Surfing the Web I came across a list of "new" fitness trends to try in 2010 (read the article here). Third on the list was Kettlebells; Zumba and TRX came in at first and second place. Last year a similar list noted that Kettlebells were close to knocking Pilates out of the top place for consumer sales (equipment, accessories and training).
I was heartened to see that the article mentioned the points that I always emphasize about kettlebells training:"...Kettlebells are meant to be an all-inclusive exercise regime. Kettlebells are hardcore. Your heart rate will sky rocket and your muscles will burn. This may be one of my new favorite workouts because I feel like I am doing cardio and weightlifting in one. Thirty minutes of kettlebells and you are done."Not a bad endorsement from a writer that put Zumba and TRX above Kettlebells.
BTW - look for a Kettlebell and TRX workshop coming soon from CrossFit Koncepts. We are working on the curriculum now and should be ready by Spring of 2010.
NOTE: Sorry, there are no future plans for a Zumba-Kettlebells class... :P