I want to train my PT clients with Kettlebells but I’m not KB certified. In the past – I would tell them not to train with instructors who have not been properly KB certified/trained. But now I feel like I’ve limited myself from using a major (main stream) piece of fitness equipment. I know there is a fine line in KB trained instructors. I see so many teaching the swings in an unsafe way. Am I being over cautious?
Yes. When it suits the client and the client’s goals, and is within my understanding and competency to teach.
I believe that we should understand how to use any equipment that we intend to teach to a client. That said, education on a piece of equipment doesn’t necessarily mean the purchase of a specific certification.