Bristol Kettlebell club member – Joanna Malinska
When did you get into kettlebell training?
I suppose what attracted me then was that it was something I had not heard about before and it was different from all the other popular fitness classes like zoomba, belly dancing etc. I’ve never followed the crowd so I wanted to do something that other people don’t do as much.
What attracts me know is the group motivation, the variety of the exercise routines (it’s never boring or repetitive) and Pete who is always prepared for the class which makes me feel that he’s not only professional but also passionate about it. That is also what gives me confidence in him and in what he’s trying to achieve whit our little groups.
Some say it’s really tough, is it?
I’d say if you want to see results make it tough. In a weird way I really enjoy that pain in my muscles the next day… That’s when I know I had a good work out! I didn’t make it tough for myself from the beginning as I tried to focus on the technique and didn’t want to put myself off 😉
What other types of fitness have/do you enjoy?
Now I don’t enjoy anything but kettlebels and I mean it! I might start doing a little bit of running soon. I didn’t used to enjoy it because I was so unfit I could not run for more than 15 min.
There is a lot of hype surrounding kettlebell training, what kind of results have you seen?
I’d like to get stronger, fitter and thinner so I can enjoy the complements from people for little bit longer 😉
Words from Pete – Jo has been very consistent with her training and so has built up her strength gradually. Over this time she has also been consciously choosing the right foods and slowly cleaning up her diet. The results speak for themselves, she is noticeably slimmer and toned after losing over a stone in weight. Jo – you deserve all the compliments in the world because you look great and you have put in the hard work to get there. Well done, I’m really pleased for you!