Who is Aaron Ellis

About Me

Who am I and Why Should You Listen to Me?

Let me introduce myself: my name is Aaron Ellis.

I’ve been called many things over the years including The Kettlebell Guy, Core Strength and Extreme Fitness Guru.
I’ve dedicated over 14 years of my life to finding solutions to the problems of fat loss, muscle gain and improving athletic performance.

I am a former Queensland and 2x Australian Kickboxing Champion and know exactly what it takes to be ready for competition.

I’ve also spent endless hours researching methods for high-level fitness and strength development looking for answers and I’m known for being able to take that research and put it in an applied and easy to understand way. My goal is never to just tell you but to teach you.

The birth of the first Kettlebell in Australia

It was 2001 I was searching for Russian strength training methods and came across a site that looked like propaganda. Guys raving about the benefits of ancient Russian exercise tool that looked like a cannonball with a handle.

I hung out in the forum, asked questions, I was reading posts by Steve Maxwell, Pavel Tsatsouline, Steve Cotter and Mike Mahler. Little did I know that these guys would be known as gurus in the coming years.

These guys were serious about strength and even more serious about Kettlebells. I felt like I had earned a degree in the ways of Kettlebells and strength, unfortunately, there wasn’t a Kettlebell to be found in my land of Australia. In fact, there were only two other Australians at the time (to my knowledge) that knew that kettlebells existed. These guys were Simon and Rick.

Kettlebells sales had started in the US but the minimum Kettlebell weight was 16kg and the company refused to ship one to Australia. A few guys from the States offered to collect the order and then forward it Australia but freight cost was astronomical.

Rick, had an idea and posted on the forum “Any Aussies on here that would 100% buy a 16kg Kettlebell from me if I can forge a few? I’m in Melbourne.” I promptly replied a huge YES and waited. Rick was a personal trainer and started to create an interest in Kettlebells in his community and got the numbers to forge the first 10 (16kg) Kettlebells.

A few months later I was jumping for joy when a delivery truck arrived. I still remember that day vividly, looking out the window watching the delivery man struggle up my driveway with what looked like a small cardboard box. I knew exactly what it was and I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box. I had become one of the first Aussies with a Kettlebell and Rick had kickstarted the Australian Kettlebell revolution by creating the company, Australian Kettlebells. (Australian Kettlebells is now known as IronEdge)

The Journey had just begun

Before my Kettlebell arrived I had been using a 25kg dumbbell for my exercises and was feeling quite comfortable with that weight, to my surprise the 16kg Kettlebell felt as heavy as a 25kg dumbbell and a lot more awkward to handle due to the shape, how you hold it and the offset balance. You continually have to fight the Kettlebell holding your forearm strong in every part of an overhead lift.


Kettlebell Key to Fitness Redcliffe Herald Aaron Ellis

Kettlebell Key to Fitness Redcliffe Herald 2003


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Aaron Ellis vs. Patrick Lovekin

Aaron started kickboxing training with the Vikings Muay Thai Club in 1994.
He won the first 7 fights in a row, winning the ISKA Queensland Lightwelter Weight Title (62.5-64.5kg) in 1995 which was fight number 5, then in 1997 the ISKA Australian Oriental Lightwelter Weight Title, fight 7. 

Aaron’s first defeat was Patrick Lovekin whom he rematched 2

 years later in 1999 for the ISKA Modified Thai Rules Australian Light-Middleweight Title (72.5-74.5kg) and was victorious.

Aaron’s second and only other defeat was his last fight in the year 2000 against Clint Johnson for the WKA Australian Light-Middleweight Title.

His record stands at 14 fights with 12 wins & 2 losses

➽ Former Queensland & 2x Australian Muay Thai Champion.
➽ Former ISKA Queensland Light-Welter Weight Title
➽ Former ISKA Australian Light-Welter Weight Title
➽ Former ISKA Australian Light-Middle Weight Title


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Aaron Ellis is the author of 5 books:

ABSolute Core: The Manual for Developing Unreal Core Strength
Ultimate Kettlebell Workouts: For fat loss, fitness & conditioning
Renegade Cardio “Gain The Edge”
KOmbat Conditioning: For the Fighter.
Kettlebell Exercises: The Essentials

Simplified Strength – COMING SOON



Who is Aaron Ellis
How I can help you...


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Seminars & Workshops

Specialised group workshops: Kettlebell Techniques, Strength and Stretching

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Personal Fitness Plans

Whether beginning or needing a boost it couldn’t be easier with my one of my Personal Exercise Plans.

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Personal Training

Be motivated and guided to make progress towards your fitness goals.

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Cardiovascular Fitness

Strengthen your heart and lungs, improve body composition and increase energy.


Strength and Conditioning

Sport-specific fitness including performance programming.

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Fitness Consultations

A fitness consultation is an information sharing session used to plan your personal fitness program.

Fitness Schedule

By Appointment Only

Personal Training

I’m Not Your Average Personal Trainer

I prefer to call it personal coaching.
My method is to teach you as well
as train, you, to reach and exceed your goals.

To help you move better, feel better
and improve your health and longevity.

I use a variety of training methods including:
kettlebells, Clubbells & Bodyweight Exercises.

Core Strength and Functional movement is a high priority in every training session
which includes joint mobility, stretching
and breathing exercises for complete body
health and performance.

Availability & Classes

Private Sessions are available by appointment
Monday – Saturday

Regular Classes


Systema – Russian Martial Art

06:30 pm – 07:30 pm


Systema – Russian Martial Art

06:30 pm – 07:30 pm


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