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 originally joined JKC because I was anxious about passing out and embarrassing myself since I hadn’t weight trained in a while and I’d hoped to find somewhere sympathetic. My husband @terry_hussey had been training at JKC and his success there made me miss the achievement you feel from a good workout. I went to meet Jon and immediately knew it was going to be a safe space for me. I was never judged for the fears I had and where I was starting from. Jon and Thomas made sure to check on me often, and found a way to challenge me but make me feel secure at the same time, and Terry and I were able to book sessions together, so working out became a shared win for us!

JKC is different from other gyms because of the personal growth you have outside JKC (the sessions inside JKC creates a great positive feedback loop!). You gain self confidence, learn how to show up for yourself, meet a community of newfound friends, and get the support of your trainers who are behind you 100%. I’ve left a scattered workout so proud of myself I’ve honestly shed a tear in the car on the drive home. JKC is the mental health relief valve I need to stay positive, and keep my anxiety and health related fears at bay.

I was looking for something to augment my 20+ year yoga practice with a focus on strength conditioning. I am friend’s with Jon’s sister in-law and over the years always heard great things about JKC, especially with respect to the top quality trainers they have and programs they run. After talking to Jon about my goals, and hearing his thoughts on a training plan, I knew that this was going to be an awesome experience … and it sure has been. JKC stands out from other gyms because of the attention to detail, the high quality of the staff and the facilities. Also, the amazing people that train there. And no one posing and taking selfies. I’m 41 years old and I started in Dec 2021.

I had virtually no real experience using weights and felt intimidated going gyms. I avoided gym-goers using free weights, especially when hearing that loud crash, as they would drop weights to the floor. I thought this was to show everyone around them that they owned that area and that I shouldn’t go anywhere near! So I guess I just wanted to learn how to lift weights safely in a gym environment.

I spent over 18 years in the British Military, so I got to use some nice gyms. 99% of my time and experiences in those gyms was spent doing cardiovascular workouts, because I could just jump on a treadmill, plug in my head phones and do my own thing! JKC is different, because they have given me the confidence to use free weights and equipment that I had feared for years. Their demonstrations and knowledge is impeccable and I thank them for their continuous belief and support they show me at every session.

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JKC was recommended to me by a fellow runner. I was experiencing injuries, and feeling weak and fragile. When I started with JKC, Jon asked me about my goals and my focus. I wanted to concentrate specifically on running, and preventing injury. Jon developed a program for me that has enabled me to focus on my form and strength and has been flexible enough to enable me to train for many different races. I have been training with JKC for six years, and during that time I have enjoyed Jon and Thomas’s expertise in a very warm and supportive atmosphere.

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I started training at JKC in 2016 because I had built up a number of muscle imbalances from old injuries and activities like rock climbing which had led to some really bad posture and mobility issues. On top of that some friends had convinced me to sign up for a half-ironman. Working with Jon and Thomas was a way to pull my body back into alignment and make sure it wouldn’t fall apart during my race. The staff at JKC pride themselves on continuously advancing their knowledge, which leads to new and inventive way to address problems, old and new. I got my Dad to start training here and recommended JKC to all looking to improve their strength and fitness.

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