I’d like to personally invite you to group class on Saturdays from 8-9am. All levels and no experience necessary.
Zar Horton dba KBX Ironology
🍁Happy Thanksgiving to our HC Performance family! We are thankful for your support, friendship, and inspiration!
🙏🏼 Anyone wanna take a guess how long we have been friends? Write your guess in comments below 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
#2022 #2011 KBX by Zar Horton
StrongFirst Certified Master Kettlebell Instructor Elite, 𝗭𝗮𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗼𝗻 & ?
Operating as usual
🚒 Congratulations to Josh Sedillo who
finished his one year probationary period , passed his academic and physical final tests and achieved the rank of FIREFIGHTER 1st Class!
…..And great job at class tonight!
Come grab your punch cards the first week of January to earn your free shirts, bags, and reduced group classes!
413 Montano Rd NE
𝗪𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 💥
𝙁𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙪𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙪𝙥𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨!
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘵 📧𝘩𝘤𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘤@𝘨𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭.𝘤𝘰𝘮
𝘡𝘢𝘳 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘰𝘯 📧𝘻𝘢𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘬𝘣𝘹@𝘨𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭.𝘤𝘰𝘮
𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲, 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁.
𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻.
2023 Specials and New Saturday Class!
2023 Special Announcements!
2023 Specials and New Saturday Class! I have seen so many of you over the summer at park workouts and personal sessions- man, that was fun! For those of you who stuck with it, I got to see you get really strong! I also saw some really good technique improvement, as well as endurance levels spike. I'm so proud of you; it isn't easy, .....
Joining forces with my great friend to bring the SFL to Utah!
Ready to take your lifts to the next level?
We are ready to help!
The next StrongFirst Lifter Instructor Certification is February 10-12, 2023 in Salt Lake City, UT with and
Link in bio for more information!
Looking forward to fight at this weekend’s Fight Night in .
I had so much fun training this guy- he was probably one of the hardest working individuals I have ever met or coached.
Go get that W Clay! 👊🏾
#🤼♂️ #🥋 #🥊
Burn the calories before you go into a turkey coma!
Only 8 spots remain!
Sign up here:
Yep. We’re back at it. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30pm-6:30pm.
All levels welcome!
📧 DM me for details, or questions!
👉🏾Share with your friends! Let’s grow together!
You asked for it….beginning Nov 8, we are back inside!
StrongFirst is the school of strength founded by Pavel Tsatsouline.
We believe that strength has a greater purpose.
We are experts at making the weak strong and the strong stronger.
On top of strength, we coach “strong endurance” and resilience for the most demanding applications.
Distilled from the best of the Russian and Western sports science, our methods have a proven record with professional athletes, tier one special operators, as well as regular folks who have decided to earn self-respect and be weak no more.
Our instructor team includes national team coaches, national champions, former military special operators, first responders, law enforcement officers, elite martial artists, national team doctors, and other high-end professionals.
You can find our brothers and sisters in strength on six continents. Join us!
Our school is elite but not elitist. The price of admission is a strong spirit, patience, and attention to detail.
To learn more about our events, visit www.StrongFirst.com or linktr.ee/zarhorton
Join me for a life-changing weekend in 2023!
Whether you are a regular Joe or Jane no longer content with being weak and soft, an athlete seeking an edge, or a member of a profession with extreme physical and psychological demands, you have come to the right place.
Enter SFG, the constantly updated and refined version of Pavel’s original kettlebell cert—20 years and over 30 editions of the instructor manual later and still light years ahead of everyone else.
Taught by StrongFirst Certified Master Instructors Elite, Zar Horton and Andrea U-Shi Chang, the upcoming kettlebell instructor certification courses for the remainder of 2022 and 2023 are:
SFGII December 3-4 Seattle
SFGI March 10-12 Kailua
SFGI June 23-25 Salt Lake City
SFGI October 20-22 Seattle
SFGI November 3-5 Phoenix
SFGII December 2-3 Seattle
Details in our link in bio
Questions and inquiries:
📧 [email protected]
Training & programming inquiries:
📧 [email protected]
📧 [email protected]
Another great certification in the books. If you are ready to challenge yourself, these certs are a great way to do exactly that. DM me with questions!
I have seen the consistent and correct use to hardstyle kettlebells change people’s lives throughout my career.
From athletes becoming faster, stronger, more agile and more skilled, to patients avoiding surgery or rehabbing themselves by using kettlebells.
I have seen people’s lives change and have seen life added to years.
This is why I do what I do, and why kettlebells have been my passion for over 18 years.
🌴 Work Hard. Play Hard.
and I are holding the first ever 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗞𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (SFG1) this March 10-12, 2023. 🌺
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate hard work after a certification than spending time afterwards in beautiful
Link to register and more information at www.strongfirst.com or in link in my bio
#🐚 #🏖️#🏋🏻 #🤿 #🎣 #🏄 # #🦀 #2023
🔺64 law enforcement officers in the United States have died in 2022 by su***de — this is an average of more than 10 per month.
🔺The 64 reported su***des account for 32% of the 197 officer deaths this year, higher than any category of line-of-duty deaths.
🔺In 2021, su***de accounted for about 20% of all known police officer deaths.
🔺According to a recent national survey 19 percent of firefighters/EMT's have experienced suicidal thoughts, 27 percent have struggled with substance abuse, and 65 percent are haunted by memories of traumatic work situations.
🔺More than 80 percent of firefighters said that asking for help would make them seem weak or unfit.
🔺It is estimated that 31% of corrections officers will suffer from severe depression and 34% will experience PTSD at some point in their careers.
🔺The rate of su***de by correctional staff is also 10 times higher than the officers who are killed in the line of duty.
This training event is intended to to provide an opportunity for healing, growth, and personal development. This is our opportunity to take care of our caretakers. The summit will include four days of training, discussion, and experiential exercises designed to refuel the tank and empty the burdens of our always filling "backpacks."
I am honored to be a part of this years summit and hope to see many of you there.
🛠️ An old school drill to help maximize tension and wedging for your press. This is super effective for working through your sticky spots.
Ｆｉｎｄ ｔｈｉｓ ａｎｄ
ｏｔｈｅｒ ｄｒｉｌｌｓ in the 𝗞𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿'𝘀 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗯𝗼𝘅 on the StrongFirst website🛠️
🧰 Developed over many years by StrongFirst Instructors, Zar Horton, Vic Verdier, and Andrea U-Shi Chang, Kettlebell Instructor’s Toolbox is a thorough collection of many unique drills and form fixes that enable the instructor to sharpen their eye, and to coach safely and effectively.
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Having an impromptu GROUP CLASS this evening at North Domingo Baca Park (south side by tennis courts and parking lot).
ALL LEVELS! $20
Please use link to sign up so I can bring kettlebells for you! 👉🏾 https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0e48a8a722a4fb6-kbxgroup
BRING A FRIEND!
Honored to be speaking at the New Mexico Public Safety Resiliency Summit this October 11-14th.
Details 👉🏾 see link in bio
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Windmill Workshop TONIGHT!
Wednesday, September 14th
ALL LEVELS! Everyone welcome!
I will be starting from the ground up!
Benefitting our friends at Warrior Strength
Suggested donation $40
Sign up ASAP!
Wednesday, September 14th
❗️All levels ❗️
The windmill has been a popular exercise since Pavel reintroduced it to the fitness world. There are many “interesting” variations of it out there.
At this workshop, I will be teaching this exercise step-by-step, perfect for all levels.
Suggested $40 donation to help support Warrior Strength, whose mission is to assist all people in recovery through the process if transformation. Warrior Strength provides a safe space for people to support, inspire, and empower each other. They embrace all pathways to recovery, and believe that community is an essential ingredient for a successful healing process.
🔆ⓢⓔⓔ ⓛⓘⓝⓚ in bio to register!
𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗜𝗢𝗥 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞 9/13-9/15
Our friends at are having their Grand Opening on 9/23!
We are celebrating by helping to raise funds for their community by donating 100% of the proceeds for Tuesday and Thursday group class
We are holding a 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗟 𝗪𝗘𝗗𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 at 6pm-7:30pm. All proceeds for this workshop will also be donated 🖤
A very generous donor will be matching all donations up to $15,000 between now and then!
If you can’t make any of the classes this week, and still want to support this amazing community of supportive people at Warrior Strength, click the “Fundraising for Warrior Strength” in the bio of this page, or theirs! 🙏🏾
🔗LINK to sign up for the Windmill Workshop and group classes in bio.
🚨𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲 🚨My article has been published in Tactical Training & Conditioning digital magazine, Summer 2022 edition, Time Effective Workouts for Power & Stamina.
I’m really grateful for my friend Chris Frankel who helped make this happen!
I am often asked for advice on how to train and condition in preparation for fire, police, and even military academies. While I love to customize programs for individuals, there is a template that I have published to help serve as a guide. I hope it’s helpful and would love to hear from those who try it out!
Take a read and let me know what you think! 👇🏾 (Click link in bio for article)
#🧑🏻🚒 #👮🏻♂️ #👨🏻🚒 #👮🏻♀️ #👩🏽🚒
#🚔 #🚒 #🚓 #🚑
Happy Birthday 𝗖𝗢𝗔𝗖𝗛 𝗭𝗔𝗥 🥳
Stuck in a plateau?
Stuck in a rut?
Stuck trying to figure it out?
It happens. This is where a good, caring and experienced coach comes in handy.
📣 T͎A͎K͎I͎N͎G͎ N͎E͎W͎ S͎T͎U͎D͎E͎N͎T͎S͎
📌 Custom programming
📌 Distance coaching
📌 All levels
📌 Kettlebell, barbell, dumbbell, bodyweight, movement screening
📌 Fat loss, bodybuilding, prep for SFGI & II, SFL, SFB, Iron Maiden, Beast Tamer, strength and conditioning, athletic performance, mobility, resilience…
It’s never too late to start!
📧 DM me!
If you’re considering obtaining your kettlebell certification, or have already made the commitment, congratulations!
Ａｒｅ ｙｏｕ ｒｅａｄｙ?
Skills tested at the SFGI certification are:
✔︎ Double Clean
✔︎ Double Front Squat
Also tested is strength endurance by a 5 minute sn**ch test wherein the candidate must complete 100 sn**ches, using proper technique, within 5 minutes.
Ｙｅｓ, ｙｏｕ ｃａｎ !!!
With proper coaching and sufficient time, you can be ready!
Visit my website for in-person and online coaching, as well as programming options. I have prepped many for the SFGI, SFGII, SFL and SFB courses who started with little to no kettlebell experience. I’m here for you!
Get outside with us! Group class every Thursday at 5:30pm at North Domingo Baca park.
SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E48A8A722A4FB6-kbxgroup
One of the best aspects of StrongFirst is the community.
It’s always a reunion of family and friends (or more like, friends who have become family). Meeting new students and welcoming them into the community, and being able to watch them change over the weekend always makes me crazy happy.
never ceases to impress me. His teaching style and depth of knowledge is amazing.
Being able to coach alongside and is always a blast, and I love their coaching eye and seeing how they apply the system and principles from their own coaching and practice. If you ever get the chance to learn from any one of them, I highly recommend it!
I always hate when these weekends end because I love them so much. Lucky for me, the next event is always right around the corner….
KB 101 & 201: August 27-28
SFG1: October 21-23
SFG2: December 3-4
For more information, see link in bio☝🏽
𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 𝗦𝗙𝗚𝗜 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗹𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗨𝘁𝗮𝗵....
Certification weekends never get old, and never feel the same. Every single one has a different energy and I love every single minute beginning when the first student walks through the door until I am boarding my plane to go back home.
Not unlike any other cert, I met some really great people this weekend and heard some really moving stories. Thank you all for sharing yourselves this weekend!
Os Aponte did a fantastic job in his new role as Team Leader, and I found around 50 pics I took of him giving the What Is StrongFirst? portion as if I was a proud father 😂 (Os, I will send those to you)
Similarly, Vic Verdier stepped into his new Team Leader role like an old pro and did a great job with his team.
It was really awesome to see old friends, and I am beyond grateful for being able to make new ones!
A HUGE thank you to Paul and Jessica at The Sect for allowing us to use your gorgeous gym.
Can’t wait for the next one!
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿:
July 15-17, 2022
𝗞𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹 101 & 201:
August 27-28, 2022
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗙𝗚 𝗜:
October 21-23, 2022
December 3-4, 2022
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿:
Salt Lake City, UT
February 10-12, 2023
March 10-12, 2023
Link to register in bio 🔗
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Summer 2022: Out with the old, in with the NEW!
Summer 2022 update now available! Click to read or message me to be added to our email list ✔️
Summer 2022: Out with the old, in with the NEW! This June I celebrate my 1st year of being retired from a 32 year career at Albuquerque Fire & Rescue. The year has gone by so fast, and has been filled with so many positive changes. The most recent change came with the closing of the gym of a good friend, Vadiano "Vad" La Luz, who I rented s...
To be successful at anything, you must simply be what most people aren't: 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁.
It’s never too late to start, but it’s always too soon to quit.
I heard that recently and it really struck me.
Stop waiting and just start. I’ll be here when you’re ready.
🏷 Personal coaching in-person, online, and in your home gym.
🏋🏻♀️Semi-privates available. DM me for details.
🚨Custom workshops for your team, military, police or fire unit, or gym. Send requests to 📧 [email protected]
Found this little article that was published by , now a while back….
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