Education


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 […]


What is Functional Exercise?

Here at Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness Port Talbot, we often use the phrase functional movement or exercise, when describing movements within a programme for clients. Functional exercise/movement/training are big buzzwords in the fitness industry at the moment and I’m often asked what Functional Exercise is.  Most trainers, when asked, can’t actually give a specific definition. […]


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

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 […]


We never stop learning

It is true that we cease our formal education in school, and that University is so much more than just your degree, but even when you leave the comfy confines of the ‘establishment’, you never cease to learn. No matter how knowledgeable you think you are, there is always something new, some new way of […]