Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Team Rif Kettlebell Workshop in Wine Country

Kettlebells in Wine Country : The Team Rif Kettlebell Workshop.

Swing, Snatch, Press: The Perfect Combination.

Mark and Tracy are pleased to announce their first dual workshop in beautiful Healdsburg, California September 6 and 7, 2008. Come train with us in the middle of wine county and learn the basics of the RKC way to swing, snatch and press a kettlebell as well as fundamental information about injury prevention , how to use the foam roller as well as Tracy’s unique program designs for losing bodyfat using her original high volume swing training.

Learn how just these three movements and one kettlebell can transform your body, your heart and your fitness program for LIFE!

This five hour seminar on Saturday PLUS an additional Master class with Tracy Sunday morning will be just $195 for those that sign up Sunday July 27th and Monday July 28. After that the price will be $245. I guarantee that you will get your moneys worth and more! We can only accommodate 20 people so make sure you get in quickly! This will fill up fast.

We will cover:

1)The Basic Kettlebell Swings; techniques, corrective drills, individuation for specific body types and how to maximize the most basic of kettlebell movements for a lifetime of results.

2) The Tsar of Kettlebell lifts: the Snatch. How to learn it quickly and easily, how to control the all important down stroke and how to train the lift for maximum cardiovascular, fat burning and muscularizing results.

3) The Press: The King of Kettlebell strength moves. Learn how to use the whole body to energize the press, how to protect the shoulder, and all the variations needed to keep your progress going with just ONE kettlebell.

4) Length Tension Relationships: Learn the basics of this all important concept for balancing the body’s muscle systems and staying injury free at work and during training.

5) Foam Roller: Learn how to use this simplest of massage tools to assess and address muscle tightness’s and imbalances BEFORE they turn into progress stopping injuries.

6) TracyStyle Swing Progressions: Learn how to take the three basic swing movements and program your training for YEARS of non stop progress and fun and exciting combinations. If your goal is fat loss and serious toning you HAVE to have this information.

7) The Master Class : Come out Sunday morning and take a swing class with Tracy and put Saturday’s information into practice. See the exact routines and techniques she used to lose over 100 pounds in less than a year and transform her body. Learn just how efficient (and tough) basic swing training can be when done in this new and exciting way.

Where and when: American Karate Academy
Address: 424 Moore Ln. Healdsburg, CA 95448
Saturday Sept 6th : 9 am- 2 pm +
Sunday Sept 7th 10-11 am Master Class
How Much
$245 per person

How to Pay: Just click on the Pay Pal button at the top of the post
Cancellations: Please note that cancellations MUST be made no less than one week prior to the date of the workshop. We cannot offer refunds after that, sorry.
Questions: Please contact Mark at 650-273-2637

Sign up now, can't wait to see you there!

Mark Reifkind Senior RKC
Tracy Reifkind RKC


Jo said...

This is awesome and I'm going to fwd this along to my friends. Just a quick question - this workshop is for total beginners? men or women? Also, will kettlebells be provided for the beginners? Or are we required to bring our own?


Tina said...


How does someone get this information (# 1 and #6 on your list) if they do not live in California and won't be visiting anytime soon, but would love to learn


Mark Reifkind said...


yes the workshop is PEFECT for total beginners, men or women.this is precisely who it is for.Kettlebells and foam rollers will be provided.

Mark Reifkind said...


this is Mark. we will be coming out with Tracy's dvd and book very soon covering her unique training style and methods for kettlebell swing training for fat loss and high level conditioning.Keep tuned!

Christine said...

Geez.... I need to move to the west coast! I love you guys' (that's the Jersey in me sorry) enthusiam and motivation...

Tina said...


That's great news. Any idea when the dvd and book will be available?


Tracy Reifkind said...


If you can't move, then visit often! Hey, why don't you assist at one of the CA certs? San Jose again next Feb. and I'm sure another LA cert next summer.

Tracy Reifkind said...


One of the problems is, I have so many ideas, routines, combinations, etc. But I think I recently came up with a real winner!

In fact, I haven't been posting my exact swing workouts in a couple of weeks because I've been actually training this new routine myself, which will more than likely be the first DVD.

DVD's will be 'workout along with' type swing combinations , and the book will be an explaination of why and how I put together this progressive style of KB training, so you can too!

Jo said...

If anyone has tips on accommodation in that area, please let me know!! thanks!!!

Tina said...


I am really looking forward to both the dvd and the book. I am looking to make a transformation similar to yours and I'm really interested in your style of training.


Lauren Brooks said...


Congratulations! That is wonderful news that you are doing this. You will do very well!

Mark Reifkind said...


this is Mark. Check out

for all kinds of great accomodation info.let me know if you need anything else.

Tori said...

I wish I could come!!! This sounds like it is going to be awesome. Maybe if you have another one I can make the trip out to CA!

Gabby Eborall said...

Hi Tracy and Mark
I wish that I could attend but unfortunately I can't swing it this time around ...pun intended!
I really do need the instruction and was thrilled to see you guy's holding a workshop. I'm so jealous of those that will be attending because I know how much knowledge and motivation can be tapped into when you have great teachers. And that is what you two no doubt will bring. I know I'll be at the next one. Until then,keep swinging...

Anonymous said...

HI Tracy and Mark, just read this on Leslie's blog. I wish I could make it!

congrats sounds like it will be a blast!


Tracy Reifkind said...


We have many workshop ideas and hope to have more here at our own studio, Girya, in Palo Alto, as well as traveling to different locations around the country and abroad!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Anyone that lives within driving distance and has a interest in learning or getting better at KB's is stinkin' crazy for not attending this....bottom line!

Mark and my hourly rate is $125 & $75 per, so $245 for a whole afternoon and additional class the next day is a crazy good deal. How many times can you spend a day with two expert KB instuctors (expecially a Senior KB intructor) and get a kick ass day long workout for even twice that amount of money?

Hope to see you at a future workshop!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Hey, if you were here we'd be hanging out together anyway, lol!

Concrete Queen said...

Tracy ! this is great ! had no idea you were going to have a workshop .. have not read the blog much this past week, ME BAD !!!
Is it to late to Sign Up ?

Tracy Reifkind said...


It's not too late to sign up, but you gotta be ready! We'll talk about it when I see you next.