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The traditional Russian Kettlebell, with its trademark handle and bowling ball shape, allows for unprecedented flexibility in stylizing your full body workout.


Teaching the Russian Kettlebell System of Training

Leaner. Stronger. Better.

  • Develop strength and flexibility.
  • Build an amazing cardiovascular system in minimal time.
  • Drop fat and get lean without aerobics.
  • Injury proof your back, knees and shoulders.
  • Train anywhere, anytime.

The Kettlebell Solution

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What is Girya?
Just the first kettlebell training facility in the county!

Hi, I'm Mark Reifkind and I own Girya Kettlebell Training. Girya is the first studio in the country to use the kettlebell as its primary training tool. “Girya” is the Russian word for kettlebell, which is a strength and conditioning weight that looks like a bowling ball with a handle. Girya is now located inside Noxcuses Fitness Studio, 2741 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto.

I've competed nationally in gymnastics, bodybuilding and powerlifting, as well as trained extensively in the disciplines of marathon, ultramarathon and triathlon. I've published articles in top strength and conditioning magazines. I've used nearly every piece of training equipment and every type of training approach that's out there.

And all my hard-earned wisdom and experience has led me to conclude that, for me and my clients, the best training tool and approach for strength and conditioning – hands down – is kettlebell training.

Why kettlebells?

Kettlebells have been used for centuries in Russia. Pavel Tsatsouline, a former Russian special forces trainer, brought kettlebell training to America in year 2000 and it's now being embraced across the country by top fitness trainers, competitive athletes and ordinary folks who want results and are willing to work hard to get them.

The basic kettlebell exercise is the swing, a full-body workout we'll have you doing in your first ten minutes. Master trainer and Brazilian Jujitsu World Champion Steve Maxwell has said that "the perfect kettlebell swing is superior to 99% of all the sophisticated strength and conditioning programs." We agree.

What our clients say

"Mark is the dynamic combination of smart, skilled, and dedicated. He approaches each client as an individual — adapting sessions to suit that person's strengths and weaknesses. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of body mechanics and as a result can train for maximum results, without risking injury. I came to him with numerous joint problems; and I honestly didn't think I'd be able to manage a kettle bell, but he has worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to first increase my mobility, then build muscle, strength, and stamina. It's a pleasure to work with somebody who is so good at his job: After nearly two years, I still look forward to every training session."

Nita Gill

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Who can benefit?

Everyone can benefit — tall, short, skinny, fat, man, woman, child, adult, elite athlete or couch (or desk chair) potato. Those who want to look big and strong or lean and mean or hot and sexy or fit and trim.

Well, actually, not quite everyone can benefit. Don't come to us if you're looking for an easy way out. Come only if you're prepared to work hard, have fun and get in the best shape you've ever been in.

Sound too good to be true? Come in for one visit and you be the judge.





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The Swing by Tracy Reifkind

Tracy's genius is in creating a program based on a dynamic progression of easy-to-follow swing movements, from beginner to master - that will transform anyone, and I don't use "transform" lightly.

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The 4-Hour Body

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