Our School of Strength is lead by an elite cadre of strength professionals known simply as the StrongFirst Leadership. Our members of Leadership are hand selected from our highest certified instructor ranks because of their dedication and practice of our principles, and their ability to teach these principles to others.
- Master Instructors: Our Master Instructors have reached the pinnacle of achievement in the world of kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight training and instruction. Master Instructors serve as the Lead Instructors at our Certifications. For a list of our Master Instructors, click here.
Name Location Tommy Blom Göteborg, Sweden Shaun Cairns Somerset West, South Africa Andrea U-Shi Chang Seattle, WA, United States Jon Engum Brainerd, MN, United States Michael Hartle Fort Wayne, IN, United States Brett Jones Pittsburgh, PA, United States Peter Lakatos Szentendre, Hungary Jeremy Layport Paso Robles, CA, United States Pavel Macek Prague, Czechia Jason Marshall Lubbock, TX, United States Mark Reifkind San Jose, CA, United States Karen Smith Mckinney, TX, United States Fabio Zonin Isola Vicentina, Italy
- Senior Instructors: Our Senior Instructors have proven themselves as Team Leaders time and time again at our live Certification events. Senior Instructors lead teams at our Certifications. For a list of Senior Instructors, click here.
Name Location Tim Almond O’connor, Australia Massimo Bonora Ferrara, Italy Claire Booth Marshchapel, United Kingdom Dr. Mark Cheng Diamond Bar, CA, United States Betsy Collie Durham, NC, United States Hector Gutierrez Jr. Corpus Christi, TX, United States John Heinz Ottsville, PA, United States Ronen Katz Even Yehuda, Israel Tiago Proenca Porto Alegre, Brazil Prentiss Rhodes Scottsdale, AZ, United States Delaine Ross Atlanta, GA, United States Alexey Senart Paris, France Cole Summers Winnipeg, Canada Derek Toshner Fond Du Lac, WI, United States Ryan Toshner Brookfield, WI, United States Woochae Yoon Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
- Team Leaders: Our Team Leaders have proven themselves as assistants at our events. Team Leaders will lead teams, with help from our assistants, at our Certifications. For a full list of Team Leaders, click here.
Name Location Ferenc Acs Budapest, Hungary Denzel Allen Mill Valley, CA, United States Jody Beasley Birmingham, AL, United States Maggie Burrows Bozeman, MT, United States Laura Callegari Limena (padova), Italy Victor Carrillo Heredia, Costa Rica Owen Chau Richmond, Canada Myren Constantine Fu Singapore, Singapore Kevin Dea Bryn Mawr, PA, United States Ron Farrington Fairfield, NJ, United States Mira Gracia Portland, OR, United States Tony Gracia Portland, OR, United States Debbie Hayes Silver Creek, GA, United States Chris Hook Hermosa Beach, CA, United States John Kenny Raheny, Ireland Martine Kerr Dubai, United Arab Emirates Louka Kurcer Pointe-Claire, Canada Piers Kwan Brisbane, Australia Jun-Young Lee Daegu, Korea, Republic Of Justyna Macková Praha, Czechia Ivan Masperi Brescia, Italy Stefano Massa Napoli, Italy Noah Maxwell Havertown, PA, United States Benjamin Mayer Israel Granville Mayers Mississauga, Canada Derek Miller Springdale, AR, United States Steve Milles New York, NY, United States Gary Music Shelby, OH, United States Reneta Music Mansfield, OH, United States Brian Myers Amarillo, TX, United States Roxanne Myers Amarillo, TX, United States Analisa Naldi Mountain View, CA, United States Ricardo Nieves Sarasota, FL, United States Sasa Rajnovic Rijeka, Croatia Dustin Rippetoe Tulsa, OK, United States Danny Sawaya Tucson, AZ, United States Artemis Scantalides Las Vegas, NV, United States Timothy Shuman Orlando, FL, United States Mike Sousa Modesto, CA, United States John Spezzano Los Angeles, CA, United States Andżelika Stefańska-Kowalik Kraków, Poland Mike Torres Seattle, WA, United States Dariusz Walus Zielona Gora, Poland Michael Wille Largo, FL, United States Brian Wright Leesburg, VA, United States Jimmy Yuan Phoenix, AZ, United States Arianna Zaccagnini Roma, Italy Cristian Zedda Quartu Sant'Elena, Italy
- Emeritus: Our Emeritus status is granted to those with a history of service and dedication to StrongFirst. For a full list of Emeritus, click here.
Name Rank Location Lance Coffel Senior Emeritus Portland, OR, United States Gabi Katschthaler Senior Emeritus Debrecen, Hungary Doug Nepodal Master Emeritus Carpinteria, CA, United States Joseph Sansalone Senior Emeritus Columbia, MD, United States James Sjostrom Team Leader Emeritus Midvale, UT, United States Mark Snow Team Leader Emeritus Valley, NE, United States Ervin Toth Team Leader Emeritus Budapest, Hungary