Love Feeling Strong & Capable for LIFE?

Me too! That's Why I Do Home Kettlebell Workouts that Build Strength Effectively and Efficiently So There's More Time & Energy to Enjoy Life

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Hi, I'm Marianne Kane

(that's me above about to swing my Kettlebell)


This is my personal blog that I started in 2010. It began as a platform for me to share my real fitness journey, along with the workouts I was doing, and some of my musings as I walked the bumpy road of life.

But this blog hasn't just been about me, it's about US.

It's about shared human experiences (good and not-so-good), how life impacts our fitness, and vice versa.

We often focus on what fitness will do for our appearance and what our appearance will do for our confidence or feelings of belonging. However, I've found that to be a decoy to the real thing fitness of body, mind, and spirit brings:

Freedom. 

Don't we just want to escape something we percieve as confinement? Don't we just want to feel more of ourselves? Be our fullest, truest, most free version. 

Fitness goals and self-improvement certainly can feel like that road to freedom, but often they become their own trap. And I believe it's because the entire fitness and health industry is based on a false premise:

That people are broken, and they need to be fixed.

Now, how do you think that makes someone feel? Do you feel free when you're worried about doing an exercise wrong and getting injured? Do you feel safe and free to lift weights before "fixing your dysfunctions"? And do you feel good in your skin before you lose body fat? Do you actually feel free to enjoy the journey you're on?

We have somethings in common, my readers and I: we value strength, self-sufficiency, and living fit for purpose. We also want to enjoy being fit, which means we have to value our efforts.

All of these require freedom.   

If you're curious, I no longer offer my professional coaching services on this website (although you're welcome to contact me here), as all my programs and groups run from EquippedwithStrength.com.

However, my free workouts (the ones on this site) have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands (possibly millions, according to YouTube) of people across the world, and I hope you will enjoy them too. 

Most of the content on this blog is free, so browse away. Or you're welcome to sign up for my free workout course, which delivers weekly workouts from this blog to help give you some fun ideas to try 🙂

Occasionally, I refer to one or more of my programs/courses/services, and occasionally I recommend equipment or brands I have personally used and enjoyed. Yes, there is the occasional affiliate link (mostly just the Gymboss Interval Timer, which may seem like a pointless relic these days, but I still love having something from the "good old days, before smart phones.

Just remember, this has been a personal blog for a decade, and some of the fitness information could be out of date, and is not intended to be health advice. Additionally, I talk about my personal life, my faith, and struggles with body image, depression, and chronic pain. Views expressed are my own interpretation of my reading and are my own opinion only.

That being said, I still sincerely hope this blog adds something positive to your life. 


~ Marianne


Get Weekly Kettlebell Workout Ideas

Subscribe to my "Strong for Life Newsletter", and receive my top workout picks from this site (saving you the time). You'll get 3 of my best workouts directly to your inbox once a week for the next 6 weeks. Occasionally I send updates on new content and products.