Kettlebell Training continues with Rick Carranza

Rick continues to share his expert kettlebell training throughout the week.  He adds joint mobility training to all his classes which is challenging but unique to Rick’s style of using the kettlebell.


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New Clubbell Series Friday November 1, 2013

Friday November 1, 2013 at 8am begins a 4 week clubbell series at Sky Athletic Club, Rockville Centre, NY.

Find out about clubbell training and the benefits of using the club safely to add a new dimension to your fitness level.

Members pay $99 for the 4 week series

Non-members pay $119 for the 4 week series.

email: info@cultivatedstrength.com for additional information

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Scott Sonnon in NY

Scott Sonnon Master Class

Scott Sonnon TacFit


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Long Island Run for The Warriors

Join Team CS Sunday November 10, 2013 for the Long Island Run for the Warriors.

There is a 1Mile Walk/Run, 5K, 10K




November 10, 2013 9:00 am
November 10, 2013 11:00 am


Babylon Town Hall
200 East Sunrise Highway Lindenhurst,  NY 11757 United States
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Training in Eisenhower Park Sunday October 27, 2013

Join Rick for kettlebell training Sunday October 27, 2013 at 9:30am parking field 6A.  You need to contact info@cultivatedstrength.com to confirm you spot. $20 for the one hour session.



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Joe (Carranza), Rick (Carranza) and I have had many conversations about the amount of fitness periodicals and emails using kettlebells as props.  Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, Oxygen are just a few of the magazines which have caught our attention.

In many cases they are not used in the rest of the article or any other way in what is written.  In other circumstances the kettlebell was not even held properly or SAFELY. 

Is it just that people don’t know how to use them properly, how versatile they are, or why they have been around for hundreds of years?!!

If editors, writers, and in some cases even “celebrity” fitness professionals are going to bother to use them, find out what makes them so portable and versatile.  The information is out there and you need to know where to look.

Cultivated Strength is leading the way with expert, research backed information, on the use and safety of kettlebell training.  Contact us and find out.  Complimentary demos are always available.

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Wednesday August 7, 2013- New Kettlebell Instructor takes the Plunge

With Rick on a well deserved vacation, his regular classes are cancelled the week of August 6, 2013.

Nora Quinlan, who completed the kettlebell foundations certification on Sunday July 28, 2013, and I (Ellen Khazzam)  decided to train with anyone who came to the regular Wednesday class time of 10:30).  It ended up being the 2 of us training with Nora leading the workout.  With the consistent training Rick has provided, I was able to give Nora a few simple cues and she flowed right through the training.  It was a fun workout and proved what Rick always says during class- “I want to teach you the correct techniques so you are able to train with a kettlebell safely on your own and for the rest of your life”. 

thanks Rick for your guidance!!!!


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Clubbell Yoga Date Set for October 17th and 18th

On October 17th and 18th Summer Huntington will be in Rockville Centre sharing the union and strength and asana.

Join us at RVC Yoga on Hempstead Ave from 9-6:30 for a unique training experience.  This certification has only been available on the west coast (in the United States) and many countries throughout the world.

Go to rmaxinternational.com and sign up before September 1st at a special rate. 



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Cultivating Your Strength with Yoga

Today I took a Yoga Class at Lululemon in the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington.  I went to support my cousin, Karen Khazzam Dubi who is a yoga instructor and Ayurvedic practitioner.

Throughout her practice with us she used the expression “cultivating your strength”.  It brought a new meaning to the phrase for me and helped me to have an experience with this yoga practice I have not had before.

How do you cultivate your strength?

If you are interested in reading more about Karen Dubi and her practice go to www.PriyaVeda.com

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Congratulations Rick on your Thai Yoga Massage Certification!!



After years of integrating elements of Shiatsu, and Thai Yoga Massage into his one on one & group training sessions, Rick Carranza furthered his practice by completing a Thai Yoga Massage certification course with Michael Sitzer, this past weekend. Rick would love to bring the opportunity for the experience of a full session of Thai Yoga Massage to his clients and current trainees. Consider using a session from your PT Package or if interested in experiencing the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage, contact  Rick for more information.

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