North America
 
Amir Karkouti

Location: Carlsbad, CA E-mail: pleasekamir@yahoo.com Amir has been active all his life.  He has trained in several martial arts forms, including Jeet Kune Do and Muy Thai Boxing.  When not being tough, he is also a seasoned dancer. With the demands of work and everyday living, Amir has searched for a way to get the […]

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Michelle T. Mackler

Location: San Diego, CA E-Mail: mtmackler@gmail.com IKFF Level I CKT  Michelle was born in Hawaii, yet has spent most of her years in San Diego. She became involved in competitive sports at an early age. It was at this time she began to learn the importance of discipline, commitment and patience. She also learned the […]

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Marcus Martinez

Location: Orange County, California MBody Strength E-Mail: Marcus@mbodystrength.com Website: www.mbodystrength.com IKFF Level I CKT Ever since a young age, Marcus Martinez had a passion for sports and fitness. He was always looking for the most efficient and effective methods to better his conditioning for his chosen sport. From traditional bodybuilding workouts to sandbags, from bodyweight […]

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Kirk Pelarde

Location: San Francisco, CA E-Mail: Kpelarde94111@yahoo.com IKFF Level I CKT Kirk is an Exercise instructor and fitness lover, he resides in San Francisco and teaches various exercise programs utilizing many methods and tools, including;  Kettlebells, Pilates, Yoga, Resistance, Balance, and all out fun.  Kirk is always looking for new client to help reach their individual […]

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Chris Bathke

Location: Santa Monica, CA E-Mail: chrisbathke@hotmail.com Website: elementalfitnesslab.blogspot.com IKFF Level I CKT Chris is currently a Tier 3 trainer and instructor at Equinox Fitness. Chris is a fitness coach specializing in body composition and performance improvement. His approach to training is to integrate the formal (I’m an NSCA CSCS as well as a coach with the […]

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Lydia E. Adame

Location: Santa Maria & Solvang,CA E-Mail: graciafitness@yahoo.com Website: www.performancefitness.biz IKFF Level 1 CKT Lydia currently manages Performance Fitness, a privately owned health club in Solvang, CA; Lydia also trains people of all fitness levels to reach their health and fitness goals through lifestyle change. Lydia is a Certified Personal Trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness […]

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Kevin Defro

Location: Foster City/San Mateo/SF Bay Area E-Mail: kdefro@comcast.net Telephone: (310)980-9044 Kevin is a California native with an immense passion for holistic fitness/wellness and nutrition. He began weightlifting at the age of 15 and was introduced to the world of organic food and nutrition in his college years. He continued his personal and professional growth in […]

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Thomas Ritz

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA E-Mail: thomas100tbr@gmail.com CKT Level 2 Thomas Ritz has trained ATP and WTA tour players. He has coached internationally and nationally ranked juniors, and worked with the Italian Davis Cup Team. He has 20 years experience coaching at all levels and has traveled extensively teaching tennis in 7 different countries. He has […]

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Susan Revak

Location: Northern CA E-Mail: susan.revak@ikff.net Susan Revak is honored to have studied under the tutelage of Steve Cotter in both the internal martial arts and kettlebells for many years. Susan became a member of the IKFF team of certified instructors in July 2008. She has been using kettlebells for her personal practice for over 5 […]

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Justin Rovtar

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA E-Mail: info@war-fit.com Website: www.war-fit.com Justin Rovtar is the President of Warrior Fitness. He served in an infantry squad in the United Stated Marine Corps. The training that he received throughout his service in The Corps has been instrumental in developing a “tough as nails” mentality. This mentality has allowed him to […]

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Felicia Oh

Location: Valencia, CA E-Mail: felicia@feliciaoh.com flofitness@floperformance.com Website: www.feliciaoh.com www.floperformance.com      

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Jason Dolby

Location: Manhattan Beach CA E-Mail: cali-caveman@hotmail.com E-Mail: jason@calicaveman.com IKFF (CKT) (FMD) AKC RKC Z-Health Movement Therapist (Level 3) NASM (CPT) MBG (CNT) ART (Lower Extremity) With a diverse athletic background, including martial arts, football, rock climbing and backpacking, Jason has had experience with many fitness tools and conditioning modalities, but feels that the kettlebell reigns […]

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Kyle Rourke

Location: Palos Verdes Estates, CA E-Mail: kdrourke@gmail.com Website: http://www.rangerfit.com I wanted to find a physical job after high school where I could maintain a fit lifestyle so I joined the United States Marine Corps and then the Army. After the military, I was motivated to become a personal trainer and black belt in martial arts. […]

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Steve Nave

Location: San Diego, CA E-Mail: steve@stephennave.com Website: www.stephennave.com Phone: 888-995-2224 IKFF Level I CKT Steve has served as a US Navy SEAL for 20 years. He brings to you and your training a broad background of strategy, tactics and fitness. His SEAL Team career, exposure and interaction have given him practical experience that few have […]

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John Wild Buckley

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California E-Mail: johnwild@orangekettlebellclub.com Website: http://www.orangekettlebellclub.com John Wild Buckley CSCS is Member of the IKFF International Team and has assisted the IKFF certify Kettlebell instructors at over a dozen classes. John Wild is the founder of the Orange Kettlebell Club which has hundreds of members in over a dozen countries. He […]

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Susanna Baxter

Location: Woodland Hills, California E-Mail: susanna.baxter@ikff.net Website: http://www.susannabaxter.com Susanna has been working with kettlebells for two years. Certified by both the IKFF and American Kettlebell Club, she also draws from her background as a bodyworker to help clients access greater body awareness and improve technique. Susanna is also an IKFF Advisor, a Judge for AKC […]

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Brendan Cabral

Location: Flagstaff, AZ, U.S.A. E-Mail: info@thriveathletics.com Website: www.thriveathletics.com Brendan Cabral is a Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT) with the International Sports Sciences Association (issaonline.com), and a Certified Kettlebell Teacher (CKT) with the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (ikff.net) as well as a Coach for the Kettlebell Sport Organization, USAKL (usakl.com). Brendan has pursued the arts of […]

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Darrell Banning

Location: Tucson, AZ E-Mail: darrellw.l.banning@gmail.com Website: http://www.bigdxfit.com/ Darrell is a former U.S. Navy Rescue Swimmer and currently competes in Power lifting, strongman, and kettlebell training. Additionally, Darrel has competed on the high school, college, international, and semi pro level. He takes the same passion that he puts in himself and pours it into every individual […]

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Ron Holland

Location: Tucson, AZ E-Mail: ronholland@swatfitness.com Website: www.SWATFitness.com Ron Holland is a Certified Master Personal Trainer, Crossfit Certified Instructor and owner of SWAT Fitness (Strength Wellness Athletic Training) in Tucson, AZ. Ron is a former military SWAT Commander and civilian law enforcement officer. He is a Certified Boot Camp Instructor, with over 25 years of experience […]

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Ian Gillaspie

Location: Tucson, AZ E-Mail: inditoolfan@yahoo.com Based in Tucson, AZ Ian’s focus is providing his clients with an integrative approach to fitness and sports performance. A lifelong athlete, CKT, RKC and USAR veteran, Ian takes a practical, results-based position on personal development. He works to balance mind and body by placing emphasis on increasing strength, maximizing […]

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