Nadia

Nadia Hernandez Is A True Warrior-Goddess!!!

I just HAVE GOT to give props to Nadia "KJP" Hernandez for getting up on the platform WITH HER BUM CASTED KNEE and performing in Kettlebell Sport at this year's Turkeybell. She has been rigorously training Women's Long Cycle for the past few months with the 12kg (blue) Kettlebell, but with her (non-kettlebell related) injury a couple days ago she decided to warrior-goddess up and power through a set with the 8kg (pink). Pretty good set considering too! Great job Nadia!!! Team Synergy is proud of you. :)

Oh and the lovely pic below is of Nadia a couple days ago laid up in the hospital.

The Turkeybell Brings Kettlebell Sport To Aurora, IL

Our Synergy Turkeybell Sport Invitational was so much fun to run. I now have a whole new respect for Ken Blackburn(IKFF), Ashleigh Shooshanian(IKFF), Rebecca L. Cate(IKFF), Eric Liford(AKC), Valery Fedorenko(AKC), and everyone else who puts on regular Kettlebell Sport competitions. Thank you & BRAVO to all the competitors who got up on the platform! And thank you everyone who helped me put on the show.

For those who don't know about Kettlebell Sport competitors get up on the platform and perform their sets with a 10 minute time limit. In Kettlebell Sport there are 2 traditional events: Biathlon (Jerk & Snatch) and Long Cycle (clean & jerk). For more info & if you're in the Aurora, IL area go here: Get Skinny Strong With Kettlebell Sport Training

Here's the stats for Team Synergy... videos are coming in future posts...

Susan Lausier competed in Women's 12kg Biathlon and performed: Jerk- 81R / 79L = 160 total Snatch- 81R / 77L = 158 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 29 reps _________________

Courtney Szorc competed in Women's 16kg Long Cycle and performed: 61R / 57L = 118 total _________________

Lisa Garon competed in Women's 20kg Long Cycle and performed: 33R / 28L _________________

Rocio Tena competed in Women's 12kg Long Cycle and performed: 48R / 49L = 97 total _________________

Nadia Hernandez... What a warrior-goddess she is!!! She competed with a cast on due to a busted knee cap that slid out of place just 2 days ago. Nadia competed in Women's Youth 8kg Long Cycle and performed: 63R / 53L = 116 total _________________

Alma Pilz competed in Women's 12kg Long Cycle and performed: 48R / 50L = 98 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 8kg bells: 37 reps _________________

Carol Larson competed in Women's 12kg Long Cycle and performed: 52R / 48L = 100 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 8kg bells: 32 reps _________________

Tammy Gerken competed in Women's 16kg Biathlon and performed: Jerk: 61R / 47L = 108 total Snatch: 36R / 30L = 66 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 35 reps _________________

Shaheen Mohammed competed in Women's 16kg Long Cycle and performed: 50R / 42L = 92 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 28 reps _________________

Darlene Davis competed in Women's 12kg Biathlon and performed: Jerk: 70R / 61L = 131 Snatch: 46R / 46L = 92 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 20 reps _________________

TEAM SYNERGY YOUNG GIREVIKS

Brayden Garon(age 6) competed in YOUNG GIREVIKS Boy's Long Cycle Clean & Jerk using two 4kg bells for 10 minutes and performed 74 reps total. This was a 20 rep increase from what he did 7 weeks ago at the IKFF Nationals.

Ava Larson(age 5) competed in YOUNG GIREVIKS Girl's Long Cycle Clean & Push Press using 5lb. bell for 10 minutes and performed 74 reps total.

Thanks again to everyone who competed, attended, and assisted me in running the Turkeybell. We're doing a very special event in January and all proceeds go to a charity. Then in June will be our Summerbell Sport Invitational and next November will be the 2nd annual Turkeybell Sport Invitational. Keep lifting your Kettlebells and I hope to see you on the platform soon. Wanna get started in Kettlebell Sport and be part of Team Synergy... let's make it happen. Call me: (630) 708-0055

To All My Team Synergy Kettlebell Ladies

image Shaheen Mohammed posted this on her Facebook wall and I REALLY liked it:

"To all my beautiful Synergy women I just wanted to let you know how truly strong and amazing you are. I know that a lot of you don’t think that you would be able to compete in a Kettlebell Sport competition, but believe me when I say that Nadia and I were exactly where you are when we first started, but Bob believed in us and made us believe in ourselves. He wanted us to compete so we did, and it was the best thing ever.

Once we got to Traverse City for our first meet, and met all the awesome people in the big Kettlebell family from all over, we were hooked. I am here to say that all of you and I mean all of you have the potential to do it and you need to have as much belief in yourself as we all do in you.

To all those women that are competing you are awesome! We are going to rock and have a blast!! To all those that think they can't... know that you are all awesomly strong women and there is no doubt that you can all do a great job if you decide to be part of the Synergy competing Kettlebell Sport team. You just have to believe in yourself and know that you CAN it. Love you all ♥ ♥ ♥ whether you do or not... We know that you will be there supporting us. ;) "

Team Synergy Presents: Shaheen & Nadia Stronger Together

Shaheen and Nadia are a beautiful mother and daughter Team Synergy package deal that I personally love. They brighten my day every time I see them.

Shaheen's bling, bling extends her personality.

Shaheen earned her Kettlebell Sport medal! She gave her set everything she had to give and was writing bounced checks afterwards cause she didn't have anything else left. That's how it's supposed to be done. Amazing job Shaheen!!! Nadia earned her second medal by achieving 1st place in her Youth(15-17yr) division. KJP ("Kettlebell Jerk Prodigy"- she's called that cause she learned the jerk super fast and without formal instruction) all the way baby!!! :)