I am one of only six StrongFirst-certified SFG 1 Kettlebell coaches in the STL metro area. And I am the only one with over 40 years experience in strength training, as well as college degrees in exercise science, internal medicine, and public health.
I talk the talk, and I walk the walk. I live what I teach. I have been lifting since 1975, and I believe that hardstyle kettlebell training is a very nearly ideal lifelong fitness strategy if you are willing to take the time to learn it and practice it.
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I start each student as if he or she has never before used a kettlebell, so the first lesson is how to pick up and put down a kettlebell safely and correctly. Why does this matter? It minimizes the risk of injury and reinforces the point that the best and most sustainable kind of training is injury-free training.
StrongFirst-certified SFG 1 Kettlebell coach
B.S., Physical education & exercise science
B.S., Physician assistant in internal medicine
M.H.S., Public health & health policy
$495 for a package of 8 60 to 75 minute lessons.
Extensive discounting for teams of 2 to 4 people who want to learn together.
Occasional promotions throughout the year.
My first undergraduate degree, which was in physical education.
Adults (both very athletic and those who are not), as well as highly motivated adolescents.
Watching my 13 year-old-son win his third consecutive gold medal at a national martial arts tournament. He trains kettlebells with me.
Talk to people before you hire. Ask hard questions. Research the answers you here. Read the articles the coaches/trainers have written. Assess whether they have any conflicts of interest that might affect you, such as pitching a supplement that they just happen to sell or get paid to promote.
Be clear and honest about your medical limitations and your goals. If you don't know your goals, you really limit the ability of your teacher to create an effective strategy for you.