Kettlebell Training Instructor Course Level 1

Kettlebell Training Instructor Course Level 1

The Kettlebell can rightly be considered to be the emblematic tool of Functional Training in that it is was the first to break the traditional training schemes tied to isotonic machines, dumbbells, and barbells. In fact, the very first training course of the WTA, in July 2009, was precisely on the kettlebells.
But although it is the tool that embodies all of the fundamental characteristics of Functional Training, the Kettlebell is also the tool that has seen the most technical interpretations over these years, many of which have, unfortunately, been far from the scientific parameters dictated by the biomechanics of the movement of the human body.
This is why, in the eyes of sceptics, the Kettlebell has often ended up being considered a “useless” and, even, “dangerous” tool. The problem lies in the technical approximation of its use because, with the right technical knowledge (that only a Trainer specialised in their use can have), the Kettlebell encapsulates incredible potentialities in all aspects of physical training, from the prevention of injuries (especially of the shoulder, the spine, and the knees), to physical preparation, both general (for those in the gym seeking aesthetic objectives associated with the health and functionality of the joints), and specific to all the sports which require the power of extension of the hips, the stabilisation of the spine, and a strong and functional structure of the scapula-humeral girdle, both for stability and for the execution of multiplanar movements.

In fact, the two fundamental characteristics of Kettlebell Training are that they:

  1.  allow a work of joint decompression associated with the continuous stabilisation in the physiological joint of the shoulder girdle in the three planes of movement (sagittal, frontal, and transverse), and with the continuous support of the core and of the lower base of the body (the hips and lower limbs);
  2. increase the neuro-muscular force and the expression of power in the extension of the hips, associated with the stabilisation of the knees, the rachis, and the shoulder girdle. 

Due to their form, Kettlebells, which are balls with a flat base and a handle at the top, allow for the decentralisation of the grip with respect to the mass. Because of this, Kettlebell Training, in fact, rapidly develops great capacities of grip, force, resistance, and muscular quality. Their form, moreover, also allows the safe development of ballistic movements by engaging all the muscle chains on all the planes of movement, thus improving the health conditions of the joints and the postural arrangement, as well as rapidly increasing the coordination, the speed, and the power of the athlete!
As such, these tools are extremely effective in terms of athletic preparation, in the improvement of the posture, and in general physical conditioning.

The objective of the course is to train instructors in the safe and effective use of this extraordinary work tool in such a way that it can be applied to the demands both of the athletes of various disciplines (for the development of specific physical qualities), and also of the average gym user (to meet their objectives of aesthetics and wellness).

What you will learn:

// What differentiates the Kettlebell Training from traditional sectoral training;

 // What differentiates the Kettlebell from the other tools of Functional Training, and how to best exploit its characteristics in training protocols;

// The differences between training the body systems in synergy with each other and training them in isolation; 

// The differences between training the Functionality of the body system and training its physical capacities;

// What the scientific principles are on which Kettlebell Training is based and how to use them effectively in the practice of the exercises;

// What it means to train while respecting the Biomechanics of the body and the aspect of neutral posture;

// Which the principal fulcrums of movement are and which the fulcrums of body stability are, and how to use them effectively, both in practical exercises and daily movements, and in the motor patterns of the sports that are practiced;

// What the myofascial chains are, how they work, and how to use them to the fullest in the execution of the movements in order to improve the posture and the performance of every person;

// How to use the Core in order to better manage the kinetic chains in the multi-planar movement of the body;

// How to prevent injuries through the exercises of Joint Mobility and Stability of Kettlebell Training, and how to implement strategies of post-traumatic recovery utilising the kettlebells and the free body;

 // The differences between Global Joint Mobility in joint stabilisation with Kettlebell Training and traditional analytical Stretching;

 // What the specific technical characteristics are of Kettlebell Training, and how to best utilise them based on the capacities and Target of the client;

 // Effectively using the Kettlebells in the exercises with a double grip and a single grip, and in the exercises with two Kettlebells;

// A logical and effective progression to teach the technique of the exercises through a series of preparatory and complementary exercises based on the potential of each person; 

// The Evaluation Tests that are fundamental to correctly establish a real functional training program;

// How to structure the most effective training strategies based on the level and the objective of the client;

// What progressions must be respected in the development of training programs, both for individuals and for groups;

// A fast and functional Coaching Method that has been put to the test in the field since 2009 by thousands of WTA Coaches and Trainers;

// How to use the competences acquired in the sale of Personal Training and Group Training services;

// What the professional prospects of a WTA Trainer are.


Times of the lessons of the on-site course: 

from 09:00 to 18:00 (with a one hour break from 13:00 to 14:00) for all the days of the course, for a total of 16 hours.

 Index of topics of the Course Program:

• Kettlebell Training: Ballistic Functional Training, from its historical origins to its applications today, and the differences between Functional Training and traditional training;

• The scientific principles that govern Kettlebell Training: concepts of physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics applied to Global Multiplanar Movement;

• The fields of application of Kettlebell Training: aesthetic training - physical preparation – prevention of injuries - postural recovery - post traumatic recovery - personal training - group training;

• The exercises of Global Multiplanar Joint Mobility of the free body Primitive Functional Movement® Training System for the preparation of loading of the hips, the spine, and the shoulder complex;

• The exercises of Kettlebell Training for the Functional Joint Mobility of the hips and the shoulder complex, and for the stability of the shoulders, the pelvis, and the spine (Arm Bar and Hips Flexors, with their preparatory and complementary exercises);

• The exercises of Kettlebell Training with a double-grip for the enhancement of:
- The hips and lower limbs (Deadlift - Goblet Squat - Front, Back, Side, Cross, Front, & Torsion Lunges - Swing - Skiing Squats - Side Skiing Squats - Swing Catch Squats);
- The shoulder girdle and upper limbs (Goblet Clean - Goblet Press);
- The core area (Russian Sit Up - Rocks Up - Russian Twist).

• The exercises of Kettlebell Training with a single grip and with two Kettlebells for the enhancement of:
- The hips and lower limbs (Front Squat/Single and Double - Front, Back, Side, Cross, Front, & Torsion Lunges/Single and Double - Swing/Single and Double);
- The shoulder girdle and upper limbs (Military Press/Single and Double - Row/High and Low - Floor Chest Press/Bridge and Full - Floor Chest Fly/Bridge and Full);
- The core area (Single Overhead Squat - Windmill - Renegade Row).

• The complex ballistic exercises of Kettlebell Training for athletic conditioning (Clean/Single and Double - High Pull/Single and Double - Snatch);

• The functional evaluation of the client: tests of joint mobility, core strength, functional strength, and speed endurance;

• Programming Kettlebell Training with the implementation of specific protocols of training for personal training and group courses based on the various levels and objectives of the clients (aesthetic - health and wellness - physical conditioning);

• Effective Coaching of the Kettlebell Training System: communication and motivation; 

• Aspects of sales and marketing of services related to the Kettlebell Training System.

On-Site Course: those who purchase the On-Site course are entitled to a 60% discount on the purchase of the same course, Online. Once you have the purchased the course, you are entitled to repeat the course as often as you want (if you feel you still have doubts about the program, or if you simply want to continue perfecting the technique of the exercises).

Online Course: those who purchase the Online course are entitled to a 50% discount on the purchase of the same course On-Site.

On-Site Course: once you have purchased the course, you can access your own Reserved Area in which you will have the complete course manual viewable in pdf format, the evaluation cards and the training sheets downloadable in pdf, and the video lessons of 10 base exercises of the program.

Online Course: once you have purchased the course you can access your own Reserved Area in which you will have the complete course manual viewable in pdf format, the evaluation cards and the training sheets downloadable in pdf, and the video lessons of all of the exercises of the program (more than 50).

Your Reserved Area is equipped with a high information security format. The only technology you will need in order to consult the teaching material in the Reserved Area is Adobe Reader (for the pdf files).
The teaching materials are compatible with: Microsoft Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

After having purchased the course (immediately if paying by credit card or PayPal; after receipt of the confirmation of payment if making the payment by bank transfer), you will receive an email (to the email address you indicate when purchasing the course), with details of how to access your Reserved Area where you will find the course you have purchased.
From that point, you have unlimited access to your Reserved Area.
You can access it as and when you want and at any time you want to study, then present the exam when you're ready, without deadlines or expiration dates.

In WTA Courses, the exams are a fundamental part of the training process, as they allow both the WTA and the student to verify that they have correctly learnt both the theoretical concepts and the practical technical applications of the work program of the course.
In this way, 4 positive results are obtained:
1) WTA is sure to put only really prepared Trainers in the field;
2) the new Instructor feels confident that they have mastered the program of study and the executive technique of the exercises, therefore they feel ready to work with clients;
3) the clients who turn to a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to find professionals who are extremely competent and able to help them to reach their objectives;
4) the owners of gyms who employ a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to have professionals who are able to follow their customers in the best way, and to increase the volume of business of their gym.

The exams consist of:

  • theoretical part: in which, through the writing of a thesis on a real case study selected by the student (focussed on a subject who must be one of their clients or themselves), the student demonstrates that they have acquired all of the theoretical principles that lead to the realisation of an effective training program for each specific client (following what has been explained in the course).
  • practical part: in which, through the creation of a video, the student demonstrates that they have mastered the correct executive technique of the base exercises of the course program.

The exam is evaluated by a Tutor who is assigned to the aspiring Trainer at the time they present the exam. The Tutor will assist the student to pass the exam, providing any necessary corrections, both of the theoretical and the practical parts.
The common objective of the WTA and of the aspiring Trainer is to bring the training process initiated at the time of enrolling in the course to completion, so as to have a new WTA Trainer who is fully prepared to work in teaching the training Method learnt, in the most effective and efficient way possible!

On passing the exams, the new Trainer will be awarded the coveted certification of Instructor of Kettlebell Training Level 1 that is valid for:

  • inclusion in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors and in the Professional Databank (free of charge);

  • attainment of the CSEN/CONI Diploma and Technical Card (with a €100 enrolment fee).

The Kettlebell Training Instructor Level 1 certification entitles students to training credits towards the following Educational Pathways:

  •  Educational Pathways for WTA Specialisation Qualifications: Functional Training Specialist - Strength Training Specialist - Combat Sports Training Specialist - Tactical Training Specialist.

On attainment of the Diploma, the Trainer, in addition to receiving the Diploma, is incorporated in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors, within their own region.
This Register, in addition to being the only official document accessible to the public which testifies the real competence of the Trainer, is a true and proper Professional Database which is open both to clients who are looking for a competent Trainer in which to trust, and to the owners of gyms who are looking for Professionals to include in their Instructor Staff.
In fact, the high level of professionalism of the WTA Training, universally recognised since 2009 in all physical fields (from athletic preparation, to medical gymnastics applications, to purely aesthetic fitness), allows the WTA Trainer to be inserted in any sporting environment in which the functionality of the Movement of the human body is indispensable for the health and efficiency of the person, be they an athlete of a specific sports discipline or a person who wants to recover or improve their state of health and physical form.
To date, the WTA Method, through the great work of over 20,000 Trainers trained since 2009, has been applied with great success in all professional sports, in medical and physiotherapy centres, and in thousands of private and commercial gyms.

In particular, the fields of application in which the WTA Trainer is most in demand are those relating to:

  • Conditioning of Joint Mobility, prevention of injuries, and post-traumatic recovery;
  • Conditioning of Functional Force in Sports; 
  • High Intensity Functional Training; 
  • Increasing biomechanical and neuro-motor skills both for general and specific sports; 
  • Aesthetic training associated with the improvement of the Posture; 
  • Group training for any type of level and target.
What are the pre-requisites for entry to the Course?

There are no pre-requisites, the Course is open to everyone.

Are the Diplomas recognised?

WTA Diplomas are recognised in all the Physical, Sporting, and Rehabilitative fields as a guarantee of professionalism that respects the highest global Standards of Quality, and are also recognised by the European SNAQ/CONI and by the International Olympic Committee through the CSEN/CONI.

What does the exam involve?

The exam involves sending a written thesis for the theoretical part and a video for the practical part.

How much time do I have to present the exam?

There is no deadline for presenting the exam; it depends on how much time you dedicate to the study and to the practice of the exercises after having attended the course, and on when you feel you are ready to take the exam.

If I do not pass the exam, can I repeat it?

When the exam is presented, a Tutor will follow you, assisting you step by step (providing you with all the corrections to improve yourself), to help you pass itRepeat the exam is completely free

If I don’t pass the exam, can I retake the On Site Course?

The On Site Course can be retaken as many times as you want, either if you have not passed the exam and need to improve some aspects, or if you have passed and just want to review the program to perfect it. Re-participating in the Course is completely free

What is the timetable for the On-Site Course?

The timetable for all the days of the Course is from 09:00 to 18:00, with a one hour Break from 13:00 to 14:00.

What are the dates of the next On-Site Courses?

Consult the Calendar of upcoming events, which you can find in the bar above, by clicking on the EVENTS tab.

By when do I have to register for the Online Course?

You can register for the Online Course at any time. Once you have purchased the Course, you can attend it whenever you choose (according to your own schedule of available time), progressively studying both the Teaching Manual and the Video Tutorials of the practical exercises, and then you can decide when you're ready to take the exam in order to acquire the Instructor certification.

How long does the access to the Reserved Area last, once I have purchased the Course?

Once you have purchased the Course, you are entitled to unlimited access to your Reserved Area of ​​study, without time limits.

On how many devices can I connect the access to my Reserved Area?

For any single purchase of a Course, you can access your Reserved Area from a maximum of two devices of your choice, which can be a PC, tablet, or smartphone.

By when do I have to register for the On-Site Course?

Up to three six before the start of the Course.

What clothing must I have to take part in the On-Site Course?

Comfortable gym clothing and flat-soled footwear. For the Joint Mobility exercises of the Primitive Functional Movement® free body System, it is recommended to work barefoot with socks that cover the ankles, and long comfortable trousers that cover the knees (for some exercises that involve sliding the legs on the ground).

Where can I see if there are Courses scheduled near me?

Consult the Calendar of upcoming events, which you can find in the bar above, by clicking on the EVENTS tab.

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Kettlebell Training Instructor Course Level 1
Fossano (Cuneo)
Centro Ufficiale WTA Palestre UFC
Via Santa Lucia, 3
What is promoted, taught, and applied by the WTA Functional Training Academy is an effective, scientific, highly technical, and specialised method of functional training. Nothing is left to chance! Being part of this great Family is synonymous with the personal achievement of great goals, of potentials rediscovered, of growth. As an instructor, I am proud to be a WTA Trainer, for all that I have been able to learn from this Method, for the enthusiasm that I feel at every single training I undergo, for the limits that I thought I had and I have exceeded... for the fantastic results that I encounter every day on myself, and also on my students! The WTA creates dependency ... when you try it you realise the potential you have and that you can improve, pushing you to learn more and more, about who you are and what you can become!
Silvia Dal Bo - 41 years old / Personal Trainer - Treviso (Italy)
I found out about the WTA method two years ago and since then I have realised that it is not only a training method, but a real instrument to rediscover the motor patterns that we lose over time, but which are always with us from birth. Today I finished the course of Kettlebell Training run by Senior Coach Giacomo Longo and I must admit that, even though it is my fourth course with the WTA, there is always, always, something to learn and the teacher was impeccable with his desire to transmit and his exceptional physical and theoretical preparation. I would highly recommend WTA, for this and many other reasons!
Giuseppe L’Abbate - 28 years old / Functional Training Instructor - Fasano (Italy)
Two words: effective and versatile, this Method can be inserted into any sport. I have practiced martial arts since I was a kid, and I have noticed improvements in my athletic gestures. With the Primitive, Clubs, and Kettlebell you go fast!
Andrea Cosentino - 32 years old / Army Trainer & Combat Sport Athlete - Taranto (Italy)
The WTA is not just a training Academy of Functional Training but is, primarily, a path of life that pushes you to go further and further forward beyond your own limits. An obligation for all the professionals in the sector. The WTA Forever!
Loris Di Bello - 34 years old / Personal Trainer & Karate Athlete - Foggia (Italy)
Competence, seriousness, and professionalism. This is what distinguishes the WTA! A training that meets the science of the biomechanics of the human body, and exercises consequently based on how they must really be done and not on “hearsay”. Once you start training with the WTA you won’t be able to do without it anymore, and you’ll want to do as many courses as possible to always improve yourself more!
Juri Orsi - 36 years old / Army Functional Trainer - Treviso (Italy)
I have known the WTA since 2014 and my first course of Functional Training held by Master Trainer Emilio Troiano and Senior Coach Evgenia Babrovskaia. Right from the beginning, I appreciated the richness of the theoretical and practical content. The thing that I remember having impressed me a lot was the meticulousness with which the exercises were taught. It was precisely that attention to detail that was transmitted that has made my work decisively more qualitative. I also met other coaches, in particular Senior Coach Stefano Levagnini and Coach Luca Ronchi, professionals, prepared, and willing, from whom you can always learn, improve, and grow. I would recommend the WTA Academy to all those who want to approach functional training that is studied, not improvised, and respects the principles of biomechanics of the movement of the human body.
Federica Natale - 27 years old / Personal Trainer & Gym Owner - Milan (Italy)
I have just finished the Kettlebell Instructor Course. I have been following this academy for four years. The information we receive every time is really precious and takes our knowledge of the body and of movement to an excellent level! The Senior Coach Giacomo Longo was extraordinary. I can never thank you enough!
Giobbe D’Apolito - 42 years old / Functional Training Instructor - Andria (Italy)
I have been following the WTA and Emilio Troiano for many years. I have attended many of his courses and have always been very satisfied with the great professionalism he transmitted. I say this is because every course is exhaustive from a practical point of view, but also, most importantly for me, from a theoretical point of view. In fact, in all the courses I have followed, you are always provided with detailed explanations and reasons of why to execute certain movements and not others. Everything proposed during the courses has a reason based on the foundations of biomechanics, physiology, anatomy, and nothing is left to chance. Every course, and in particular every gesture made with any tool, always has a theoretical explanation.
Stefano Cima - 48 years old / Personal Trainer & Gym Owner - Viterbo (Italy)
Because of work commitments that I have almost every weekend it is difficult to attend training courses that interest me, and so Online Courses are very useful for me. I have bought Online Training Courses with other schools in the past, but I have to say that these ones from WTA are on another level, dealing with the minutest detail also in the videos of explanation for the exercises and in the training cards that follow a logical thread from the theoretical part of the book. Truly an outstanding job. I believe I will continue with the Online Training from WTA.
Robert Kugler - 36 years old / Personal Trainer - Frankfurt (Germany)

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