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The benefits and appeal of kettlebell training are many and varied, and so, on occasion are the reservations people have about using them. Many people’s first impression of the kettlebell are that it looks scary and dangerous.


Well looks can be deceptive as this could not be further from the truth. Granted when you see someone throwing a huge ball of iron around the gym you could be forgiven for having this same misconception, but the truth is that it is actually one of the best forms of building true functional fitness and rehabilitating muscular imbalances and injuries.

Kettlebells have been used for many years, in partnership with the more traditional Olympic lifts, in developing the following attributes to enhance their training programmes:


  • Power

  • Muscular Endurance

  • Muscular Strength

  • Injury Prevention

  • Aerobic Endurance

  • Functionality

  • Flexibility

  • Motor Skills

Another reason to train with kettlebells is the fact that you will get the benefits of strength training, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility all in one workout, and it is incredibly metabolically demanding which makes it unbeatable as a fat burner. Where else can you get all this in one from training? kettlebells deliver the perfect combination of strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, explosive agility, stamina and fat loss.




Kettlebells also give you the benefits of the Olympic lifts, which have always been an integral part of a coaches programming when training athletes, these lifts develop strength, speed and power. The clean, snatch and jerk are far easier to master with a kettlebell than with an Olympic bar as this is very technical and can take years to master. When you clean or snatch a kettlebell you also have to load the muscles eccentrically by catching the weight with the hips on its way back down, unlike a bar which is returned directly to the ground once the lift is completed.


The fact that you load the hips in this way and then have to concentrically contract them again to complete a kettlebell lift means you are training the powerful hamstrings, glutes and spinal erectors to absorb ballistic shock and at the same time be explosive. This is a great way to introduce these incredibly beneficial lifts into your own training without the risks or technical difficulty of the traditional Olympic lifts.


The Kettlebell Workshop will cover:


  • Dynamic warm up for kettlebell training

  • Kettlebell 2 arm swing/1 arm swing/hand to hand swing

  • Kettlebell Turkish Get Up

  • Kettlebell Clean & Press

  • Kettlebell Snatch

  • Post training stretch & cool down


The Kettlebell Workshop will run on the 23rd March, 11am - 3pm at Stanley Village Hall.


The cost of the workshop is £39.

This includes full instruction of the above exercises. Kettlebells will be provided to practice with.

You will also receive a kettlebell manual covering all the exercises taught on the day. 

You will also gain access to my kettlebell academy online coaching system so that you can watch the instructional videos of how to perform each exercise in your own time as well as follow the practice workouts that are provided. 


This course is for anyone looking to learn how to use a kettlebell so that they can attend kettlebell training sessions or workout from home. 

PLEASE NOTE: Kettlebells require practice. This workshop will give you the basics its up to you to put in the work from then on in order to perfect your technique. If you are looking to join the Kettlebell Camp on Tuesday evenings at Stanley Village Hall then you will be required to be as consistent as you can for 6 - 8 weeks after the workshop.  

If you are looking to workout from home you will have enough support to ensure that you can do all of this from hoime.




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I discovered Kettlebells in 2007, I was a PT in a big box gym and one day another PT brought in a Kettlebell for his client to train with. After the session I asked if I could have a go.

To cut a long story short, from that very moment I was hooked. The whole conventional go to the gym and train chest and back one day arms another day and legs another went right out the window. For me this was a whole new dimension of training that took less time but gave me better results in the long run.

I immediately booked onto a kettlebell course and then another and finally became a certified kettlebell teacher with the IKFF under highly respected Kettlebell Coach Steve Cotter. 

Since then Kettlebells have enabled me to stay lean, have improved my cardiovascular fitness and most importantly have been a vital part of my training for obstacle race events. Not only this I have coached countless people on how to incorporate kettlebell training into their training schedule and lifestyles both on and offline.

I won't pretend that kettlebells are the be all and end all of the world, they fit into a vast array of tools out there but in my opinion are up there with the best of them. 

I'm sure you will love them just as much as I do.



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