3 Great Reasons To Get Your Kettlebell Certification

by admin on August 4, 2010

You have a passion for training with kettlebells. You’re ready to further your knowledge – and you want the credentials to back it up. You’re ready for a physical and mental challenge. You’re ready to get your kettlebell certification!

Here’s three great reasons why you should take the next step in your training career and book a spot at your next local kettlebell certification:

1. You want to teach others

This is probably the #1 reason why people get certified.  If you want to teach others how to safely and effectively train with kettlebells, it’s a must. Plus, being certified shows others that you’re serious, gives you more credibility, lets you charge higher rates … it’s just the right thing to do.

2. You want to further your knowledge and be the best you can be

I thought I knew quite a bit about kettlebell training before I got certified … and was humbled at the RKC weekend :)  Even if you’ve got experience working in the fitness industry, being around others who have enthusiasm and knowledge in your topic of interest is fantastic – as they say, knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied.

3. You want a mental and physical challenge

Several of my own training clients have gotten their kettlebell certification for this very reason … they’re ready to take their training program to the next level and they want the mental and physical challenge that goes along with getting their cert.

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably know that I’m impartial to the RKC system.  And I don’t have any other kettlebell certifications, so it’s true that I don’t have anything to compare to.  However, I do have several other ‘nationally accredited’ personal training certifications … and I can tell you that the physical challenge I endured at the RKC weekend, as well as the amount of knowledge I gained, was amazing compared to the rest of my certs.

When I say physical challenge, here’s a video to give you a little idea of what I mean:

Now just imagine three 10+ hour days of that :)

Another cool thing about the RKC system is that you have the option to get in with a ‘low barrier of entry’  - the HKC. For more details about that cert, you can check out the full post I did on it here: The HKC Kettlebell Certification

Basically, the HKC is a one-day kettlebell certification that teaches three basic moves – the Get Up, the Swing and the Squat. The physical test is a little easier than the RKC, and it costs about 75% less.  Additionally, it’s offered at a lot more places than the RKC … you can see a list of locations and learn more by clicking the banner below:

HKC (HardStyle Kettlebell Certified) Instructor Workshops

If you’re looking to go right for the RKC, click the banner below for more info on that:

RKC Certification

So if you’re thinking about getting your kettlebell certification, hopefully this post has given you a few good reasons to make it happen … let me know what you think in the comments!

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Dan Szepesi August 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm

holy cow – stick the tongue to the roof of your mouth when you breathe out. thats genius, sitting at my desk and doing that i can feel my core tighten (under all that fat, heh, heh). wow.

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