Adam Price first heard about kettlebells when his daughter was in kindergarten, and she had a friend whose father, a police officer, mentioned training with kettlebells.
“My goal in fitness is to be able to do fun stuff. That's my idea of a good level of fitness,” Price said.
Before traveling to Ecuador in 2004, Price was inspired to go to Australia after reading Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines but ended up being sent to Brazil for an exchange program. He decided to go to Chile as well and ended up spending several summers there.
While in Chile, Price was on a quest for some volunteer work, so he ended up assisting a textile analyst in disassembling 1500-year-old Mummies and putting them in a humidification chamber for day long cycles.
After leaving Chile, Price went to Ecuador with the intention of convincing his wife, who he met at college in the states, to marry him, but he also found himself playing semi pro basketball. His team even won a National Tournament. Price considers himself an average height, but in Ecuador he was the tallest guy in the league.
“The coaches’ brother saw me playing in the streets, and thought I was the tallest guy in the country” Price said.
When he wasn’t shooting hoops, Price tutored in English and Math while he was in Ecuador. Holding a B.A in Math Master’ s degree in teaching, he used to work as an elementary school teacher.
These days, Price, who also has a Master’s in civil engineering, works as a hydraulic engineer in the army core, but recently cut back on hours to focus on family.
“I’m able to play with my kid and dog, and go hiking with my wife, and it’s not a big deal,” Price said. “Use this activity [kettlebells] as a tool to be fit for everything you want to do in your life instead of saving up all your tolerance, energy, and your pain thresholds to throw into the workout.”
Price also praises the trainers at SKC on letting members set their own level of effort making and for fostering a less intimidating environment.
“I’ve been coming in at least 4 times a week, and I’ve been doing that for basically 9 months injury free, and I feel like I’m moving a lot of weight around, and not getting injured, and I’m 42,” Price said. “That’s good living after 40.”
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