Michael is the founder of Kettlebell Solo and has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry.
He has followed an unconventional path that includes teaching kettlebells across the country, surviving in the desert, racing BMX bikes, living at a monastery, and walking across Spain — to name a few.
Michael uses the kettlebell as a tool to convey the life lessons he's learned along the way about communication, cooperation, and connection.
Founder of Kettlebell Solo and Kettlebell Partner Passing
Featured in The Wedge, Simple & Sinister, Dragon Door, My Mad Methods, Underground Strength Coach
Co-author and co-star of Kettlebell Basics for Strength Coaches & Personal Trainers with Brett Jones
RKC Certified in 2003
StrongFirst Team Leader 2004-2019
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) 2002-2012
2X NSCA Presenter 2004, 2006
Certified Blanchard Yoga Instructor
Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) Graduate & Apprentice
Personal Trainer & Hike Leader at The Biggest Loser Resort
Executive Trainer at Fox, Disney, and Paramount Pictures
Santa Fe Century Finisher 2019
BS Kinesiology, San Diego State
Brittany van Schravendijk
Brittany has been coaching kettlebells since 2011, and was a professional Kettlebell Sport Athlete.
She burned out after years of pushing herself to the limit and went in search of a healthier approach to fitness. In the process, she found Kettlebell Solo, which reignited her love for kettlebells.
Brittany now enjoys helping others develop a more loving relationship with their body, mind, and spirit through a balanced approach to exercise.
Featured by Kettlebell Kings, KettleGuard, Girls Gone Strong, Lifehacker, Women's Running, Bodybuilding.com, Mind Pump Media, Lebe Stark
Named in the Top 10 Kettlebell Instagram Accounts to Follow
World Champion in Kettlebell Sport
World & National Record Holder
7X Master of Sport
Kettlebell Partner Passing Instructor
Master Coach (IKO)
Mobility Specialist (FRC)
Agatsu Certified, Upper & Lower Body Mobility
KOR Head Kettlebell Sport Coach 2014-2018
Ice Chamber Kettlebell Team Member & Coach 2011-2014
BS Engineering, UC Berkeley