Musings


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 […]


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 […]


Revelations 1

  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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]