StrongFirst Certified

At Valkyrie, all of our coaches are held to the standard of a StrongFirst-certified Instructor.

The SFG Kettlebell Instructor Certification is the most respected and sought after kettlebell instructor certification on the planet. It is considered the gold standard of certifications  not only for the unique skills learnt but also for the principles of coaching and strength training that are instilled in each instructor that passes the standard. Valkyrie is proud to be the first Newcastle Gym in the Hunter Region to bring StrongFirst and the ever popular Tactical Strength Challenge to the region.

StrongFirst hold some of the highest standards in the industry and it is not uncommon to see a high fail rate for hopeful SFG instructors attending the certifications.

SFG Certifications are taught by the most qualified master kettlebell instructors on the planet, each hand-selected by Pavel or StrongFirst Director of Education, Brett Jones.

To achieve certification, each one of our coaches has to meet certain strength, performance, skill and coaching standards. This is not a certification that can be purchased, but rather earned, hence the appeal to many aspiring strength coaches across the globe.

StrongFirst has set the industry high bar. Pavel Tsatsouline, the founder, started the kettlebell revolution in 1998. Our Instructors are national champions, coaches of champions, special operators, elite martial artists, national team doctors, and other high-end strength professionals.

Our methods are scientifically and empirically based and have a proven record with professional athletes, elite military and law enforcement operators, as well as regular folks who have decided to be weak no more.

“Theory without practice is as limited as practice without theory.” – Prof. Yuri Verkhoshansky