Yearly Archives: 2014


How to survive Christmas…

You’ve probably read a hundred posts about how you can minimise your weight gain etc, over Christmas. Well I’m going to go against all of that sage advice and tell you something a few of you probably won’t expect to hear. Don’t worry about it, just enjoy it and get some much needed relaxation and family […]


Another year older….

Today is my 39th Birthday. Age is just a number, and being 39 doesn’t bother me in the slightest. In my head I’m still 18 (probably a bit younger, if I’m honest). I still view the world with a slight rose tint; a teenage optimism that one day people will realise we are not the […]


Three things you can do right now….

Three things you can do right this minute to help you on the road to a healthier lifestyle. Yes we all have the high ambition that today is going to be the start of the new lifestyle and we tend to go all out when we reach that conclusion. We empty out the cupboards, make […]


A Renewed Mission 1

This last weekend, while I was at a conference, I was encouraged to look at the statistics of the demography of the area my business, Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness Port Talbot, is in.  Statistics from the census etc, give us a great insight in to lots of different things in the area where we live […]

Back to Basics

Krav Maga

Why Krav Maga?

  I often get asked the question, ‘Why Krav Maga?’  For those of you who know me, be it in person, via the band or have been following my blog, you will know I practice Krav Maga, a reality based system of self defence. I don’t instruct in Krav Maga, I am still very much […]


Swingtober

Join me for ‘SWINGTOBER’!     Yes you’ve read that right! SWINGTOBER!  I am challenging myself, all Kirby’s Personal training and Fitness clients past and present, and anyone who wants to join in, to do at least 100 hard style swings EVERY DAY through October. I will be posting little snippets of videos from some […]

Krissie Kettlebell swing at beach

Interesting side effects – The ‘less sugar’ experiment! 3

So for those of you who have been keeping up with all Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness related things via twitter, you’ll have heard me whinge about sugar hangovers and how even one bottle of my favourite ginger ale (alcoholic and non alcoholic) is leaving me feeling like I’ve had a night out with George […]


Fall down seven times, stand up eight

That old japanese saying is so very true. There are moments in everyone’s life when self doubt, feelings of failure and times of sheer frustration leave us in an exhausted heap in the corner of the room, hoping that something will change and help us feel better: better about whatever is bringing us to this […]


A spoonful of sugar 1

…doesn’t make the medicine go down in my case, sorry Mary. I have always struggled with my addiction to sugar. I have written about it on numerous occasions, and with all the best intentions, tried to give it up with little success. On my journey to self improvement and better health, I have made massive […]