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Member profile – John Evans

  When did you join the club?  I joined BKC in Feb 2012 after being bought the introduction session as a gift as I wanted to get back in to exercise after a few years of not really doing anything. I have trained on and off since then with some prolonged gaps, but have...

Member profile – Mandy Bond

When did you join the club? I joined the Bristol Kettlebell Club back in April 2011. What attracted you to it?  I had been putting on weight since my bowel surgery for Crohns Disease in 2009.  I was going to the gym but just not getting the results I wanted, so when I...

Kettlebells for Beginners
Kettlebells for Beginners

If you are new to kettle bells you may be wondering things like "what is so good about them", "what is unique about them" and "how do I get started"?   So in this short blog post I will answer those questions and more.   What is so good about kettle bells?...

Vitamin D3

If you've spent any amount of time reading my blog posts, you will already know that I am big advocate of getting all the nutrients you need from whole food before supplementing. However Vitamin D is one of the 24 critical micronutrients for human survival, so if...

Joint pains? – What to do.

If you love lifting weights and do it frequently, its inevitable at some point you might get some annoying niggles or pain in your joints.   If you've tried: Stretching Massage/foam roll Using a compression sleeve The next step I'd recommend would be trying a...

10 tips for better sleep.

  Quality sleep is massively important for your well being, health, recovery from exercise and of course in the quest for lower body fat. Use and implement these top tips to ensure you are getting enough. 1. Decide on a bed time in advance. There needs to be a...

What to do when life gets busy

Some times life is unpredictable and things will come up that derail your training. So what do you do? Well what you don't do is stop! You will lose the momentum that you are gathering, and have to start over. Big mistake! What you do is you follow either the Program...

Zinc – Do you need topping up?

I am not a huge supplement fan, but there are some bases that need covering because we can't get enough from our diet alone, and one of them is Zinc. The chances that you are zinc deficient are high! Especially if you are of older age, drink alcohol, are a vegetarian,...

The 3 biggest kettlebell mistakes
The 3 biggest kettlebell mistakes

Kettlebells are a great tool to help you develop strength and endurance, build muscle and reduce body fat. However the exercises are fairly technical, so attention to detail is paramount if you want your experience with kettlebell training to be a positive one....

Client case study – Jacqueline Campbell
Client case study – Jacqueline Campbell

Client case study - Jacqueline We love to show case our clients achievements, and Jacqueline is a great example of what can be achieved with some consistent training. Despite her impressive fat loss since starting with club, she has also developed incredible strength...

Client case study – Linda Thorne
Client case study – Linda Thorne

Client case study - Linda Thorne     Today we are talking with Linda who has made rapid progress in strength, body composition change and fitness. Some of her feats of strength include a 140kg deadlift, a 70kg back squat, double 16kg kettlebell clean and...

Kettlebell muscle program
Kettlebell muscle program

Don't listen to what the gym rats say, if you have a collection of kettlebells, you can use them to build a strong and muscular physique.   Yes kettlebells lend themselves to ballistic movements and are mostly thought of as a metabolic fat loss conditioning tool,...

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