Dreams & Aspirations


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 […]


Personal Training Port Talbot

How much?!?

  Hi I’m Krissie and I’m a PT.   The exclamation I hear most when I give my pricing to prospective students here at Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness ….HOW MUCH?!? Last year I wrote a blog piece with the aid of my friend Jill, who had written something similar, but I feel I need to write again […]


We are only human…

It’s happened again. It seems to be a perennial problem with me. I get so engrossed in the back room stuff here at Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness as well as still figuring out everything that is not right with my ongoing knee issue, and before I know it I’m heavier than I have been in […]


A Decade On

Ten years ago at 6:45 this morning, I was sat on the floor of the bathroom punching myself full force in my over sized stomach, thumping lumps out of my huge thighs and screaming about how worthless and ugly I was, much to the worry of my poor husband. I had gotten up, full of […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]