marianne kaneLast year when I moved east for school, I had to drop many of my regular clients (I’m so sorry!). I directed them to a select number of trainers and also to a couple of fitness websites – one of them being www.myomytv.com – home to Marianne Kane, a passionate fitness trainer, blogger and one of the founding members of Girls Gone Strong.

I can recall one of my previous female clients telling me recently that she’s still following MyoMyTV and incorporating Marianne’s workout ideas into her workouts. (forgot to tell you Marianne!)

Marianne has a very popular Youtube channel where she posts hardcore workouts for all abilities.

I’m stoked as Marianne did a special workout video for JKConditioning, which, she called the JKConditioning Dragon Pyramid [how fitting!?]. I’ll pass things over to Marianne (enjoy!).

Hi everyone,

I am totally thrilled to have this opportunity to provide you all with a Myomytv-style Kettlebell and Bod Weight Workout Routine! There’s nothing I love more than designing a killer workout and then putting it to the test.

After nearly 3 years of mixing my own workouts with traditional gym-based training, I have seen my body change in the best kind of way – better performance and better shape! I know many lifters who just hate cardio and hate conditioning, but I personally love to have my heart and lungs working to their max and the sweat flying everywhere … it’s such a great feeling once it’s all over to look back at what you’ve done. My blog provides me with the ultimate motivation to keep churning out new workouts week after week … it’s addictive!

So, without further ado, I challenge you to this Pyramid Workout!

I have set the reps at a level I knew would challenge me (actually, I didn’t expect it to take as much out of me as it did :-/ eek!), so I recommend adapting it to your own fitness level (this may well be higher than mine).

There are 5 rounds of the following 5 exercises, and this whole routine took me just under 19 minutes to complete. I have written the reps I did and the weights I used in brackets beside the exercises):

1. Bottoms Up Goblet Squat (20kg): x6, x8, x10, x8, x6

2. Two-Handed Kettlebell Swing (20kg): x10, x15, x20, x15, x10

3. Renegade Row (16kg/hand): x6, x8, x10, x8, x6

4. Skater Hops/Jumps: x6, x8, x10, x8, x6

5. Burpee: x6, x8, x10, x8, x6

DEATH!

Okay, maybe not death, but I at one point I thought I’d never catch my breath!

I recommend choosing a moderate weight that will challenge you, but won’t defeat you!

Enjoy!

Thanks again Jon, for letting me invade your cyber-space.

Cheers,

Marianne

JK here again – thanks Marianne.

Make sure to check out www.MyoMyTV.com for more awesome workout ideas.

Thanks for watching,

-JK

I saw an article in Men’s Journal that quoted Jon in about 2018 while traveling and was impressed that someone in St. John’s made that international magazine.  Jon spoke about an exercise called the Farmer’s Walk and I started working that into my routine at the YMCA. I tore that article out of the magazine and kept it, meaning to make contact, but got busy. Then I had lunch with an old friend Bruce Dyke. I hadn’t seen Bruce for a while and I remarked that he looked super healthy and fit. He told me about his, and his son Cas’, experience at JKC and then I remembered the Men’s Journal article! No coincidences!

The experience is unique on many levels – great people, camaraderie, passion, purpose, and dedication. Jon and Thomas are attentive, precise and understanding.  Their teaching has unlocked a new perspective for me with what our bodies are capable of. I still appreciate the YMCA, wonderful place, but I can’t imagine working out without Jon and Thomas now.

I started at JKC because my colleagues that go to JKC all look and felt fit and healthy thanks to Jon and Thomas – if JKC helped them, I knew they could do the same for me! I think JKC stands out from other gyms because of their personal touch! They listen to you and help motivate and support. They always believe in my ability progress and learn new exercises. I’ve been training at JKC since January of 2019 and recommend them to anyone looking to learn how to lift weight properly, feel stronger, and improve their health.

I recently visited Newfoundland for one month, and was looking for a good place to train while I was there. Jon and the team at JK conditioning really took the time to assess what I already knew, and set achievable goals for the time that I had with them. The gym was such a great place to push yourself. It had everything you needed, but more importantly it had a well organized, very knowledgeable, and really motivating group of trainers to push you at each workout. Not to mention a really nice group of other members who also motivated me to go that little bit further. I would highly recommend the gym to anyone who has a goal and wants to find a place to help them achieve it.

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