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Owner Kettlebell Athletica / JZM PTY LTD

World Fitness Federation Kettlebell Athletica Director

Arnold Classic Australia Kettlebell Captain

International Girevoy Sport Federation Vice President

Australian Representative IGSF

Australian Representative WAKSC

Australian Representative KETACADEMY

First Aid Institute Australia

Timeline (Fitness & Sport Career)

1992 – Exercise to Music certificate at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1995 – Fitness leadership certificate  at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1992 – 1996 – Jad worked as a group exercise aerobics instructor at several gyms around Melbourne including Five Star Gym, Body Power, Athletique Health Club, Epping Leisure City, 405 Gym Northcote, Body World, etc

1992 – 1996 – Fitness and bikini model

2006 – Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Group Exercise Instructor

2006 – Jad returned to the fitness industry and registered “JZM Personal Training” business and started working out of gyms in Melbourne.

2006 – 2008 Jad was a personal trainer/gym instructor/group exercise instructor at Recreation Gym which included personal training clients with kettlebells running her own JZM Personal training business, and also instructing group fitness kettlebell classes for Recreation gym.  She also worked at Fitness Dimensions as a personal trainer in Melbourne.

2008-  Transferred “JZM Personal Training” business which was registered in 2006 into “JZM PTY LTD Company / trading as Kettlebell Athletica”

2008 – 2012 Personal training with Certified Australian Ketttlebell AKI Coach Phil.K

2008 – AKI Certified Australian Kettlebell Instructor

2008 – Jad signed a commercial lease in Prahran and opened “Kettlebell Athletica” Australia’s 1st commercial Kettlebell training gym that specialises in Kettlebell training in all aspects including Kettlebell Fitness, Kettlebell Sport, and Kettlebell Juggling.  In addition unconventional training methods using kettlebells and other odd object implements not found in conventional gyms.  Services included Kettlebell Technique group Classes/PT, workshops and hosting/sponsoring international events and training with world champions, and selling own etc. Click on Events Timeline here: Events

2008 – IKFF Workshop with Steve Cotter

2009 – Developed Kettlebell Athletica Level 1 Introduction to Kettlebell Training, a Kettlebell Fitness Accredited Professional Development Program for trainers and fitness enthusiasts offering 2 PDP/s presented by Kettlebell Athletica (2009 to date)

2009 – Manufactured  “Kettlebell Athletica” brand of Kettlebells in polished iron, vinyl and competition style.

2010 – Jad Marinovic Kettlebell Sport Online Training with Sergey Rachinskiy

2010 – Hosted IUKL-IKSA National Girevoy Sport Instructor Level 2 with Vasily Ginko at KBA

2010 – Hosted Australia’s 1st GSAA National Championship at Kettlebell Athletica

2011 – Jad Marinovic GSAA Secretary committee member

2011 – IKSFA Kettlebell Sport Camp in St Petersburg Russia with multiple world champions

2011 – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st female IKSFA Representative

2011 – Australia’s 1st ICKLM representative.

2011 – Hosted Australia’s 1st H2H Kettlebell Juggling workshop with Jeff Martone at KBA.

2012 – Hosted Australia’s 1st IKSFA Level 1 Certification at KBA

2012 – Hosted Australia’s 1st IKSFA Level 2 Certification at KBA

2012 – Hosted Australia’s 1st KBA Kettlebell Marathon event at KBA.

2012 – Jad Marinovic GSAA Competition Advisor committee member (2012 – Oct 2014)

2013 Hosted 1st Kettlebell Marathon with Ketacademy ranking table in Australia as the Ketacademy Representative at Kettlebell Athletica gym.

2013 – Hosted Australia’s 1st Ketacademy Kettlebell Sport Coach Certification at KBA

2013  – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st Ketacademy Representative /Kettlebell Athletica Ketacademy partner club

2013 – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st IKMF founding representative (2013 – Oct 2017)

2013 – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st UGC founding representative (2013 – Oct 2017)

2014 – Jad Marinovic 1st Arnold Classic Australia Kettlebell Sport Captain/Director (2014 to date)

2014 – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st IGSF representative

2014 – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st female GSAA President committee member (2014 – 2016)

2014 – Hosted Australia’s 1st RGSA Kettlebell Sport Coach certificate with Anton Anasenko

2014 – Jad Marinovic first Australian female IUKL representative (2014 – Oct 2016)

2014 – Hosted 1st World Cup in Australia as the IUKL Representative in conjunction with GSAA at Kettlebell Athletica gym.

2014 – Hosted 3rd KBA Melb Open which was selected to be part of the 1st World Grand Prix Australia as the WAKSC Australia Representative at Kettlebell Athletica gym.

2016 – Jad as IKMF representative/Team Captain was the first person in Australia to organise IKMF Judges

2016 – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st ASM Vityaz representative.

2017 – Jad Marinovic Australia’s 1st WKSF founding representative (2017 – 2018)

2018 – Jad was the first person in Australia to organise WKSF Judges

2019 – Hosted Australia’s 1st IGSF Kettlebell Sport World Championship

2019 – IGSF Vice President

2020 – WFF Kettlebell Athletica Director

History Representative/Committee member volunteer work summary below (11 years/2009-2020)

  • Girevoy Sport Australia Federation (GSAA)
  • International Kettlebell Sport & Fitness Academy (IKSFA)
  • International Girevoy Sport & Juggling Federation (IGSJG)
  • International Kettlebell Marathon Federation (IKMF)
  • Ultimate Girevik Cup (UGC)
  • International Union of Kettlebell Lifting (IUKL)
  • Ketacademy (KETA)
  • World Association Kettlebell Sport Club (WAKSC)
  • International Girevoy Sport Federation (IGSF)
  • Arnold Sports Festival Austalia (ASF)
  • Kettlebell Sport Australia Federation (KSAF)
  • ASM Viyaz

Invited/Hosted Certifications/Workshops/Training Days/Sessions with World Champions in Melbourne (2010 – 2020)

(International Coach Certifications include IKSA, IKSFA, Ketacademy, and RGSA)

  • 2010 (Oct) IKSA Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Certification with Vasily GInko hosted by Jad Marinovic & Kettlebell Athletica Gym in Melbourne.
  • 2011 (May) – Travelled to Russia to train with my coach Sergey Rachinskiy and IKSFA Training Camp, and becoming Australia’s 1st Female IKSFA Certified coach and  IKSFA Representative.
  • 2011 (Aug) – Jeff Martone Kettlebell Juggling Workshop
  • 2012 (Feb) – Hosted/invited IKSFA Level 1 Certification and training days with HCR World champions Sergey Rudnev and Sergey Rachinskiy at Kettlebell Athletica.
  • 2012 (Aug) – Hosted/Invited IKSFA Level 2 Certification and training days with HCR World champions with Sergey Rudner and Sergey Rachinskiy at Kettlebell Athletica.
  • 2013 (June) – Hosted/Invited Ketacademy Level 2 Certification and training days with HCR Sergey Rachinskiy at Kettlebell Athletica.
  • 2014 (Dec) – Hosted/Invited Ketacademy certification with Sergey Rachinskiy & RGSA Seminar with Anton Anasenko at Kettlebell Athletica.
  • 2016 (Dec) – Hosted/Invited Ketacademy certification with Sergey Rachinskiy (2016 and 2017)
  • 2018 (Dec) – Hosted/Invited Ketacademy certification with Sergey Rachinskiy and Svetlana Daniluk
  • Kettlebell Athletica Accredited Workshop including with Phil Kourbatski  (2009 – 2018)
  • AKI Accredited workshops with Phil Kourbatski and Ben Minos at Kettlebell Athletica.

Invited GS International coaches/hosted training sessions with world champions in Melbourne (2010 – 2018):

  • 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, 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).

To date Jad Marinovic has been an ambassador as representative and pioneering many kettlebell sport events as representative/partner and athlete in Australia since 2010. Jad is the only female in the history of Kettlebell Sport in the World to represent several GS associations/clubs simultaneously on an international level which include (Ketacademy, WAKSC, WKSF, IGSF,  IUKL, IKMF/UGC, ASM Vityaz, and also 1st female elected to be President of GSAA).  Most recently IGSF Vice President which was announced at the IGSF World Championship.  She has made history hosting/sponsoring many historic 1st Kettlebell Sport event milestones and achievements in Australia for both Kettlebell National and International events as representative/host/organiser/sponsor including Australia’s 1st National Championship, 1st Kettlebell Marathon, 1st World Cup, 1st International World Grand Prix, 1st Oceania Championship, 1st Australia Cup, 1st Arnold Classic Kettlebell Championship, and 1st Kettlebell World Championship. 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 was 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 WAKSC Kettlebell Marathon World Championship in Australia as the WAKSC Australia Representative at the Arnold Sports Festival 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.

Refer to list of competitions organised here: Events History

Jad Marinovic Competitive Career (2010 – 2020)

  • 2010 AKC/WKC Champion of America – 1st Place Absolute and 60 kg w/c PRO 16 kg Biathlon
  • 2010 GSAA/IUKL National Champion of Australia – 1st Place 58kg w/c PRO 24 kg Snatch
  • 2011 IGSF Kettlebell Marathon Championship – World Record 1st Place 60 kg w/c 1 Hour 16 kg Jerk
  • 2011 ICKLM Champion of 1st World Olympiad of Weight Lifting Masters – World Record 1st Place 65 kg w/c Half Marathon 16kg Jerk
  • 2012 GSAA/IKSFA National Champion of Australia – 1st Place Absolute and 65 kg w/c LC 16 kg
  • 2013 KBA/Ketacademy 1hour Marathon Champion – World Record 1st Place LC 16 kg
  • 2013 GSAA/IKSFA National Champion of Australia – 1st Place Absolute and 58kg w/c PRO LC 20kg
  • 2013 KBA/Ketacademy Champion of Australia, – 1st Place Absolute and 58kg w/c PRO LC 24kg
  • 2014 GSAA/IUKL National Champion of Australia – 1st Place Absolute and 58kg w/c PRO Snatch 24kg
  • 2014 GSAA/IUKL 1st Australia World Cup PRO Champion, 1st Place Absolute and 58kg w/c Snatch 24kg
  • 2014 OALC Charity Event – IKMF World Record 60 kg w/c 1 Hour LC 2 x 8 kg
  • 2014 WAKSC/KBA 1st World Grand Prix Australia PRO Champion– 1st Place Absolute and 58kg w/c Biathlon 24 kg
  • 2015 WAKSC/KBA 2nd WGP / 1st Arnold Classic Australia PRO Champion – 1st Place Absolute and 58 kg w/c Jerk 24 kg
  • 2015 IKMF Kettlebell Marathon – IKMF World Record 60 kg w/c 2 Hour Jerk 8 kg
  • 2015 IKMF 1st in History Kettlebell Marathon World Championship PRO Champion – IKMF World Record 1st Place Absolute and 65 kg w/c 1 Hour Jerk 16 kg
  • 2015 IKMF Kettlebell Marathon – 65 kg w/c 1 Hour Jerk 12 kg MSWC
  • 2016 WAKSC/KBA 3nd WGP / 2nd Arnold Classic Australia PRO Champion – 1st Place Absolute LC 24 kg Half Marathon MS & World Record
  • 2016 ASM World Cup Vityaz – 65 kg w/c Half Marathon Jerk 24 kg MSIC & World Record
  • 2017 WAKSC/KBA 4nd WGP / 3rdd Arnold Classic Australia PRO Champion – 1st Place Absolute TALC 2 x 12 kg Half Marathon 1st MS lifting doubles in Australia, Australian Record and New World  Record in 58 kg W/C!  1st Place Absolute TALC 2 x 16 kg Rank 1  and new Australian Record in 58 kg W/C!
  • 2017 1st KBA Perth Open – 1st Place Absolute TAJ 2 x 20 kg Jerk Div, 63 kg w/c achieving Rank 1
  • 2017 IGSF 26th World Championship in Greece – IGSF 25th Kettlebell Sport World Championships in Loutraki Greece – 3 x Gold Medalist & Master of sport! 1st Place TAJ 2 x 16 kg Jerk Div, 60 kg w/c in Open & Veteran Div, 1st Place Snatch 16 kg, 60 kg w/c in Veteran Div. Rank Master of Sport IGSF Snatch only.
  • KBA Melb Open / 5th WGP at the 4th Arnold Sports Festival PRO Champion – 1st Place Absolute Jerk 2 x 20 kg Rank 1 in 58 kg W/C.
  •  2018 IGSF Australia Cup 1st Place Absolute TALC 2 x 20 kg  in 58 kg W/C!
  • 2018 WAKSC 1st Kettlebell Marathon World Championship 1 Hour Marathon Gold & 1st Australian Master of Sport lifting doubles in Australia, Australian Record and New World  Record in 58 kg W/C & age category!
  • 2018 KBA Perth Open Gold Snatch 24 kg 58 kg w/c and Gold TALC Half Marathon 2 x 12 kg.
  • 2019 KBA Melb Open / 5th WGP at the 5th Arnold Sports Festival – 1st Place Absolute Jerk 2 x 16 kg Rank 1 in 58 kg W/C, and Gold Snatch 172 repetitions 16 kg rank CMS Absolute winner.
  • 2019 KBA Melb Open Kettlebell Marathon world record 3 hours TALC 2 x 8 kg
  • 2019 KBA Perth Open / WGP Australia Gold Snatch 12 kg Half Marathon
  • 2019 27th IGSF World Championship Gold 4 disciplines (TALC, OALC, Snatch, Half Marathon
  • 2020 First stage of the International online tournament of Kettlebell – Geary IN THE AIR, 1st place Absolute Power Juggling 8 kg champion 5,54 points category women veterans, and 2nd place in the Amateur division. First person in Australian to place 1st in a Kettlebell Power Juggling event

Jad Marinovic Athlete Highlights 

Australia’s pioneer of Kettlebell Marathon 

1st Australian MSIC (Kettlebell Marathon)

1st Australian MSIC (10 Min event -60 kg w/c)

1st Australian female Master of Sport with 24 kg 

1st  IKMF Kettlebell Marathon World Champion 

1st IGSF World Champion Professional Division 

1st Australian female Master of Sport Snatch

 1st Australian Power Juggling Champion

Kettlebell Sport World Champion in multiple Kettlebell sport disciplines (7 different events) which include both traditional and kettlebell marathon events –  8 x Kettlebell Sport World Champion titles in IGSF which include Traditional 10 minute (16 kg Snatch, 16 kg OALC, & 2 x 16 kg TAJ & TALC), and Kettlebell Half Marathon (2 x 12 kg TALC), IKMF  16 kg OAJ Kettlebell Marathon, and WAKSC 2 x 12 kg TALC.  National and World Record Holder.

IT Career

From  2001 – 2004 Jad worked in IT as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (M.C.S.E), in 2000 – 2001 as a Customer Support Engineer. and in 1997 – 1999 Management Information Systems Administrator, 1996 – 1997 Customer Service Administrator Officer

IT Education 1996 – 1999: 2000 – Microsoft Systems Engineer (M.C.S.E), 1999 – Microsoft Certified Professional (M.C.P), 1999 – Supporting Windows NT 4.0 Core Technologies, 1999 – AS/400 Systems Operator Workshop, 1998 – Administering MS Windows NT 4.0, 1998 – Networking Essentials, 1998 – Internal Quality Audit Certificate, 1997 – Unix System Administration, 1997 – Introduction to Unix, AS/400 Systems Operator Workshop, 1996 Information Processing, 1996 Overview of PC Hardware and Software, 1995 Microcomputer Programming (Introduction) Using – Pascal – TAFE

1995 – 1996 Administration Assistant/Receptionist

1993 – 1994 Manageress at the Federal Police cafeteria.

1989 – 1991 Administration Assistant/Receptionist

Property Development Career 

2007 –  2008       Property Development – Owner Builder / Property Co-ordinator

Last Residential project  – Dual occupancy, Renovation and extension (Californian Bungalow), Build New Dwelling (Townhouse at rear), Liaise with Architects and Council to obtain plans and permits, Co-ordinate Tradespeople, contractors and suppliers, Interior design, Prepare Property for Sale

 2005 – 2006       Property Development – Owner Builder / Property Co-ordinator

Last Residential project  – Dual occupancy, Renovation and extension (Californian Bungalow), Build New Dwelling (Townhouse at rear), Liaise with Architects and Council to obtain plans and permits, Co-ordinate Tradespeople, contractors and suppliers, Interior design, Prepare Property for Sale

 2003 – 2004       Property Development

Owner Builder / Property Co-ordinator of two projects in Armadale, Renovation and double story extension (Victorian Single Fronted house). Renovation and extension (single-front Art Deco house), Liaise with Architects and Council to obtain plans and permits, Co-ordinate Tradespeople, contractors and suppliers, Interior design, Prepare property for sale.

Education– Real Estate/Interior Design

2018 Australian School of Business & Law

2004 – 2005 The Professional Interior Design Course