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Emeritus - Master Instructor

San Diego, California USA

Clifton Harski was one of the original Animal Flow Master Instructors, and now stays engaged with the organization in an advisory role as Master Instructor Emeritus. A lifelong athlete and collegiate basketball player, Clifton holds a degree in kinesiology from SDSU and has been in the fitness industry for more than twelve years.

Clifton is not just an amazing athlete; he is also an incredible instructor. In just the last 3 years, he has taught more than 1,500 people throughout the US, conducting over 100 workshops covering different fitness systems for multiple companies. He currently is the Director of Education for Pain Free Performance. Previously, he was director of programming and national head coach for Fitwall; a Master Trainer with KB Athletics; and a Master Trainer for MovNat. He also previously ran his own company BA Training, which taught kettlebell and bodyweight training workshops throughout the United States and ran Bootycamp in San Diego, CA.

Clifton believes that the most important and least talked about piece of fitness is movement. While strength, power, flexibility, and endurance are all important pieces, it is movement that ties them all together. He frequently says, “If we can move better, we will move more, and if we move more, we will see better results.”

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Kineseology from San Diego State University
  • Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) Level 1 – Ultimate Sandbag Certification
  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)
  • CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Mobility, and CrossFit Football Certifications
  • Certified Kettlebell – Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS)
  • Kettlebell Athletics Master Instructor
  • Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC)
  • FMS Level 1
  • ACE PT
  • Spartan Group X training
  • Strong First Level 1
  • Spartan Obstacle Course Specialist Master Instructor
  • Onnit Fundamentals Certified Trainer
  • Combine360 Certification
  • Animal Flow Master Instructor 2014-2019