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Director of Education & Chief SFG

Brett Jones, is tasked with maintaining the curriculum and standards for all of StrongFirst's Kettlebell (SFG), Barbell (SFL) and Bodyweight (SFB) Certifications and Courses. He is also responsible for developing and mentoring the SFG Leadership and SFG instructors.

Advisory Board Member with Functional Movement Systems

As a Lead Instructor for FMS since 2006, Brett is responsible for working with the FMS founders and HeadQuarters to progress and update curriculum for FMS level 1 and 2 both live and on-line content. As well as providing curriculum and content for Indian Clubs and Kettlebell training.

Our Mission

Applied Strength's mission is to educate and empower clients to achieve their goals by making training information easily accessible and applying it to the unique needs of the individual. Cultivating Simplicity in Training.

Strength - The "Master" Quality

Prof. Matveyev - “Strength is the foundation for development of the rest of physical qualities.”


Being able to apply your strength in a quick and efficient manner


Built on a foundation of strength, your endurance should allow you to work over time efficiently


Freedom and control of your movement in all ranges


Being able to access a full range of movement in a muscle or joint but targeted on what you need

Recent Posts

Stuff I find Interesting – research edition…

A couple of recent studies caught my eye… FMS research on how the DS, TSPU and RS look at core musculature. Spoiler alert… pretty good. Foam rolling research Looks like there were immediate range of motion benefits to the foam roller but dissipated quickly (meaning there is a small window to take advantage of this) and […]

Stuff I find interesting…

Eric D’Agati does a great job here highlighting the ASLR The Basics of the Leg Raise You can go further into the ASLR and separate out Anterior Chain vs. Posterior Chain vs. Lumbopelvic control issues as well.

Article on going Lateral on StrongFirst

Let’s Get Lateral  This article covers some fun swing and “clean” variations that I have found to be effective for folks in activities where lateral motion is key. (tennis, etc…) As close as we can get to a single leg swing and lunges for deceleration work – fun stuff.