Meet the Iron Tamer

kettlebell-liftWho is The Iron Tamer?

I want to thank you for coming to my website and wish you great fitness success.

I am David Whitley, Master RKC Instructor,CK-FMS and
professional performing strongman.

I reside and train athletes and individuals just like YOU in Nashville, TN.

What is an RKC Master Instructor?


From Dragon Door: Master RKCs are appointed after extensive experience as a Senior RKC and after demonstrating the highest levels of integrity, commitment, teaching skills, leadership and personal physical ability. Master RKCs are the only RKCs with the authority to teach Dragon Door approved RKC certification workshops on their own. Dragon Door now offers in-house RKC certifications for appropriate organizations. Write to John Du Cane at for more information.

What is CK-FMS?


It stands for Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist and it means that I am certified in Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (a ranking and grading system scientifically created to document movement patterns that are key to normal function) and the corrective Kettlebell exercises that relate to the FMS.

I conduct Kettlebell workshops across the country and train clients in the Nashville area. I am also available for internet and phone consultation and personalized program design.

I have worked to help hundreds of clients reach their fitness goals. These clients include:Multiple College and Professional Football and Baseball Teams and the US Military. These are the exception however. Mostly I work with ordinary people who are sick of being overweight, out of shape and feeling like they are not experiencing life to the fullest. People who want to MOVE better, FEEL better and LOOK better.

 I am the author of two Kettlebell DVDs Power Circuit Workout, and Full Body Power.

I have appeared on several TV shows as both an RKC and a perfoming strongman and I have been interviewed for or featured in multliple publications including Iron Man Japan, the Wall Street Journal, Nashville Lifestyles, Nashville Rage, and have written articles for several magazines.

What is a performing strongman?atl105
As a performing strongman, I keep alive the old time tradition that dates back to Vaudeville and before. I get on a stage and perform feats of strength such as tearing phonebooks and full decks of cards, bending steel spikes, rolling frying pans, etc.

For info on workshops or strongman performances, please email me at