Kettlebell Training

Posted on: 11/01/2014 In Category Kettlebells Kettlebell Training

Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700’s and in the last 5 years have made an impact as one of the most versatile and multi-functional tools available in the sports and fitness industry. Due to the demand of this product, the need for instructor training has increased.

These fantastic tools are now being utilized by fitness professionals across the entire training spectrum. Because Kettlebell training involves multiple muscle groups and energy systems at once, they can provide fast results for your client base including:

  • Involves multiple muscle groups and energy systems at once
  • Increased resistance to injury
  • The ability to work aerobically and anaerobically simultaneously.
  • Improved mobility and range of motion
  • Increased strength without increase of mass. Kettlebell exercisers are lean and toned, not bulky - a benefit that appeals to women and men alike.
  • Enhanced performance in athletics and everyday functioning
  • Increased power and strength throughout the posterior chain and core.

Whilst their use has become prolific, understanding the safety aspects and correct techniques for Kettlebells is vital. Kettlebell instructor courses are aimed at gym instructors and personal trainers who wish to use Kettlebells as part of their individual sessions and overall client programming. However the depth of knowledge and amount of exercises taught will depend on the individual training provider. One of the first Kettlebell courses to the market was developed by RKC, but as the popularity of Kettlebell training increased so did the choice. There are now numerous training providers out there with courses available, designed for various market requirements.

When deciding what course to pick its best to always have the goal of what you want to achieve in mind. Do you want to gain knowledge in one particular area; sport Style, for example, or undertake a more generalised course which is geared towards general populations and your personal training clients?

All accredited courses should include a theoretical and practical assessment which ensures the competency of the instructor. To gain REPS Certification you will need to gain an 80% pass mark in both these components to become certified.

For more information on the Physical Company Kettlebell Foundation Course Click Here

Sue Wilkie - December 2013