If you are interested in hosting a 1-day, KBC Group Exercise Teacher Training at your facility, it is a very simple process. Click here to get started!
KettleBell Concepts Total Body KB Blast is a 1 day, CEC-approved (ACE & AFAA) 9 hour course geared specifically toward:
- Fitness professionals looking to learn how to introduce kettlebells into a "traditional" group exercise environment.
- Club Owners and Group Exercise Managers who to implement kettlebells in a "traditional" group ex environment.
KBC defines "traditional group ex environment" as follows:
- It will NOT be a paid program.
- It will NOT have a definitive start and stop date.
- It will be conducted with music and basic choreography.
- It will be conducted in the group ex studio.
- It will get listed on the group ex calendar.
- .8 CEU's from ACE. AFAA provides 6.5 CEU's.
- $279 for all trainers who work full/pt time at the hosting institution.
- $299 for all "outside" trainers.
- Travel expenses for KBC Master Instructors are the responsibility of the hosting facility. (For larger trainings, KBC may bear some of this cost. Call 800-876-6090 x711 for more info.)
- KBC and host institution work together on joint marketing. Marketing material will be provided. (Posters, email blasts, and press releases.)
- Kettlebells from KBC's exclusive distributor SIL FITNESS are available to attendees for 25% off while registering online.
- All registrations must be completed on the KBC website. KBC takes care of all course administration. The hosting site focuses on marketing the course in conjunction with KBC. Marketing material will be provided. (Posters, email blasts, and more.)
- The host institution must have kettlebells on site. There is no minimum. Each order is customized for your needs. KBC will not carry KB's on airplanes. ;)
- 55 trainers max.
You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do.
-Gichin Funakoshi. Founder of Shotokan karate.
So what’s our point? At KettleBell Concepts we’re encouraging you NOT to swallow the hype swirling around KB’s. Dig deeper. It’s far more than just “learning the moves.” If you want to “learn the moves” go on to YouTube and “learn” them. But clients are putting their most prized possession in your hands (their BODY!) so we know you’re a lot more responsible than that. Right? RIGHT?? There’s MUCH more to this discipline. (Note the word discipline.) Competitive Girevoy Sport (kettlebell) lifters spend YEARS trying to master just two lifts: The Snatch and Clean and Jerk. Do you think you can possibly “learn kettlebells” in a pre-conference workshop? In 9 hours? In 16 hours? In 3 days? In a lifetime?
If you said “no”. . . .that’s good. You just passed your first test. ;) You’re the kind of elite professional we’d be proud to call a KBC-trained Instructor. We want to welcome you to our curriculum. Please keep reading.
- You’ll begin learning the sciences of the “why’s” behind the “how’s” and you’ll do so safely and effectively with science and research needed to back it up.
- You’ll learn some history. You’re entering into a long, long, storied tradition of “Physical Culture.” If you’re a martial artist, you know your style’s lineage. If you’re a yogi, you know your style’s lineage. If you practice Pilates, you know about Joseph Pilates. KBC demands no less from our instructors. Where did kettlebells come from? Why did they disappear for all these years? Why are they finally coming back now with such a vengeance? Where is the modality heading?
- You’ll learn how to conduct a basic, choreographed routine (with music) using basic kettlebell lifts for a 30-50 minute group exercise class and you’ll receive some basic choreography to help keep you going.
- You’ll learn how to start thinking of kettlebell training from a neurophysiological, biomechanical, kinesiological, and motor learning/control perspective and—more importantly—how this larger thought process can benefit you on a broader scale as a fitness professional. “Tell. Show. Do” has its place. But there are other things you should be consider!
- You’ll learn how to effectively teach the basic kettlebell lifts for improved skill acquisition and context-dependent functional transfer.
- Basic choreography will be provided at the end of class and students will also be put through a 45 minute Master class. This course is on a much more basic level than our Level 1 or Level 2 courses. It is conducted with lighter kettlebells (10-20lbs max) because the assumption is there will probably be 20+ people in the class and therefore the lifts taught must be much more basic as well. Additionally, because most group classes that do not have a definitive "start or stop," progression into heavier weights is limited.
This is the tip of the iceberg. With ongoing education, training, practice, time and patience, you’ll become fantastic with KB’s and (of course!) offer a kick butt 30-45 minute class to your devotees! Most importantly you’ll be able to effectively aid your clients in getting to where they need to be—and you’ll know WHY you’re doing what you’re doing.
All KBC Senior Instructors are taught that, although the Group Exercise program is a great way to implement a kettlebell program into a facility, kettlebells (like dumbbells, barbells, or anything else) have extremely limited use if clients stay there and not progress into heavier bells and learn more advanced lifts.
We look forward to working with you to get your program up and running! We're happy to provide you with an interview below by KBC Senior Instructor Kristen Gagne. In Kristen's interview, she discusses how excited her personal trainers are about having the potential to break in to the "group fitness world" using kettlebells. As she is often fond of saying, "Classes don't cancel on you!"
- How KB's are perfectly positioned to help trainers slowly break in to the group exercise classroom.
- Why being a personal trainer means nothing when it comes to running a group exercise class.
- Why there is such a wide divide between group exercise and personal trainers? (Especially in NY and CA.)
- Learn how to "bridge the gap" for yourself as a professional and earn more money!
- Solid tips and advice from a 17 year veteran.
- Why group fitness isn't just for women and how it got that reputation to begin with!