Many, many years ago few trainers knew about kettlebells. Now, most of them use them. We started using them about 15 years ago. Now, they are King of Fitness…for the right client. If a client has lower back issues, not very flexible, or just don’t like them…that’s okay. As a Professional Personal Trainer it’s your job to make sure you design the right fitness program for every client every time.
However, for clients that enjoy them and want to learn more it’s great to start with the basics: Kettlebell Swing, Kettlebell Clean, and Kettlebell Snatch which are the core exercises of kettlebells. All must be done correctly. Until the swing is perfected then it’s time to move on to the other exercises. Plus, there are excellent core exercises, squats, Turkish getups and some other cool moves.
And as mentioned above, make sure kettlebells also fit your clients’ goals. We have plenty of clients utilizing them and plenty of clients that don’t. This is, again, making sure your program design fits with your client goals and needs.