Looking for a Kettlebell Certification NASM recognises?

Our Online Kettlebell Certification is recognised internationally with NASM, ACE, AFAA, Canfitpro + more. As these are online Kettlebell Certification courses you can complete them in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace with no time limit. On completion you will be a certified Kettlebell Instructor, a certified Kettlebell Coach and will be able to teach Kettlebell workouts to your clients.

Online Kettlebell Certification Courses

  • Kettlebell Level 2

  • Kettlebell Level 1

  • Kettlebell Package

  • Bootcamp Kettlebell Package

    Bootcamp Kettlebell Package



To become a certified Kettlebell Instructor in the USA or Canada you need to complete a recognised Kettlebell course.


The two terms are often used interchangeably, however a Kettlebell “Instructor” is usually referring to a Fitness Professional who takes “classes” and a Kettlebell “Coach” is usually referring to a Fitness Professional who takes personal training clients.


Once you register for your Kettlebell course, you will be sent your log in details. You then work through the course at your own pace, watching the videos and reading the materials. At the course there is an assessment (both theory and practical). Once you submit your assessment, allow our team 3 business days to grade your assessment. Assuming your assessment is successful we will also send you over you completion certificate along with your CEUs / CECs. If unsuccessful, you are able to resubmit your assessment free of charge.


Our Kettlebell Certification Courses range from $110-$197.


Fitness Education Online are an internationally recognized CEU provider. Our courses are recognised with all the major registration bodies in the world. If you’re based in the USA, the courses are registered with NASM, ACE and AFAA. If you’re based in Canada, the courses are registered with Canfitpro. Our presenters are award winning international presenters.


A Fitness Professional should complete a Kettlebell Certification course if they plan to do the following 

  • Use Kettlebell in their own training
  • Use Kettlebells in their Group Fitness classes
  • Use Kettlebells with their Personal Training clients

Kettlebell Training isn’t covered in depth during your initial Personal Training Certification and therefore chances are you haven’t been trained in how to use Kettlebells. This can result in the exercises not being performed properly which leads to less benefit and increased chance of injury. 

Completing a Certification ensures that you can both perform the exercises correctly yourself AND coach your clients how to perform the exercises correctly. 


NASM is considered to be a global leader in certifying fitness professionals and has been around for over 30 years. If a course is recognized by NASM – it has gone through a strict accreditation process.


There are numerous advantages to completing an online Kettlebell certification

  • You can take as long as you like to complete the course
  • You can watch the videos over and over again
  • Even after completing the course you log back in and review the course material


Kettlebell certification equips trainers to serve a broad spectrum of clients, from beginners to athletes. This certification:

  • Enhances Skills: Provides the ability to design workouts for various populations, considering their unique fitness goals and limitations.
  • Increases Adaptability: Enables trainers to conduct more inclusive and customized training sessions.
  • Expands Expertise: Broadens a trainer’s proficiency in offering effective kettlebell workouts for various purposes including general fitness, sports performance, and rehabilitation.


Our kettlebell certification is a comprehensive learning opportunity for fitness professionals:

  • Permanent Qualification: Once obtained, the certification does not require recertification, making it a lifelong asset.
  • Professional Development: Represents a lasting investment in professional growth.
  • Practical and Enduring: Ideal for those seeking to enhance their skills without the concern of renewal, offering long-term benefits in a fitness career.


Acquiring kettlebell certification also means joining a vibrant community of fitness experts:

  • Supportive Network: Gain access to a community forum and opportunities to connect with peers and certified experts.
  • Ongoing Engagement: Benefit from continuous support, advice, and networking opportunities.
  • Beyond Certification: It’s more than just training; it’s joining a collaborative network of like-minded professionals.


In the dynamic world of fitness, kettlebell training has emerged as a trend that’s rapidly gaining traction. This surge in popularity is not just a fad; it reflects a growing market demand for specialized and effective workout regimes. For fitness trainers, obtaining kettlebell certification becomes a strategic move, setting them apart in a competitive industry.

Kettlebell training is surging in popularity among fitness enthusiasts for its comprehensive benefits in strength, flexibility, and endurance. Mastering this discipline adds another skill to your toolkit because it taps into a growing trend that meets the evolving demands of a diverse clientele. It sets you apart and enables you to offer targeted solutions for weight loss, muscle toning, athletic performance enhancement, and functional strength.

Understanding the intricate techniques, safety measures, and tailored program design specific to kettlebell workouts is crucial. This boosts your ability to deliver results, opens doors to top-notch kettlebell classes and workshops, and attracts individuals seeking focused fitness regimes.

Our kettlebell course for trainers will equip you with the knowledge to help clients improve functional strength and grip strength, which are vital for daily activities. With kettlebell exercises, you’ll enhance calorie burn and improve posture among clients, making the quality of their lives better.

Proper Kettlebell Form and Technique

Proper kettlebell form and technique are crucial for safe kettlebell exercises and injury prevention. Follow these guidelines for key exercises:

  1. Kettlebell Swings

   – Start with feet shoulder-width apart, hinge at hips, and grasp the kettlebell with both hands.

   – Keep back flat, core engaged, and shoulders pulled back.

   – Swing kettlebell between legs, then forcefully extend hips to propel kettlebell to shoulder height.

   – Maintain a strong plank position at the top of the swing, then hinge at the hips to swing the kettlebell back between the legs.

   – Avoid using arms to lift the kettlebell; power should come from hips.

  1. Kettlebell Snatches

   – Begin with a kettlebell between feet and hinge at hips to grasp handle with one hand.

   – Engage core, hike kettlebell between legs, then explosively extend hips and knees to propel kettlebell overhead.

   – Lock out an arm at the top of the movement, keeping the wrist straight and shoulder packed.

   – Lower kettlebell under control, returning to starting position.

   – Keep the arm close to the body throughout the movement to prevent strain on the shoulder.

  1. Turkish Get-Ups

   – Start lying on your back with a kettlebell in one hand, arm extended toward the ceiling.

   – Bend the knee on the same side as the kettlebell and place the opposite arm at a 45-degree angle from the body.

   – Press into the floor with a bent arm and roll onto an opposite elbow, then hand, lifting the torso.

   – Drive hips upward into a bridge position, sliding the opposite leg under body to kneel.

   – Stand up while keeping your arm extended overhead, then reverse movement to return to the starting position.

   – Focus on stability and control throughout the movement to prevent losing balance.

Remember to start with a light kettlebell and gradually increase weight as you master proper form. Always consult with a certified trainer if you’re unsure about your technique.


The Impact of Nutrition on Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell training, like any other physically draining activity, demands specific nutrition strategies. Kettlebell workout nutrition is often overlooked, especially by beginners, so it’s your job as a trainer to ensure that your clients do not skip their pre-workout fueling routine. The quality of food that clients absorb should be personalized depending on their goals. The nutritional needs of someone who wants to lose weight are highly different from someone who wants to bulk up, gain weight, or increase their stamina.

Nutrition for post-workout recovery is also crucial, as many clients believe that working out is a license to binge after, which is actually detrimental to their goal. As a trainer, it’s your duty to educate them on the best workout nutrition practices, with a special focus on hydration, to ensure their safety at all times.

Moving on to Advanced Kettlebell Techniques

Advanced kettlebell techniques, including bottoms-up variations, complexes, and flow sequences, are highly effective for advanced trainees seeking to level up their fitness routines. Incorporating these advanced techniques challenges stability, coordination, and strength, pushing trainees to new heights in their kettlebell training journey.

Your role as a trainer includes a thorough assessment of your clients to ensure they’re ready for more advanced training. Moving them to this level too soon could be harmful to them, so you need to be absolutely sure that they are ready for this next step.

Special Populations and Kettlebell Training

As a trainer, you can’t expect all your clients to be from the same age or fitness level. Kettlebell training can be modified for special populations like pregnant women, seniors, and individuals with mobility limitations by focusing on lighter weights, controlled movements, and exercises that accommodate their specific needs and limitations.

Kettlebell workouts for seniors emphasize balance, coordination, and joint-friendly movements can enhance overall functional fitness, while prenatal kettlebell exercises should prioritize safety and avoid exercises that strain the abdomen or compromise balance. Your role as a trainer is to take charge of the necessary kettlebell training modifications so that safety for all your potential clients can be guaranteed.

Staying ahead in the fitness industry means updating your knowledge and skills. Fitness Education Online NA’s kettlebell training certification courses will equip you with the latest methodologies and safety protocols, enhancing your credibility and marketability as a professional.


    In Canada, if you want to use kettlebells with your clients, it’s recommended you complete a Kettlebell Certification course (ideally recognized by Canfitpro).


    Our Kettlebell Certification Courses are broken down into three main components

    Kettlebelle on Brown Wooden Table

    Component 1: The Science and Safety

    Before we teach any exercises / workouts we want to make sure our students understand the science and the safety behind Kettlebell training – what are the benefits? What are the risks? Who should be doing Kettlebell training? Who shouldn’t be doing Kettlebell Training? Why would someone perform a Bent Over Kettlebell Row? Why not just do a Bent Over Barbell Row? Etc etc 

    Component 2: The Exercises

    Once the student understands the science and safety behind Kettlebell training we then teach all the common Kettlebell exercises. We want to make sure 

    1. The student can complete the Kettlebell exercises themselves safely and with appropriate technique
    2. The student can coach a client to complete the exercises safely and with appropriate technique

    Component 3: Programming

    Knowing all the different Kettlebell exercises is great but it doesn’t mean much if you can’t program them. So the next thing we cover is programming. We want to make sure

    1. The student can program a safe, fun and effective workout for a coaching client 
    2. The student can program a safe, funa and effective workout for a Group Fitness class.


    Our Kettlebell Certification Courses are broken down into three main components

    Level 1

    Module 1: Introduction to Kettlebells
    • Risk Management
    • History of Kettlebells
    • Science behind Kettlebell Training
    • Know your Kettlebells
    • Types of Kettlebell movements
    • Chalk and Sweatbands
    Module 3: The Kettlebell Swing
    • Science behind the swing
    • Swing regressions
    • The swing
    • Swing teaching cues
    • Swing progressions
    Module 5: Other Movements
    • Row variations
    • Squat variations
    • Lunge variations
    • Clean variations
    • Press variations 
    • Combination movements
    Module 7: Programming
    • Programming
    • Movement progression
    • Warm ups
    • Kettlebell workouts
    • Programming for Group Fitness, Bootcamp and Circuit Classes
    • Group Training workouts
    • Live workout examples 
    Module 2: Rack Position
    • Hand position
    • Rack position
    • Goblet position
    Module 4: Advanced Swing Variations
    • Introduction
    • Walking swings (saggital)
    • Walking swings (frontal)
    • 90 and 180 turns
    • Skier swings
    • Shoveling swings
    • Pendulum swings
    • Figure 8 swings
    • Slingshot swings
    Module 6: Live Coaching
    • Live Coaching: Chris
    • Live Coaching: Tim
    • Live Coaching: Group
    Module 8: Course Completion
    • Completion / Pre Assessment
    • Completion / Assessment
    • References
    • Completion / Post Assessment
    • How to upload your CEUs / CECs

    Level 2

    Module 1: Course Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Risk Management
    Module 3: Turkish Get Up
    • Turkish Get Up
    • Turkish Get Up Live Coaching
    • No hands and double bell
    • Gladiator Get Up
    Module 5: Snatch
    • Snatch
    • Snatch (live coaching)
    • Double Snatch
    • Snatch variations
    Module 7: Tri Planar
    • Introduction
    • Forward step variations
    • Side step variations
    • Dead start
    • Creating flow
    Module 9: Loaded Carries
    • Loaded carries
    • Farmers walk / suitcase carry
    • Rack carry
    • Mix and match carry
    • Overhead carry
    Module 11: Programming and Workout Examples
    • Programming
    • Warm Ups
    • Workouts
    • Cool Downs
    Module 2: Double Kettlebells
    • Introduction
    • Renegade Row
    • Double Rack Position
    • Double Deadlift
    • Double Swings
    • Double High Pull
    • Double Clean
    • Double Rack Squats
    • Double Push Press
    • Double Clean and Press, Long cycle and Thruster
    • Single Leg Deadlift
    • Single Leg Deadlift Advanced
    Module 4: Windmill
    • Bodyweight Windmill
    • Low Windmill
    • High Windmill
    • Double Windmill
    • Side Press and Bent Press
    • Windmill (live coaching)
    Module 6: Jerk
    • Jerk
    • Double Jerk
    • Single Split Jerk
    • Double Split Jerk
    Module 8: Advanced Variations
    • Introduction
    • Clean variations
    • Juggling
    • Kettlebell sport
    Module 10: Bottoms Up
    • Bottoms Up – Clean
    • Bottoms Up – Press
    • Bottoms Up – Squat
    • Bottoms Up – Snatch
    • Bottoms Up – Turkish Get Up
    Module 12: Course Completion
    • Completion / Pre Assessment
    • Completion / Assessment
    • References
    • Completion / Post Assessment
    • How to upload your CEUs / CECs


    Currently NASM, ACE, AFAA, Canfitpro, AUSacitve, REPS New Zealand, CIMSPA plus more


    Level 1:

    NASM: 1 CEU

    AFAA: 10 CEUS

    Canfitpro: 4 CECs

    Level 2:

    NASM: 1.1 CEU

    AFAA; 11 CEUs

    Canfitpro: 4 CECs

    Level 1 and Level 2 Package

    NASM: 2.1 CEUs

    AFAA: 21 CEUs

    Canfitpro: 8 CECs


    Level 1:

    Approx 10 hours

    Level 2:

    Approx 11 hours

    Level 1 and Level 2 Package:

    Approx 21 hours

    Fitness woman workout with kettlebell training at the gym


    There are no recertification requirements, the certificate does not expire.


    Yes there are and listed here are the research and references:
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    Andersen, V., Fimland, M., Gunnarskog, A., Jungård, G., Slåttland, R., Vraalsen, Ø., & Saeterbakken, A. (2016). Core Muscle Activation in One-Armed and Two-Armed Kettlebell Swing. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, 30(5), 1196-1204.

    Boessneck, K., & Riemann, B. (2014). Biomechanical Analysis of the Kettlebell Swing in Women. Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, 46, 535-536.

    Budnar, R., Duplanty, A., Hill, D., McFarlin, B., & Vingren, J. (2014). The Acute Hormonal Response to the Kettlebell Swing Exercise. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, 28(10), 2793-2800.

    Brummitt J, Gilpin HE, Brunette M, Meira EP (2010) Incorporating kettlebells into a lower extremity sports rehabilitation program. N Am Journal Sports Phys Ther 5(4): 257-265.

    Duncan, M., Gibbard, R., Raymond, L., & Mundy, P. (2015). The Effect of Kettlebell Swing Load and Cadence on Physiological, Perceptual and Mechanical Variables. Sports, 3(3), 202-208.

    Farrar RE, Mayhew JL, Koch AJ (2010) Oxygen cost of kettlebell swings. Journal Strength Cond Res 24(4): 1034 -1036.

    Falatic JA, Plato PA, Holder C, Finch D, Han K, et al. (2015) Effects of kettlebell training on aerobic capacity. J Strength Cond Res 29(7): 1943-1947.
    Girard J, Hussain S (2015) The effects of kettlebell training on strength, power, and endurance. Physical Therapy Reviews 20(1): 8-15.

    Lake, J., & Lauder, M. (2012). Mechanical Demands of Kettlebell Swing Exercise. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, 26(12), 3209-3216

    Lake JP, Lauder MA (2012) Kettlebell swing training improves maximal explosive strength. J Strength Cond Res 26(8): 2228-2233.

    Levine, N., Hasan, M., Avalos, M., Lee, S., Rigby, B., & Kwon, Y. (2020). Effects of kettlebell mass on lower-body joint kinetics during a kettlebell swing exercise. Sports Biomechanics, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/14763141.2020.1726442

    Manocchia P, Spierer DK, Lufkin AKS, Minichiello J, Castro J (2013) Transference of kettlebell training to strength, power, and endurance. Journal of Strength Cond Res 27(2): 477-484.

    Matthews, M., & Cohen, D. (2013). The Modified Kettlebell Swing. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 35(1), 79-81.

    Maulit, M., Archer, D., Leyva, W., Munger, C., Wong, M., & Brown, L. et al. (2017). Effects of Kettlebell Swing vs. Explosive Deadlift Training on Strength and Power. International Journal Of Kinesiology And Sports Science, 5(1), 1. doi: 10.7575//aiac.ijkss.v.5n.1p.1

    Meier J, Quednow J, Sedlak T (2015) The effects of high intensity interval-based kettlebells and battle rope training on grip strength and body composition in college-aged adults. International Journal of Exercise Science 8(2): 124-133.

    Oikarinen, Steve. (2016). American Kettlebell Swing and the Risk of Lumbar Spine Injury. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 146. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/146

    Otto WH, Coburn JW, Brown LE, Spiering BA (2012) Effects of weightlifting vs. kettlebell training on vertical jump, strength, and body composition. J Strength Cond Res 26(5): 1199-1202.

    Park, J., Seo, W., Hwang, M., & Ahn, N. (2019). Effects of Kettlebell Swing Exercise on the Balance of Athletes with Chronic Ankle Disease. Journal Of Coaching Development, 21(4), 122-128. doi: 10.47684/jcd.2019.

    Pires Ferreira, A., Martins, F., De Matos, D., Castro, B., Azevêdo, L., Da Silva-Grigolleto, M., & Pardono, E. (2018). Postexercise hypotension and pressure reactivity after a swing session with kettlebell: a pilot study. Medicina Dello Sport, 71(2).

    Raymond, L., Renshaw, D., & Duncan, M. (2021). Acute Hormonal Response to Kettlebell Swing Exercise Differs Depending on Load, Even When Total Work Is Normalized. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, 35(4), 997-1005

    Salem, A., Hassan, A., Tilp, M., & Akl, A. (2021). Antagonist Muscle Co-Activation during Kettlebell Single Arm Swing Exercise. Applied Sciences, 11(9), 4033

    Shutt, J., Bullock, G., Selzer, M., Schmitt, A., Cook, G., & Butler, R. (2016). Mechanical Load Comparison Between Different Kettlebell Swing Styles. Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, 48, 287.

    Thomas JF, Larson KL, Hollander DB, Kraemer R (2014) Comparison of two-handed kettlebell exercise and graded treadmill walking: effectiveness as a stimuls for cardiorespiratory fitness. J Strength Cond Res 28(4): 998-1006.

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    Williams BM, Kraemer RR (2015) Comparison of cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses in kettlebell high-intensity interval training versus Sprint Interval Cycling. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29 (12), 3317-3325

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    Elevate your standing in the fitness industry with our comprehensive kettlebell certification. This specialized certification not only opens up new career opportunities but also significantly bolsters your credibility and marketability. With the skills gained from this certification, you’ll be adept at seamlessly incorporating kettlebell training into group fitness classes, offering dynamic and engaging experiences to your clients. The program is designed to equip you with the ability to effectively create and conduct kettlebell workouts tailored to various fitness levels, making your classes more inclusive and appealing. By adding this sought-after expertise to your skill set, you’ll stand out in the competitive fitness field.

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