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I did no cardio exercise for years!
Whilst lifting weights is something I’ve always enjoyed, I can not say the same for cardio exercise.
That was up until 2009 when I got my first job in a gym as a Personal trainer and discovered kettlebells.
After realising that this was something I enjoyed, I set about learning as much as I could in order to bring kettlebell training to the masses !
Over the last 13+ years I’ve racked up over 10,000 hours of coaching every day folk who want to get stronger, and have become a coach to coaches who want to spread the good word about kettlebells.
Keep reading to see what my clients and club members have got to
say about this method of training and my coaching ability.
Build your strength and fitness in the same session
Here are the 4 options to get started with us.
Small group training
8 week program
Kettlebell programs to follow at home
Kettlebell training – Your most convenient workout option!
What our club members say
I have been training with Pete for a year and a half and I can honestly say it has completely transformed my attitude towards training and nutrition.The classes are always fun and varied but focused on making progress and are always a good mix of beginners through to the more advanced,
I joined Bristol Kettlebell Club a couple of years ago after doing one of Pete’s Bootcamps and can honestly say it’s the best thing I have ever done. I have always struggled with my weight and tried all sorts of diets and exercise! Since training with Kettlebells I have completely changed shape, have better muscle definition and lost over two stone and 3 dress sizes so far! I don’t think this would have been possible without the fantastic knowledge and expertise from Pete and Sam
Kelly O rourke
I have been training with BKC since November and really love it, its great fun and never boring and my strength and fitness is better than its ever been, my 10 k run times have improved and i feel so much stronger for it.
I started training with Bristol Kettlebell Club almost 5 years ago, following advice from a chiropractor to strengthen my core after suffering back pain for 15 years. I started with personal training sessions, tailored to my specific needs and within weeks I felt so much stronger and mobile. After a few months I joined small group training sessions and then joined classes which I still regularly attend. The physical and mental change has had a really positive impact on my confidence. I never thought exercise was an option for me, but with guidance from the instructors at Bristol Kettlebell Club, I have become stronger, healthier and no longer suffer with back pain.
I started training with BKC 2 years ago and have never looked back. I have never been a fan of the gym and all those people watching themselves in the mirrors! Before beginning classes you have to go through the induction which takes the time to focus on technique, explaining the main exercises and giving clear instructions as to how to get to grips with it before starting classes.
The classes are brilliant, a real mix of gender, ages and abilities and such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lots of support and encouragement, not just from Pete and Sam, but from all the other members of BKC too.
I have been one of those people who goes to the gym twice a week, does the same couple of exercises… and achieves nothing. This has changed entirely when I got acquainted with kettlebells – I finally feel like I am actually doing something, my muscles are moving, stretching and getting stronger and stronger session by session.
Both Pete and Sam are great trainers, they guide you gently and push you hard to your limits at the same time. I couldn’t imagine a more supportive group, very highly recommended.
Emma Causon Wood
I have been training with BKC for about 9 months now after signing up for the beginners workshop last May. I had heard that some people with back problems could benefit from this type of training and my main objective was to gain some relief from an arthritic complaint which affects my back, pelvis and other joints.
I can honestly say that i have never felt in better physical shape. I rarely suffer from ‘flare ups’ anymore (unless i stop training), and as a bonus have gained a lot of strength, and lost a bit of fat too.
The training is varied, fun and challenging and instructors Pete and Sam are friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, encouraging, professional and they lead by example.
Club members fat loss results
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8 weeks to becoming the best version of you!
Sometimes, we all just need a bit of help…
If you’ve tried all sorts of diet plans and programs and had little success at getting the body of your dreams, our 8 week program is for you.
Combining 8 weeks of kettlebell training and 8 weeks of nutritional 1-2-1 coaching. It’s a perfect combination to finally getting a handle on your health and waistline.
The truth is – Having weekly guidance and support from a coach who understands your struggles and can advise you what the next steps are is a necessary requirement for most people to finally “crack the code” on their own weight loss journey.
If this is something that interests you and you’d like to learn more, click here
Try a Kettlebell class risk free!
Curious to find out what a kettlebell class is all about?
For a limited time, grab a free session pass to our Wednesday night (7-8pm) class where you’ll be coached through 60 minutes of strength exercises designed to tone and strengthen every muscle in your body!
Come to a beginner Kettlebell class
Our third option to get started with us, is to come to our Saturday morning (10-11am) session where you’ll be taught the basic movements in a small group of 3 people or less.
The amount of sessions you need here will vary between 1-6 dependant on your training experience and athletic ability.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How effective is kettlebell training ?
If you spend some time to read through our client testimonials you’ll hear how kettlebell training has helped people lose lots of weight, get rid of knee and back pain, tone their arms and shoulders, build muscle and strength, ignite a passion for all things health and fitness related and the list goes on and on. I don’t know of any other single training modality that can do all of these things. So yes, kettlebell training is effective. Very effective!
Do kettlebells burn belly fat?
Kettlebell training + a nutrient dense diet will produce exceptional fat loss. This is something that we educate on in our 8 week program.
How heavy of a kettlebell should I use?
You need to use a weight that is somewhat challenging. If a weight is too light you can end up using the wrong muscles to move it.
Can you get in shape with just kettlebells ?
Absolutely. A search on Pubmed will produce over 100 kettlebell studies, showing good efficacy for strength development, cardiovascular conditioning, injury rehab and fat loss.
How long does it take to see results with kettlebells?
If by results you mean weight loss, how does 14lbs off in 4 weeks sound? Or 20lbs in 6 weeks? Many many people have done this in our 4, 6 or 8 week programs. Commit to the process and you will get the result. We guarantee it!
Is kettlebells cardio or strength?
It’s both and that is a unique benefit to kettlebell training that no other training option can provide. Exercises like swings and snatches are excellent for cardiovascular development, but yet will also strengthen the abs, glutes, hamstrings, and back muscles.
Kettlebell cardio training is strength training.
What is the best way to start kettlebell training?
We recommend people learn how to hip hinge first by practicing the deadlift. For kettlebell training, this is a fundamental movement pattern to learn and master. When you can do this without having to think too much about what you’re doing, you’re ready to move onto something more complex. That would be the kettlebell swing.