There’s a renaissance in the world of exercise training that gives new meaning to showing up “with bells on.” With the assistance of experienced trainers, the 300-year-old kettlebell fitness technique has the potential to produce results including muscular strength, cardiovascular development, weight loss and body composition improvement. In the trainer’s toolbox, it can be a valuable means for achieving New Year’s resolutions. But, you might not want to try this at home on your own. It’s a technique that truly requires knowledge of core movement mechanics and safety. Fitness professionals are the key to learning and using this effective contraption. Atlantans have excellent choices for finding pros.

Training with Mary Beth O’Reilly (Credit: Diane Chapman)

Balanced Body Solutions
AMLI Fitness Center
60 Perimeter Center Place
Atlanta, GA 30346
(404) 786-0492

Owner Mary Beth O’Reilly’s motto is “Start clients where they’re at, tailor their workouts and grow them from there.” An advanced personal trainer with the International Fitness Professional Association and a certified life coach, she has created programs for clients such as WOW! Weight Loss, Balanced Body Boot Camp and Metabolic Overhaul. Kettlebells are in her arsenal for all ages. “They’re such functional tools for core-focused training. They use body weight, resistance and movement to engage and develop critical abdominal and back strength,” she says. Mary Beth customizes each client’s kettlebell workout to maximize their results. Schedule your workout with her today.

Tarryn Hoff with adjustable kettlebells (Credit: Diane Chapman)

The Traveling Trainer
Rockledge Fitness Center
2075 Powers Ferry Road S.E.
Marietta, GA 30067
(404) 617-1239

With a BS in Exercise Science and enthusiasm to spare, Tarryn Hoff trains a clientele ranging in age from 13 to 75. His motto is “Your time, your investment, your life.” His kettlebell program starts with client sessions in demonstrating proper usage to ensure safety. As clients progress with correct form in executing the repetitive movements required, he fully incorporates the kettlebells into their exercise programs. “Kettlebells are a little thing that make a big difference in how quickly my clients achieve their health and fitness goals. They are instrumental in strength training, core development, weight loss and improved body composition,” he comments.

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Core Pilates + Gyrotonic
1170 Howell Mill Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 814-2272

At Core Pilates + Gyrotonics, Jack Clamon, a former elite athlete at UCLA, offers kettlebell training as part of his fitness modalities including pilates, yoga and martial arts. A fan of the effectiveness and efficiency of kettlebell training, he believes it teaches clients how to utilize fundamental movement patterns such as alignment, posture, technique and form to improve their health. “I like to empower and inspire clients to take care of their own health,” Jack says. “Kettlebells are one way to help them.”

CrossFit North Fulton
700 Hembree Place, Suite E
Roswell, GA 30076
(404) 993-1494

Pro trainer Christy Butch motivates clients with CrossFit’s many programs and includes numerous modalities to improve clients’ health. Kettlebell workouts are among them, delivering visible results. A USAW coach, Christy placed first in the Ms. South Carolina Bodybuilding Championship. Recruited by owners Brad and Kim Trego, her motto is “Be Strong. Live strong.”

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Eclipse One On One Fitness Studio
295 W. Wieuca Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 843-2663

Amy Selig and her team of trainers from all over the globe include kettlebells to achieve client goals in resistance training, sports and weight management. Amy strives to improve their overall health, strength and flexibility utilizing current tools such as the bells. “We designed Eclipse to be Atlanta’s premier personal fitness atmosphere,” she says, “while being comfortable and positive. We inspire clients to do their best by strengthening their bodies and minds.”

Di Chapman has been writing professionally for trade journals, audiobooks and a global business clientele since her early 20s. A coauthor of four books and a regular contributor to numerous blogs, she currently lives in the historic district of Roswell, Georgia, in the greater Atlanta area. Her work can be found at