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Strength Training With Clubbells at Equinox Fitness

Look Out For Clubbells

With the growing popularity of kettlebells, lifting weights has certainly become livelier. Now the clubbell has come to give both kettlebells and dumbbells a run for their money.


The clubbell resembles a small bat and can weigh between two and 10 pounds. I worked with a five-pound clubbell, and trust me, that is enough weight to swing around. I used a clubbell during a mini version of the Circular Strength class Equinox Fitness will soon be offering, and it was great. The clubbell is easy to maneuver and you can really swing it. Similar to a kettlebell, this swinging forces your core to work, but with the weighted club you have more range of motion than you would with a kettlebell. Using circular motions with a clubbell, you swing the weight away from your body, and then bring it back — challenging your balance and core as well loosening your joints. Just holding the club to do backward lunges increases the balance challenge dramatically. The Circular Strength class with this weight was interesting, challenging, and fun. It felt more like a martial arts dance class than a sculpt and tone class. Look for classes featuring clubbells to become popular in the next year, and if you can, check out a class at Equinox.

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