Marcus Martinez: How to Unleash the Power of the Kettlebell

Marcus Martinez has loved fitness and physical training from an early age. He always wanted to own a gym, so he studied finance at Chapman University to learn how to run it as a business.

While he was in the finance and accounting world, Marcus continued working on fitness training and received his first training license in 2001. It was around 2007 when he started his first kettlebell gym after falling in love with the kettlebell.

Today, Marcus is the Master Coach for Living.Fit and Kettlebell Kings. He continues to share his love and passion for fitness and the kettlebell with his clients and 145,000 followers on Instagram.

Marcus joins me in today’s episode to discuss the power of kettlebells. He explains how he progressed from working in finance to becoming a full-time fitness coach. He illustrates the physical differences between kettlebells and other gym equipment and explains how it can affect training.

Marcus also shares some of the basic kettlebell workout routines and exercises beginners should master, and highlights the importance of mastering the kettlebell’s fundamentals before moving on to the more exotic drills and exercises that are out there.


The kettlebell is so much easier to learn but it comes with a lot of nuances that we need to understand. Scale it back to the basics and respect the process. – Marcus Martinez


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • What led Marcus to the world of physical preparation
  • How Marcus transitioned from his gym to his current career as a Master Coach
  • What prompted Marcus to take his first kettlebell course
  • The advantages of using kettlebells over more traditional equipment
  • Basic kettlebell routines and exercises beginners should master
  • Why Marcus is always introducing new kettlebell workouts
  • The reason Marcus started teaching his kettlebell workshops
  • What Marcus covers in his kettlebell workshops
  • The biggest mistakes people make with their kettlebell training
  • Why you should treat the kettlebell like any other gym equipment
  • The importance of mastering kettlebell fundamentals
  • Marcus’ advice to his younger self
  • Why Marcus will choose competition over standard kettlebells
  • Marcus’ upcoming plans for kettlebell certifications


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