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North America Fitness & Sports Peninsula Training Academy

We provide Kettlebell Certification Instructor Training and other Fitness Workshops in Hong Kong, China, other parts of Asia, Europe and North America. We supply Kettlebells to all major gym clubs in Hong Kong.

‟Canada has the best fitness trainers and training programs in the world.”
- David Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO, GoodLife Fitness - August 19, 2011.

‟One must have goals and purpose in life. Preparation is key. Keep your passion in fitness!”
- Jillian Michaels, CanFitPro 2013 Conference, Toronto, Canada.


Countries where NAFSPTA offers Kettlebell Training


Nature and content of the course/collaboration

A) Professional Kettlebell Level 1 Certification Training (8-hour course)

This train-the-trainer course is designed for fitness and sports trainers and professionals such as personal trainers and group fitness instructors who have the passion or interest to teach kettlebells to their gym club clients either one-on-one or in a group setting.

  • Safety overview
  • Kettlebell Training program design
  • Warm up with Kettlebells & Kettlebell Theory
  • Intro to one-on-one & group training
  • Kettlebell Swings
  • Dead lift & Squat progressions
  • Clean & Press progressions
  • Turkish Get Up progressions
  • Windmill progressions
  • Practical & Theory Exam

B) Kettlebell Introductory Workshop (1 ½ hour workshop)

This beginner level of kettlebell workshop is designed to introduce to those who are interested in physical fitness and desire to learn the fundamental techniques and theory of kettlebells. The participants will learn how to use kettlebell as a workout, which includes warm up, cardio, strengthening, endurance, calisthenics, and cool down. No pre-requisite is required.
· Safety Overview
· Kettlebell Theory & Benefits
· Warm Up exercise with Kettlebell
· Dead lift & Squat progressions
· Fundamentals Techniques of Kettlebells
· Swings
· Clean
· Using Kettlebells

Target clientele:

A) Professional Kettlebell Level 1 Certification Training target clientele:

Fitness and sports trainers and professionals such as personal trainers and group fitness instructors.

The pre-requisite of this course is: at least 2 to 3 years work experience in fitness and sports training or education, and/or basic knowledge or training in kettlebells.

B) Introductory Kettlebell Workshop target clientele:

Athletes & martial arts practitioners
Sportsmen (golfers, tennis players, sailors, football players, rugby players, cricket players)
Law enforcement professionals & military
Gymnasts, dancers, firemen
Gym members, bankers, lawyers, actors
MMA & UFC fighters, celebrities

No pre-requisite is required.


The NAFSPTA prides itself on producing coaches that are the gold standard in the industry. Thus, our standard for passing and recertification is strict. Attending/participating alone is not enough to obtain Kettlebell Training Specialist (KBTS) status. The participant must meet the designated criteria connected to the technical and coaching components of the course.

Re-certification Process

We provide Certification training for Level 1, 2 and 3. NAFSPTA requires all three levels of KBTS to update their certification status every two years. This will be based on calendar year (not the actual date). Thus, if you became a KBTS in March 2011, you would need to be re-certified sometime before the end of 2013 by taking a 4-hour kettlebell re-certification workshop.
The objective of the re-certification is continuing education. We are consistently learning and being exposed to new information. Thus, it’s important our coaches stay abreast of updates to the KBTS program and remain on the cutting edge on what’s happening in the fitness world. Upon completion of a re-certification workshop, your KBTS status will be updated for 2 years after your original expiration.

Certificate of quality & assurance:

Candidates who have fulfilled the following criteria will be issued the Professional Kettlebells Level 1 Instructor Certificate (accredited by the CanFitPro) by North America Fitness & Sports Peninsula Training Academy (NAFSPTA) .

  • 100% attendance of the course (a total of 8 hours)
  • Attain a pass mark of 70% on the theoretical and practical examination.

You must meet the following criteria in order to earn your diploma:
1. Exhibit safe and efficient technique in the foundation exercises.
2. Demonstrate good judgment, especially concerning safety.
3. Show a strong spirit.
4. Demonstrate effective teaching skills.
5. Pass the physical exercise test
6. Pass the kettlebell swing, clean, press and snatch test.
7. Abide by the Code of Conduct as fitness or sports professional.

Practical Exam Requirements:

• 3 sets of a 5-minute Kettlebell workout, 1 minute rest in between sets, for a total of 15 minutes.

Theoretical Examination Requirements:

• A take-home exam will be distributed on the first day of the course.
• Candidates will be tested on their knowledge of kettlebell safety, benefits, and the techniques.

The instructor diploma will be awarded to the participants after they have passed the specified requirements. If a participant fails any of the above, he or she will be required to retest for the exam for HKD $500 any time within one year of the conclusion of the certification he or she attended. Special retest arrangement can be made with the NAFSPTA’s representatives.
To prepare for this course, participants should read the Kettlebell Training Manual prior to the course. Participants must bring their own gloves and wrist-band in order to protect their hands and wrists.

Recommended exercise for preparation:

Stretching, squats, dead lifts, pushups, clean, press, crunches, balancing exercise, and cardio workout.

Kettlebell Instructor Certification Training is a tough course because the Fitness or Sports Trainers are supposed to be physically fit, and that they should know and understand the techniques and safety of the kettlebells before they plan to train their clients.

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