Betsy Collie

profilephoto01-001370000076Tg2AAEBetsy Collie, is a Senior StrongFirst Certified Instructor in all three modalities, Kettlebells, Barbell, and Bodyweight training. As a member of leadership in StrongFirst she teaches at SF certifications and courses around the world. Owner, Co-Founder, and Head Instructor at Rapid Results Fitness located in Durham, NC. Rapid Results Fitness is a StrongFirst accredited gym specializing in group kettlebell training classes and personal training also utilizing barbells, bodyweight training, Battling Ropes as well as Functional Movement Screening and joint mobility work. Betsy is a Senior SFG (appointed by Pavel Tsatsouline), for StrongFirst, a School of Strength for all things kettlebells, barbells, and bodyweight training. She is also SFG I and II, SFB(Bodyweight) and SFL(Barbell) StrongFirst certified which means she carries the StrongFirst Elite Instructor title and can teach kettlebell, bodyweight, and barbell course and certifications for StrongFirst. She is also certified in Z Health Level I, a Level II Battling Ropes Coach, and certified through American Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA) to teach Group Fitness, and Personal Training. As a Senior StrongFirst Certified Instructor and Owner of Rapid Results Fitness she trains all walks of life from housewife, to collegiate athlete, to grandfather, to the military and everything in between. In addition, she instructs at StrongFirst Certifications and Courses that are taught throughout the year in various states and around the world. One of her proudest instructor moments was when she was appointed by Pavel Tsatsouline, along with 9 other instructors to train the Navy SEALs in Kettlebell training. Her mission in training others is to teach proper body mechanics, improve movement patterns, build strength, and prevent injury with the goal of creating resilient bodies for life! She can be reached at 919-403- 8651 or and at


Zoë Kronovet
I met Betsy four years ago at her gym Rapid Results Fitness. During the year I was a member of RRF my kettlebell skills improved immensely thanks to her fantastic instruction and I got into the best shape of my life.

In 2018 I decided to pursue the SFG I certification. Even though I had relocated from Durham, Betsy agreed to assist me in preparing. I would not have passed the cert if not for her invaluable insight and instruction. Her passion, knowledge and recommendations kept me focused, motivated and improving. I'm so grateful for all of the assistance she provided. If you have the chance to work with Betsy privately, at her gym, RRF or through an StrongFirst seminar - I highly recommend it!

Anthony V Cassone
I first met Betsy at the 8 hr. KB class she held at RRF. I had been " messing around " with kettlebells for some time, and felt it was time to learn how use them correctly. That class was great. I was so impressed with Betsy's understanding, kindness, and ability ,that I signed up for an SFG weekend.
I had a great experience at the weekend, however, I didn't complete the snatch test. Enter Betsy once again. I reached out to her, and she got back to me right away, and in a few short weeks, I was able to pass the snatch test.
Betsy's support, attention to detail, and professionalism is second to none! She truly takes the time to help and teach in a completely organic way. THANKS BETSY!!

I had the pleasure of being part of the SFG course instructed by Betsy at Lisle, IL. I have been exercising with KBs on & off from 2008, though I have become more active for the last 2 years. I follow most of the content from Pavel regularly and have started using the "Simple & Sinister" program (which I love). But, when I came across this class I was sure I will be learning quite a few things that I am missing in my workouts and correctly so, it was a great learning experience. Betsy's attention to details, her knowledge, passion and humor were amazing. She had the same energy until the last minute of the class as in the morning in our 8-hour day.Unbelievable!
She was patient & kind to hear all our questions, feedback and provided very useful tips according to our needs.
I highly recommend her class!

I came to kbs, RRF and to Betsy as an endurance athlete looking for strength training to compliment my running schedule and training. In the past, I had experienced injuries attributed to a weak core, and a fellow triathlete had recommended Betsy and kbs as a great core workout. Although the gym recommends a plan of kbs two to three times a week, I only attended once a week as a cross-training day. Even with that limited practice, I could tell a difference in my running pretty quickly. I also made it through a marathon training cycle injury free and with a shiny new PR that I attribute in part to kb training.

At RRF and with Betsy, the focus is always on proper form. One of the things that I really love about Betsy as a trainer is her dedication to educating those in her class about why form is so important, and how these exercises are benefiting us. I feel that I leave class with a great workout, but also with a better view as to how to exercise!

Seriously, I am a huge fan, and I have been trying to spread the word to my other endurance friends. Thanks!!

Alan Cohen
Betsy is the real deal. She possesses all the skill and experience that every student could want from an instructor. Always positive, knowledgeable, approachable and above all, patient. The classes are fun and nurture a sense of community that is motivating. She's always manages to find what the student is doing right while still correcting errors. I strongly recommend Betsy Collie. I've had a great time learning from her for the last couple of years.!

Betsy is an incredible kettle bell instructor! She is passionate about helping everyone learn the benefits of kettle bell training with proper form. She is detailed and thorough to make sure you understand how to train yourself and your clients.

Michael Krasnov
I became a client of Betsy Collie shortly after she opened Rapid Results Fitness. As a sports chiropractor who has worked with elite and Olympic athletes, and as an international instructor in sports injury treatment, I have pretty high standards. Betsy exceeds these standards. One of the things I really appreciate is her attention to proper form. Not only does this lessen the odds of injury, it also helps you get the most from each exercise. Additionally her incorporation of Z-health and mobility exercises drawn from Gray Cook's work are a perfect addition to the kettlebell work. Lastly her regular email blasts are not only motivational but full of sound nutritional advice. While the fitness field is full of trainers whose quality can vary widely, Betsy stands out as a true super star and I recommend her without reservation. Dr. Michael Krasnov.

I have been training with Betsy for five years. Her incredible knowledge and skill when it comes to building healthy, strong bodies is further supported by a generous teaching style that encourages clients to realize their full potential. I am up for re-certification this year, and I find that under Betsy's supervision I continue to refine my skills and expand my awareness of how my body moves. As a runner and open water swimmer, I find that her class designs provide excellent cross-training benefits, and total body strengthening. She is a great instructor, and has assembled a great team at Rapid Results Fitness.

Betsy's kettle bell class is the best exercise class I've ever taken. The varied workout keeps it new and interesting. And, Betsy's focus on safety and overall health (including a strong nutritional focus) round out the program to give me exactly what I've been looking for.

I've been going to Rapid Results Fitness for more than three years, and I can honestly say it is the best exercise class I've ever attended. Betsy teaches to the individual, while managing to keep an entire class of students at different levels very engaged. The routines vary every time; there is always something new to learn. Betsy is always patient, but will never let us get away with "poor form", especially from a safety perspective. I'm almost 50 years old, and I have never been fitter in my life. I love kettlebells, and look forward to every session.

Coach Collie possesses the grace and skill that every student could want from an instructor. Always positive, knowledgeable, approachable and above all, patient. She truly wants her students to own what they learn from her. Her ability to manage a group of varied abilities, while still making sure each individual feels noticed and attended to, is exceptional. She's always manages to find what the student is doing right while still correcting errors. I strongly recommend Betsy Collie. I've had a great time learning from her!


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


City: Durham
Zip code: 27707
State: NC
Country: United States


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