Emily Hutchins Brings You 20-Minute Beginner Kettlebell Workout

Emily Hutchins owns her own gym, On Your Mark, with two locations in the Bucktown and West Loop neighborhoods of Chicago. She’s also a highly skilled athlete herself, a Nike Master Trainer, a running fiend and a kettlebell aficionado.

With this beginner kettlebell workout, you’ll not only be getting some of the best kettlebell coaching delivered to you wherever you are, you’ll be sweating in 20 minutes or less and feeling strong AF like Emily by the end.

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Whether you’re in your home gym or on the road, all you need to complete this workout is one medium-weight kettlebell. After performing any warm-up of your choice to get your body moving and blood flowing, hit play on Emily’s kettlebell workout and prepare for the next 20 minutes of work.

Here’s what your workout will look like:

You’ll take on six basic kettlebell moves for 10 reps total (if there is a right and left side to the movement, you’ll perform 5 reps each side). You’ll repeat those six different exericises four times total.

These six exercises make up your workout:

  1. Goblet Squats (10 reps)
  2. Single Arm Rows, right side 5 reps, left side 5 reps
  3. Cleans, right side 5 reps, left side 5 reps
  4. Single Arm Squats, right side 5 reps, left side 5 reps
  5. Single Arm Press, right side 5 reps, left side 5 reps
  6. Hinges (10 reps)


(Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)

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About Maggie Umberger

Maggie moved to Chicago from North Carolina in 2014 with a degree in Journalism and Spanish, a 200-hour yoga certification, a group fitness cert and a passion to teach and to sweat. It wasn't until she found aSweatLife that she really started to feel at home. Here, she's incorporated her passion for health and wellness into her career as she helps to build the network of Ambassadors, trainers and fitness enthusiasts that exist within the aSweatLife ecosystem. You can also find her coaching at CrossTown Fitness and teaching yoga classes at Bare Feet Power Yoga, Yoga Six and exhale.