Tim Almond

profilephoto01-001370000076TtEAAUA former 13-year member of the Royal Australian Navy’s Elite Clearance Diving Teams, Tim has operational experience from both Afghanistan and the North Arabian gulf.

Tim Almond, SFG Senior Instructor, has been hosting and instructing StrongFirst courses and certifications across Australia and New Zealand since StrongFirst’s formation in 2012.

As a 3-time winner of StrongFirst’s Tactical Strength Challenge in the open division, Tim has successfully trained and mentored over a dozen top 3 place winners since 2015.

Favourite pastimes usually involve 2 kettlebells and a grimace, however Tim is also a passionate yogi bringing balance, some yin to the yang that kettlebell training creates. Tim enjoys rucking and sees it a tool for both conditioning (working out) and connecting to nature for a form of meditation in motion (working in).

Tim owns and operates a small boutique kettlebell studio in Perth Western Australia, Hardstyle Method, providing kettlebell instruction, strength and movement education and exercise therapy.


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Seamus Hayes
I first met Tim in November 2019 during my SFG1 in Perth.
Professionally I’ve work in Musculoskeletal rehab, manual therapy(Myotherapist) and as a strength coach currently based at Absolute MMA Melbourne. I have been lucky to work with Olympic and world champions from track sprinting, powerlifting & Brazilian JiuJitsu and their coaches. Tim is among the best, he is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable coaches I have worked with.
Since the SFG he has offered guidance and programming advice in my training, but also in aiding in programming advice for Running kettlebell classes within the MMA gym that I run. Thank you for being a great leader Tim, looking forward to attending your courses in future.

Tim is very passionate about his Bells and it shows through his eagerness to share his vast and entertaining knowledge.
I went into this course with a sound understanding of Kettlebell's and was pleasantly surprised to find that I'd only scratched the surface.
Tim has excited a sense to go explore further what I'd previously thought of Kettlebells, Health & Fitness.

I highly recommend the Kettlebell workshop with Tim. He is very easy to listen to and demonstrates each move as he explains it. The workshop is very hands on and engaging for everyone. Tim is professional and encouraging to all students who attend.

Adam Chilcott
An extremely knowledgeable man. If I kept doing it alone and didn't come to see Tim and learn how to do kettlebell moves with proper technique I don't think I would have ever progressed. I feel confident I can bigger, stronger and happier without injuring myself! Plus he's a great bloke! Thanks heaps Tim.

Chris Dawson
Excellent knowledge and accommodating with all levels. I'd highly recommend for anyone to to train with Tim.

Andrew Crellin
Tim provided a truly sophisticated and focused overview of the basic kettlebell movements. I have covered off a number of weaknesses and gained a great deal of confidence in just one day. I can’t wait to apply this in the weeks to come.

India Sieber
Tim’s course far exceeded expectations. His insights into health & fitness were motivational and informative, and his kettlebell knowledge was impressive. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I couldn’t recommend his course enough.

Joshua John Samuel Hughes
Tim Almond is able to articulate his knowledge in a comprehensive and intuitive way that accelerated our learning on the kettlebell workshop at The Mill. We left knowing a lot more and able to practice with confidence what we had learnt.
Thanks Tim for you professionalism and commitment to our health and well being.

Kohl Yates
Kettlebell course 2-11-19 Freo
The course was a game changer and Tim is an inspiring individual .
I'll be sure to recommend Tim to my friends in the martial art industry ,
and I'd look forward to working with him in the future .

Casey Campbell
Tim was my Team Leader for the SFG1 course and I consider myself incredibly fortunate for that to have been the case. I came into the SFG with having ten years of kettlebell training and coaching experience. While I knew I could always get better with my technique, the amount it improved under his guidance was more than I could have expected. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable but he’s equally as generous with his wisdom. Awesome coach and awesome person, seek him out whether you reside in Australia or for distance coaching, you’ll be glad you did.

VJ Bumanlag
The man knows what he's talking about.

Did the class 28/9/2019 at the Crossfit Alice Springs. Did not know what to expect before going in. Tim discussed the science and prove the science through demonstration and unique teachings. Highly recommend to people who loves the ins and outs of the basic fundamentals of fitness.

Richard Bailey
Tim Almond is an exceptional trainer!
You cannot go wrong in seeking out Tim as a trainer, coach and mentor.

Tim has developed a remarkable depth of expertise and mastery of Physical Culture, coupled with an uncanny ability to transmit his teachings to you.
Possessing rare insight, with an exceptionally broad depth of knowledge and understanding, Tim's ability to guide your journey of personal growth and development is truely awe inspiring!

Jason Appel
Once you’ve seen Tim go about his business at Box 33, you can’t help not want to be part of the community.
I was drawn to StrongFirst after taking other kettlebell instructor courses that were absolutely shocking - certifying trainers that were clearly not technically proficient enough to coach the movements.
Which is why I take any opportunity to learn from Tim - his commitment and discipline towards his training and teaching are second to none, glad to have an instructor of that caliber on Western Australia to learn from.

Deborah Biggs
I contacted Tim when preparing for my first StrongFirst certification and I am so glad that I did! Tim is extremely knowledgeable and has been a fantastic mentor on my StrongFirst journey. He also has a holistic approach which resonates with me because sometimes I need to be forced to consider that factors outside of my physical training might be affecting my progress. Tim does this with graciousness and a thoughtful approach. When I suffer a lapse in self confidence or my progress stalls, Tim knows how to coach me through it so that I can keep on improving. I was using kettlebells before I started working with Tim but my technique and performance has improved immensely under Tim's guidance. I would not be the athlete or the coach that I am today without the mentorship I have received from Tim. I look forward to continuing to work with Tim and am ever grateful to be a part of the StrongFirst Australia community.

Mark Seares
As a proud foundation member of Tim's Box 33, I'd still be there if we hadn't retired 300 kms away! Tim has an exceptional knowledge of exercise physiology, coupled with an inimitable ability to communicate. You'll discover that your limits are much higher than you thought. Tim makes it fun, you will get stronger, move better, maybe lose some weight and you'll want to keep coming back for more.

Richard Scholes
I have been a Box33 member for almost 6 years now and have been fortunate enough to have had Tim Almond as a Personal Trainer and also attended a few StrongFirst certifications and workshops run by Tim. His attention to detail and his knowledge and passion leaves no stone unturned and this has allowed me/my body to perform at my own PB. I just love getting more out of life because of this. Very highly recommended.

John Negoescu
Tim is an extremely knowledgeable coach and is able to convey complex ideas in a simple, practical manner with a logical progression.
Tim has a holistic approach to coaching and is able to accommodate those who are in pain with little or no training experience and those with a long training history.
Tim is hands down one of the best kettlebell instructors in the country and I would highly recommend him for any training endeavour.

James Hughes
Tim introduced me to kettlebells and the change it has made for me both physically and mentally has been massive.
Coming from a background as an elite athlete I was pretty certain about my fitness and strength being elite but quickly found out in reality I was a novice.
I have learnt and continue to learn so much from training with Tim.
I would recommend Tim to anyone who wants to advance and better themselves.

Scott Jackson
Tim is a passionate, knowledgeable and inspiring trainer who will take you to the next level and beyond.


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Senior StrongFirst Certified Instructor
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Kettlebell Instructor SFG II
Barbell Instructor SFL
Bodyweight Instructor SFB


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City: O’Connor
Zip code: 6163
State: WA
Country: Australia
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