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
3. Favorite KB technique:
Not sure yet – I haven’t done them all!
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.
Seeing the Northern Lights.
“Don’t be worried.” (Said in my grandmother’s Slovenian accent!)