Kettlebells are a phenomenally effective training tool. They help cut training time, burning a huge amount of calories, building strength and helping posture. I have a full set of kettlebells which I bring to clients. If you’ve never held a kettlebell before, don’t worry: I will coach you in good kettlebell technique and supply you with the correct weight of bell. Don’t panic if you think they look intimidating, I promise they’re not. Kettlebells come in a range of sizes and weights and I’ll never suggest you use a weight that’s too advanced.
Functional fitness, injury-prevention, fat burning
Kettlebells are fantastic for getting a good cardio session into a small space, raising the heartrate through a series of simple but effective moves (which I’ll teach you). Unlike dumbbells, a kettlebell’s gravity is offset, meaning your entire body needs to work harder as you go through the moves. You can build up the tempo of a kettlebell session, making each movement flow into the other, bringing your workrate up. You’ll end up training at a rate which burns calories and body fat, too, toning your entire body and strengthening your core.
The after-effects of working with kettlebells are significant: this type of training is metabolically demanding, raising your body’s calorie-burning capabilities for hours afterwards. Using kettlebells, we can work on endurance, explosive strength, power or fat burning. They are a great tool which anyone can use safely and effectively. I’ll even show you how kettlebells can be used to train for specific events like running and triathlon.