One thing people often ask me about my blogging and fitness endeavours is who or what I draw my inspiration from. On the first anniversary of my blog, I am extremely pleased to have been able to interview Marianne Kane who has played a key role in helping me to take the leap to pursue my aspiration to become a fitness writer and personal trainer. Although I have never met Marianne in person, I feel I know her quite closely, having done many of her kettlebell based workouts and having followed her personal journey on her website where she shares…

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Kettlebells are my favourite equipment to workout with. I have always had a soft spot for them since I spotted them in the gym for the first time in 2008 – they were actually secured by a chain, preventing people from using them outside sessions with an experienced personal trainer. As we know, forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest, so from that moment on, I wanted to get acquainted with kettlebells more closely! Most recently, I have completed a Complete Kettlebell Trainer qualification through Future Fit, to top up my Level 3 Personal Trainer diploma and to take my relationship with the kettlebells I…

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I wanted to write about what has worked best for me when it comes to working out at home. I still love going to the gym, but sometimes it is simply more practical to exercise at home – for example, when the weather is very bad, it is too late to go out, when the gym is closed or whilst I am trying to multi-task (e.g. I can do a workout whilst still keeping an eye on a slow cooking dish). Or you may be a busy Mum and your only chance to get some exercise is during your kid’s…

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As a keen fitness enthusiast and member of different gyms for several years, just as I thought that there was nothing new under the sun and resigned myself to the universal dominance of Les Mills classes everywhere (Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Attack, RPM etc.), I completely fell for a refreshingly new group exercise class called Kettlercise. In my previous article I talked about why I really like using kettlebells and I did not expect to discover that there IS actually a fitness programme built on using kettlebells! It was “love at first sight”. The guy who is behind this new exercise programme is called Guy…

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