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Here is what our participants have to say about us…...
Over the last 5 years my only form of exercise was walking, I would go to the gym in phases but the lack of guidance and knowledge was really frustrating.
Since I have joined Kettlebell Athletica (KA) in February 2009 I have moved fat from areas (thighs) I once thought I could never change. Exercising is now part of my everyday life. During my training sessions I want to and enjoy working hard.
The trainers at KA bring a tremendous amount of enthusiasm, energy and experience to the sessions. I am consistently and constantly challenged by new exercises. The variety of exercise and the balanced approach created has helped me in finding new ways to challenge myself. I am amazed at the time and care put in to ensure I do things correctly, and get the most value from the exercise and the training sessions.
KB has enabled me to do things I was not able to do before and I believe it has created a much more energetic and happier me! My strength, flexibility and balance has improved tremendously.
My advice is, whatever your goal may be, stick to it and you will get the results. I can’t thank Jad and the team at Kettlebell Athletica enough for helping me on my journey to better health and wellbeing ... and most of all, achieving my true potential.
Sophie Loucaides
 

After training with kettlebells for a few months, I am enjoying the benefits of increased core strength and alleviation of persistent shoulder pain incurred through a long career in the IT industry. I find that kettlebells provide functional training superior to the restricted repetitive motions dictated by exercise machines, and are more challenging to control than conventional weights. Kettlebell Athletica has provided me individually tailored, progressive instruction in the proper and safe handling of the bells, permitting faster results than conventional gym programs. And it's more fun! Kettlebells lend themselves to a wide variety of exercises: My three kettlebells are a versatile home gym, requiring negligible storage space.

David Stow
 

Kettlebells is a whole body workout building muscle, burning fat and increasing endurance all at the same time. As a dance instructor I've noticed a phenomenal change to my posture and strength, especially in the glutes and the abs, building up my overall core strength. And what's more, there is a vast array of interesting and creative exercises to keep you on your toes! I recommend Kettlebells to all of my students no matter what age, shape or size they are because it really is the unfair advantage.

 
Emily Nisman
 

Kettlebell training with the enthusiastic instructors challenges your body and your mind to push you in ways you never thought possible. Take the challenge.

Chris Waxman
 

I’ve done weight training, aerobics and martial arts for years but since I started training with kettlebells I’ve seen huge improvement in my strength, endurance and co-ordinatin. Best of all, I find kettlebell training the most enjoyable and satisfying workouts I’ve done!.

Sunny
 
What Phil says about KBA & Founder Jad Marinovic
From the moment Jad walked into my gym and picked up her first kettlebell, I knew that this girl had something very special about her. Her enthusiasm, determination and personal drive was absolutely astounding, and I was often left in complete awe of her ability to push herself towards desired results. She is diligent, dedicated and attentive to even the smallest of details, a consummate professional.
Jad’s eagerness to learn and her desire to take on new challenges, has seen her become one of the most accomplished, knowledgeable and skilled kettlebell personal trainers that I have had the pleasure of working with.
I am currently training people in Jad’s kettlebell gym, which is equipped with excellent functional equipment and that combined with a huge variety of technically sounded programs, which are thoroughly and carefully designed by Jad, will certainly make the process of achieving your personal goals a reality.
Jad’s experience and knowledge is displayed at all times. I can not recommend Jad highly enough both as a trainer and motivator.
Phil Kourbatski
 
Testimonial for KB benefits
Kb training is an effective and efficient way to get stronger, leaner, more flexible, and to increase your endurance (both muscular and cardiovascular). Due to its unique design with the KB sphere being suspended below the handle, the KB is constantly fighting gravity, which the lifter has to control, which makes the KB unique in its application as a fitness tool. Kettlebell training primarily increases stamina or strength- endurance like no other form of exercise and it dramatically improves flexibility and speed and lays the foundation of functional strength with enhanced coordination. Due to the incredible recruitment of the number of muscles in the body and due to the full body movement nature, KBs prove to be a very effective tool for fat loss and core strengthening. . And what is the most significant benefit is that a lot of time is simply not necessary to develop outstanding health and fitness with kettlebells as the workouts are short, intense and fun.
Phil Kourbatski
 
 
KBA Product Testemonial
Having 30 years plus experience in kettlebell lifting, it comes as a no surprise that I attach a significant importance to the quality of the kettlebell that I use for my own and my clients’ workouts.
 
There are several criteria that in my opinion are very significant when it comes to quality of the kb.
  • The handle.
  • The proper spherical geometric form of the actual kb’s ball.
  • Flat surface of the base.
  • The finish of the bell.
 
For the last few months I have been using Jad’s kettlebells. Here is my feedback.
 
Handle:
The quality of the handle is excellent.
The thickness of the bell is perfect. It is crucial for grip development and for taking full advantage of many neurological phenomena in almost all grinds, which both improves the safety of the lifts and performance.
 
The width of the handle of the bell is absolutely ideal. I can not emphasize enough the importance of the proper handle’s width. It just sits right in the hand – not too narrow, not too wide.
 
There are absolutely no ridges on the handle and the finish is very smooth. That minimizes the formation of nasty calluses on your hands, thus making your kb training much more pleasant experience.
 
All of the above qualities make these kbs easy to grip and keep the grip on throughout the whole duration of the set. It is extremely important, especially during extended sets, when trying to increase the work capacity and strength endurance.
 
The Sphere
The precision of the geometric form of the actual bell is unquestionable.
That is a significant quality, as any deviation from the right form can make the bell hard to control due to the imperfections in ballistic properties of the bell.
 
The Base
The base is very even and flat which once again amplifies the safety in performance especially when executing movements like Renegade Rows and push ups on the kb’s handles, practically eliminating nasty falls due to instability of the bells.
 
The conclusion:
Jad’s bells are very very good and they are my strong recommendation for everyone looking for a high quality kettlebells.
Phil Kourbatski
 
 
Kettlebell Athletica Workshop Testimonials
The Kettlebell Athletica workshop run by Phil Kourbatski and Jad Marinovic was a fantastic opportunity for me to learn the skills required to accurately perform the fundamental kettlebell exercises.   I have been using kettlebells for approximately six months and I appreciate that I am able to draw on the knowledge of experts like Jad and Phil.  Their explanation and demonstration is crucial to assist with the corrrection of any bad techniques and provided me with the principles behind the competent, efficient and safe use of the kettlebell.  I enjoyed every minute and look forward to attending another workshop in the near future.

Jodie Cherry 
 
Phil Kourbatski and Jad Marinovic’s Level 1 - Introduction to Kettlebell Training Workshop, held at Jad’s Kettlebell Athletica, focused on technique and moving functionally as a whole. The core lifts and how to perform them were communicated and demonstrated in detail and with enthusiasm. Certain lifts such as the snatch , have many subtleties and Phil’s experienced eyes offered individual corrections. Visually both of them are great to observe, Jad’s natural style with the bells and grace of movement is outstanding. If you are serious about wanting to improve your technique and improve your flow, training with these two professionals is a must.

Karen Ellis IKFF KB Instructor, Vasily Ginko (girl!) Level 1
 
I recently attended a kettle-bell workshop at Kettle-bell Athletica to gain an insight into the fundamentals of kettlebell training.  I found the presenter, Phil Kourbatski, to be extremely knowledgable and an excellent instructor and Jad, the co-presenter (and professinoal kettlebell sport competitor), provided perfect demonstrations of the techniques.   Phil and Jad provided many  helpful explanations that assisted  the participants in achieving the desired learning outcomes.  If you want to learn proper kettlebell technique and training methods I recommend you attend one of Phil and Jad's workshops.  If you are a combat athlete you need to attend one of their seminars!   Tyrone Crosse, jujitsu instructor
 
I participated in the kettlebell workshop held at Kettlebell Athletica on November 28th. Before the workshop I had no real knowledge of the wide array of techniques and training principals that make this type of training so useful. The instructors who ran the course, Phil Kourbatski and Jad Marinovic, were well versed in all the areas of kettlebell training and delivered the course to us at a very high standard. I can now consider myself very learned in all of the basic aspects of kettlebell training. Being a combat athlete was put onto Phil's and Jad’s workshop  by my instructor and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about kettlebell training.

Great course!

James Crosse Jiu – Jitsu combat athlete On this day Sunday 28 November I attended a kettlebell seminar at Kettlebell Athletica.  There are two reasons why I enrolled in the seminar. Firstly, learn the fundamental skills of kettlebell training. Secondly, it’s conducted by Phil Kourbatsi and Jad Marinovic Phil’s and Jad’s personal attention and high level of coaching to the participants was outstanding. I felt the whole workshop very satisfying. I learned so much.

I encourage all to attend one of Phil’s and Jad’s kettlebell workshop seminars!

Peter Kyriakos

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