Are you looking to feel confident in your own body, sharpen your kettlebell skills, and move pain free?

Look no further than The Bell Mechanics Course, specifically designed for those of you who want to dive deeper into kettlebell training. Throughout the course, we'll dig into the art and science of movement, and unlock a whole new level of precision and effectiveness in your training practice. You will come away feeling more empowered & confident in your body, your kettlebell skills and your knowledge of both!

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Who is The Bell Mechanics Course for?

  • Kettlebell
    Beginners & Athletes

    • Feel empowered & confident in your body, your kettlebell skills & your knowledge of both.

    • Learn the step-by-step cues behind each of the basic kettlebell exercises (deadlift, clean, press, swing, Turkish Get Up, snatch, etc).

    • Gain the ability to self-assess & correct common kettlebell mistakes.

    • Move pain-free with kettlebells using your knowledge of tailored exercise progressions & regressions.

    • Nerd out on the 'behind the scenes' anatomy, physiology & biomechanics of kettlebell exercises.
  • Trainers
    & Professionals

    • Analyze movement and exercise from the lens of anatomy, physiology & biomechanics.

    • Identify the root cause of common movement limitations specific to kettlebell exercises.

    • Progress kettlebell exercises and programs from start to finish.

    • Create unique tailored programs that meet the specific needs of each of your clients.

    • Gain the tools to improve your clients’ movement efficiency with kettlebells and grow your business.

    • Earn CEU credits (NASM, ACE & NSCA) with the Bell Mechanics Trainer Certification.

I get it, there is A LOT of education out there and it may seem confusing when it comes to what course to invest in.

Let me help you out...

I aim to provide you with the tools to become confident with your kettlebell skills.

Through my unique approach, you will change the way you look at movement and kettlebell exercises. You’ll be able to:

  • Identify the root cause of any movement limitations you may have specific to kettlebell exercises

  • Analyze your own movement & know how to self-correct from the lens of anatomy & biomechanics

  • Progress kettlebell exercises and program from start to finish

  • Create your own program that’s personalized for you & your goals

Here’s the reality:

The kettlebell training industry is highly saturated, but people still aren't seeing results.

I believe this is due to a lack of effective education providing practical tools for making noticeable changes.

To help with this, I'll give you the opportunity to practice and apply all the concepts that you learn to real-life situations every week while I guide you every step of the way.

It’s important to note that mastering these concepts won't happen overnight. It will require time and dedication, but I'm confident that together we can do it!

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use a simple step-by-step assessment process to identify the root cause of movement dysfunctions within the scope of kettlebell exercises

  • Select specific drills to create immediate changes in movement quality and kettlebell skills

  • Write a thorough training program that meets your movement & fitness goals

"The Bell Mechanics Course will EXCEED your expectations!"

Words straight from the mouths of previous students!
I surveyed the previous cohorts about their experience and here's what they have to say:

What made you sign up for BMC?

"I trust you (Sam) you would teach me all of your knowledge about kettlebells and how I can better serve my clients! And you did, thank you!"

Do you feel more confident executing the KB Skills you learned?

"Yes, I understand many of the kettlebell exercises much better and I have never had such good explanations and instruction on technique and set up before. I still have a lot to learn though and I'm just looking forward to keep practicing."

Do you feel more confident executing the KB Skills you learned?

"So much more confident! I'm able to review my execution of the skills we covered, and others as well, and see clearly where I can improve. And then for the areas where I can improve, I actually know exactly what I should be doing and I know the drills and focus areas I should practice to help get me there! "

Do you feel comfortable coaching these skills to someone else?

"Yes! We learned the skill during the video tutorials, practiced with our video submissions, and reinforced during the live calls - such that I feel confident being in the teaching position!"

Do you feel comfortable coaching these skills to someone else?

"Absolutely. Before taking this course, I was only coaching swings with clients and wanted to expand my knowledge base to add cleans and snatches. I've begun coaching those movements. I feel like this course didn't just add to my knowledge base, it also provided confidence and trust in my own ability to coach and educate my clients."

Do you feel comfortable coaching these skills to someone else?

"Yes. Not only did my KB technique greatly improve, but you gave great instruction on how to coach someone else and trouble shoot with them. Also, I found your instruction great for clients that may not be doing kettlebells too. This course was awesome!!"

Do you feel you have a deeper understanding of human movement?

100%! Not just KB movement exclusively but overall, and my interest is sparked into continuing to dig deeper into this! One move at a time like you showed us so that concepts are easily digestible!"

Do you feel you have a deeper understanding of human movement?

"Absolutely!! The biggest thing I took away from this course was that all the "issues" I have experienced in the past 2-3 years as an athlete, from injuries or pain with running, areas of weakness with KBs, and certain KB exercises where my form can most improve (aka my salsa hips!) are all interconnected! And even better yet is I have the knowledge now to work on specific things to improve and become a better athlete in all those areas. This course has truly been so eye opening for me as an athlete and I couldn't be happier with the knowledge I have gained! "

The Bell Mechanics Course is different
than any other course you could attend!

This 12 week experience is the most WELL ROUNDED kettlebell course that exists.

  • 12 LIVE Weekly Lectures

    I offer LIVE lectures to keep you up to date on the most recent information.
    The calls are 1 p.m. EST every Wednesday.
    *All calls are recorded and uploaded immediately in case you have to miss it.

  • 12 LIVE Breakout Sessions

    Seize the opportunity to practice your skills with Sam, her coaches & your fellow Bell Mechanics cohorts at 1 p.m. EST every Thursday.

  • Programming Templates & Exercise Playlist

    You will be provided with downloadable templates & a quick guide to all the exercises we cover to help you get started with your own training program.

  • 1:1 Personalized Technique Feedback

    Receive feedback from Sam on your weekly assignments to improve & grow your kettlebell skills!

  • 150+ Learning Modules

    Follow along by completing one chapter per week with pre-recorded video modules, practice sessions, assignments & quizzes before the LIVE lectures.

  • Quizzes & Final Exam

    Test your knowledge as you learn along the way! An 80% passing grade for Final Exam is needed to receive The Bell Mechanics Course Completion Certificate.

"Everything I learned thanks to you is super useful for me as a coach to help my clients but also for my own training! I see changes and feel changes & now have a better understanding of what, why, how we do the movements we do"

The value you get out of BMC is like no other:

  • 12 LIVE Group training sessions following every coaching call to practice the skill of the week! **NEW** ($420 value)

  • Weekly lectures to dive into the course material, case studies & your own self-assessment! ($1000 value!)

  • Weekly self-guided videos with pre & post chapter quizzes assessing your knowledge ($500 value!)

  • 1:1 KB skills & technique feedback for 12 video homework assignments ($3000 value)

  • 50% off KB Strength Program (via TrainHeroic App)

  • $100 off online assessment & strategy sessions for duration of the course ($275 value!)

  • Becoming a part of the new wave of KB specialists with like minded peers who want to educate themselves -- no more social media KB nonsense! (PRICELESS!)

  • Earning The Bell Mechanics Certificate of Completion!

It's OKAY to be nervous!
I'll support you the entire time and then some.

It's a BIG DEAL to invest in yourself! I know you want to make the right decision when it comes to what course to invest in, so here's some feedback from past students to help you out:

"I've learned so much more than I anticipated..."

Jenna Bodle

"I immediately got on the waitlist and I will say, I have NOT been disappointed with her course so far! 12 week course with weekly in-depth videos, quizzes, live lectures, homework assignments with direct feedback on our technique, and awesome support! I've learned so much more than I anticipated and have been able to implement the material immediately in my own training & also to help my clients improve their own skills/technique"

"KB Foundations is a game changer!"

Rachel Andrews

The KB Foundations Course is not only helping my training, but I've applied everything I've learned so far with my clients and it's been GAME CHANGING!

"KBF sharpens your coaching eye"

Jenny Lam

“What I love about Bell Mechanics is how Sam teaches us to see in a coaches eye and pin point anything that needs work”

"This course has truly been a game changer!"

Bridgette Karl

This course has been truly a game changer! I dropped the money and I have never looked back! It was the detailed beat by beat breakdown of each movement…when I am teaching classes or in a session, I see it! I have the answers and it is the coolest thing!

"This course has exceeded my expectations!"

Amanda Ranahan

“As a non-coach I signed up for this course to learn more about the science, mechanics and the why behind kettlebell movements. I can say this course has exceeded my expectations in every way! I learned so much about not just KB mechanics, but about breathing and movement in general”

"As a trainer, there was not one lesson where I didn't walk away learning something new"

Lauren Kanski

“From a trainer’s perspective, I’ve done everything under the sun, I speak this language all the time. There was not one lesson, module or part of this course where I didn’t walk away learning something new, refreshed, inspired, in some way to go apply this to all the people that I coach”

"Sam is a phenomenal coach!"

Jess Reilly

“Sam is a phenomenal coach! I knew since the day I met her I wanted to work with her. She knows what she is talking about, she’s humble and she knows how to run a group. You get to learn, get out of your comfort zone, ask questions and become a better coach as a whole”

"You'll be able to incorporate KB skills with CONFIDENCE!"

Kendra Turner

“This was an incredible course! GAME CHANGER for me. You will learn so much as a coach and MUCH more. You’ll be able to incorporate KB skills with confidence for YOUR personal workouts and for your clients. It’s a WIN WIN! Thanks Coach!”

"I decided to try what we learned...her back was happy again!"

Merav Zecharia Gueta

“I have a client who suffers from low back pain every time she lifts heavy weights. I decided to try what we learned in our two sessions with breathing, loaded beast exercise and what a miracle it did! Her back was happy again & we continued training with no pain. Thank you so much!”

Meet your Instructor!

Samantha Ciaccia is a reputable coach who spent 10+ years blending her knowledge as an Emergency Medicine PA-C & Strength Coach together into a cohesive learning experience!

Sam worked with some of the best Physicians, kettlebell instructors and traveled the world teaching certifications to other coaches!

As a Physician Assistant, CSCS, SFG II & RKC, Sam has a wealth of knowledge she wants to share with you! **Prevent yourself from making the same coaching mistakes she’s made in the past.**

What are other TOP Coaches saying about The Bell Mechanics Course?

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome - START HERE!

    • Welcome!

    • Before you begin...

    • How to navigate the course

    • Schedule your 1:1 Private Session

    • Welcome & Introduction REPLAY

  • 2

    Course Resources

    • Exercise Playlist

    • Course Study Guide

    • Course Worksheet

    • Skills Testing Sheet

    • Exercise Progression/ Regression Sheet

    • How to work through Imposter Syndrome

  • 3

    Pre-Course Skill Assessment

    • Downloadable Worksheet

    • Double KB Front Squat x 5

    • Turkish Get Up x 1 ea

    • KB Swing x 10

    • KB Dead Clean x 5

    • KB Snatch x 5

  • 4

    Chapter 1: Breathing & Positioning

  • 5

    Chapter 2: KB Deadlift

  • 6

    Chapter 3: KB Swing

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • The Set Up: Stance

    • The Set Up: Posterior Weight Shift

    • Mechanics of the Swing

    • The Hike Back

    • How to breathe

    • Demo: How to breathe

    • KB Pearl: "X" Marks the Spot

    • KB Pearl: How to fix a shallow Hinge

    • KB Pearl: How to fix swing posture

    • KB Pearl: How to fix timing of swing

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: KB Swing

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Breakout Group REPLAY

  • 7

    Chapter 4: KB Clean

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • What is the ideal racked position?

    • KB Clean biomechanics

    • Dead Clean: Step 1

    • Dead Clean: Step 2

    • Swing Clean: Step 1 (mid-pull)

    • Swing Clean: Step 2 (mid-pull to racked)

    • Swing Clean: Step 3: (down phase)

    • KB Clean (SLOW MO)

    • How to Breathe

    • How to gage power output

    • Pro Tip: keep a loose grip!

    • Pro Tip: stay in your lane!

    • Pro Tip: tame the arc

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: KB Clean

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Breakout Group REPLAY

  • 8

    Chapter 5: Military Press

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • Review of Racked Position

    • Hand Placement for a Strong Press

    • Overhead Mobility: Self Assessment

    • OH Mobility Drill 1: Posterior Ribcage Expansion

    • OH Mobility Drill 2: Anterior Ribcage Expansion (Child's Pose)

    • OH Mobility Drill 3: Side Lying Thoracic Rotation

    • Pathway of Military Press

    • Breathing to Maximize your Press

    • KB Pearl: Hip shift, don't lean

    • KB Pearl: Tension Irradiation

    • To Press or Not to Press?

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: Military Press

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Breakout Session REPLAY

  • 9

    Chapter 6: KB Snatch

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • Step 1: Power in Hips

    • Biomechanics Reviewed

    • Technique Drill: High Pull vs Goose-Neck

    • Timing: When to Snatch & Catch

    • Snatch: Down Phase

    • How to Breathe

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: KB Snatch

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Breakout Session: REPLAY

  • 10

    Chapter 7: Squats

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • What is a Squat?

    • The importance of joint alignment

    • How to set up & common limitations

    • Set Up: When to use a Heel Lift

    • Squat Assessment: What to look/feel for?

    • Squat Assessment: Hinge vs. Butt Wink

    • How to Fix: a Butt Wink or 'Hingey' Squat

    • Squat Assessment: Bouncing Squats

    • How to Fix: a Bouncing Squat

    • How to Breathe

    • Breathing Mechanics Explained

    • Demo: Breathing Variations

    • Breathing with Heart Conditions

    • Level 1: Goblet Squat

    • Level 2: KBx2 Front Racked

    • Level 3: KBx1 Front Racked

    • Level 4: Overhead Squat

    • Demo: Squat Variations (L1-L3)

    • Squat Variations: Stance (L1-L4)

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: KB Front Squat

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Practice Session REPLAY

  • 11

    Chapter 8: Turkish Get Up

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • Turkish Get Up Demo

    • The Set Up: Introduction

    • The Set Up: Part 1

    • The Set Up: Part 2

    • The Set Up: Part 3

    • Step 1: Shoulder Activation

    • Step 1: Executing the Roll

    • Common Mistake: Leg Lift

    • Common Mistake: Rib Flare

    • Step 2: "Squish the Bug"

    • Step 3: The Hover

    • Step 3: Hover to 1/2 Windmill

    • Step 4: Transitioning to 1/2 Kneeling

    • Step 5: 1/2 Kneeling to Standing

    • Step 6: Let's go back down!

    • Common Mistake: No Space!

    • Common Mistake: Relaxed Shoulder

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • KB Practice Session: Turkish Get Up

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Breakout Group REPLAY

  • 12

    Chapter 9: Double KB Skills

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • Set Up: Widen your Stance

    • Deadlift: How to Hold your Bells

    • Double KB Swing: Which grip is best for you?

    • Double KB Clean

    • Double KB Snatch

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: Double Kettlebells

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Breakout Session REPLAY

    • Breakout Session REPLAY

  • 13

    Chapter 10: Intro to KB Athletics

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • Rotational Clean

    • Rotational Military Press

    • Split Clean: Level 1

    • Split Clean: Level 2

    • Split Snatch: Level 1&2

    • Walking KB Swing

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: Non-traditional KB Exercises

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Breakout Session REPLAY

  • 14

    Chapter 11: Push Up/ Pull Up

    • Pre-Chapter Quiz

    • Push Up: Demo

    • Set Up: Plank

    • Set Up: Hand Positioning

    • Incline Push Up: Explained

    • Incline Push Up: Level 1

    • Incline Push Up: Level 2

    • Pull Ups: Step 1

    • Pull Ups: Step 2

    • Pull Ups: Step 3

    • Pull up Strength: Active Negatives

    • Pull up Strength: Concentric Pull

    • Post-Chapter Quiz

    • Practice Session: Push/ Pull Up

    • LIVE Lecture

    • LIVE Breakout Session

  • 15

    Chapter 12: How to Program for Success!

    • KB Programming: The Basics

    • End of Course Testimonials!

    • Before you go...

    • LIVE Recording: Programming Part I

    • LIVE Recording: Programming Part II


  • 16

    Post-Course Skill Assessment

    • Double KB Front Squat x 5

    • Turkish Get Up x 1 ea

    • KB Swing x 10

    • KB Dead Clean x 5

    • KB Snatch x 5

    • Most Improved Skill!

  • 17

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam

    • Next Steps!

The confidence I have in the movement now compared to the beginning (when I thought I knew what was up lol) is unbelievable!

I also feel across the board more confident in my coaching of the movements and being able to better understand and communicate the anatomical side has been fantastic too.

- Hannah Worth (trainer)

Bell Mechanics Course
Pricing Schedule

Course Options:

  • Online Only
  • Online +Trainer Certification: August 2024 (Chicago)

  • Accepting Applications on April 1st

    Early Bird Pricing: April 15th-22nd
    Standard Pricing: April 23rd-30th
    Late Pricing: After April 30th

    • Early Bird (Online Only):
      $324/mo x 3 months ($972 total)

    • Standard (Online Only):
      $362/mo x 3 months ($1,085 total)

    • Late (Online Only):
      $399/mo x 3 months ($1,197 total)

    • Early Bird (Online +Trainer Certification):
      $475/mo x 3 months ($1,425 total)

    • Standard (Online +Trainer Certification):
      $492/mo x 3 months ($1,475 total)

    • Late (Online +Trainer Certification):
      $508/mo x 3 months ($1,525 total)

    Sign up by April 22nd for Early Bird Pricing!

    Online Course:
    May 6th - July 22nd, 2024

    You have options!

  • Online Only
  • Online +Trainer Cert: August 2024 (Chicago)
  • Calling all
    Personal Trainers,
    Strength & Conditioning Specialists,
    & Movement Professionals!

    If you're interested in the Online Course AND our In-Person Trainer Certification, then click below to learn more about our certification event coming up in Chicago this August.


    • Is this a self-guided course?

      It can be, but I truly believe to you will get the most out this course by attending the weekly calls & submitting your assignments for 1:1 feedback.

    • How much time should I allot for every week?

      Allot for 3 hours. This allows for time to watch the learning modules, practice & submit your homework assignments (1hr). Attend the lectures & breakout sessions (2hrs). *You are welcome to spend more time as needed!

    • When are the LIVE Calls?

      Lectures are Wednesdays @ 1p est.
      Breakout Sessions are Thursdays @ 1p est.

    • How many kettlebells do I need?

      1, but 2 is recommended! Since this is an educational course, you need them for your assignments & practice sessions. A whole set is not necessary!

    • Can I still get my Certificate if I don’t pass the Exam?

      No. You will receive your Certificate of Completion when you complete the course 100% an pass the Final Exam 80% or more. *you have unlimited attempts.

    • Do I have to be a Trainer/ fitness professional to attend?

      No! This course is for those who want to take their knowledge to the next level & apply it to kettlebells. There are sections designated for trainers who want to get better at coaching/programming.

    • Do I get to keep the course?

      You will have access to the course material for 1 year. If you want access to the latest course material, you will love the Bell Mechanics Mentorship.

    • Is there a refund policy?

      I am confident you will learn at least one key concept you can apply to yourself or your client every week! If you put in the work, attend most of the calls, participate in group discussions, quizzes and still did not learn anything…I will refund you