Spartan Kettlebell Club, Co. Cork was founded in 2018. The Head Coach is Will Geary and he can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training times: Mon/Tues/Thurs 7.30-8.30pm and Fri 6.30-7.30pm (when restrictions allow!)
We train 4 nights a week out of SBG Cork City located in Northpoint Business Park, Blackpool, Cork. The club is made up of people from all walks of life and all ages. We try to be as inclusive and open as we can to anyone who is willing to give kettlebell training a try.
Kettlebell Sport is one of those funny ones, it is an individual sport but you need a team to get you over the finish line. We have a fantastic group of people in the club and were lucky enough to find SBG Cork City as our training facility and they welcomed us in with open arms. The SBG motto is “One Tribe, One Vibe” and I believe our club has benefited from that but has also, in a way, adopted it and now we try to pay that forward. The Spartan Club logo has an Irish phrase on it: “Ní neart go cur le chéile” which translates to “there is no strength without unity”. So in a way its like the club and the gym had the same idea all along.
I am the head coach and have been a kettlebell coach since 2012, when I certified with the Kettlebell Training Academy. Shortly after that, I met a fellow coach who introduced me to the notion of kettlebell sport and my world changed forever. Since then I have certified with the IUKL, the RGSI and the Ketacademy. I have trained with notable Russian coaches such as Igor Morozov, Valery Fedorenko and Aleksander Khvostov and have travelled to places in the world as part of Team Irish that I would never have dreamed of.
In 2018, I received my Master of Sport in Biathlon. This was my personal favourite of my achievements. In terms of competition, my most notable achievement on a platform was winning a silver medal in the 2017 European Championships in Latvia. However, all those things aside, my greatest satisfaction as a coach is watching the club members improve and succeed, in whatever level that is personal to them and watching them beam when they achieve their goals. Nothing better! Get in touch with Will and Spartan Kettlebell Club if you are in Cork and looking to try something new. They would be delighted to hear from you.