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






On Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 9:00am, 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 October 20th!!  We are very excited about this event & hope you are as well!! We look forward to hearing from you!

KETTLEBELL BOOT CAMP CLASS NOW BEING ADDED TO SCHEDULE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 10:00AM!! David Sachs will be instructing this class. This class is perfect for all Fitness Levels. It is a fitness approach to Kettlebell Training which will be tailored to each member of the class, incorporating kettlebells, body-weight exercises, battleropes, etc. Perfect for the individual trying to lose weight, build muscle, & increase cardiovascular endurance.

June 8, 2012

Modifying Exercises for Athletes

Not all exercises are a customized fit for all athletes.  For example, a tall basketball player with long femurs may not be able to squat Olympic Style butt on heels.  The strength coach should notice this and instead of eliminating the exercise he/she should modify the exercise to fit the athlete.  The strength coach could squat the athlete as close to full depth as they can safely squat.  Another example of this  would be the snatch exercise.  It may not be necessary for an athlete who is not an Olympic lifter to do snatches with a wide grip.  Again, the coach can modify the exercise so that the athlete performs the snatch with a clean grip.  Some of the greatest measurements of human power have been recorded during barbell snatches.  There is no reason to discard this incredibly explosive exercise.  Why not modify it instead?  Sometimes a good strength coach fits his/her program to the athlete and doesn’t force the athlete into his/her program.

March 28, 2012

Fat Bars Overhyped?

Definitely not!  Reasons?

1.  Improved Grip Strength

2.  Forearm strength will improve

3. Improved hand strength for Combat sports athletes or any athlete who has to catch a ball or engage someone in their sport.

4.  Working the forearms harder elicits an increase in motor unit recruitment in the upper body prime movers.

Remember, your upper body is only as strong as it’s weakest link and for most people that is their forearms!

December 23, 2011

Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance

Why Kettlebells?

Kettlebell training offers high intensity and ballistic movements, you can increase your strength, conditioning and explosive power all while burning fat. 

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Sports Performance

Our Sports Performance philosophy is to create sound, scientific, properly periodized programs to fit each individual sport. 

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February 22, 2011

Introductory Fee

Everyone must start with the $50.00 introductory training assessment