Stephen Gurtowski

CKT, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Boston & Walpole, Massachusetts

“On June 28 and 29, 2008, I attended the two day International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF) Certified Kettlebell Teacher course. It was terrific! The IKFF is headed by Steve Cotter and Ken Blackburn and they taught the course. Both Steve and Ken brought and shared the depth of their understanding and experience, and I really appreciated that. They spoke to that experience, and at the same time helped me gain a deeper understanding of kettlebell lifting and training. I’ve been training with KB’s for seven years, and I learned nuances of KB lifting that had escaped me in the past. More importantly, I learned and practiced skills necessary to teach KB training to others and corrective strategies. The inclusion of girevoy sport drills, technique, strategies, and method was a terrific aspect of the course. I was unpracticed in the GS method, but I feel I have a good understanding of it from the course. Even though the course is demanding, the atmosphere is conducive to learning and having fun. If you have the opportunity, take the course. I highly recommend it.”