Become the best Kettlebell Specialist in the Industry!

Q3 Group begins: September 6, 2022

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If you are a personal trainer, kettlebell coach, or you want to enhance your knowledge in kettlebells:

Kettlebell Foundations is a 12 week intensive course that will prepare you to understand the principles of human movement as they apply to kettlebells. You will come out feeling confident to demonstrate, assess, cue and fix common kettlebell exercises such as the clean, swing, snatch…etc

This is your one stop shop for the latest kettlebell education. You will learn everything you need and more to pass any KB certification!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2: KB Deadlift

  • 3

    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

    • Coaching Call

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

    • KB Swing Presentation

  • 4

    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

    • KB Clean Powerpoint

    • Coaching Call

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

  • 5

    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

    • Military Press Powerpoint

    • Coaching Call

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

  • 6

    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

    • We are halfway! Testimonials!

    • Coaching Call

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

    • KB Snatch Powerpoint

  • 7

    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

    • Coaching Call

    • Guest Speaker: Katie St. Clair

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

    • Ch 7 Squat Presentation

    • Guest Speaker: Katie St. Clair

    • Katie St. Clair Squat Powerpoint

  • 8

    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

    • Coaching Call

    • TGU Presentation

    • Coaching Call

  • 9

    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

    • Coaching Call

    • Double KB Skills Presentation

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

  • 10

    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

    • Coaching Call

    • KB Athletics Presentation

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

  • 11

    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

    • Coaching Call

    • Push/ Pull Up Presentation

    • LIVE Recording: Coaching Call

  • 12

    Chapter 12: How to Program for Success!

    • KB Programming: The Basics

    • Programming Part I

    • Programing Part II

    • End of Course Testimonials!

    • LIVE Recording: Programming Part I

    • LIVE Recording: Programming Part II

    • Downloadable Presentation

  • 13

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam

    • Next Steps!

What to expect:

  • Self-guided videos released weekly with pre & post chapter quizzes assessing your knowledge (at your own pace!)

  • 1x per week group calls reviewing: course material, case studies & your own self-assessment!

  • Direct feedback on each homework assignment for a personalized experience!

  • Build a community with the top fitness professionals in this industry! You are with like minded peers who want to educate themselves - no more IG KB nonsense!

  • Learn how to assess & program for your clients!

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

Explore human movement with Kettlebells!

Here’s the reality:

If you want to be a great mover & kettlebell coach,

Learn from a reputable coach with 9+ years of experience, who worked with some of the best 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.

It’s time to change the fitness industry’s standards!

If you are a fitness professional or clinician that wants to learn the latest information on proper kettlebell biomechanics, breathing techniques, client/self assessment & programming, this course is for you!

Bell Mechanics KB Foundations is different than any other course you attended!

  • Weekly Videos (self paced)

    Each week a new chapter will be released with pre-recorded lectures & assignments that will be covered on group call. You have one week to watch the videos & pass the quizzes before we come together as a group!

  • 1:1 Direct Feedback from your Coach (me!)

    You will receive direct feedback on your form & technique after you submit your homework assignments (on time!)

  • Group Discussion

    Each chapter will have a discussion board (on the website) where you can chat with each other! Any questions will be covered during the group calls each week.

  • Post-Course Exam

    You will be prompted to complete pre & post-chapter quizzes to prep you for the Exam. You must pass with a 80% or higher to receive your certificate of completion & CEU credits. You can retest unlimited times for 30 days after you complete the course.

Approved for 1.5 CEU's with NASM/AFAA & 1.6 CEU's with NSCA


Here's what past members have said

"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”


  • 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 (& recordings). The new chapter's material will be released on Friday every week!

  • 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!

  • 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 access to the course 30 days after it’s completed. You can sign up for the Bell Mechanics Membership for unlimited access to all the courses and up-to-date tutorials , group workouts & coaching calls!

  • 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.

Get a taste of what the course is like: