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Behind the mild-mannered façade at the Kettlebility front desk lies a rugby beast. Anne plays flanker for the Seattle Rugby Club, premier rugby union club. Little wonder, then, that the Albuquerque, New Mexico, native was drawn to kettlebell training: One UK rugby site describes flankers as needing to be “excellent all-rounders with inexhaustible energy. Speed, strength, fitness, tackling and handling skills are all vital.”

 

As Anne says: “Kettlebells are great way to get the power and explosion (especially from the hips) that is needed for everything on the rugby pitch.” The 25-year-old started her DIY kettlebell training in 2013 as a collegiate lacrosse player. That year also happens to be when Anne completed a Tough Mudder and the Seattle Marathon. (No slouch here.) A teammate connected Anne with Kettlebility in 2019.

 

A visual art graduate from Seattle University, Anne is now studying massage therapy and hopes to eventually work in sports-related physical therapy and injury prevention. Stay tuned: A Strong First certification may well be in her future.

 

Anne is CPR/AED/First Aid certified.

 


7 Questions with Anne

  1. Favorite health food you couldn’t live without: 

Chicken.

  1. Favorite non-health food you couldn’t live without: 

Milk Chocolate.

3.  Favorite KB technique: 

Not sure yet – I haven’t done them all!

  1. Proudest moment: 

In rugby, after each match, the teams get together and choose the opposing team’s “Man of the Match.” On a team of 25 people, being chosen as that player was a huge honor.

  1. Who are your heroes? 

My mom.

  1. What’s on your bucket list? 

Seeing the Northern Lights.

  1. Your mantra? 

“Don’t be worried.” (Said in my grandmother’s Slovenian accent!)

 

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