Introducing Technical Sparring

Been coming to boxing for months and ready to take your skills to the next level?  Want to see if you can slip, roll or block real punches?

Join us for our Technical Sparring class on Saturday March 2nd at 9:30AM in SKB Dover! You will learn to defend against actual punches and throw punches at your opponent in this technical sparring class.  You and your teammates will be working together to hone your offensive and defensive skills.  You will have a blast and become a better boxer.

You must have the instructor’s permission to join this class.  Email Colin at skbintro@gmail.com to participate.  Space is limited to 12 participants.

Note: Mouthguard and headgear are required.  You can purchase them here:

Headgear!   Ringside Apex Training Headgear

Mouthguards: Ringside Primo Mouthguard

Introducing Small Group Personal Training!

 

 

We have had so many requests for additional dedicated strength training, that we have decided to launch our new Small Group Personal Training program!  You will get all the benefits of personal training while sharing the cost with a few buddies.  If you feel lost in Team training classes, need extra accountability, hate cardio and burpees, then our Small Group Personal Training is for you!

 

This program is specifically designed for people who want to:

  • Work on Form
  • Build Lean Muscle
  • Improve Strength
  • Move Better
  • Improve Their Athleticism

Each full body workout is designed to build both strength and lean muscle and will progress in an ongoing format.  At the end of each training block, you will test your strength and be stronger than ever.  Our initial schedule will be Monday Through Friday at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, and 9:00 AM.  And Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 4:30 PM and 5:30PM!

 

Our Beta Launch program on Monday March 4th! 

 

SPACE IS LIMITED.  The first 20 people to sign up for this program lock in at a discounted rate of $189 for 5 visits per month, or $279 per month for two to three visits per week.  You also get unlimited Team Training and Boxing.  After that, the prices will increase.  Message us at skbintro@gmail.com to sign up!

Make Up and Break Up Bring a Friend Day!

 

 

Grab a friend, or significant other, and drag them to our special Valentine’s edition Bring a Friend Day!  This is the workout that turns break ups into make ups!  You will have a blast, work up a sweat, and then enjoy a refreshing beverage after the workout.  This workout is free and open to the public.

 

Who:  You and a BFF!

When: Saturday February 10th, 2024 at 8:00AM

Where: SKB Dover and SKB Portsmouth

Why:  Because doing it with a special friend is better than doing it alone..

 

Bulgarian Bag Seminar with Ken Blackburn on May 19th!

 

Date: May 19th Time: 10am to 1pm

Location: Seacoast Kettlebell, 25 Horne St, Dover, NH

 

 

The Bulgarian Bag was introduced 12 years ago at the Olympic Training Center in Marquette, MI by creator Ivan Ivanov. An Olympian himself in Greco Roman Wrestling, Coach Ivanov designed the bag to be versatile, effective and ideal for group training scenarios. It simultaneously trains all the attributes on the athletic continuum:

• Strength

• Speed

• Power

• Endurance

• Mobility

• Coordination

 

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In terms of developing rotational power, core stabilization and grip endurance, the Bulgarian Bag is unmatched! The design of the bag allows for dynamic movements not possible with conventional weight equipment. Thus, the reason first responders, military, UFC fighters and Olympic Training Centers around the world have made it part of their conditioning programs. Watch the below video to see the Bulgarian Bag in action!

 

 

 

Ken will be leading the seminar and is one of only a handful of Pro Trainers in the world certified by Ivan to teach his methodology. What you will learn at the seminar:

• All the basic and dynamic exercises

• Proper technique and breathing

• Example workouts and circuits

• How to combine with other fitness tools

• How to choose a bag that is right for you

• Safe learning progressions

 

*All registrants receive a 15% discount on any Bulgarian Bag orders!

*All registrants receive post course support material Early Registration (before Feb.15th) – $79 Regular Registration (Feb. 16th to May 1st) – $99 Late Registration (After May 1st) – $119 Click the below link to register to save/get early discount!

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Questions – e-mail ken@blackburnfitness.com

Seacoast Kettlebell Classic 2024 on May 18th!

 

 

 

Join us for the Seacoast Kettlebell Classic Kettlebell Sport Competition!

 

Who: Kettlebell Sport Enthusiasts and Lifters!

What: The 2024 Seacoast Kettlebell Classic

When: Saturday May 18th

Where: Seacoast Kettlebell 25 Horne St, Dover, NH 03820

Registration Fee:

Regular – $79

*Registration Closes May 15th 2024!

**Registration fee covers up to two events.  Questions: e-mail skbcolin@gmail.com

 

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Weigh-ins:

Weigh-ins will be held at Saturday May 18th from 7:30AM to 9:00AM.

Travel Information

Recommended Hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites Dover, NH

Closest (Major) Airport: Boston (BOS) or Manchester, NH (MHT)

 

Competitive Events

*Both 5 minute and 10 minute options available for each event except Chair Press, which is only 5 minutes.

Men’s Events

Long Cycle, Biathlon, Jerk Only, Snatch Only, Chair Press

Available Kettlebell Weights: 12kg,16kg, 20kg, 24kg, 28kg, 32kg, 40kg

Weight Divisions: 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 82kg, 90kg, 100kg, 100kg+

IKFF rules and ranking tables can be viewed here: IKFF-Kettlebell-Sport-Ranks-Rules-and-FAQs-v10.2019-1.pdf

Women’s Events

Single Kettlebell Events: Long Cycle, Biathlon, Jerk Only, Snatch Only, Chair Press

Available Kettlebell Weights: 8kg, 12kg, 16kg, 20kg, 24kg

Double Kettlebell Events: Long Cycle, Biathlon, Jerk Only

Available Kettlebell Weights: 8kg, 12kg, 16kg, 20kg, 24kg

Weight Divisions: Women: 50kg, 54kg, 59kg, 65kg, 72kg, 72kg+

IKFF rules and ranking tables can be viewed here – IKFF-Kettlebell-Sport-Ranks-Rules-and-FAQs-v10.2019-1.pdf

IKFF Women’s doubles ranking table can be view here:  WOMENS-DOUBLE-RANKING-TABLE-2018_2019-1.pdf

 

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Awards

1st, 2nd, 3rd place for all weight division winners
Best Overall Lifter awards for Men (24kg, 32kg) and Women (20kg, 24kg).
Rankings certificates will be pre-printed and available at competition.

*Weight divisions may be combined to ensure competitiveness.

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Closed Sunday January 7th Due to Storm!

 

 

We will see you tomorrow for normal hours!

To Our Valued Members,

 

Since 2008 we’ve been committed to providing an outstanding workout at a fair price.  Our goal has, and will be, to keep high quality group workouts affordable for everyone.  Unfortunately, since COVID, the costs of doing business have continued to increase.  Every single operating expense from rent, heat, to disinfecting wipes are significantly more than they used to be.

We will always provide a favorable rate to members who have supported us over the years; however, effective January 1, 2024, we will be raising rates for members NOT paying our current prices of $119 for 8 visits or $129 for unlimited visits per month.  So, anyone not paying 119 or 129 will have a slight increase.  If you have paid in full, it will not affect you.  This jump will be a flat 20% increase equating to approximately $19 or less dollars extra per month.  Our new rate will still be a steal compared to our competitors and will ensure that SKB stays viable moving forward and providing you awesome coaches and killer workouts.

Thank you for your continued support and belief in SKB!

 

 

Best in Health,

 

 

Colin McGarty

Holiday Food Drive Charity Workout November 18th!

 

Dust off your canned goods, the good stuff too–not the refried beans, or old Spam—and get to this workout!  Bring your friends, enemies, or anyone who can donate to the Dover Police Department Holiday Food Basket Program!

 

Join us on Saturday November 18th at 8:00AM for a Holiday Charity Workout!!!  All proceeds go directly to the Dover Police Department Holiday Food Basket Program.  Check out this article describing their program!

 

Who: YOU!!!!   This workout is open to the public!  Bring a friend, family member or someone you hate, that you want to watch sweat it out during the workout…

What: An AWESOME workout that everyone can enjoy!

When: November 18th at 8:00AM

Where: SKB Dover and SKB Portsmouth

Cost: One Non-perishable Food Item—-The Good Stuff!!!

 

Help us support the Dover Police Department Holiday Food Basket Program by bringing in non-perishable food items that will be distributed to local, Dover families in need.  Our local heroes have cut out the middle men and bring assistance directly to people who in our community who need some extra help this holiday season.

SKB Fall Team Healthy Habits Challenge!

 

Did you fall off the fitness wagon this summer? Time to get back on the horse with our Team Healthy Habits challenge!

 

Find a buddy who is in it to win with you!  Your buddy will have your back every step of the way.  They will pick you up when you are down and be the wind beneath your wings.  Together you will build sustainable habits that will help you look, move and feel great!

Did we mention you will get the challenge for FREE if you bring in a non-member to be your team-mate?

We will focus on three major areas:

 

 

You Get:

  • Unlimited Team Training and Boxing
  • A Killer Kickoff Meeting,
  • Handy Habit Tracker
  • Proven Nutrition Plan Tailored to You
  • Weekly Weigh In’s!  If weighing in makes you crazy skip it.  We want you feeling good, not stressing out!
  • Weekly Fitness and Nutrition Tips!
  • Awesome Healthy Recipes
  • Fabulous Cash Prizes and Gift Certificates for the Team In Each Location That Crushes It The Most! We will track consistency, check in’s, strength to decide the winners.
  • Community Support

 

The Details:

Who:  You and a Buddy!

What: Partner Healthy Habits Challenge

When: September 18th – October 13th!  Kick Off Meeting on Sunday September 17th!

Where: Seacoast Kettlebell Dover and Portsmouth

Why:  So You Can Look and Feel Great!

 

Cost:

FREE for Members Who Bring a Non-Member Buddy!

Members: $49 bucks per Team Member!

Non-Members: $99 per Team Member!

Dover email Coach Sara at skbintro@gmail.com or Portsmouth email Coach Luke at skbportsmouth.com to sign up!

End Of Summer Sale!

Are you ready to get back into a routine and feel your best?

For a limited time, we are offering a $199 savings when you sign up for any monthly membership option!  Jump back in and you will look, move and feel great after a few weeks of our Team Training and Boxing workouts.

Sign up for eight visits a month for $119, or unlimited monthly visits for $129, and we will completely waive the $199 enrollment fee!

This offer is only available through August 31st so act now!

 

Dover Only:  Buy 12 Months Paid in Full, Get Three Months FREE.  This is limited to two clients only!

 

Email Coach Sara in Dover at skbintro@gmail.com or Coach Luke in Portsmouth at skbportsmouth@gmail.com to SIGN UP!