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You may have heard about kettlebells, but what are they and what do they do?It looks remarkably like a cannonball with a handle and dates back to 18th-century Russia. Meet the kettlebell.




Used consistently over centuries by the Russian military, this unusual object has shrugged off its iron curtain image and reinvented itself as the trendiest new fitness tool. If it’s good enough to get Russian soldiers fit I’m sure it’s good enough for everyone else!

There’s a reason so many people love kettlebell training — after all, who doesn’t want a total-body resistance and cardio workout that only takes half an hour? And even more surprising, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) study recently found that the average person can burn 400 calories in just 20 minutes with a kettlebell. That’s an amazing 20 calories a minute, or the equivalent of running a six-minute mile!

Celebrities love them and it’s not just macho types like Sylvester Stallone and Matthew McConaughey, but the likes of Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Aniston and Geri Halliwell. Top football clubs Chelsea and Liverpool factor them into their training and physiotherapists use them regularly in rehabilitation.

So the question is ‘is kettlebell training for me?’ The answer is of course YES!

Technique is key, however, which is why we go that extra mile here at Yeovil Personal Fitness Club to ensure all members using kettlebells, or any other equipment, do so safely.

Call us today on 01935 706059 or pop in for an informal chat to see how we can help you.


chereenI joined the gym in Oct 2013 for rehab support following a neck and back injury and wider goal to improve fitness and tone. Progress with an ongoing injury is frustratingly slow but the tiny steps taken are turning into bigger ones and Rob’s ongoing support has kept me motivated and I’m getting better week on week. Couldn’t recommend a friendlier, more supportive gym.
Chereen Scott