Oxfordshire, United Kingdom—November 12-14, 2021


**Save £310 when you register by June 14, 2021 (pay only £870)
**Save £160 when you register by September 13, 2021 (pay only £1017)
Late price of £1237 begins November 1, 2021


Or, register at the event page by clicking the below button.


The Engine House
The Close
OX12 8PT
United Kingdom

Friday* & Saturday 0830-1830,
Sunday 0830-1630 (at the latest)
*check-in begins at 0800 on Friday

There are various accommodation options available nearby, across a range of prices. Suggestions will be included in your registration confirmation email.

Email us with any questions.



Recertification* of your SFG, SFG II, SFL, SFB and/or Elite Instructor credentials is included with your registration. Testing will be completed during the weekend. *Must hold a current certification to be eligible. You put in the time and effort to earn your StrongFirst Instructor status; don’t let it slip away!

The three events are a strict military press, a strict tactical pullup, and a pistol. Men lift a 48kg kettlebell to become Beast Tamers. Women earn their Iron Maiden title with 24kg.

Many strong people are able to complete one of the events. Some can do two. But the ability to do all three is rare, as the three lifts favor different body types. A man or woman who has completed the challenge is one dangerous individual.

Do you have what it takes?

SIGN UP TO ATTEMPT THE CHALLENGE! Open to student candidates attending this Cert weekend, and current StrongFirst Certified-Instructors who wish to attempt the challenge. Instructors: please register so we know to expect you. Visit our ACHIEVE webpage for more Beast Tamer and Iron Maiden Challenge details.

Why attend SFL

  • Principles. Like all of our Certifications, the SFL is principle based. The same principles from our SFG and SFB Curriculum apply here. The system remains the same. The tool is now the barbell.
  • Strength. This Certification will make you a stronger person, not only in your barbell lifts, but in your other lifts and endeavors as well.
  • Education. If you are or aspire to be a true strength coach, the SFL is a fundamental credential. The essential rules and nuances of technique, safety, and programming with the barbell are delivered during this intensive three-day hands-on event. Even if you are not a strength coach, the techniques will help you become a stronger athlete all around.
  • Focus. Like all of our Certifications and Courses, the SFL is also both narrow and deep. We feel it’s better to take a deep dive on a few lifts, the most important lifts, in order to build you into better strength professionals.
  • Scalability. Contrary to popular belief, the barbell can be used by nearly anyone. Members of the StrongFirst community send us stories of their success with barbell training in spite of age, injury, or other issues. The barbell is a great tool, available at almost all gyms. In this Certification, you will learn how to scale and progress appropriately.
  • Programming. You will receive an education in programming that will serve you well in all areas of your training and your teaching of others. The sophistication, applicability, and effectiveness of the StrongFirst programming taught at the SFL Certification is the most commonly marveled-at component to the weekend.
  • Grow your business. Bench, squat, and deadlift. They are performed in gyms all over the world. Develop an expert eye in addition to a clear understanding of strength optimization and safety in execution. Become a more in-demand strength professional in your area.
  • Challenge yourself. As with our other Certifications, you cannot purchase this qualification. You will need to prepare in order to pass this Certification and earn the title of StrongFirst Lifter (SFL).

Requirements SFL

SFL is a highly-demanding certification, mentally and physically. 25-30% failure rate is typical. Because our SFL Instructors meet the highest standard in the industry, you should expect to be challenged and tested. Do not take your preparation lightly. Click to see SFL certification requirement details.

Payment Plan

If you register before June 14 you can choose to pay £290 at registration, then another two instalments of £290 before September 13. Instructions will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

You will be responsible for making the instalment payments online by the date specified until your account is paid in full.

If any of the instalments are not received on time, your registration will be forfeited. Cancellation policy applies.

*Discount codes cannot be applied with Payment Plan option.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Certification registration fees are non-refundable by default.

Should StrongFirst GB allow the cancellation of a registration due to an extreme circumstance, the registrant will receive a refund of the registration paid less a £199 administrative/processing fee, if requested 2 calendar months or more prior to the scheduled certification. Discretionary refunds granted within 2 calendar months of the event date will be subject to £299 administrative/processing fee.

Requests to change registration from one scheduled certification to another must be made to StrongFirst GB by e-mail at info@strongfirstgb.com at least 2 calendar months before the certification date, and are subject to a £99 rescheduling fee. Requests made less than 2 calendar months before the certification date will be subject to £199 rescheduling fee.

Registrants may transfer their certification registration to another person for no fee if the request is made at least 21 days prior to the scheduled certification.


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