Each one of Charleston Kettlebell Club’s team of trainers brings a unique background and perspective to their work and therefore have specialized expertise. We strive to match the best trainer to the client based on goals and needs. While all of the team are C.H.E.K Institute Trained Professionals, we encourage each team member to follow their passions with all types of continuing education and personal growth from Olympic and Power Lifting to Yoga training to StrongFirst and RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Certifications. We practice what we preach.
Our StrongFirst Certifications
SFG1 held by Mike Fickling & Brett Bracken
SFG stands for StrongFirst Girya. Girya is the Russian word for Kettlebell. This certification is the entry level to other StrongFirst certifications but is by no means easy. Considered the highest standards in the industry, it is a three day test designed and refined by Pavel, to insure that you can successfully teach the “big 6” lifts for Russian Kettlebells safely and effectively. These lifts are the Swing, Get Up, Double Clean, Press, Double Front Squat and Snatch. Read more here.
SFB held by Mike Fickling
SFB stands for StrongFirst Bodyweight. This certification presents Pavel’s bodyweight principals and its instructors learn techniques to instruct students to get a powerlifting-quality practice anywhere, anytime. It is a fundamental distillation of the principals of StrongFirst. Read more here.
SFG2 held by Brett Bracken
StrongFirst Girya 2 is the next level of Kettlebell training. Instructors learn to perform and teach some of the most extreme drills that round out all serious kettlebell practice. An SFG2 has to not only demonstrate all level 1 skills and strength but pass the skills test for the Windmill, Bentpress, Double Push Press and Double Jerk and a Clean and Overhead Press strength test relative to their bodyweight. Learn more here.