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We’re closing…

I have some sad news about Kirby’s. As of Sunday 30th Sept, the studio will close its doors for good. Alas, even with the constant bombardment of information from the NHS and news sources about how we need to take greater care of our health, there is not enough demand to warrant keeping the studio […]

It’s been a while…

Well, I’ve kind of let this blog just slip away into nothing of late. No real reason for it other than other things taking priority. The bulk of information we now share seems to come via Instagram and Facebook, so I tend to find I’m posting more to those mediums than utilising this blog. With […]

I have a confession to make….

I haven’t been on my game, food or exercise wise since middle of July. I have come up with excuses. I have ventured half hearted into my programmes and allowed my head to get between me and my goal. I have lifted and lifted heavy but skipped certain things I should do on my programme […]

Meet Wendy

  Meet Wendy, possibly one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. Wendy came to the studio, last November, on the off chance that I might be able to help her with a goal. She had attended the PCA Welsh Championships in the Port Talbot Princess Royal Theatre that May and decided that she wanted […]

My Personal Results

    For the past eight weeks, I have embarked on an eating plan designed by StrongFirst Master Instructor, Fabio Zonin.  Fabio is a highly decorated natural bodybuilder, strength and conditioning coach and has one hell of a singing voice. The plan is heavily protein based, and reduces carbohydrates to basically veg with allowances on […]

I finally love me

I know what you are thinking when reading that line, ‘Oh how self indulgent and up her own arse” but seriously, if you’re a regular reader of these blogs you’ll know that well I’ve lived the best part of 40 years loathing myself, so bear with me while I explain that headline. It’s also completely […]

Open Day At Kirby’s

We’re having an open day! On March 5th 2017 the studio will be open for anyone interested in seeing how we might be able to help between 10am and 4pm (closed only at 1pm-1:30pm for some lunch).   If you’re interested in learning more about Personal Training, Small Group Training or after information about Port […]

We are FMS Certified

I am thrilled to announce that we are fully certified in the FMS system of Functional Movement Screening. This means that we are now able to offer the full movement screen as part of our personal training programmes. What is FMS? Functional Movement Screening, founded by Gary Cook and Lee Burton, is a specific series […]

Revelations

  Nah, not the biblical kind but the last few weeks I’ve had quite the personal revelation happen. So much so, that this is the blog I always wanted to write but never thought it would ever actually happen. Regular readers of Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness blog and, more specifically, the No More Mrs […]

Starting things right

I have been asked over the last few weeks, ‘Why do I have to attend the beginners course for your club, when I’ve done kettlebells elsewhere?’ and it’s a very valid question. At Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness, and Port Talbot Kettlebell Club we use the StrongFirst method of, what is known as, Hardstyle kettlebell […]