most recent certification was completed on May 22, 2010 at
California Family Fitness of Roseville, and you can view a group photo
by clicking here.
being temporarily derailed by a car accident in Summer, 2010, Gregg
is now back in the "swing" of things, and is working back
to condition for another certification. We'll keep you posted.
NCKBA, it is our sole mission to help you become a better trainer
by giving you the knowledge and skills to teach kettlebell lifting.
Being an effective kettlebell trainer involves many factors:
- Your own skill in performing
both basic and advanced kettlebell exercises
- Your ability to communicate
the key elements of good technique
- Your knowledge of the
typical problems clients encounter with their technique, and how
to fix them
NCKBA certification, you'll ensure that your clients will continually
progress toward their goals, and will keep coming back to you for
is always on improving your teaching ability and your in-depth knowledge
of the physiological principles that provide maximum strength and
Certification Program features:
- 9 hours
of comprehensive instruction in one weekend
instruction from Gregg and Kerry. We take only small groups so you
learn directly from the experts through extensive face-time.
coverage of all the screening and teaching techniques used and developed
by Gregg and Kerry in 25+ years as strength athletes and 9+ years
as kettlebell instructors
in all the basic and intermediate kettlebell exercises including
common technique flaws and methods for correcting those flaws. Some
advanced material/exercises will be covered, as time permits.
- A systematized
approach to training all types of clients, with an emphasis on safety
and steady progression toward individual goals
attendance for the 9 hours of instruction
Testing: Demonstrated proficiency in all basic and intermediate
exercises including the deadlift (and variations), swing, clean,
snatch, military press, side press, windmill, front squat and Turkish
Testing: Demonstrated knowledge of client screening techniques and
the key principles underlying all kettlebell exercises, and an understanding
of how to break down the various exercises and build training programs
for both individual clients and group classes.
3 months of the certification weekend, submit 10 training session
write-ups describing your work training clients with kettlebells.
The 10 sessions can be paid or unpaid, and you can include up to
3 sessions with any given client.
a Certification Workshop: If you are interested in hosting a certification
website at your facility, you can contact Gregg to discuss details
the NCKBA Certification:
of the certification is $550. We offer a $150 discount for military
and law enforcement personnel, valid any time, and a $100 early-bird
discount for those registering by October 12th.
size is limited to ensure lots of individual attention
are responsible for travel, lodging, and meals.
necessary equipment will be made available by the NCKBA, although
you should bring a pair of flat-soled shoes, towels, and a notebook
now using PayPal, use the drop-down menu below. If you have questions,
please contact Gregg directly at email@example.com
offers 2-3 certification workshops in Minneapolis/St. Paul every year,
and he has recently added certification workshops in California and
in Europe. Kerry and I both got our start with Pavel, and Gregg has
been through the certification both as a student and as an assistant
instructor. Pavel's certifications are extremely physical, so if you're
interested, be advised!
more about Pavel's certifications or to register, click on this banner...
There are also
certifications available with Jeff Martone, Steve Maxwell, and Steve
Cotter, so check those out on the web if you're interested!
We wish you all the best!
Feel free to send me an e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.