I just spent a week training with Jason while visiting from out of town. I was a total kettlebell newbie, and Jason made me very well supported getting started.
Jason is a really caring personal trainer -- which I felt personally and observed when I saw him working with other customers of the gym. He'll always give you a personalized "hello" and "goodbye," and he'll also always give you a great full body workout. He knows everyone's state of fitness and fitness goals and customizes the workouts to meet those needs.
The gym has a really nice community feel and a great schedule. It is still growing and right now is Atlanta's best kept gym secret -- I ended up with a couple of sessions where I was the only student and got a completely personal session.
Even though I can't be a long term member of the gym, Jason gave me a ton of attention and lots of great skills to take home with me. I'll be sure to work out here next time I am in town.
Other cool things:
1. There is a free class on Saturdays for new folks
2. Cosmic Kettlebell Class (think Cosmic Bowling meets Kettlebell class)
3. Jason played a few seasons in the NFL!
4. Jason was born and raised in Marietta - it is a local and family business. His brother John helps run the place, and his other siblings are often around, too.
5. You get to train with totally beefy football players (and regular non-football people, too).
6. My 62 year old mom came with me one day, and she liked it, too!
7. It's fun!
Words can not describe the hospitality, knowledge, and dedication of John and Jason. My first day I felt more than welcomed by them and every body that was participating. Every body was extremely friendly, introduced themselves, and was willing to help me when I needed it. It was a pretty diverse group so I didn't feel as if I stuck out like a sore thumb. There was all age groups of people from their 20s to their 60s that we're giving it their all. The class wasn't too big (just the right size) so John and Jason were still able to help me with my form and proper execution of the workouts. John and Jason's workouts are challenging, but to be honest, it was probably the best work out I've ever had in my life. Using the kettle bells the way how they instruct really give you a TOTAL body work out (even those tiny muscles that you didn't even know that you had!). After hopping from gym to gym, class to class (including cross fit), kettle corps definitely goes in my book as one of my favorite gyms and it will definitely not be my last visit! John and Jason know the ins and outs when it comes to what they do, and you can tell that this is their passion. They eat, sleep, and breathe kettle bells. The gym is extremely neat, clean, and has everything in order. They have kettle bells of all sizes and weights so you are guaranteed to find your desired weight. They have tons of foam rollers and yoga mats, which is extremely beneficial and feels great! They are funny, very motivating, and are genuinely nice down to Earth guys.
I have tried nearly every workout possible, but kettlebell training is my absolute favorite. And these guys are great. As I get older, I need to weight training, but I need it to be safe. The trainers here are all about good form and staying safe. The classes are filled with regular people just looking to get stronger and healthier. Terrific program.
I’ve been to 4 classes so far and I am very impressed! The kettle bell workouts are definitely challenging, but super fun! The hour class goes by fast because there’s great energy from the instructors and they are encouraging and warm. This exercise is very safe because the instructors always pay attention and make sure you are in the proper form. I also love that there’s a nice mix of strength and cardio. I always feel sore the day after going to a class, but it’s so worth it! This place is a gem!
Don't hesitate, get to a Kettle Corp class ASAP. The Hall brothers were warm, welcoming, patient, and know what they are doing. I am a novice in the gym but was looking to level up my work out and this was the right choice. The class was challenging and rewarding and I all ready feel the effort of the exercise. You can do this at any level and get a workout worth your effort, time, and money. Well done gentlemen, I'll see you again soon!
Jason and John have an awesome gym, program, clean atmosphere and training regimen. I have been to numerous kettle bell gyms and they have put their own spin in a classic exercise. Their three core principals of stability, mobility, and strength is perfect for an athlete looking to increase his/her performance or someone looking to get in shape or build some muscle. I highly recommend this gym for anyone that is serious about fitness.