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!
KBCGFIT 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 exercise 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.
- •The cost to secure a training is $2,232.00 and includes training plus materials for up to eight participants ($279 per person.)
- •$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.)
- •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.
- •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 are 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 are the kind of elite professional we would be proud to call a KBC-trained Instructor. We want to welcome you to our curriculum. Please keep reading.
- •You will begin learning the sciences of the “why’s” behind the “how’s” and you will do so safely and effectively with science and research needed to back it up.
•You will learn some history. You are entering into a long, long, storied tradition of “Physical Culture.” If you are a martial artist, you know your style’s lineage. If you are 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 will learn how to conduct a basic, choreographed routine (with music) using basic kettlebell lifts for a 30-50 minute group exercise class and you will receive some basic choreography to help keep you going.
•You will 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 will 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 (10-20 lbs 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 will become fantastic with KB’s and (of course!) offer a kick butt 30-45 minute class to your devotees! Most importantly you will be able to effectively aid your clients in getting to where they need to be - and you will know WHY you are doing what you are doing.
All KBC Master 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.