Get Kettlebell Certified

Choose Recorded or Live Streaming Courses! Earn CEUs!

Learn from one of the Foremost Experts in Kettlebell Training + Build Your Knowledge, Clientele and Career with Kettlebells. Get a Certificate!

Choose from Fundamentals or Advanced Course. You need just one kettlebell to complete this course! 

Earn Pre-Approved CEUs With These Providers

CEU details at bottom of page. If your provider is not listed, you can still manually apply for approval.

The Process of Certification

Get a certificate & CEUs. Attend a live streaming event or take your virtual certification from recorded lectures.

  1. Choose the 'Fundamentals' or 'Advanced' Certification (you can view what each one covers below). Just one kettlebell needed! When you sign up, get access to all the lectures from the same content taught in our live events by Master Instructor Marcus Martinez, CSCS.

  2. There is no time limit to complete your certification. Interact directly with our master trainers through Q & A's. You are not on your own when you take this!

  3. Complete a written and multiple choice assessment plus video test out with a master trainer to earn your certificate!


View what attendees have to say!

What Makes This Certification Different?

These courses are for anyone who wants to move better themselves or teach others. The goal of this certification is to teach solid fundamentals of safe and effective kettlebell lifting and put you on the path of building strength and fluid movement techniques with kettlebells. While most kettlebell certifications focus on front and back planes of motion, we expand past the traditional movements into rotational movements and lateral planes of motion for true full body strength building. What makes a kettlebell so powerful the ability to transition from different planes and angles quickly making you a resilient more competent mover in more than just front and back motion. We go into more rotational work as well as the break down of flow and how it pertains to athletic endeavors. It is also a ton of fun!


"loved the content and how it was facilitated by Marcus, he's amazing. Thanks for going thru each movement step by step and slowing down the mechanics. learned a ton! excited to start flowing and programming my own personal training :)"

Virtual Certification Attendee

"I really enjoyed and highly recommend the course for all experience levels. Not only is it a great coaching aid to learn or review ... movements, but it sets the stage to transition from traditional movements to flow by introducing the Rotational Series. An ah-ha moment for me was during the Principals of Programming section when it became clear that the goal was not to think, which often happens when attempting to follow a scripted flow... I look forward to taking additional Living.Fit educational programs. Thank you!"

Virtual Certification Attendee

Fundamentals Certification

Get access to pre-recorded demonstrations and lectures. View examples below!




Pre approved for CEU's with NASM, AFAA, NCSF. View at bottom of page!

The Fundamentals Certification covers ALL  the information in 'What is Covered in Kettlebell Fundamentals Course?' below!

Pass assessments and earn a certificate. We send out certificates when you pass! If you are new to kettlebells, we highly recommend you start here!



Get access to pre-recorded demonstrations and lectures. View examples below! Pre Approved for CEUs! Both options below contain the same course material.




The 'Advanced Certification' covers:

All of the coursework in the 'Fundamentals Certification' + All the coursework described in 'What is Covered in Advanced Course?' below.

  • Complete written and multiple choice test at end of material + Video Conference with Master Instructor to Prove Movements Capability. Get your certificate!

2 Monthly Payments of $249.99





Get access to all the same Advanced course material for certification + become a member of our Level 4 Coaching Community for personal and professional growth.


  • Trainers seeking to learn from research-based educators who have successfully grown and sold a personal training company
  • Support and encouragement from like-minded fitness operators. Level 4 members are gym owners, personal trainers, education directors and more.
  • Weekly accountability and monthly Master Coach Meetings to discuss in depth fitness concepts and keep you moving toward your ultimate vision
  • After 5 months you will be issued your certificate, but gain access to certification material & knowledge + master coach meetings immediately!

What is Covered in Kettlebell Fundamentals Course?

This course is designed to achieve safe and effective performance of basic kettlebell movements and a handful of meaningful variations that will elevate your skills. Choose from virtual or live virtual events! After this course you should be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Safety 101 to keep yourself and your client from harm

  2. Why it's important to focus on the breath

  3. Our favorite mobility warmup and screening

  4. How to prepare for the rigors of kettlebell work

  5. The hinge leading into the deadlift and variations

  6. The swing and variations 

  7. The clean and variations 

  8. The press and variations

Pass assessments when you complete the course and earn a certificate of completion!  If you are new to kettlebells with highly recommend you start with kettlebell fundamentals 


What is Covered in Advanced Course?

  • Intro - Building community-driven mindful coaches
  • The System and Why - Foundation to Flow Principles
  • Mindful Breathing and why it matters
  • Efficient and Dynamic Warmup
  • Hold your ground - Learning how to Stabilize and Prepare Your body for the bell
  • Hinge Series and Variations - The Deadlift and Swing + Variations
  • Pull Series - The Row and Clean + Variations
  • Push Series - The Squat and Press + Variations  
  • Pull series - Snatch + Variations
  • Rotational Series - Controlled Movements -
  • Rotational Series - Explosive Movements
  • Programming for best results
  • Coaching Series
  • Flow Series - How to flow and building athleticism
  • Final Flow - Tying it all together 

If you are new to kettlebells with highly recommend you start with kettlebell fundamentals. However, you do not need to complete fundamentals before taking advanced. The advanced covers fundamentals as well. 


Instruction from One of the Top Minds in Kettlebell

Learn from Marcus Martinez, CSCS.


Intro to Kettlebell Certification

The Principles of Certification

Foundational Pattern - Hinging (in Fundamental and Advanced)


Foundational Pattern - Pull Progressions (in Fundamental and Advanced)

Adding Rotation Safely (Advanced Course)

Introduction to Flow Movement (Advanced Course)


We Also Have Live Streaming Courses!

Learn via a live streaming course! Ask questions and get answers from the master trainer in real time. Get personalized demonstrations and feedback on your form in real time!


Kettlebell Flow

The goal of the Advanced Certification to to teach you to move in front, back and lateral planes of motion by starting with foundational movements and advancing. Traditional certifications focus on forward and backward movement and sets of reps. Learn to build full body strength with sound, fundamental full body movement.


About Our Master Instructor

Since 2001 Marcus Martinez has been helping people reach their goals through kettlebells. He has extensive experience in teaching, building programs, developing training modules and running fitness businesses. Additionally, Marcus is a pioneer in kettlebell flow, certifications and holds a number of training certifications.
Certifications & Accolades:
  • CSCS
  • Certified personal trainer since 2002 through NCEP (National College of Exercise Professionals)
  • RKC Certified
  • IKFF Certified
  • Steve Maxwell Strength and Conditioning Certified
  • Featured in Oxygen Magazine

Pre Approved for CEUs

If your provider is not listed below, you can still manually apply with them for CEUs. To our knowledge, no one has been turned down when manually applying with their provider from our courses.

  • AFAA: Living.Fit is recognized by the Athletics and Fitness
    Association of America as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. 
    • 15 AFAA CEUs for Advanced Course 
    • 6 AFAA CEUs for Fundamentals Course
  • NASM: Living.Fit is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. 
    • 1.6 NASM CEUs for Advanced Course
    • 0.6 NASM CEUs for Fundamentals Course
  • NCSF: Living.Fit is recognized  as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. 
    • 3 CEUs for Fundamentals Course
    • 6 CEUs for Advanced Course

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