healthy living

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

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 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 […]

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 […]

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

Krissie Kettlebell swing at beach


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 […]