Steve Cotter is the founder of the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF) and one of the most well-known kettlebell experts in the fitness world. Countless people who currently compete in the Kettlebell Sport learned technique from Steve, who travels worldwide to teach kettlebell workshops. When I had lunch with Steve and his wife Samantha a few weeks ago, I got to know a lot about Steve’s background and the history of Kettlebell Sport in the U.S. (which you all know is something I love to post about) – as well as that Steve will be competing again in the near future!
When did you first get interested in health and fitness?
In its origin as a young boy in upstate NY, playing a lot outdoors by myself, climbing trees, hiking by the local streams, exploring in the woods. More formally, when I moved to California in 1982, when I was 12 years old. Then I started serious study of Chinese internal martial arts.
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