The Kettlebell Foundation

An Online Beginner Kettlebell Course

 

“I just want to say thank you for the six week program. I truly have felt a difference. I can tell my spine alignment and posture is way better. I had a photo taken last week in a sleeveless shirt and was amazed at the definition my arms had. I truly enjoyed it and can see the benefits.”

The Kettlebell Foundation is an at-home, beginner kettlebell program. If you’ve never used a kettlebell before, then this program is for you! This program is also for you if you have never had any formal instruction from certified kettlebell instructor.

You don’t even have to leave the privacy of your own home because all you need is one kettlebell and a small amount of space. So if going to the gym just isn’t your thing, then you are going to love this program.

Check out some of the benefits of training with kettlebells:

  • Strengthens the posterior chain of the body; back, butt, hamstrings, calves
  • No-impact exercises are gentle on the joints and back
  • Kettlebell training uses compound movements for a full-body workout
  • Kettlebells combine cardio and strength training in every workout so you spend less time working out, with better results
  • When done properly, kettlebells forge a strong back and core

Over the course of 6 weeks, I will take you through the program with instructional videos and follow-along workout videos that teach you proper technique in some of the foundational exercises in the Russian Hardstyle of kettlebell training. 

I teach you step-by-step, just as I do with my in-person students. You will learn all of the steps that create a safe, effective and powerful kettlebell Swing, Turkish Get Up, Squat and more. By the end of the 6-week course, you will have a solid foundation of technique and strength from which you can build your kettlebell practice.

This course is designed to use just 1 kettlebell so that you can get started with minimal equipment. Most women will start with 10 kg – 12 kg and most men with start with 16 kg – 20 kg. If you have any questions about what size kettlebell is appropriate for you, please send me an email at shari@ironcladfit.com.

The Kettlebell Foundation includes  4 or 5 days of training each week; one day dedicated to practicing the technique videos, 3 workouts that utilize the techniques you’ve learned and 1 bonus day with a body weight workout. Each workout is roughly 45 minutes and you are provided with some options on each video to scale the workouts to your ability level.

“I love the workouts! Your instruction is perfect and I love doing the workouts with you so I can make sure I am doing all of the exercises correctly. Thank you!”

How It Works

You have 2 membership options with this program.

The basic DIY program includes: 

  • Instructional videos for each exercise, to help you move safely and effectively in each of the movements
  • 24 Full-length, follow-along workout videos; each 45 minutes or less, with additional technique cues and reminders
  • A handy PDF with a programming calendar, directions for each workout and links to each instructional and workout video so there is no guesswork about what you are doing
  • Lifetime access to the program, including any updates
  • Learn more about our DIY program here

OR

Join the Inner Circle and get everything in the DIY program PLUS:

  • 6 weeks of personalized coaching via a small secret Facebook community
  • Video technique review
  • Additional technique tips
  • Guidance and support to help you stay motivated and on track through the 6-week program
  • Space is limited to 20 people so you get the most personalized instruction possible
  • Being part of the Inner Circle requires you to post technique videos in our secret Facebook group (or email them to yours truly), so if you are not comfortable with sharing videos of yourself, then this option is not for you.
  • Learn more about our Inner Circle program here.

Please join me as I help you build a solid Kettlebell Foundation.  

“I totally benefitted from your coaching! A few little things to tweak my form and it totally made a difference! It really helped to have you watch me and coach me!! Thank you!”

Once you add the program to your cart, click on the ‘go to cart button’ in the purple bar. During the checkout process, you will need to create a password so that you can access your program content. Your username will be emailed to you after your purchase is complete.

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Kettlebell Foundation – Inner Circle

$197.00

Kettlebell Foundation – DIY

$47.00

My Story

When I had my first kettlebell lesson 10 years ago, I had no idea how this strange looking weight, this hunk of iron, would literally change my entire life. I certainly had no idea that I’d end up here, trying to help others make changes to their lives. 

I simply wanted to find a way to strengthen my quads and glutes to help overcome a pesky knee problem. I honestly wasn’t hooked immediately, but I was definitely intrigued by all the ways this method of exercise was different from everything I tried before. I was intrigued enough to keep going week after week, then month after month. Within the first few months, I started to realize that I can be strong. I also found that for the first time in my life, I was actually good at something physical.

A few years before I found kettlebells I was diagnosed with osteopenia. Going to the gym bored me and I never stuck with it, even though resistance training strengthens our bones. I now had something I enjoyed that would help me in this way too. Training with this ball of iron ended up reversing most of the osteopenia in my body!

Months later I also realized this was the first time a new workout program didn’t totally lock up my neck. Turns out that learning proper exercise technique and how to harness the power of my lat muscles made the difference and prevented me from having neck and back pain!

Within the first year or so, I was getting more physically adventurous. It wasn’t intentional, it just happened. I found that I was good at other things I would have never tried before, and when people told me I was athletic, it was the biggest compliment to me. (still is) If I could go back to high school gym class I bet they wouldn’t pick me last on their team anymore!

When I walked into that first lesson, I had an initial aesthetic goal but I never intended to put on more than 10 lbs of strong, functional, lean muscle. I got fired up by becoming strong and felt so empowered by lifting heavy weights, and poof – it just happened. Then I realized that another nice side effect was that my PCOS symptoms were getting better too!

When I walked into that first lesson, I never intended to live a new lifestyle of physical activity and good health. But all of the gains I saw made me want more. Kettlebells became the gateway for me to get my nutrition certification, since good nutrition supports physically active endeavors.

When I walked into that first lesson, I never intended to make this my new career. I wasn’t happy in my old career, but becoming a coach in a strength and nutrition modality wasn’t on my radar. But then I realized that I was good at this and that I can help others find this same power within them! I’m now an RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Level 2 instructor and a Team Leader, as well as a Level 2 Precision Nutrition Coach.

It may sound extreme to you when I say that I owe my life to kettlebells, but in many ways, it truly feels like that. I shudder to think about where I’d be today had I never become fit and healthy. I envision still being stuck in a career that gave me no purpose and no longer made me happy. I envision having a broken, painful body, and feeling miserable physically and emotionally.

If you are struggling in any kind of similar way, I’d love to help show you how kettlebells can make a change in your life as it did mine.

Sign Up Today!

Kettlebell Foundation – Inner Circle

$197.00

Kettlebell Foundation – DIY

$47.00