Wheat- your daily poison?

All of this could well be down to your daily consumption of wheat.
How many of you reading this know of someone with a wheat intolerance? Do you think you’re any different?
You see, as a species, we humans are not supposed to eat wheat. It behaves like a poison in the body, leading to many ailments and maladies.
As you read this, you know deep down that if you eat bread it makes you feel bloated and tired. This is your body telling its not good!
I now train people who regularly talk about Irritable bowel syndrome, candidiasis and Crohn’s disease in their lives. Coeliac disease now affects one in a 100 people, other wheat intolerances probably more.

How is this so?

We have bred wheat to produce high quantities in intensive growing conditions, (much like milk and meat) with no guarantee of its nutritional quality; modern varieties have 30-50 per cent fewer minerals than traditional ones. White flour has up to 88 per cent less of a range of minerals and vitamins than whole wheat.
Thats nuts!

Worse still, enzymes, often genetically modified, are added to flour and dough to make the fluffy, big loaves you see on your supermarket shelves. Furthermore, recent research suggests that one enzyme, transglutaminase, used in food manufacturing and baking, may actually turn some of the gliadin protein in wheat flour into a form that can be toxic to some people.
This also applies to your “Organic stoneground omega-infused” luxury bread you always buy from Tescos or Waitrose, thinking its good for you by the way!
The real problem lies in the fact that we tend to over-rely on this nutrient. Its convenient and cheap.
Having read so much about the evils of wheat I decided to try giving it up for 25 days alongside the Guaranteed Results Bootcamp back in 2009.
I have never looked back….the results where outstanding!
My energy went through the roof, my skin condition improved, and I lost the bloat which I thought was part of my normal day.
Don’t get me wrong, if I go out for a meal I’ll splash out and have some bread once a week. But wheat does NOT exist in my daily diet.
If you look in my cupboards you won’t see:

  • Pasta
  • Bread- all forms.
  • Biscuits or crackers.
  • Pre-made sauces
  • Baked goods.
  • Beer
  • Tinned soup

…the list goes on!

So my number one tip to kick- start your 2012….drop WHEAT from your diet!

You’ll feel amazing, lose weight and avoid the conditions that plague everyone around you!


Are you ready to give up your daily poison?

Wheat is one of the five toxins we eliminate in our Beach Body Bootcamp, made easier with the help of a group setting and easy to follow eating plan!

Read on to find out more!

Sue lost fat and her energy went through the roof on our New Year- New You Programme!

Are you ready to make the best decision of your life and give up your addiction to poisons?

Here is your chance!

Using a tried & tested combination of high metabolic exercises & a healthy, easy to follow diet, you can finally achieve the body shape you want and feel great.

Guaranteed Results is Brighton & Hove’s only guaranteed weight loss programme,
if you’re not happy with your results after 28 days, you can have your money back!
All we ask is that you:

1. Attend the “Induction Session”:  Saturday 14th January-  10.30am at Varndean School.

2. Then attend at least 3 classes per week out of the following:

  • Monday:          7.30pm – (Mandatory class)- Varndean School, Ditchling Road, Brighton
  • Tuesday:          7.30pm – Varndean School
  • Wednesday:    7.00pm – ZT Fitness, Fonthill Road, Hove. (Advanced Level)
  • Wednesday:    7.00pm- Varndean School
  • Thursday:        7.30pm – Varndean School.
  • Saturday:         9.30am – Varndean School
  • Saturday:         10.30am – Varndean School (Advanced Level)

3. Eat freely from the easy to follow diet we prescribe you for 25 days.

Follow these three steps and you WILL lose fast, feel great and look the best you have in years…OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

Got any questions?
Get in touch here now!
Call Christian: 07876-558850

ENROL HERE! http://www.kettlebellsbootcamp.co.uk/

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Lean and mean in just 28 days!

..on the Beach Body Bootcamp!

WOW! What can I say? The photos speak for themselves!
Congratulations to Thomas Angus- losing a staggering –4% Bodyfat and 2 inches off his waist on the Guaranteed Results Bootcamp!

Part of the Kettlebells Bootcamp, the Beach Body programme does exactly what it says on the tin! Lose bodyfat and feel great in time for summer…or your money back!
If you missed out on the last programme, don’t worry as the next bootcamp is running from this weekend!
This is called the Beach Body Bootcamp!
See: http://www.kettlebellsbootcamp.co.uk/
The average weight loss is 6kg, and you can expect to lose up to 2 inches off your waist.
This is achieved by following an easy to follow detox diet, alongside regular training classes involving Kettlebells and other funky toys!
Classes are held indoors at ZT Fitness in Hove, by Hove train station and Varndean School in Brighton.
Next bootcamp starts on Sat 28th April and runs till Sat 26th May.
Spaces are limited, with a few left at £125. Mention this blog post and you can attend for just £95!

Remember- these are real people, with real results! What are you capable of achieving?
To enrol on the next available bootcamp, please go to: KETTLEBELLS BOOTCAMP, or e-mail Christian: christian@brightonkettlebells.co.uk
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Classes are hotting up!!

Now deep in to the year, our Brighton Kettlebell classes are still pulling big numbers! I’m so pleased so many people from the New Year bootcamp are still training hard and have stuck to their New Year’s resolutions to tone up and boost fitness!

Kersten sporting the new Brighton Kettlebells t-shirt!

Now that the sun is coming out, we’ll be taking our classes outdoors when training at Varndean School if the weather permits on Saturdays!

Here is a sample of one our workouts at ZT Fitness last Wednesday….this was a smoker!

After some conditioning drills using “just” bodyweight we hit the two following routines inspired by My Mad Methods:

Christian’s Smoker 1

A1: 2-Arm Swing – 60 sec
A2: Alt 1-Arm Swing – 60 sec
A3: Press ups – 60 sec
A4: Full Sit Up – 60 sec
Done one after the other with no rest in between, upon completion
of the circuit rest 30-60 seconds and repeat again.

Christian’s Smoker 2

A1: Double Kettlebell Thrusters – 60 sec
A2: Renegade Rows – 60 sec
A3: Hindu Press-ups – 60 sec
A4: Med ball slams – 60 sec
Done one after the other with no rest in between, upon completion
of the circuit rest 30-60 seconds and repeat again.

Can’t wait for next Wedneday! I love this class!

Spaces are filling fast! Enrol HERE!

PS: Class is on as normal this Easter Saturday. There will be no class on Monday due to Bank Holiday.

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New Year Bootcamp- the best to date!

Wow! What an amazing bootcamp we’ve just had! Not only was this our busiest bootcamp to date, but the New Year, New You programme which lasted 28 days from Saturday 14th January, also had the best results we’ve ever had!

The programme rules are simple:

1) Eat clean following our detox diet, which eliminates all toxins from our diet.

2) Train at least three times a week for four weeks.

Typical allowed Breakfast on the bootcamp (eggs, grated carrot, peppers, onions, mushrooms, avocado, grass-fed beef, home made houmus)


EVERYONE on the programme lost fat!


The total fat lost by everyone on the bootcamp was a staggering 144kg (317lbs) of fat! Thats a LOT of fat! Well done guys!

Enough to fill 13 of these buckets of lard in fact!

(bleurgh….pass me the bucket!)


The average amount of fat lost was 4kg.


The biggest loser was Ross Keely who lost 10kg of fat in 28 days. He then went on to finish the Brighton Half Marathon proudly wearing his earned Brighton Kettlebells t-shirt!

Congratulations to everyone that completed the programme! The Brighton Kettlebells team, including coaches Mark Stroud, Rooth Smethurst and Dan Alliston and I, are super proud of you all!
But this is just the beginning! Set yourself new goals and smash them!

If you missed this bootcamp, don’t fear!

We have the Beach Body programme starting on Saturday 28th April, 2012. This will run through May and will have you ready for the Summer holidays and warmer months to come!
For more info and to enrol please go to: http://www.kettlebellsbootcamp.co.uk/

ps: want to try the programme for FREE? I need one volunteer to have before/ after photos! E-mail me NOW: christian@brightonkettlebells.co.uk

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New Year Bootcamp…week 3- diary of a Bootcamper!

Well here we are …. deep in to week four of the New Year- New You Bootcamp!
I’m amazed at everyone’s dedication and commitment to the programme, not a single person out of the 35 have dropped out!

To add to my astonishment, around 12 people have opted (like me) to continue with the detox diet beyond the 4- weeks of the bootcamp, for continued wellbeing and high energy. Lets face it, with the weather the way it is right now we need any source of energy we can get our hands on!

Next week would be the “re-introduction” phase of the programme, where people will add toxins back in to their diet to see the effects it will have on them. Now they have a clean canvas, they can truly monitor wether or not they are intolerant to:
– Wheat

– Sugar

– Dairy

– Alchohol


– Caffeine.

Laura Burgess from Latest 7 magazine shares her experiences in the final week…..

Posted in Health & Beauty, Latest 7, Regulars, Wave on February 7, 2012

 By the end of week three it’s the final push in the lead up to Friday’s weigh-in, so it’s all systems go. I instinctively know what I am doing when it comes to preparing food and what to expect at the training classes.

In the Monday beginners’ class, where we meet to discuss our food intake, Christian suggested that as we’re halfway through boot camp, we should consider giving up starchy carbohydrates. The timing for this was slightly off considering I’d just bought a loaf of Rye bread and a bag of buck wheat! I decided not to do this in the third week but save it until the final few days before that dreaded weigh-in. I also went to a cheese and wine party at the weekend and was very disciplined for not touching a drop or having a bite!

My favourite class is definitely the advanced class on Wednesdays, and this week was no exception as to how hard Christian pushed us. In fact, at the intermediate class on Thursday with Mark, it felt like he had noticeably upped the intensity also, and said he wanted us to really go for it in the last few weeks.

During the Wednesday class with Christian, the warm-up is definitely a mini workout itself although I must admit I am managing it a lot better than what I could do just three weeks ago. This time with the Kettlebells we worked in pairs and had to do a set of snatch reps on each arm. We started at ten on the left arm, then our partner would do their set, and we would switch to our right arm. We had to keep alternating in sets from 10 down to 5, maintaining a constant workout. We all did sets of a clean, squat and press and of course it didn’t stop once we finally put the bell down, as we did the plank and sit ups. If there’s one exercise that I really struggle with it’s bicycle sit-ups.

On Thursdays class with Mark, we were split into smaller groups, lined up and each person had to travel to one end of the room and back doing alternate exercises, such as the bear crawl, mountain climbers and lunges, before pacing it back and taking it in turns. It really was a great way to keep the heart rate pumping. We then spent a good 15 minutes doing our kettlebell lifts, double and single arm swings, snatches, and a new one for me, the figure of eight. This means passing the kettlebell between and around the legs!

By the end of the third week I definitely feel more toned and my body shape seems slightly more defined. My energy levels during the class are high and I generally feel fit. I have had the chance to have three lie-ins this week but my body naturally wakes up early. Every time I see my classmates it’s amazing to see their skin glowing and everyone keeps telling one another that they look like they’ve lost weight around their middles! The important message Christian drums into our heads, is that it’s not about losing pounds but turning body fat into muscle. There’s also no greater feeling of satisfaction every time I have finished a session, so as I am heading into my final week I am seriously considering extending my bootcamp by another month. Wish me luck for the weigh in and measurement results on Friday!

The Kettlebell’s classes are open to everyone, whether you’re doing the bootcamp or not: www.brightonkettlebells.co.uk/

If you missed the bootcamp this time round, don’t fear…we’ll be doing the next on in June 2012! Message me for details! christian@brightonkettlebells.o.uk

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