Are you a personal trainer or movement professional looking to differentiate yourself and get better results with clients?

Look no further than The Bell Mechanics Course, specifically designed for professionals like you who recognize that not everyone can be trained in the same way. We believe in using principles that support anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to tailor training programs that best suit each unique client. And what better way to discover these principles than through the lens of kettlebells? Join us in this course to dive deeper into the art and science of movement, and unlock a whole new level of precision and effectiveness in your training practice. You will come out feeling confident to teach, assess, cue and fix common kettlebell exercises you see on the daily! **Approved for CEUs with NSCA, NASM & ACE

Next Group begins January 15, 2024

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Who is it for?

Personal Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, Movement Professionals and Fitness Enthusiast who want to:

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

  • Progress their knowledge and own kettlebell skillset to stay ahead in the industry.

  • Sharpen their critical thinking & problem solving skills and help change the lives of their clients

As a clinician and trainer, I get it. There is A LOT of continuing ed out there and it may seem confusing to choose between them all!

let me help you out...

I aim to provide you with the tools to stand out as a coach. 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 common movement limitations specific to kettlebell exercises

  • Analyze movement and exercises from the lens of anatomy & biomechanics.

  • Progress kettlebell exercises and programs from start to finish

  • Create programs that meet the needs of your client

Here’s the reality:

The training industry is highly saturated yet clients’ are still not seeing results. I believe this is due to the lack of effective continuing education that provides practical tools for making noticeable changes. It’s important to note that mastering these concepts will require time and dedication. To help with this, you will have the opportunity to practice and apply these concepts in real-life situations every week, and I will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Become a well respected Kettlebell Specialist

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 Program that meets the needs of the clients’ 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 the KBF Course?

"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 attended!

The 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 midday EST every Wednesday. (pre-course survey determines time of call) *All calls are recorded and uploaded immediately in case you have to miss it.

  • 12 LIVE Group Workouts

    aka "office hours" where you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you are learning with Sam's feedback at your fingertips! The calls are midday EST every Thursday. (pre-course survey determines time of call)

  • 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 business

  • 1:1 Personalized Technique Feedback

    Receive feedback from Sam on your weekly assignments focused to improve your own kettlebell skillset & growth!

  • 150+ Learning Modules

    Follow along with completing a chapter per week with pre-recorded video modules, practice sessions & assignments for you to complete prior to the LIVE lectures.

  • Quizzes & Final Exam

    Test your knowledge as you learn along the way! 80% passing grade for Final Exam to receive The Bell Mechanics KBFC Course Completion Certificate. *CEUs available!

"This course blew me away. I loved the in depth explanation of each exercise, how to meet clients where they're at and how to progress them and troubleshoot." - Courtney Smith (trainer)

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

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

  • Weekly Coaching Calls 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/ HW assignments ($3000 value)

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

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

  • Being a part of the NEW WAVE of KB Specialists in this industry! You are with like minded peers who want to educate themselves - no more social media KB nonsense! (PRICELESS!)

  • Earn The Bell Mechanics Certificate of Completion + 1.5 CEU credits approved by NASM/AFAA, 1.6 CEU credits approved by NSCA & 2.4 CEU credits approved by ACE.

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 and your business! I know you want to make the right decision and I also know hearing from past student's will help!

"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!

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Before you begin...

    • How to navigate the course

    • Schedule your 1:1 Private Session

    • Welcome & Introduction REPLAY

  • 2

    Course Resources

    • Exercise Playlist

    • Course Worksheet

    • Imposter Syndrome Presentation Slides

    • 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

    Practice Session Program

  • 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

    • LIVE Practice Session

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Practice Session Program

    • Practice Session 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

    • Practice Session Program

    • Practice Session 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

    • LIVE Practice Session

    • Practice Session Program

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Practice 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

    • LIVE Practice Session

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Practice Session Program

    • Practice 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 Program

    • 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

    • Practice Session 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

    • Practice 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

    • Practice 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

    • Lecture REPLAY

    • Practice Session REPLAY

  • 15

    Chapter 12: How to Program for Success!

    • KB Programming: The Basics

    • End of Course Testimonials!

    • Before you go...

    • Lecture REPLAY: Programming P1

    • Lecture REPLAY: Programming Part 2

    • WATCH GRADUATION CEREMONY!

  • 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)

Approved for CEUs: NASM: 1.5, NSCA: 1.6 & ACE: 2.4

What's the difference between the LIVE & Self-Paced Course?

You have access to the same materials in both options, so technically you can go at your own pace in the live course too. The difference between the live course is that you get the most updated version of the course, access to LIVE lectures, Practice Sessions and 1:1 technique feedback. *CEUs offered for both options.

FAQ

  • 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. There is a Self-Paced option (see above).

  • How much time should I allot for every week?

    Save 3 Hours out of your week to walk through the self-guided lectures, quizzes & submit your homework assignments. *You are welcome to spend more time as needed!

  • When are the LIVE Calls?

    Lectures are Wednesdays @ TBD EST. Movement Days are Thursdays @ TBD EST. (I will send out a survey a few days before the course begins to lock down the best time for us)

  • 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 & CEUs if I don’t pass the Exam?

    You will get your Certificate of Completion but you need to pass with 80% or more for the CEUs

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

    Nope! 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 with the reward of CEU credits.

  • Do I get to keep the course?

    You have lifetime access to your course! If you are interested in having access to latest course material, I suggest to consider the Bell Mechanics Mentorship after.

  • 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.

  • How much does the KBF Course cost?

    $100/week! (12 week course). We offer a 3 and 6 month payment plan.

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Choose between a 3 month payment plan or One-Time Payment (discount)

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