Sherry Finkel Murphy is a devoted kettlebell sport amateur and leader of the women’s masters online kettlebell group, Red Belles and Kettle Betties. Having taken up kettlebell sport at age 50, she works as an ambassador for the sport to athletes of all ages and capabilities, but has a clear soft spot for those who declare their intention simply to #liftforlife.
Sherry holds coaching certifications from WKC, AKA and Ice Chamber (Levels I and II.) She is also an American Kettlebell Alliance judge, an Associate-IUKL judge, and an active volunteer in the American Kettlebell Alliance as an administrator and fundraiser.
Living in Saratoga Springs, New York, Sherry has no local kettlebell community and does her workouts in the comfort of the Saratoga Springs Kettlebell Club, aka, the basement. She has studied or taken workshops with Mike and Kim Stefano (KBNY), the Ice Chamber, Lorna Kleidman, and Chris Duffey (Lockout Kettlebells).
When she is not pursuing improvement in snatch technique, Sherry is a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual, which helps people of all income levels to achieve financial security via financial planning, insurance and investments. Sherry holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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