On February 9th, Omaha athlete and fitness professional Bill Esch broke the American record in the kettlebell long cycle at the OKC California Open in Costa Mesa, CA.  Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700’s for the physical training and conditioning of the Soviet army.  Unlike Olympic lifting which is performed for one repetition of the highest weight possible, kettlebell lifting involves lifting continuously for sets and athletes aim at the highest number of repetitions in a specified period of time.

Esch is the founder of Smith & Esch Fitness Systems, a company offering programming with a total focus on optimal health and fitness. These programs include personal training, nutritional counseling, Hammer Indoor Cycling, CrossFit, and executive memberships which include customized personal training. Esch is a qualified C.H.E.K Golf Biomechanist, Nutritional Lifestyle Coach, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, USAW Sports Performance Specialist, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor, IKFSA Kettlebell Sport coach, is IKFF CKT certified and has been working within the fitness industry for the last 15 years.

For more information on Smith & Esch Fitness Systems, please contact Bill Esch at (402) 681-6874 or by email at eschwilliam@yahoo.com or smithandesch@gmail.com.  You can visit their website at smithandesch.com.