Kettlebells


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Personal Training Port Talbot

Free From…not quite!

A long overdue update for the ‘No More Mrs Fatty McFat‘ portion of the Kirby’s Personal Training and Fitness blog. This section is Krissie’s musings on her personal journey. Last October I suffered what I can only describe as a power loss in my legs. It was the most weird, frustrating and devastating feeling I’ve […]


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. […]


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 […]


The cost of Personal Training in 2016

Firstly, Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the festivities. Usually this is the time of year people crowd the gyms in a bit of a gun ho attempt to get fit, lose some weight and start habit change. Generally people will go for it in a too much too […]


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 […]


Krissie Kettlebell swing at beach

Swingtober

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 […]