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Steve Long

Best Kettlebells for Group Fitness Training

I’ve often said my most prized material possessions are the computer I’m typing on right now and my collection of kettlebells. I love kettlebells. I have kettlebells in my gym, basement, sunroom, and living room. At one time during my training for the RKC, I actually put a face on kettlebell and carried everywhere I went. It’s name was Ron. I have 3 kettlebell certifications just because I liked spending my weekend around people that loved them as much as me. I met my fiancée because of our shared obsession with kettlebells. I considered getting a tattoo of a kettlebell on my leg. I own over 100 kettlebells in various different sizes from various brands.

 

kettlebells
Meet Ron, the Face of Kettlebells

 

My point is that I’m qualified to talk about kettlebells, lol.

Today I want to talk about the best kettlebells I’ve seen for the money and why they are extra neat for group training. These bells are by for the best I’ve laid my hands on and are half the price of the other great brand.

Check these out….

That's a beautiful pair!
That’s a beautiful pair!

 

These new Perform Better Kettlebells are awesome, and here is why:

Texture: Some bells are rough so they tear up your hands, and if they are smooth they end up chipping. These bells are smooth and don’t chip so will last forever.

Size: They are the perfect size for fitness and strength training. The handle is a great fit for anyone yet still a great grip challenge.

No more rubber piece: I didn’t like that piece of rubber that was on the old PB bells. I don’t like the screw in the bottom that would sometimes come lose. We have rubber flooring so this was more of a hassle than a benefit.

Color Coded: This is one of the best parts!! I just bought a bunch of different color electrical tape to wrap around the handles of my kettlebells so clients could more easily identify the in hurry in group training, but this looks so much better and is more permanent and professional. As you can see each logo is a different color that represents the weight of the bell. As you know I’m really into color-coding systems. (Think bracelets and posters)

Sexy: These bells just look and feel awesome. Or maybe I’m just a little weird?

They may not have skull faces, cut outs, or any other fancy pants add ons, but in my opinion I like a clean, functional, intelligent, classic kettlebell and the Perform Better Kettlebells are the definition of all of that.

Check them out here:

Perform Better First Place Kettlebells

 

– Steve Long

 

Facebook Check In Contest – How to Verify Check Ins

Facebook Check In Contest

After my most recent blog post, I quickly found out that finding the number of Facebook check in’s someone has on Facebook was tricky. It’s actually pretty easy if you know what you’re doing. I’m going to show you a simple way to check how many times you’ve checked in to a business.

Facebook Check In prizes can create quite the hype in your business. It’s pretty cool to get on social media on a daily basis and see your gym on the feed ALL THE TIME! It’s very simple to do this as well. Check back to the post I’m talking about to see the prizes we give to our members.

You can find it here:

http://smartgrouptraining.com/3-ways-to-generate-leads-enhance-results-and-build-community/

Here is the simple step-by-step process to find out how many times someone has checked in. I’m going to keep it real simple, so just pick up your phone and follow along.

Verifying a Facebook Check In

  1. Go to your Facebook App and open Facebook on your cell phone
  2. Go to the bottom right hand corner and tap “more”
  3. Next, click on your name to go to your personal profile
  4. From deer, go to the about tab and give it a click
  5. Scroll down to the places section and click on it
  6. BOOM! Check the “Visited” section and you’re all set.

This is a simple step process to give your business some Facebook exposure. Set it up tomorrow, confirm your clients are actually marketing for you, and get yourself some new clients from this little tip 🙂

Do you currently run a facebook check in program? Have you in the past? Let us know your experience with running facebook check in contests or programs with your clients. We have had great success with what we have done, but I’m sure someone can add to this? What are your thoughts?