So, you may or may not know this about me (but you definitely should): I enjoy watching television. I also enjoy doing tons of smart people stuff like books and podcasts and blogging and such (I’m like, a genius, I guess)
Yonce knows what’s up.
But for now, we’re talking about TV. We’re talking about Criminal Minds to be exact. Ooooo.
Because I mean, FBI agents, criminal profiling, fun facts, serial killers, witty remarks. What doesn’t this show have?!?!
ANYWAY, one of the fun facts I learned from
bingewatching Criminal Minds is that cult leaders often create their own language within the cult to further distance its member from the outside world. And you know what I realized.
I’m in a cult.
No no, not like a weird religious kool-aid cult. I am in a fitness cult. The first cult that I was a member of was Lithe Method. We all know that I love Lithe Method but half marathon training mixed with the cost ($$$$$ on the yelp scale) made me pause my membership.
So then I found a new cult, Tone It Up, and I love it. I love the trainers, I love other Tone It Up girls, I love the workouts, the results, and pretty much anything else Tone It Up does.
So what language does Tone It Up create for it’s cult members? Words like “bootycall” “meta D” “bombshell spell” and “PMWO” come to mind. And they just recently added a new word to that list: KettleToning.
KettleToning is (maybe) exactly what you are thinking. It is an awesome combination of a kettlebell workout along with toning yoga moves. This was the second time I’ve done this workout and I wanted to share it with you all (AKA join my cult!)
Does anyone else here LOVE kettlebells? I just recently started using them, and I love them. I always feel a good burn in my muscles the next day.
Here are some of my favorite moves from the workout: Kettlebell swings, rows, reverse warrior, and partial Turkish get ups.
I think everyone should be part of a fitness cult (not a real cult, those things seem a little too intense), because it means that you’ve found something that you love doing so much that you have let it become a part of who you are. Runners are definitely a cult: PR, PB, Tempo, Fartlek, BodyGlide etc…
Anyway, even if you don’t feel like delving into the cult that is Tone It Up (or any other fitness movement) I highly recommend trying out this video. It’s great cross training for all athletes, but runners especially!
Are you a part of a fitness cult?
Also, Criminal Minds, it’s on Netflix, do you watch? If you like Law and Order SVU, then this is an official recommendation.