If you are looking for a really effective fat-burning & fitness workout, pick up a kettlebell and come swing with us!
We don’t use heavy weights so you will not create muscle bulk, but your body will become leaner & more toned and you will feel fitter in a short space of time.
What does a Kettlercise class involve?
Kettlercise is a low-impact, energetic workout using a kettlebell to tone and strengthen your whole body. There is no jumping, no running and no complicated choreography and you work at your own pace.
The class consists of traditional kettlebell exercises such as swings, pulls, cleans and snatches, as well as squats, lunges, presses and deadlifts to give you a really functional workout. We perform each exercise for 30-60 seconds and you take a breather whenever you need to during the session. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with these moves – I will coach you through everything and they will soon become second-nature to you.
We finish each class with some great mat-work exercises to add an extra focus on your core strength.
The goal of the class is to promote fat-loss and create lean body tone.
This is achieved by something called PHA (peripheral heart action) training which involves alternating exercises that work the lower body and then the upper body, or the front and then the back of the body. PHA training requires the body to quickly shunt blood from one extremity to the other, which helps us to maintain an intensity that uses more energy and burns more calories both during and after the class.
What is a kettlebell?
A kettlebell is a cast-iron weight, which looks like a cannonball with a handle on top. They became popular as a weight training tool in the late 19th century and traditional kettlebell training uses heavy weights.
For our kettlercise class, we keep the weights lighter so that we can maintain good technique for the duration of the class. I tend to use a 6kg kettlebell when I’m teaching. Some women use a lighter weight and some prefer to go heavier. Men also tend to go for a heavier weight. Whatever weight you choose, there is no competition so you can enjoy your class at the right level for your body. If you are not sure what size to buy, please refer to my Kettlebell guidance notes.
What should I wear/bring?
- you will need suitable fitness clothing and supportive shoes (or bare feet if you prefer)
- it is best to remove watches, rings, and other jewellery which will get in your way
- you will definitely need to bring a bottle of water with you
- please bring an exercise/yoga mat with you for the mat-work and stretch section
When are the sessions?
Please refer to my class timetable for the session time and venue
As each term-time course becomes available to book you will find availability here:
Once a term has started, availability will not show up but it may be possible for you to join part way through the course – please contact me for details (link below)