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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


I am StrongFirst 1

As many of you know, I love a challenge.  I may moan and whine about it on the run up to the challenge, I may scream, rant and rave when in midst of said challenge, but nothing beats the feeling of overcoming the fear and succeeding in the challenge that has been set. This is […]

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