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Art plus exercise: Gretchen Falck is having a Forza! open house on Nov. 8

Forza! studio, Northfield MN

Gretchen Falck, Forza!I get regular updates on Gretchen Falck’s Forza! studio (on Professional Drive behind Casey’s). Why?

My wife Robbie is a ‘Forzite,’ hooked since March, 2010, doing everything from kettlebells, TRX Suspension training, and resistance stretching to a whole variety of body weight exercises. (That’s Robbie in the foreground of the photo on the right, swinging a kettlebell.)  She just loves it.

Gretchen is hosting a Forza! open house tomorrow, Wed. Nov. 9, 5-7:30 pm.  She’s mixing in exercise with the arts by unveiling a new mural:

Other Forzites [including Robbie] will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate some of the tools of the trade.  Look for them in their black Forza! t-shirts.  Come see this beautiful mural, enjoy some healthy snacks and the company of some truly great people!

I’ve stopped the studio a few times in the past few weeks to take photos of her classes for her website. Here are a few:

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Forza! joins the blogosphere

Gretchen Falckforza-site-sshotI’ve been working with Gretchen Falck to revamp the website for her Forza! studio into a blog site. She’s been blogging since January.

At her studio on Professional Drive (behind Casey’s), she specializes in using Kettlebells, TRX Suspension Training, Resistance Stretching, and body weight exercises.

See her Testimonials page for some comments by Northfielders who’ve become regulars at her studio.

Kettlebells are coming to town

 Gretchen Falck Forza! For a Fit Life studio
I stopped by Gretchen Falck’s new Forza! For a Fit Life studio (on Professional Drive behind the Woodley St. car wash near Casey’s) yesterday as carpet was being laid in anticipation of Saturday’s 1 pm open house. Twin Cities-based kettlebell instructor Ron Morris will present at 1:30.

Ray Cox wrote about Forza on his Northfield Construction blog, Ellen Iverson blogged it on Northfield.org, and Craig Green wrote about it in a Northfield News article last week titled: New studio teaches ancient Russian workout.

A kettlebell is a cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. With its history going back to 18th-century Russians preparing for Olympic games and Russian special forces, the kettlebell is used for strength, agility and endurance.