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Art and Strength Gym Hosting 'Swing-at-thon' for Wounded Warriors

The Fullerton studio is hosting a marathon of kettlebell swinging to benefit injured servicemen and servicewoman.

A group of eight from Art and Strength participate in a kettlebell workout class. (Credit: Nick DiMarco)
A group of eight from Art and Strength participate in a kettlebell workout class. (Credit: Nick DiMarco)
Although the kettlebell workout has European roots, this weekend, it is decidedly All-American. 

Local gym owner (and professional strongman) Dan Cenidoza has pledged to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project by doing what he and his students do best: swinging heavy kettlebells. 

The Wounded Warrior Project is a military charity that aims to better the lives of servicemen and servicewomen injured in combat. 

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"Art & Strength will have an Open House on July 5th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  There will be an instructor available all day long to coach people on kettlebell swing technique if they do not already know how to do them," according to a release. "This will be a catered event with complimentary food & drink for your donation.  You do not need to do swings to attend - everyone is welcome!"

The marathon "cents for swings" fund-raiser will yield one penny for every swing of the kettlebell. A Maryland State Trooper has promised to swing 1,775 times to honor the founding date of the U.S. Marine Corps. 

To support the Kettlebell for Warriors fund-raiser click here. Cenidoza's goal is to raise a total of $3,000. The open house will feature beer, bourbon, barbecue and, of course, bells. 

Art and Strength is located at 8019 Belair rd, Suite 12, Baltimore, MD, 21236.

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Dan Cenidoza July 02, 2013 at 10:55 AM
Awesome video Nick! Thanks for posting. I would like to clarify that the event is July 5th from 9am to 9pm.
BobBaft July 02, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Swing-a-thon?!?! I'm in...now I just have to convince the wife! Start lining up now, ladies!

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