Famous Kettlebell UsersIn an Irish Independent piece on kettlebells Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, formerly of The Afternoon Show and The All-Ireland Talent Show, briefly describes the benefits she feels she has gotten from training with them.
If a super computer tells you to come out of retirement after 20 years to take on the reigning world boxing champion you can't go far wrong with kettlebells! In the 2006 film "Rocky Balboa" Sly Stalone uses kettlebells to build "some hurtin bombs" at 1.12 and 1.52 of this training montage. Kettlebells are also a lot easier to come by then warehouses of raw meat...
Broadway and film actor Sam Robards who appered in "Gossip Girls" talks about kettlebells in this interview with dragondoor
One of the most feared men alive, there is some debate over whether MMA legend Fedor "The Last Russian Emperor" Emalianenko used kettlebells. Along with the Lance Armstrong image the picture of him standing besides a collection of kettlebells is one of the most well know on the internet. The debate goes back and forth in this article with it resting on him using kettlebells when he was younger but doing almost no weightlifting of any kind in recent years. Other MMA fighters like Frank Shamrock have trained a lot with kettlebells.
Jason Statham of "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" fame used kettlebells during a recent training cycle in August 2009 which he described in an interview withMens Health Magazine
Richard Skog is another in a long line of great Scandinavian Strongmen athletes and can be seen here getting off a few easy reps pressing a 60kg kettlebell over his head! For fear you think Skog only uses kettlebells for the conventional strongman exercises here he is again warming up for a tough session in preperation for the World Strongest Man 2010 by doing the kettlebell swing. Having won the title of Norways Strongest Man in 2009 and 2010 he qualified for the World Strongest Man in South Africa in 2010 where he put up a great challange in one of the hardest groups.
Jessica Biel took part in a L.I.F.E training session in California which included kettlebell lifting at Marina Del Rey gym.
Kettlebells knocked Geri Halliwell back into shape for the Spice Girls reunion back in 2007 as explained by her personal trainer Tommy Mathews. Please note that kettlebells are not 2000 years old and were not used by Greek gladiators!
As shown on the picture on the main page American cyclist Lance Armstrong used kettlebells to get back in shape for the 2009 Tour de France and discussed his training regime with Mens Health Magazine in December 2008
In 2009 Katie Price and Michelle Heaton spent some time at a well known Mixed Martial Arts and kettlebell gym in Brighton.
Beth Chamberlin, who played Beth Raines in the American soap The Guiding Light, became a kettlebell instructor in 2008.
After hearing some good things from the coach of Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC Academy trainer Julian Monk attended a kettlebell training course in Denmark.
At 161kg Vasiliy Alexeev was one of the greatest Olympic weightlifters of all time, breaking 80 world records. (which is itself a world record!) At the peak of his power he would Clean and Jerk 256kg and Snatch 190kg. One of the most technically advanced athletes of his time who kept his training regimes top secret, Alexeev used kettlebells and can be seen here using it to warm up before a session as well as weight lifting in a river. Might want to give that a miss for a while.
The master himself, Bruce Lee, used kettlebells to train his back muscles and John Little makes mention of them in "Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body", a book compiled about his training methods and techniques. On the set of the classic "Enter the Dragon" Lee introduced the actor John Saxon, who played Roper, to the kettlebell, who at the age of 71 was pressing the 32kg over his head!
"Celebrity Trainers" generally train one "celebrity" who is usually a former celebrity or someone even Ant and Dec wouldn't approch who's trying to get back into the limelight. Few true celebrity Trainers have more then the one famous client. Not so with Missy Beaver. Her cliental includes a section of the cast of Grey's Anatomy (Katherine Heigl, Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey) as well as the cast of Nip/Tuck, Denim Jeans designer and model Paige Adams-Geller and even Joaquin Phoenix. What a women, what a name!
Sasha Roiz, who currently plays Sam Adama in Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica regularly trains with Shawn Mozen of Agatsu
The famous and rare picture that shows Jennifer Lopez uses kettlebells! Photo thanks to Bootski Camp, check out the rest of her profile, she holds kettlebell and fitness sessions in Bray, check it out if you're in the area
On point 3 of this article Jackass star Chris Pontius gives his openion of Mike Mahelrs kettlebell DVD
The workout used to beef up the actors for the 2007 film 300 is said to have used kettlebells. This article gives an in depth look at the program and has pictures of director Zach Snyder and stunt crew members using kettlebells
Before the gods do battle they train with kettlebells! The April 2011 edition of Mens Fitness Magazine gives a run down of the bodybuilding and kettlebell circuits used by Mike Knight to get Chris Hemsworth into shape to play the god the thunder in the blockbuster "Thor"
American golfer Michelle Wie performs a bottoms up clean in this photo
A list of many more celebrities who use kettlebells can be found here but I'm amn't able to find information on their kettlebell training