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International Kettlebell Lifting Federation

Kettlebell Instructor Education and Certification Program

Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting © - Kettlebell Instructor Course

During this 14 hour course candidates will study the lifting techniques necessary to teach the Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting©, apply BMF Programming and understand lifting safety.

After becoming a certified Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting© Instructor, teachers will have the education and skills necessary to run a successful fitness class program, and assist both groups and individuals with their fitness goals. 

Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting© produces the following effects after only a few weeks of consistent training:
  • Greater anaerobic stamina and speed of recovery
  • Improved aerobic endurance
  • Greater structural strength
  • Greater muscular strength
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved mental focus and mood. 
The Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting© course and BOLT Method Fitness is ideally suited for:

  • Combat sport athletes
  • Wrestlers
  • First responders (police, fire fighters, etc)
  • Football players
  • Rugby players (specially forwards)
  • and more

Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting© - Instructor Course Schedule:

Two day course, 14 hours total class time.


Day One:

Starts at 8:00 AM

  • Introduction
  • Fitness test, see details below.
  • Techniques:
    • Range of Motion techniques
    • Coach Rithner Windmill Series
    • Get Up
    • Fundamentals
    • Fitness techniques

Ends at 4:00 PM

Day two:

Starts at 8:00 AM

  • Snatch techniques
  • Jerk techniques
  • Workouts Structure
  • Teaching
  • Technique Test. See details below. 

Ends at 4:00 PM


    Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting © Certification Exam

    To become certified as an IKLF Essentials of Kettlebell Lifting© Instructor the candidate must successfully complete the following tests.

    Fitness Test

    Reach Rank 6C in one double and one single lift among the 6 BOLT competition lifts. 


    Technique Test

    Demonstrate proficiency in the Coach Rithner windmill series. 

    Upcoming IKLF Kettlebell Instructor Certification Courses and Test Days

    Saturday, October 06, 2018 08:00 • 8200 E. Pacific place unit 110. Denver, CO 80231
    Saturday, December 01, 2018 08:00 • 8200 E. Pacific place unit 110. Denver, CO 80231
    International Kettlebell Lifting Federation - 8200 E. Pacific Place Unit 110 Denver, CO 80231 - email: