Kevin Dea

profilephoto01-0013700000A7iQwAAJKevin Dea is a Strength and Conditioning Coach as well as a Fitness and Weight Loss expert located in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. He is the owner of D.E.A. Strength Training, which opened early in 2014. Kevin has been personal training since 2009 and has been working with kettlebells since 2010. Kevin has attained all StrongFirst Certifications and achieved the title of Beast Tamer at his Level 2 Certification in Philadelphia in October of 2016. In 2018 Kevin was promoted to the position of Team Leader within StrongFirst. In addition to StrongFirst, Kevin is also certified as a USAW Performance Coach, FMS Level 2, CPPS, and CSCS. Kevin works with adults of all age, shapes, sizes, and capabilities. He loves to work with adults, athletes, other trainers, as well as assisting at StrongFirst certifications.

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Kevin Dea

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104 N Essex Ave
Narberth Pa 19072

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Chris Dohrmann
I attended the kettlebell 101 and 201 workshops Kevin hosted in early May and had a blast. I found much of what we learned in a condensed amount of time very tangible and helpful, especially for an introductory workshop. Kevin provided great feedback to learners, just enough to help improve, but not too much to overwhelm. I'm likely going to pursue further certifications because of Kevin's workshops and I would definitely recommend to others!

Crystal Martin
The workshop was amazing and Kevin was super cool, down to earth and able to explain the basic and fundamental movement of kettlebell. Thanks for helping me help others ?

Richard Rosek
I attended the Kettlebell 201: The Rite of Passage Workshop (May 7, 2022). Kevin's instructional style is informative and entertaining. Kevin shared experience and insight that improved my kettlebell technique delivered in a fun workshop experience.

Joe Levandowski
Kevin was polite and professional while creating a fun and welcoming environment for his attendees. I also admired his attention to detail to ensure everyone was performing all exercises correctly and safely. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to get stronger!

Ryan Lucking
I attended the Foundations Workshop. As as a beginner who discovered SF during the pandemic, it was great to have expert instruction and feedback. I left with drills and techniques to incorporate into my training to keep me safe and strong!

Vince Vaccaro
I took the Strongfirst kettlebell 8 hour course with Kevin a few months back. Very professional in his approach and attention to detail, while being personable and creating a comfortable environment. Can’t wait for when the time comes for me to sign up for the body weight course.

I came to Kevin while preparing for the SFG I certification in October 2019. He quickly proved to be a dedicated and knowledgable coach who genuinely cared about helping me succeed. He was always available for advice on my training, and had me well prepared for the tough SFG weekend. When I struggled with the snatch test, he put a plan together which ultimately helped me pass and gain my certification. If I had it to do over again, the only thing I would change is seeking Kevin out earlier.

Jen Daniels
I took the StrongFirst Kettlebell Course led by Kevin and can firmly say that after almost 7 years in the fitness industry, this was the most amazing course I have taken. The technicality of KB’s can feel overwhelming but Kevin broke it down so well and made sure we all really got it. You feel supported from Kevin from the first moment you walk in the room and I am planning to take his class in Philly sometime soon!

Alysha Womack
Kevin lead a Kettle workshop that I was privileged to attend in the Chester County, PA area. He is one of the most knowledgeable and creditable trainers I have yet to learn from. He guided my colleagues and I through a training that was incredibly educational and exciting. If you are looking to grow in the fitness industry and or gain more knowledge on incorporating kettlebells into your training and or coaching, Kevin Dea is the guy!

Nichols April
I had the pleasure of attending a kettlebell workshop run by Kevin. He is a remarkable instructor! He is super personable and has great energy which helped make for a conducive learning environment for myself and my fellow coaching team. During our workshop Kevin was able to teach a variety of new movements and techniques in a relatively brief period of time, all while ensuring total comprehension and allowing open dialogue for questions and answers. I highly recommend Kevin as a Strong First instructor!

Chris Coyne
Kevin ran Kettlebell and Bodyweight courses I recently attended and did a fantastic job. As a result of his level of knowledge, experience, teaching ability, and positive attitude I learned more than I ever expected in 2 days. He is simply one of the best instructors I have ever worked with. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for fitness instruction!


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