is participating in the 2013 APRIL FOOLS CHALLENGE MUD RUN on Saturday, March 30th, at Founders Field in Pittsburgh!  The cost is $60.00.  Be sure and register ASAP!  This is going to be a great event.  Once you register, be sure to register under our team – “PITTSBURGH KETTLEBELL”.

Register Now



On Sunday, 3/10/13, the day after our USAKL Kettlebell Level 1 Certification, we will be hosting a KETTLEBELL BOLT LIFTING COMPETITION for the LOW PRICE of $25.00!!

What is this Kettlebell Competition???
Basically a BOLT meet consists of the following:

  • You choose which event you participate & you can compete in one or up to four events.
  • 10 Minute Sets
  • Highest Volume Wins
  • You compete against other lifters of the same gender, and in the same bodyweight category & age division.;
  • Multiple hand changes are allowed & kettlebell is allowed to be placed on the floor to rest.

The events available are:

  • Double Half Snatch
  • Double Jerk
  • Snatch
  • Single Clean & Jerk (aka long cycle).

If you are interested in signing up or maybe you know someone interested in signing up, please click here to register. We suggest you getting to the gym at 8:45am because weigh-in’s will begin at precisely 9:00am on March 10!!  We are very excited about this event & hope you are as well!! We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you looking to become certified in Kettlebell Training? On Saturday, 3/9/13, Nico Rithner, owner of the Colorado Kettlebell Club & the ATSCI Organization, will be traveling in to Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance to teach the “KETTLEBELL CERTIFICATION COURSE – LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR”. This course is good for any personal trainers or anyone thinking of becoming a personal trainer. It is also good for the average person interested to gain a greater understanding of Kettlebell Lifting & Kettlebell Sport. If you register before 2/9/12 – early bird registration is $350.00…after that until 3/6/13, cost is $400.00 & last minute will be $450.00!! Don’t delay – REGISTER TODAY!!!

Click here to register TODAY!

We are holding a food drive to benefit Kelly Elementary School in Wilkinsburg through a program, which is called “Blessings in a Backpack”.  This unique program is designed to feed elementary children whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced price meal program and have little or no food on the weekends.  Every Friday, before these students go home, they receive their backpack filled with food.  On Monday, they bring back their empty backpacks, which then are refilled at the end of the week.  The mission of this program is to feed children on weekends, who otherwise have little or no food until they return back to school on Monday.  Ultimately, the program is designed to support the entire family, especially in a tough economy.

Last year we were able to collect enough food to feed 200 children at Johnston School for 6 weeks!  Unfortunately, due to declining enrollment and budget difficulties in Wilkinsburg, Johnston School was closed and the children were combined into Kelly School.

This program holds a special place in my heart, because my brothers and I graduated from Johnston grade school, and my mother ran the lunch program at the school for many years.  We’ve done this for the past 2 years in memory of my mother, Suzanne Chappie, who tragically passed away from cancer 2 years ago.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Please bring the following types of food that are accepted through this program:

  • Juice Boxes (2 per child per weekend preferably)
  • Single Serving Cereal Boxes
  • Microwavable Individual Soup on the Go
  • Microwavable Macaroni & Cheese
  • Single Serving Pudding, Applesauce or Fruit Cups
  • Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers (Individual Packs)
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Pop Tarts
  • Microwavable Popcorn

This is what we, Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance, are willing to do for you.  Starting on Saturday, January 19th through Saturday, February 23rd, Dr. Chappie will offer a FREE KETTLEBELL CLASS EVERY SATURDAY AT 12PM, but you must bring in 10 of the food items listed above to attend the FREE class.  This can mean 10 granola bars, 10 bags of popcorn, 10 single serving puddings, etc.  You will also be able to attend David Sachs KETTLEBELL 10AM BOOT CAMP CLASS EVERY THURSDAY between 1/17/13 and 2/28/13, but you must bring in 10 of the food items listed above to attend the FREE class.

In a nut shell, if you want to attend the FREE Saturday 12pm Kettlebell Class every week or the FREE Thursday 10am Kettlebell Boot Camp Class every week, as long as you bring in 10 food items to each class each week, it will NOT count towards your monthly membership & it will be FREE!  Also, you can BRING A FRIEND with you that has never been to our gym to try out any of these FREE classes as well!  Schedule online as you normally do & this will NOT count towards your monthly membership.  If you are planning on bringing a friend, all that we ask is you send us an email at to let us know!

AS AN ADDED BONUS, each time you bring in 10 of the above listed food items, you will also be entered into a drawing for either a FREE 1 HOUR MASSAGE OR 2 FREE ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL TRAININGS WITH ONE OF OUR TRAINERS!  

We thank you in advance for your food donations and remember, “Hunger Doesn’t Take the Weekends Off”.



Dr. Tony P. Chappie & Gina DiIorio-Chappie

December 20, 2012


Our 2012 Holiday Schedule will be as follows this year:


  • 6:00am-7:00am
    (Instructor: Kindle Barnes)
  • 1:00pm-2:oopm
    (Instructor: Tony Chappie)
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm
    (Instructor: Sean Cerqua)
  • All other evening classes are cancelled


  • 10:00am-11:00am (Instructor: Tony Chappie)
  • All regular classes are cancelled


  • 6:00am-7:00am (Instructor: Kindle Barnes)
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm (Instructor: Tony Chappie)
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm (Instructor: Sean Cerqua)
  • All other evening classes are cancelled


  • 11:00am-12:00pm (Instructor: Tony Chappie)
  • All regular classes are cancelled






December 4, 2012

December Holiday Special!!

Give the gift that keeps on giving –  the gift of Health, Wellness and Kettlebells!! Pittsburgh Kettlebell and Performance and Mrs. Clause, would like to offer this holiday season a deal that involves YOU and a LOVED ONE!

During the ENTIRE month of December, for any friend or family member you refer to our gym who purchases a membership, you will receive your next month’s membership at a 50% DISCOUNT…yes, that’s right, a 50% DISCOUNT!

So basically, if a friend or family member purchases one of the following Kettlebell Class Memberships: 2x/week, 3x/week, 4x/week, Unlimited Class Membership or a 10-Punch Card for 1 month, YOU will receive your next month membership at a 50% DISCOUNT!!!  Just be sure and tell us if one of your friends purchases a membership & we will adjust your account!!

The next time you come to our gym, bring your friend with you to have them try us out using one of our “7 DAY FREE KETTLEBELL CLASS – GUEST PASS” & I can guarantee you, they will love the class as much as you do!!

It was Mrs. Clause’s idea to help Santa with is winter weight!! So hurry on in & refer a friend or loved one – Christmas is right around the corner! YOU & your loved one will be thanking Mrs. Clause!  Happy Holidays & Health & Wellness to All!!