Zivka Jadranka Marinovic (Jad) Biography (work in progress)
Owner, JZM / Kettlebell Athletica
FITNESS/SPORT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY & VOLUNTEER WORK
I returned to the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and setup my JZM personal training business working in a commercial gym in 2006 following the birth of my first son. I began my kettlebell journey picking up a kettlebell in 2007 at Recreation gym in Armadale. Refer to summary and highlights below:
VOLUNTEER WORK SUMMARY (Representative, Committee member, GS Coach, KBA Business/club partner/sponsor) Total 10 Years 2009 – 2019
2008 -2018 Kettlebell Athletica Gym / Australia’s 1st exclusive dedicated Kettelbell Studio/gym
Founder, Owner and Heach Coach of Kettlebell Athletica
2010 -2018 Kettlebell Sport Promoter/ Representative/Committee Volunteer work / Events sponsor/organiser
Hosted International Kettlebell Sport Coach Certifications/Workshops
Invited/hosted Training Days with World Champions in Melb organised by Kettlebell Athletica
Kettlebell Sport Event organiser Summary (Representative /Host/sponsor)
Arnold Sports Festival Australia Kettlebell Sport Captain (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019, 2020 coming soon scheduled for March 20th-22nd)
Kettlebell Sport Captain/Partner/Director/Organiser and Sponsor
KBA/Ketacademy/WAKSC Kettlebell Sport event host/organiser and representative /partner
IGSF Kettlebell Sport event host/organiser and IGSF Austalia representative
International Kettlebell Marathon Federation and Ultmate Girevik Cup Representative/host/promoter
IUKL/GSAA National & International Kettlebell Sport event host/organiser and representative
2007 – 2008 Recreation Gym / Fitness Dimensions
Personal Trainer/ Group Exercise Instructor
1992 – 1995 Aerobics Employment History Summary
2009 – 2019 – Certifications/Workshops with World Champions in Melbourne (Invited/Hosted/Attended) & KBA Workshops
(International Coach Certifications include IKSA, IKSFA, Ketacademy, and RGSA)
2010 (Oct) – In 2010 Jad invited and hosted the 1st IKSA Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Certification with Vasily Ginko at Kettlebell Athletica Gym which was first time in Melbourne, Australia.
2011 (May) – In 2011 Jad travelled to Russia to train with online coach HCR Sergey Rachinskiy and attend the IKSFA Training Camp, becoming Australia’s 1st Female IKSFA Certified coach and IKSFA Representative.
2011 (Aug) – Jeff Martone Kettlebell Juggling Workshop
2012 (Feb) – In 2012 Jad and Kettlebell Athletica invited and hosted the 1st IKSFA Level 1 Certification and training days in Australia with HCR World champions Sergey Rudnev and Sergey Rachinskiy at the Kettlebell Athletica gym in Prahran to further promote and develop sport in Australia.
2012 (Aug) – Hosted/Invited IKSFA Level 2 Certification and training days with HCR World champions with Sergey Rudnev and Sergey Rachinskiy at Kettlebell Athletica. Highlight – First time two international Russian HCR competed in Australia at Kettlebell Athletica gym!
2013 (Jun)– Hosted/Invited Ketacademy Level 2 Certification and training days with HCR Sergey Rachinskiy at Kettlebell Athletica. To date also hosted Ketacademy certification in 2014, 2016. 2017, 2018 and 2019! In addition hosted Ketacademy in 2014 with Sergey Rachinskiy and Anton Anasenko.
2014 – Hosted/Invited Ketacademy certification with Sergey Rachinskiy & RGSA Seminar with Anton Anasenko at Kettlebell Athletica.
2014 – 2019 – Hosted/Invited Ketacademy certification with Sergey Rachinskiy!
2009 – 2019 – Kettlebell Athletica Accredited Workshop
2009 – 2012 – AKI Accredited workshops with Phil Kourbatski and Ben Minos at Kettlebell Athletica.
TRAINING DAYS WITH WORLD CHAMPIONS in Melbourne (Invited/Hosted GS International coaches training sessions 2010 – 2019):
Vasily GInko at Kettlebell Athletica (2010),
Jeff Martone at Kettlebell Athletica (2011)
Sergey Rudnev at Kettlebell Athletica (2012 & 2014),
Sergey Rachinskiy at kettlebell Athletica and other gyms (2012 Feb & June, 2013 June, 2014 Dec, 2016 March, 2017, 2018 March
Denis Vasilev at Kettlebell Athletica (2013)
Anton Anasenko at Kettlebell Athletica (2014)
Ivan Denisov at Arnold Sports Festival in Melb following ASF competition (2018).
Never stop learning from World Champions – Following being coached online by HCR Sergey Rachinskiy in 2010, I decided to travel to Russia to train with him in person as well as learn from multiple world champions at the IKSFS Training Camp in May 2011. Picture below I am training with Honoured Coach of Russia Sergey Rachinskiy and world champions at Alex Fitness Gym in St Petersburg!
Picture below I am training with Ivan Denisov at the 2017 IGSF 25th Kettlebell Sport World Championship which was held in Greece. I made time to train with Ivan between after competing in two events (Jerk and Snatch) before my medal presentation! In the pic we are going over snatch technique but also had Jerk and LC technique sessions.”
BUSINESS – JZM PTY LTD / Kettlebell Athletica / GS Melb Club
2008 – present – Kettlebell Athletica Gym/club in Prahran (Australia’s 1st commercial Kettlebell gym/studio offering kettlebell training which included fitness classes, kettlebell sport traditional & marathon, kettlebell juggling, certified Kettlebell Athletica workshops, KBA bootcamps, and in 2009 manufactured Kettlebell Athletica kettlebells (classic iron, vinyl, and kettlebell sport kettlebells 2 kg increments in). Note 2016 – present KBA Club location in Malvern 2 years, moved to Balaclava 2018 to present, plus hosting events with partner clubs/gyms/Fitness Expo in Australia. Picture below taken during a photo and video shoot of Founder Jad and KBA Team member Theresa performing kettlebell combinations which also included juggling back in 2008 at Kettlebell Athletica gym. KBA Founder and Team were coached by AKI Instructor Phil Kourbatski. More KBA pics to be posted soon…website in progress.
2006 – 2008 – Business JZM Personal Training & Kettlebell Athletica 2006 – 2008 June (Founder).
Picture taken in St Kilda studio recording exercise video library for KBA online membership in 2008.
2008 – present Company JZM PTY LTD Trading as Kettlebell Athletica 2008 June – present (Founder Company).
Photo taken during photoshoot in Prahran in 2009. Credit Makeup and Hair RDC Hair and Makeup.
November 1st to 4th – 2019 27th IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship at the Darebin Community Sports Stadium sponsored/ organised by Kettlebell Athletica in conjunction with KSAF & IGSF.
September 23rd – KBA Perth Open / 2nd Perth World Grand Prix Series hosted at the Body Consultants Gym presented by WAKSC/Ketacademy Australia Representative/Kettlebell Athletica and Perth Kettlebell Sport Academy.
March 19th – 21st – 8th KBA Melbourne Open / 6th Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 5th Arnold Sports Festival in Melbourne Australia!
September – KBA Perth Open / 1st Perth World Grand Prix series hosted at the Body Consultants Gym presented by WAKSC/Ketacademy Australia Representative/Kettlebell Athletica and Perth Kettlebell Sport Academy.
March – 7th KBA Melbourne Open / 5th Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 4th Arnold Classic Australia!
Jad Marinovic, the Arnold Sports Festival Australia Kettlebell Sport Captain since 2015!
Oct – IGSF Australia Representative/Captain and IGSF Team Member for Australia at the 25th IGSF World Championship in Greece. 1st Australian to achieve 3 Gold Medals competing in two disciplines in both open and veteran div making history becoming 1st double Jerk for women world champion and 1st snatch only Master of Sport in Australia!
Sep – KBA Perth Kettlebell Sport Open
June – KBA Kettlebell Sport Classic
March – KBA Melbourne Open / 4th Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 3rd Arnold Classic Australia!
Represented Australia at the ASM Vityaz Moscow World Cup in Russia
March – 5th KBA Melbourne Open / 3rd Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 2nd Arnold Classic Australia! Picture below presenting Arnold with my Kettlebell Athletica kettlebell brand painted with Australian flag as a gift.
Dec – GSAA Melbourne Regionals
Sep – IKMF Australia Representative/Captain, and 1st Kettlebell Sport Marathon World Champion representing Australia at the 1st IKMF Kettlebell Marathon World Championship in Minsk Belarus! Picture below of me featured in the “History of Minsk book”! Such an honour to be included in the 1st in history Kettlebell Marathon World Championship in Minsk Belarus section!
March – 4th KBA Melbourne Open / 2nd Australia World Grand Prix hosted at the 1st Arnold Classic Australia organised by Jad Marinovic, Arnold Classic Australia Kettlebell Sport Captain.
Dec – KBA/Keta Melbourne Open / 1st WAKSC Australia World Grand Prix
Ketacademy Seminar with Sergey Rachinskiy & RGSA with Anton Anasenko at KBA
Dec – IUKL/GSAA 1st Australia World Cup PRO Division at KBA
Aug – 5th GSAA National Championship at KBA
Dec – KBA/Keta Melbourne Open / 3rd Australia Marathon Championship at KBA
Dec – Workshop/Training Days with Denis Vasilev
June – KBA/Keta 2nd Melbourne Kettlebell Marathon. First time in the World launching Ketacademy ranking Table which combined both traditional and non-traditional events at KBA.
Competed in the GSAA 4th National Championship in Sydney with KBA Team members/students Gemma, Josh and Danko who achieved outstanding results, I also achieved 1st IKSFA MS in OALC, and my student Gemma achieved CMS with 20 kg.
Aug – 3rd GSAA National Championship at KBA. 1st time two international HCR Sergey Rudnev and Sergey Rachinskiy competed in Australia.
Aug – IKSFA Level 2 Certification with Sergey Rudnev and Sergey Rachinskiy at KBA
Feb – KBA Melbourne Kettlebell Marathon at KBA
Feb – IKSFA Level 1 Certification with Sergey Rudnev and Sergey Rachinskiy at KBA
Aug – Represented Australia making history in the 1st World Olympiad Half Marathon
June – Represented Australia making history at the IGSF 1 Hour Marathon Championships in Milan Italy.
May – Travelled to Russia to train with my coach Sergey Rachinskiy and becoming Australia’s 1st Female IKSFA Certified coach and IKSFA Representative. Picture taken in St Petersburg.
Travelled to Sydney for the GSAA Regional Championship and performed Juggling demonstration.
Dec – GSAA 1st National Championship hosted by Jad Marinovic and Kettlebell Athletica / performed Juggling demonstration to music.
Nov – Represented Australia at the AKC Classic in Las Vegas (1st Australia Team)
Oct – IKSA Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Certification with Vasily Ginko hosted by Jad Marinovic & Kettlebell Athletica Gym in Melbourne. Picture with Vasily Ginko from IUKL at KBA in Melbourne.
Feb – GSAA Melb Regional hosted by Jad Marinovic at Kettlebell Athletica Gym
KBA Introduction to Kettlebells Workshop at KBA
Manufacture Kettlebell Athletica brand of Kettlebells
Jan – Official Launch of Kettlebell Athletica gym
Dec – Steve Cotter Melbourne Workshop
Aug – Kettlebell Athletica signs commercial lease and opens Australia’s 1st commercial kettlebell gym
Aug – JZM Pty Ltd / Kettlebell Athletica club
July – AKI Certification
2008 – 2012 Training with my first Russian coach Phil Kourbatski from AKI teaching me kettlebell fitness, odd object lifting and Kettlebell juggling.
Started training clients and running group training with Kettlebells for fitness at local gym in Armadale.
Returned to fitness industry as Personal Trainer / JZM Personal Training business following birth of my first son.
To date Jad Marinovic has been an ambassador pioneering many kettlebell sport events in Australia since 2008, and is the only female in the history of Kettlebell Sport in the World to represent 7 associations/clubs simultaneously on an international level which include (Ketacademy, WAKSC, WKSF, IGSF, IUKL, IKMF, ASM Vityaz, and also 1st female elected to be President of GSAA). She has made history hosting/sponsoring many historic 1st Kettlebell Sport milestones and achievements in Australia for both National and International events as host/organiser/sponsor and athlete Refer to some highlights below:
2010 – 1st NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in Australia (GSAA/IKFF ranking table) in conjunction with GSAA at Kettlebell Athletica gym as sponsor/Club/Member.
2012 1st KETTLEBELL MARATHON in Australia (Kettlebell Athletica) at Kettlebell Athletica gym.
2012 1st NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in Australia with IKSFA ranking table (GSAA/IKSFA) in conjunction with GSAA at Kettlebell Athletica gym.
2013 1st KETTLEBELL MARATHON with Ketacademy ranking table in Australia as the Ketacademy Representative at Kettlebell Athletica gym.
2014 Hosted 1st WORLD CUP in Australia as the IUKL Representative in conjunction with GSAA at Kettlebell Athletica gym.
2015 – Hosted 1st Arnold Sports Classic Australia Kettlebell Sport Championship as the ASF Captain and partner at the Melbourne Convention Centre .
2015 – Hosted 1st IKMF/UGC events as the IKMF Representative/Captain and KBA equipment sponsor in conjunction with host gyms .
2014 – Hosted KBA Melb Open which selected to be part of the 1st World Grand Prix Australia as the WAKSC Australia Representative at Kettlebell Athletica gym.
2017 – Hosted 1st Australia Cup (IGSF) as the IGSF Representative.at the Arnold Sports Festival Exhibition Centre.
2018 – Hosted and sponsored 1st Kettlebell Marathon World Championship in Australia as the WAKSC Australia Representative at the ASF inconjuntion with WAKSC in Russia.
2018 – Hosted 1st Oceania Championship as the WKSF Australia Representative.
2019 – 1st Kettlebell Sport World Championship in Australia as the IGSF Australia Representative/KSAF President and KBA as sponsor. Note: Uniting both Kettlebell Marathon and Traditional events with single and double kettlebells. Jad also made history becoming 1st Australian to become Vice President of an International federation.
Recap over the past several years Jad has represented both National and International Kettlebell Sport Associations volunteering, hosting and sponsoring competitions, and organising certifications with international world champions guests, including sponsoring/volunteering as GSA committee member, and representing Australia overseas.
Note: Due to personal reasons and being a busy mother of two boys, Jad resigned from being renominated on GSAA committee after being President for 2 years sponsoring, hosting events and being part of committee in other roles since 2009, and also resigned as IUKL rep after 2 years. Note: GSA financial membership was renewed following resignation as committee member. One year later Jad also resigned as representative of IKMF/UGC rep after 5 years. Currently representing IGSF, Ketacademy/WAKSC, partner with Arnold Sports Festival/Captain Kettlebell Sport at the ASF, and President KSAF.
REPRESENTATIVE AND COMMITTEE MEMBER SUMMARY BELOW:
2011 – 2016 IKSFA/GSAA (7 years)
2012 – present Ketacademy (7 years)
2013 – present WAKSC (6 years)
2013 – 2017 IKMF/UGC (5 years)
2014 – present IGSF (5 years)
2014 – 2016 IUKL (2 years)
2017 – present KSAF President (1.5 years)
2014 – present Arnold Sports Festival Kettlebell Sport Captain (5 years)
2009 – 2016 GSAA Committee Member included GSAA Secretary/GS Coach & Competition Advisor/President (7 years)
Invited/Hosted Certifications/Workshops/Training Days/Sessions with World Champions in Melbourne (2010 – 2018)
Jad Marinovic Athlete Achievements link here: Jad Marinovic Kettlebell Sport Achievements time line here: