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Hi All, 

Testimonial by Abhinav Malhotra, Ballistic Kettlebell Fitness Academy for Shakti Saran, Health Fitness India - web design, graphic design, SEO, SMO and online marketing work.


I'd like to thank Mr. Abhinav Malhotra, the founder of Ballistic Kettlebell Fitness Academy, India to consent for the interview with the Health and Fitness India network. Our Q&A are: 


1. Why did you decide to enter the fitness industry?

I was always an obese person right since childhood and hated myself for that.

I constantly looked for fitness advice from people in good shape and different trainers in the gym and read articles on the web and in the fitness magazines which always contradicted.

Everything contradicted with each other and led to more confusion.

All this led to frustration before I decided to do a Personal Trainer Certification course from K11 Fitness Academy, Pune to educate myself in fitness science.

My interest in fitness education grew henceforth and I kept doing more courses nationally and internationally in different aspects of fitness and decided to venture into fitness industry.

I started Pune's 1st personal training studio specializing in functional training and athletic Strength & Conditioning, with the latest trends of Kettlebells, TRX, BOSU etc.

Then I launched India's premier Kettlebell and Sports conditioning academy - Ballistic Kettlebell Fitness Academy.

2. What are your specialties as a fitness professional?


Strength & conditioning for sportsmen,

Training for special population (people with medical problems, musculo-skeletal injuries, postural disorders, neural problems, children and pregnant women),

Lifestyle improvement by adopting regular exercise and nutrition habits.

3. What's a great piece of advise that you've given to a client?

Fitness is a lifestyle change and not a crash diet and over-training protocol to lose weight. Such faulty practices to lose quick weight will only lead to lowered metabolism, sagging skin, abnormal hormones, faster regain of weight to lead to more frustration.

Moreover, what's the point in getting to a smaller out of shape, ugly body from the larger out of shape body with weeks of crash diets affecting sleep, happiness, mind and overall quality if life?

Exercise at least 3-4 days a week and have a balanced diet, with proper macro and micro-nutrient profile to suit your body, which one can sustain all throughout life.

4. Can you please share any major mistakes that fitness professionals make?

1) Trying to impress the clients with quick results. Thereby adopting faulty practices mentioned above by me. Most often includes giving excess cardio and super low calorie protein-deficient diets.

2) Starting training without proper client assessments. I see this a lottttt !!!

5. Where do you see yourself professionally in the next five and ten years from now?

1) Expanding my brand Ballistic from an academy to gyms and sports nutrition through out Asia.

2) Personally, one of the leading lifestyle and fitness consultant in India.

6. Your professional contact details

Email :

Mobile : +91 9810733448

Website :


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Below watch growing number of videos and articles of mostly women and some men trainers performing Kettlebell exercises and workouts for fat loss, strength, power, cardio-vascular endurance, muscular endurance, speed and flexibility.

Ladies, don't be turned off by lifting weights because you see a girl with lots of big muscles. It's very difficult to get lots of big muscles. 

Doing weight training with a nutritious diet and proper rest will give you a healthy and fit body and you'll not look like a man! Don't be scared of weight training ladies! You'll burn fat, shape your body, have strength and feel beautiful!

"The reason the kettlebell is so great is that there’s offset center of gravity," says Laura Alton, a certified trainer, physical therapist, and Russian kettlebells certified instructor at the Cooper Fitness Center in Dallas. 

That means your body has to work harder to maintain balance. In so doing, you work many different muscle groups -- and get your heart rate up at the same time.

Hoisting the heavy metal bells not only helps strengthen your arms and pecs, but also works your core, heart, and lungs.

Riva Rahl, MD, medical director for wellness programs at the Cooper Fitness Center says "If you're doing it appropriately, the benefits are huge."

If you're thinking about trying kettlebells, you should know these three things:

1. Technique matters

2. Work with a trainer

3. Look for a smooth handle

For details,


Swing - Lisa Shaffer - Kettlebell Basics -- scroll below for more videos

Kettlebell Tutorial: Push Press

Kettlebell Swing

Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls teach Girl Scouts

7 year old girl, kettlebell snatch 

A quick video on benefits of kettlebell

StrongFirst SFG Kettlebell Level I Technique Standards

(Swing, TGU, Clean, Press, Squat, Snatch)

Selected Strength Training Systems -

Kettlebell Training Is Great For Young Female Athletes

This is the Beauty in Strength - Muscular Girls and Women - Health and Fitness India blog post which has several images to help motivate girls and women into fitness and also bodybuilding if they want to:

3 Things to Know Before Trying a Kettlebell Workout by Jennipher Walters

1. Form is king.

2. It's all about momentum.

3. Go heavy or go home.

For details, 

Misalignment in Kettlebell Lifting

Kettlebell Workout: DOs and DON'Ts, Common Mistakes VIDEO

There are 3 main events/disciplines in kettlebell sport; (i) the jerk, (ii) the long cycle clean & jerk, and (iii) the snatch. The jerk requires the athlete to clean two kettlebells to the chest once, and then jerk them overhead as many times as possible. The long cycle clean & jerk requires the athlete to clean both kettlebells prior to each jerk. The snatch, which is the only event that uses one kettlebell, is performed by swinging the kettlebell between the legs and brought up to the overhead position in one uninterrupted motion.

The athlete is only allowed to switch hands once during the time frame. Professionals compete in weight categories using 32 kg kettlebell(s) for men, and women using 24 kg kettlebell(s). Each event is tested for maximal repetitions in the ten minute time frame without setting the kettlebells down.

A judge is assigned to each athlete to ensure that only proper repetitions are counted. Because the athlete cannot set the kettlebell(s) down, efficient technique must be used to last the entire ten minutes.

Fitness - Kettlebells For Beginners - Tutorial 1

Fitness - Kettlebells For Beginners - Tutorial 2 

ICKB Girl demos Good vs. Bad form in Kettlebell Lifting

Kettlebell Pyramid Circuit Workout

Full Body Kettlebell Workout Circuit "California"

Fitness Blender's Beginner Kettlebell Workout - Kell's Kettlebells Routine for Total Body Toning

Kettlebell workouts for Fat loss

Kettlebell Beginner Workout ~ Tone It Up!


20 Minute Kettlebell BootCamp Workout

Kettlebell Training For Real Women

Kettlebell Exercises, CrossFit Workout, Fit How To

Open European Kettlebell Lifting Championship 2012,

Belgorod, Russia - Women's Snatch

Kettlebell Workout for Butt and Thighs

How to Do Kettlebell Swings | Sleek/Strong With Rachel Cosgrove

Kettlebell Routine for Total Body Strength

Quick Fat Burning Kettlebell Workout

Kettlebell Practice - A Woman's Touch 

This is a combination of some of my favorite moves. Some are very powerful and others require more flexibility and balance. Diversity is the name of the game for me.

4 Ways Kettlebells Melt The Mommy Belly

KETTLE BELLS for Women - Group Demonstration

Kettlebell World Championship - Women's Division IUKL 2011

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Kettlebell - Women - Health Fitness India - Fat Loss, Strength, Power, Cardio and Muscular Endurance, Speed, Flexibility

Steve Cotter will also be at Sheru Classic in Pune, India! 

Sheru Classic is the biggest Pro Bodybuilding Show/Health and Fitness Expo in Asia and showcases the biggest name in Bodybuilding and fitness industry.  

Date: October 26, 2013 & October 27, 2013 

Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 


Stadium: Balewadi Stadium, Pune

Parking: Paid parking available on-site

We Be Clubbin'! Indian Clubs with Steve Cotter!

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson with Steve Cotter - Snatch Insertion - Part 1

IKFF Kettlebell Lessons with Steve Cotter- Snatch Insertion - Part 2

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson 2 with Steve Cotter - Depth of Squat in Swing

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson 3 - Finding the Rack

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson 4 - Hip Flexibility for Rack Position

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson 5 - Shoulder Flexibility for Rack Position 

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson 6 - Snatch Trajectory Part 2 - downward component 

IKFF Lesson 7 - Breathing for Kettlebell Snatch

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Kettlebell India Certified Fitness Trainers List

These certified kettlebell fitness trainers in India are getting found more and more !!!

Names & Links

Abhinav Malhotra (site designed by me)

Dr. Nikhil Lad

Annie Sharma IKFF Workshop Certificate

For kettlebell videos and articles of mostly women and some men trainers:

I'll start soon a separate blog post focused on male kettlebell trainers in our world.


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Hi All,

I'd like to thank Dr. Chirag Sethi, Managing Director of Classic Fitness Group, to consent for the interview with the Health and Fitness India network. Our Q&A are as follows:

1. Why did you decide to enter the fitness industry?

Fitness was always my passion so I thought of opting my passion as my profession. Having a master's degree in sports physiotherapy helped me alot to understand the basics clearly. Seeing the ongoing trend of obesity in India I hope I could make a difference.

2. What are your specialities as a fitness professional?

I hold a master degree in sports physiotherapy, I have done various international certifications from ACE / ACSM / NCSF.

My specialities are sports conditioning, kettlebell, TRX and BOSU ball workouts for whole body conditioning.

3. What's a great piece of advise that you've given to a client?

I always believe in chosing the right amount of exercise with correct technique. If the technique is wrong and we lift heavy we will only have injuries.

Good nutrition and right exercises are a key for a healthy body.

4. Can you please share any major mistakes that fitness professionals make?

The major mistake fitness professionals do is they make all the clients do the same workout. We have to understand every client is different and their goals are different.
One form of exercise will always not benefit all clients.

5. Where do you see yourself professionally in the next five and ten years from now?

5 years from now I would like to see me educating more and more people in India and spreading my network of training academies all over India which will provide training to all the aspiring professionals.

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