Upcoming workshops

Currently there are no planned events in Switzerland.

Check the event calendar on to find kettlebell, bodyweight and barbell events in the neighbouring countries.

Past workshops

Strongfirst Kettlebell Workshop - Aarburg 2022 Group Photo
Strongfirst Kettlebell Workshop - Geneva 2022 Group Photo
Strongfirst Kettlebell Workshop - Turkish Get Up Practice

About the kettlebell workshop

Kettlebell 101: Simple & Sinister™

Kettlebell 101: Simple & Sinister™

Accept no compromises.

Between power and conditioning.

Between strength and flexibility.

Between being an athlete and looking like one.

Enter the kettlebell—the only training tool able to deliver all aspects of extreme fitness with no compromises.

No-one knows how to wield this tool better than StrongFirst, the kettlebell ground zero.

Taking the Kettlebell 101 workshop is like walking into the pages of Pavel&s ground-breaking book Kettlebell Simple & Sinister. You will learn:

  • The kettlebell exercises that deliver great gains while having the steepest learning curve

  • The Swing—build a back of steel, sprinter’s glutes, fighter’s conditioning, and a blue-collar grip

  • The Get-up—forge resilient shoulders and bullet-proof abs

  • The Goblet Squat—develop a killer blend of strength and flexibility

  • Kettlebell safety and other boring stuff that pros swear by and amateurs ignore at their own risk

  • Insider strategies for long term sustainable training to reach your goals

  • Pavel&amps;s “Alt-S&S” programming—totally in line with the book, yet with unique wrinkles

The day after the workshop you will be able to hit the ground running towards your goals.

Kettlebell 201: The Rite of Passage™

Kettlebell 201: The Rite of Passage™

Once you have reached the impressive yet realistic “Timeless Simple” standard, you have choices to make. Stay on a monastic diet of swings and get-ups, slowly chipping away at “Sinister.” Or try something “same but different”: the snatch plus the clean and military press, the classic Rite of Passage.

Prerequisites: To attend this workshop, you need to be competent in swings, get-ups, and goblet squats. Ignore at your peril.

The Snatch is “the Tsar of the kettlebell lifts.” Thanks to more muscles working and twice the distance travelled, it accomplishes even more than the esteemed swing. Achieve total body explosive power, ruthless conditioning, and a vice like grip. Burn fat like never before. All with a lighter kettlebell—save space in your home, car trunk, or deployment kit.

Once we have taught you the skills with our usual attention to detail, we will send you off to succeed with a Strong Endurance™ snatch plan.

The one-arm Clean-and-Press will rival any other pressing exercise when it comes to shoulder strength and muscular development. It is untouchable when it comes to shoulder health, thanks to its ergonomic perfection.

The military press comes equipped with the “Rite of Passage” type programming—possibly the most reliable progression ever.

Three versions of the ROP—“Jurassic,” “907 Hypertrophy,” and “Heavy”—will keep you gaining for a long time.

Kettlebell 201 ROP sets high goals—and gives you the skills and the roadmap to reach them.

Do you have what it takes?