Meet Jim

Jim came to me looking to prepare for the Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certification.

He had been training with kettlebells on his own for some time – and was doing well. But he needed to really dial things in with his technique, and get MENTALLY prepared, for the 25+ hours of kettlebell training he was going to do in the three day period that is the RKC weekend.

I got the email below from Jim shortly after he finished the cert – and was so happy :) I asked him if I could share it with you, and was even happier when he said of course!

Read what Jim had to say:


“Everything went well this weekend and passed the cert – the snatch test seemed “relatively” easy (4:45). Your tips made all the difference.

Like you thought, they picked up on all my faults, mostly with my press, get-up and 1-arm swing. Great experience. They (specific RKC instructors named here) were very helpful with my back and helped me preserve myself in movements that might have otherwise been a problem.

I’m pretty sure less than 50% of the people passed overall. The guys who were in great shape but still failed the snatch test could have all benefitted from the exact same tips you gave me.”


It’s just awesome to get emails like this one from happy training clients. This is why I do what I do. Thanks again for sharing Jim.

Now, your goal may not be to complete a Russian Kettlebell Challenge certification any time soon. But if you simply want to get all you can out of your kettlebell training and stay injury free, getting with a qualified instructor is critical.

And NOW just happens to be the perfect time to do so – as we’ve recently announced a kettlebell workshop happening at the FVT Studio on Saturday, February 1st. It’s a great way to get coaching from yours truly on kettlebells.  And you get a special early bird discount if you sign up fast. Get all the details and reserve your spot here:

=> Feb 1st Kettlebell Workshop @ FVT

Thanks, train hard, and talk soon -

Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Russian Kettlebell Challenge Instructor

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