Endorsements from Medical and Health Professionals
I am thrilled to write this testimonial for Brian Copeland, strength trainer and kettlebell instructor, but first let me give you a brief perspective. I am a body therapist and have been weight training consistently since 1983. So I have better than average knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics and weight training principles.
I was cruising along with my training, working hard and getting decent results. However, I was also interested in making some dramatic changes and reducing the time that I spent in the gym. That’s when I had my serendipitous meeting with Brian. Immediately I saw that he had a detailed grasp of relevant weight training topics that included both cutting edge and “old-time” techniques. He spoke at length about the advantages and disadvantages of various programs and philosophies of training, and which might be the best fit to help me achieve my goals.
Brian then created a program for me that reduced both the number of exercises and the number of sets I had been doing. He included some kettlebell exercises that could be done with dumbbells and two exercises I had never had in my program, the deadlift and squats. Aided by his expert and detailed instruction, and I can’t emphasize the importance of this enough, I began to transition to the new program. Well, the proof is in the results…and they have been phenomenal! Within weeks I have accomplished the following; moved up 2-3 plates on two exercises, increased my bicep curls by almost 30%, strengthened my legs like never before (along with overcoming some nagging hamstring problems), and developed a more integrated, better functioning musculature. But that’s not even the best part. The biggest benefit is that I enjoy working out again.
Regardless of what stage you’re at in your training I am certain that you could benefit from working with Brian. He’s knowledgeable, thorough and an excellent instructor. My results were dramatic, I hope yours are too!
In less then 45 minutes, Patrick had full extension in his injured elbow
We were lead to Brian Copeland’s “Core Fitness” training center from the Dragon Door website. After reading over his bio and training philosophy, I felt that we had found a place that my husband and I could start our kettlebell training.
The only problem was that my husband had an injury that was keeping his elbow from fully locking out (extending) and until this problem was fixed, there would be no kettlebell training.
Patrick had flown over his handlebars in October of 09, and almost five months later the injury to his elbow persisted which inhibited his ability to train and workout.
A beginners kettlebell class was starting at Copeland’s Core Fitness, and we really wanted to start. I made a call to Brian and told him about Patrick’s injury.
Brian encouraged Patrick to book a Z-Health training session and told us that he was almost 90% sure that he could fix Patrick’s injury.
We were hopeful and booked the appointment.
In less then 45 minutes, Patrick had full extension in his injured elbow.
Now, we are ready to start our kettlebell training, and… are practicing Z-Health everyday!
I am stronger, leaner and fitter than I have ever been
I am an emergency and sports medicine physician. I have trained with Brian in both kettlebells and self-defense for approximately 6 months. And I can say without question they have been the most effective and valuable techniques I have ever seen. The workouts are short, quick and simple! I used to bike, run and lift for hours. Now I work strictly with kettlebells and I am stronger, leaner and fitter than I have ever been… all in 20 minutes 3 times a week! As Brian says “do you want to train like an athlete or a hamster?”
Brian’s kettlebell and self-defense instruction is always professional, easy to understand and fun… and the results speak for themselves. Not only am I more fit from Brian’s kettlebell training, but I also feel infinitely safer and more confident from his self defense training.
If you are training for a specific sport or just want to be more fit, feel safer and more confident about yourself, Brian is your man!
I originally wanted to learn to use kettlebells to train on my own at home and what I learned was great knowledge of mechanics and how to adapt the techniques to fit me personally.
What I like best about kettlebells is the functionality of the workouts.
In only 5 training sessions I can already tell I have better back stability.
What I like best about learning from Brian is that he really knows his stuff. I would recommend others learn from Brian.
Before saying anything, let me introduce myself, my name is Wannipat Bauted, a Physical Therapist and Professor of PT in Thailand. I’ve got chance to visit Brian’s studio since the end of June and these made me know much more about Kettlebell, in spite of I never know this special tool before, and learnt more his techniques how he recovered his pain from “Herniated Disc”.
I’d like to give this testimonial to Brian who is a great kettlebell trainer and specialist in the knowledge strength and conditioning. Moreover, he fix his problem by himself, when he suffered from his low back pain in the terrible experience for a long period in past. When I visit him, he gave me other choices of treatments in decreasing back pain and share his knowledge that he learn from healing himself and his clients.
I can confirm that by his knowledge and experiences that he’s learned more in his life, which can help people who have these problem as well. No one knows how to recover themselves when they got that pain but Brian did.
As physicians and Physical Therapists we learn all about biomechanics of human body and learn all of the theories but we often don’t have the knowledge or experience of how to fix back problem. Why? Because having experience and special knowledge is very important. Brian learnt from working with his own body and then used that experience to help his clients.
In fact, no one is keen on everything, even an excellent physician could give the wrong concept of treatment to you or he might try to give you trial and error treatment. It would be great if you are a luckily person who received a correct treatment that would be matching with yours symptoms, but if not then you are in trouble. By allowing yourself to receive the right ways of treatment from the person who had these experiences himself you will be in a much better position.
For me, I only hope that you guys, who are suffering from the bad experiences like Brian used to, probably give you more choices of treatment for yourselves. No one knows before they try to test the thing and got the real experience by themselves.
We don’t have Kettlebells here in Thailand, but I apply some part of Brian’s techniques to my patients, and you know what? It works even if I didn’t use the real kettlebells. Therefore, kettlebells will probably work for you: in addition, you probably gain more and get more beneficial advantage from your great trainer, Brian.
I feel 100% comfortable sending my patients to Brian. His knowledge base is exceptional and his attention to detail is phenomenal.
If you suffer from a previous weakness, Brian will find it and make it strong.
Brian keeps his training lively and challenging. Who would guess that working out could be fun? Well it actually is! Plus the results speak for themselves. At first I was hesitant with Kettlebells, but in studying the ideas behind the movements and feeling what the movements do for me I am now 100% for Kettlebell training.
I would recommend Kettlebell training to anyone who truly wants to, as Brian puts it “Train like an athlete not a hamster”.