Welcome to Omaha Elite Kettlebell, your authority for safe, personalized, strength and fitness training.


The Kettlebell Swing perform safely and powerfully by longtime student and certified instructor Kelly Rushlow

Why Choose  Us?

  • Experience: You’ll not find more experienced or highly certified kettlebell instructors in Omaha. Period.
  • Integrity: We only use techniques, method and programming that we’ve been trained in extensively and professionally certified to teach.
  • Safety: We pride ourselves in being well trained and certified in objective standardized safety protocols including the Functional Movement Screen.
  • Personalization and Purpose: We take time to get to know you. Every technique, weight, rep, set and rest period is carefully chosen to be relevant to your goals and needs as a individual.
  • Authority: We are one only two gyms in the midwest selected by Pavel Tsatsouline – the founder of  kettlebell training in the West –  to provide StrongFirst’s renown one-day Kettlebell Course.
  • Lineage: Our instructors have been personally trained and certified by some of the best most respected in the game including Pavel Tsatsouline, Jon Engum, David Whitley, Paul McIlroy, Michael Hartle, Karen Smith, Dan John, Gray Cook and many more
  • Old-School Meets New School: We’ll teach you how to perform the most effective, time-tested kettlebell, barbell and bodyweight techniques safer and better than most personal trainers have ever dreamed of. We’ve gone above and beyond to learn from the best and learn the subtle details that take you from average to first class.
  • School of Strength:  As a proud representative of StrongFirst We are a school of strength and we teach strength as a skill.  We teach our members to respect the weight and honor the movements. 


Our Members

Our members are everyday people who value safe trustworthy and experienced instruction.
We work with students of all ages from 7 to 70,  civilians, military, athletes and everything in between.


Form Follows Function: Become strong, look strong yet be even stronger than you look.



Janae rocks a Wednesday morning circuit 



In 12-Weeks Dan lost 20lbs, went from 0 to 3 easy chin-ups, on average ending up lifting 120% of his old 1rep max for 15 sets of 3 and went from never using a kettlebell to performing 200 32kg(70lb) swings in 10-minutes. 

Whether you seek to learn, strengthen, improve performance, transform or prepare for the coveted StrongFirst Kettlebell instructor certification we’re ready to serve you.



OEKB is a team of  extremely competent, skillful, experienced instructors that care. Our instructors were the first certified kettlebell instructors in Nebraska and have been continuously improved upon, re-certified and maintained certification since 2008.

We believe that anything worth doing is worth doing properly, therefore we provide a skillful and principle-based approach to safely learning effective techniques. We Respect the weight and honor the movement. We are continually learning, improving and taking time to understand both our profession and our members needs better.




John Scott Stevens


  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Course Instructor
  • SFG: StrongFirst Level I Kettlebell Instructor
  • SFG II:StrongFirst Level II Kettlebell Instructor
  • SFB: StrongFirst Bodyweight Instructor
  • SFL: StrongFirst Barbell Instructor (expired)
  • Plan Strong: Strength Program Design Methodology by Pavel Tsatsouline
  • FMS: Functional Movement Screen Specialist
  • Flexible Steel: Strength/Flexibility Instructor
  • Amazing 12 Licensed Coach by Paul McIlroy (A.K.A. Twelve Week Physique)
  • Kukkiwon Licensed Master Instructor: Taekwondo Master Instructor
  • Other Expired: RKC 2008-2012, RKCII 2011-2013, CKFMS 2010-2012 , TRX Qualified 2012

Elizabeth Arndt


  • SFG:  StrongFirst Level I Kettlebell Instructor
  • SFG II: StrongFirst Level II Kettlebell Instructor
  • SFB: StrongFirst Bodyweight Instructor
  • FMS: Functional Movement Screen Specialist
  • Crossfit Mobility
  • Crossfit Powerlifting
  • Expired: (HKC: Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor, RKC: Russian Kettlebell Challenge – by Pavel Instructor)

Past & Present Certified Instructors from Omaha Elite Kettlebell

Alek Salkin: SFG II Kettlebell Instructor, StrongFirst Bodyweight Instructor, LicensedStrongFirst Course Instructor, Original Strength
Brian Olson: SFG I Kettlebell Instructor
Kathleen Rushlow: SFG I Kettlebell Instructor
Dr. Zach Korth: SFG I Kettlebell Instructor, FMA, D.C., A.R.T.
Guest Instructor: Paul Potts, SFG II Kettlebell Instructor



  • Free Consultations
  • Private Introductory Classes
  • Group Fitness/Strength Classes
  • Physique Transformation Classes
  • Private Training
  • Functional Movement Screening & Personalized Exercises
  • Strength Programming
  • Speciality Workshops
  • One-Day StrongFirst Kettlebell Courses


We offer the several options to get started:  Free Consultations, Introductory Classes, Semi-Private Instruction, Private Training,  Workshops, User Courses and more…

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