In a few short weeks, we’ll all be able to start doing something we used to think we could never do: coaching.
The new sport of kettlebell sport, which has been gaining traction across the US, has been around for almost a decade, and it’s slowly blossomed into something that people around the world can enjoy and enjoy watching.
Kettlebell coach is one of those things.
This week, we spoke to Katie Jones, the founder and CEO of the world’s largest kettlebell club, Kettlebell World, about the future of the sport.
Jones says she started doing kettlebells to compete in the 2010s, when she competed at a national level in a women’s division of the National Gymnastics Association.
“The sport was really popular, and people were just getting into it, and they just loved the physicality,” Jones says.
“There were really no other options for people to do it.”
Jones says that it wasn’t until 2014 that kettlebell training became a thing in the US.
“I actually did a kettle-bell competition in my basement back in 2014, and that was pretty cool,” she says.
“I started training as soon as I could, and I really started competing in the National Team.
I didn’t really know how to train because I didn.
I just went through the motions and I competed every day, and then I won.”
Jones started coaching with Kettlebills in 2013, and by 2015, she was a nationally ranked kettlebell athlete.
“As soon as we started to have that national recognition, the growth really took off,” she explains.
“It really was just a lot of fun and it was fun for me, too.
I started to get more serious and get a lot more people to come out and watch.
People were really into it.”
After winning gold in a world title at the 2011 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the next step was to put a kettle on the podium.
“We’re going to be competing at the Olympic Games this year,” Jones told me.
“My goal was to compete at the worlds.
I was looking for the worlds, and we were looking for that, and the world championships were on the horizon.”
So I wanted to do the world championship.
I’m in a good place right now.
“It’s been a long journey to the Olympics, and Jones and the Kettleworld team have made it through.
The world championships have taken place five times over the past seven years, and on the eve of the next one, we asked Jones to give me a brief overview of what it’s like to be an athlete competing in these events.”
You have to make that last push. “
You have a lot to lose if you can’t go.
You have to make that last push.
It’s a different level of competition, and everyone is really competitive. “
To be a competitor in an Olympics is pretty amazing.
“Everyone in the world has an amazing team and they’re just doing their best. “
It really is just awesome.””
Everyone in the world has an amazing team and they’re just doing their best.
It really is just awesome.”
Jones is quick to point out that she doesn’t consider herself a coach.
“But you’re doing something that no one else has done,” she said.
“And you’re putting your own spin on it.”
For more on the Kettles, check out our previous interview with Jones and our interview with her co-founder, Shannon Worthen.