Shaun Cairns

profilephoto01-001370000076Ts7AAEA former competitive swimmer and rugby player, Shaun Cairns, SFG Master Instructor, is also the original “Beast Tamer,” a title given to only three dozen men in the world who can consecutively perform a one-leg squat (pistol), chin-up (from dead straight to chin over the bar), and a one-arm clean and press with the “Beast,” the intimidating 48kg kettlebell. Shaun earned the title in 2005, after becoming the first man to expertly complete all three parts of this mammoth feat.

One year prior to becoming the Beast Tamer, in 2004, Shaun successfully completed the gruelling Russian Kettlebell Challenge to obtain his RKC status. He was certified by Pavel Tsatsouline, Master of Sports. Five years later, Pavel invited Shaun to become part of his elite instructor team as a Senior RKC and in 2013 to be a Master instructor in StrongFirst. Since then, Shaun has been running StrongFirst Certifications and kettlebell workshops in South Africa, Australia, Dubai, India and the United States.

Shaun also runs his own successful kettlebell businesses in South Africa, Generation Strength, providing kettlebell instruction, training, and workshops, and Kettlebells for Africa, providing products. In addition, he is the exclusive importer of DragonDoor Kettlebells and DVDs into South Africa, as well as Medi-Dyne stretch and strength products, and GymBoss Timers. Kettlebells for Africa is the only one-stop kettlebell shop in Southern Africa.
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Master StrongFirst Certified Instructor
StrongFirst Elite
Kettlebell Instructor SFG II
Barbell Instructor SFL
Bodyweight Instructor SFB


City: Somerset West
Zip code: 7130
State: Western Cape
Country: South Africa

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