A Look Inside the StongFirst Lifter (SFL) Barbell Instructor Certification

The lifts, the preparation, the weekend itself, and priceless bits of advice—the barbell and its ultimate instructional experience, the SFL Certification—are demystified.

Thank You, StrongFirst

Very few people ever have the opportunity to get a dream job. I’ve been blessed enough to have a few. I was a Navy SEAL. I owned a gun range. I worked for StrongFirst.

Even Stronger: 2017 Leadership Promotions

The true leaders of the StrongFirst Community are the SFG Leadership. So it is my honor and privilege to announce our latest round of promotions.

A Lesson on Leadership, Social Media, and “Teachable Moments”

As professionals in an internet age, our message can spread far and we need to spread our message well and properly. Recently, Fabio Zonin and I had a stumble, but we turned it into a teachable moment.

A Comprehensive 3-Month Plan for Beginner Group Lessons

Here is a detailed blueprint of how we conduct our beginner group lessons and build skill, enthusiasm, knowledge, and, most of all, strength in all our students.

All-Out Competition, or Fat-Loss and Status Check: Two Other Reasons the Tactical Strength Challenge is Good for You

Yes, it is still a (world-wide) competition, twice each year. But many (if not most) participants have a completely different reason for committing to the TSC.

There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Strong

At StrongFirst we say, “Strength has a greater purpose.” This mindset isn’t the case for everyone and this instinct to pursue strength may require a little teasing out—for a few people, we may have to knock down barriers.

15 Years and 15 Observations

I signed up for Pavel’s second-ever workshop in February of 2002 and my first kettlebell arrived in time for Christmas 2001. The rest, as they say, is history. But what have I observed in those fifteen years?

The Difference a Body Positive Approach Can Make

More coaches are learning about body positive approaches that make high-quality training available and accessible to more people. Here's how to find the coach for you.

Happy StrongFirst New Year: What I Learned in 2015

As I reflect on 2015 and the lessons it provided, I’m humbled by the opportunity to be a part of the StrongFirst community. I’m also thankful to have so many great people at every different level of the StrongFirst Team.