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Welcome to Landmine University!

At Landmine University, we are proud to offer a unique strength training program that combines elements of Traditional Olympic lifts, Functional training, and the spinal engine theory. Our mission is to educate and empower trainers and coaches, providing them with an alternative approach to traditional lifts for individuals seeking to diversify their training routines.

Our Approach: At Landmine University, we believe in the power of innovation and continuous learning. We have developed a comprehensive training program that integrates the best practices from various disciplines to create a dynamic and effective strength training experience. By combining Traditional Olympic lifts, Functional training techniques, and insights from the spinal engine theory, we offer a well-rounded approach to help individuals reach their fitness goals.

Education and Empowerment: One of our primary goals is to educate trainers and coaches in our unique approach to strength training. We understand that the fitness industry is constantly evolving, and it is crucial for professionals to stay updated with the latest techniques and methods. Through our comprehensive curriculum, we provide in-depth knowledge, practical training, and hands-on experience to equip trainers with the tools they need to excel in their careers.

Alternative to Traditional Lifts: While Traditional Olympic lifts have long been a staple in strength training, we recognize that they may not be suitable for everyone. Our program offers trainers and coaches an alternative perspective, introducing them to a diverse range of exercises that target specific muscle groups and movement patterns. By incorporating Functional training principles, we focus on enhancing overall strength, stability, and mobility, enabling individuals to achieve their fitness objectives in a safe and effective manner.

The Spinal Engine Theory: Central to our approach is the incorporation of the spinal engine theory. This theory emphasizes the importance of utilizing the natural movement patterns of the spine to generate power and efficiency in exercises. By understanding how the spinal engine functions, trainers can design workouts that optimize performance and minimize the risk of injury. Our program delves into the intricacies of the spinal engine theory, providing trainers with valuable insights that can revolutionize their training methodologies.

Continual Growth and Support: At Landmine University, we are committed to fostering a community of trainers and coaches who are passionate about improving their craft. We offer ongoing support, resources, and networking opportunities to ensure that our graduates continue to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills. Our commitment to continual growth extends beyond the completion of our program, as we aim to cultivate lifelong learners and leaders in the field of strength training.

Join us at Landmine University and embark on a transformative journey in strength training education. Expand your expertise, challenge conventional norms, and empower your clients with an innovative and effective approach. Together, let's redefine the future of strength training.

Get to Know Us

Our team is made up of experienced professionals with a passion for fitness and a dedication to helping other Coaches succeed. Our Founder, Alex Kanellis, has over a decade of experience in the industry and has been recognized as a leader and innovator in the Strength Training world. CEO, Junior Leoso, has been a Coach and gym owner for almost 20 years. Our certified Coaches come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of expertise in areas such as team sports development, personal training, and strength & conditioning.

At Landmine University, we pride ourselves on keeping things as simple and effective as they can be. We are committed to delivering courses, clinics and education that meet the unique needs of our current and future coaches, while providing exceptional customer service, and being a support system for them all. Our focus on functional strength training has led us to implement short workshop options, to serve as an entry-level education piece, while also providing a fun and engaging workout.

In addition to our workshops and courses, we also offer a two-day certification course to teach other coaches how to run the system and workshops themselves. This course provides coaches with a thorough understanding of our system and teaches them how to create and deliver effective workouts using our equipment. Upon completion, coaches are certified to run our workshops and deliver high-quality training to their own clients.

We are proud to have received numerous counts of recognition for our training, courses, and commitment to the fitness industry. This has led to many publications like Men's Health, or podcast opportunities like with Mark Bell. However, our greatest achievement is the positive feedback we receive from our Coaches. We are grateful for their trust and loyalty, and we are committed to continuing to exceed their expectations.

In addition to providing exceptional products and services, we are also dedicated to giving back to our community. We support various training initiatives, youth camps, clinics and are committed to making a positive impact on our neighborhoods.

At Landmine University, we are excited about the future and are committed to continuing to innovate and lead in our industry. Thank you for considering us as your fitness education partner.

Photo from Mens Health magazine of Coach Alex Kanellis

Alex Kanellis

At Landmine University, I combine my experience as a former college football player with my knowledge of strength training to help others maximize their potential. My mission is to help people break through their limitations and achieve their fitness goals.

I have been featured in Men's Health magazine, Podcasts, and other news outlets for my pioneering approach to strength training and my commitment to inspiring and motivating my clients. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, I will work with you to develop a customized plan that will help you reach your goals.

Coach Junior Leoso demonstrating a technique

Junior Leoso

Landmine University is a strength training program being taught by Coaches all over the world, including Junior Leoso who has been a gym owner and coach for over 20 years. His goal is to help other coaches and athletes learn how to properly use the Landmine University system to maximize their performance. 

At Landmine University, you will learn not only how to use the landmine, but also the science behind it and how to incorporate it into your existing training program. We provide hands-on sessions, online coaching and seminars to help you reach your goals and feel confident in your training.


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