Yearly Archives: 2015


Sometimes, you dig deep

And other times you dig really bloody deep. This last weekend I took on one race I’d been wanting to complete since I first tasted Obstacle Course racing.  I had my first OCR experience in 2012 at the Midlands Spartan Sprint. I fell instantly in love with the mud, walls, balances, ice crawls and all […]


Member of the Month May 2015

true to form May came and went and I completely forgot to update the blog. So, better late than really, really late…. Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness Port Talbot would like to present: Please meet our Members of the Month for May 2015, Daryl and Natalie Richards. Daryl and I have known each other for a number of […]


Why Kettlebells?

It is a question I get asked a lot, because I make no apology for my love of those beautiful cast iron arse kickers. On a personal level, I have found them to be a great tool in helping address weaknesses in my own training and improve my knowledge on coaching as well as movement, and […]

Kettlebell on rocks by sea

Lead By Example Part 4

So week 3 came and went, and I totally didn’t update this page. This is mainly due to me having a much needed week off for the first time since I opened the doors of Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness. Week 3 also saw me get the first cold I have had in about 18 […]


Member of the Month April 2015

Congratulations to Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness  Member of the Month for April 2015: Ann Marie Keogh Ann Marie contacted me late December of last year,  with the goal to improve her posture. As a very well respected chiropractor, she’s is exceptionally aware of her own body’s movement and noticed that, due to her profession, her working day was […]


Lead By Example Part 3

Lead By Example Part 3 from Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness Port Talbot. Krissie’s personal journey.  A week has gone by already? Time really does fly as you get older, it’s bonkers. So I realised that I hadn’t put up any stats for my starting point on the opening blog but I have been keeping […]


Lead By Example Part 2

So here is the first blog and Vlog as I regain the right to have the hashtag #LeadByEaxmple that I pride Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness on using. I promised to be totally honest and that this would be warts and all. In keeping with that promise here are my ‘at present pictures’…..this might seem […]


Lead by Example 1

If you follow Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll see I use the hashtag #leadbyexample. It’s something I try and pride myself on, that I won’t give my clients anything I wouldn’t undertake myself and that I do my best to be a good example in not only fitness but nutrition […]


Member of the Month Feb 2015

A little later than anticipated but we are proud to announce that the Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness, Member of the Month for February 2015 is: Clare Court I started at Kirby’s with the main goal of losing weight and improving my fitness. Having attempted gyms myself, I didn’t really know what exercises would benefit […]


Member of the Month – UPDATE

Last month’s Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness (Port Talbot) Member of the Month, Trudy Harris, has just announced her final total after trekking the Himalayas and spending countless hours out in the cold raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.   UPDATE: my Himalayan trek fundraising total for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Wales is £4,911.93!!! […]