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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2012
Video presentation: http://bit.ly/LEh7y1
NEW YORK, June 21, 2012—KettleBell Concepts (KBC) has partnered with Dr. Emily Splichal, Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy to offer a 2 ½ hour course titled “Bells & Bare Feet: The Why Behind Barefoot Kettlebell Training.” The course is CEC-approved with NASM and ACE.
Bells & Bare Feet provides a very basic introduction to kettlebell training as well as basic principles of barefoot exercise and safety. “The two go together perfectly,” says KettleBell Concepts CEO David Ganulin. “An introductory course like this is extremely timely as both methods of training are steeped in history and rapidly gaining in popularity. Kettlebells have traditionally been done in bare feet or in hard sole weight lifting shoes for competition. It’s important for trainers to understand though that it’s definitely not the best idea to have clients start out this way when putting a bell in their hands for the first time.”
Dr. Emily Splichal, Founder of EBFA and a KBC Senior Instructor states, “Our Barefoot Training Specialist™, 8-hour course may not be for everyone right away. Same with KBC’s 2-day, Introduction to Kettlebell Lifting Instructor Training. We developed this course to give students a taste of both so they can determine if they’d like to learn more. There’s a ton of misleading information on training barefoot and therefore it is our goal to set the standards on the quality of barefoot education. Putting on special shoes and simply running or exercising with them immediately should be progressive and specific depending on the client or athlete’s foot type.”
“My favorite part of the course is introducing experienced kettlebell trainers to the new techniques behind barefoot training. Concepts in neuromuscular training and reflex activation patterns give those experienced with kettlebells a new appreciation for the modality as well as some creative ways they can spice up their client’s programming!”
Both KBC and EBFA offer rebates for students wishing to continue their studies and take the complete Barefoot Training Specialist ™ course or KBC’s Level 1 Instructor Training.
About KettleBell Concepts
David Ganulin is the Founder and CEO of KettleBell Concepts. In business since 2002, KBC is the industry leader in kettlebell education for qualified, currently practicing fitness professionals. KBC was one of the first to import kettlebells into the United States, the first to produce a CEC-approved course for the fitness industry, the first to introduce kettlebell training in a fitness industry trade show, first to conduct and publish the first ever English-language study on kettlebell training in a peer-reviewed journal, and much more. They have produced two industry conventions (http://www.kbcconvention.com) and have trained over 5,000 instructors thus far. KBC was responsible for bringing kb’s to Equinox and has since gone on to work with Crunch, TSI, Life Time Fitness, New York Health and Racquet, and many other fitness facilities nationally and globally. All courses are CEC-approved by ACE, NASM, NSCA, AFAA, NCSF, NFPT, BOC, and many others. For more information go to http://www.kettlebellconcepts.com or call 800-876-6090 x711.
About Dr. Emily Splichal and EBFA