Get Kettlebell Certified

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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 and an internet connection to complete this course! Courses are live streamed virtually!

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The Process of Certification

Get a certificate & CEUs. Attend a live virtual event!

  1. Choose a 'Fundamentals' or 'Advanced' Certification date (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 in addition to the live streaming event you attend.
  2. After you attend the live streaming event, there is no time limit to complete your certification online.  Watch the lectures and demonstrations in each section and complete assessments. INTERACT with master trainer! Ask questions and get answers from the teachers of the cert!
  3. Take your written assessment. Get two year access to expert demonstrations plus interact with other trainers and the master trainer anytime!
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Live Virtual Courses

These courses are scheduled events taught live via streaming sessions with our master trainer, Marcus Martinez. These events are scheduled and you must sign up to attend and events have limited attendance in order to ensure a great experience for attendees. Attend the live virtual certification which includes lectures, demonstrations and participant interaction when called upon by the master trainer. After, complete the written assessment and earn your certificate! 

  • FUNDAMENTAL CERTIFICATION IS 6 HOURS
  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IS TWO DAYS, 8 HOURS EACH

Each of these include lectures, demonstrations, participant demonstrations as well as timed breaks.

 
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The Experience

This is a live event which incorporates movement, lecture as well as breaks. Below is a clip from a recent event.

 

"Thank you both again. The live time with both of you and the group was priceless. Learned so much and I am more excited than ever to continue to learning, playing and eventually coaching others. I probably would have not been able to attend traditional live workshop, unless locally delivered, so I am thankful for having received the invite. The online live model would be an equally valuable addition to your advance training certifications too. ""

Rogelio
Virtual Certification Attendee

"Overall, the class was excellent. Marcus is a master, and it showed through...Being able to mimic an in-person atmospheric in a virtual coaching session is tough to do. And yet, they did it. ...the accessibility and cost savings of so far outweighed it I'd offer the virtual real-time model may actually be superior."

Mike Silverman
Virtual Certification Attendee

Upcoming Live Virtual Events

You will need internet access at the specific day and time of the event. Click the date to sign up! Fundamentals courses are 6 hours and Advanced Courses are two days, 8 hours each day.

Live Virtual Courses

These are streamed over the web!

These courses are scheduled events taught live via streaming sessions with our master trainer, Marcus Martinez. These events are scheduled and you must sign up to attend. These events are capped in order to ensure a great experience for attendees. Attend the live virtual certification which includes lectures, demonstrations and participant interaction when called upon by the master trainer. After, complete the written assessment and earn your certificate! 

  • FUNDAMENTAL CERTIFICATION IS 6 HOURS
  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IS TWO DAYS, 8 HOURS EACH

Each of these include lectures, demonstrations, participant demonstrations as well as timed breaks.

Included are Recording from One of the Top Minds in Kettlebell

Additionally, get access to all of the same content pre recorded for two years! 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)

SIGN UP FOR AN UPCOMING DATE!

Live Virtual Courses

These courses are scheduled events taught live via streaming sessions with our master trainer, Marcus Martinez. These events are scheduled and you must sign up to attend and events are capped in order to ensure a great experience for attendees. These courses are held on specific dates. Attend the live virtual certification which includes lectures, demonstrations and participant interaction when called upon by the master trainer. After, complete the written assessment and earn your certificate! 

Upcoming Schedule: 

These are live events we hold virtually! Sign up and receive a link to the live event hosted via streaming on that specific date! Watch lectures and demos from the master trainer and prepare to demonstrate yourself!

Upcoming live virtual events: 

  • Kettlebell Fundamentals Certification (limited to 25 spaces) May 23, 2020 

  • Kettlebell Fundamentals Certification (limited to 25 spaces) May 30

  • Kettlebell Fundamentals Certification (limited to 25 spaces) June 14

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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!  

We recently hosted our kettlebell fundamentals certifcation with 40+ trainers in Seattle. See what they had to say in the video!

 
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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 

What Attendees Have to Say

At one of our recent certifications we were honored to have some beginner as well as experienced kettlebell lifters attend and be able to teach new techniques to both!

 

What Makes This Certification Different?

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!

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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.

 

EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION

EARNING CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Continuing Eduction Credits are given by the certifying body to people that apply their hours of study, videos, reading, seminars, and other education. However many hours it takes to complete the online training is what you would submit to your certifying body for credit through them!

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Who is This For?

 

This program is for beginners who need a solid foundation in fundamentals of kettlebell movement before moving on to more advanced rotational movements as well as experienced lifters who want to learn to teach kettlebell or move in new planes of motion in order to build new kettlebell strength.  Marcus Martinez has over 10 years experience in kettlebell training and is one of the pioneers of this training method. The fundamentals learned and performed properly are what will allow you to do more with the kettlebell. With this knowledge you can take your training to a fun and intricate place of creativity and play which breaks up the monotony of workouts!

  • Move seamlessly, almost effortlessly in different planes
  • Enhance athleticism 
  • Limitless space of potential and progress for yourself and your clients

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

CEU Pre Approval Information

  • 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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