Summer SALE on now! Save 25% off our 3 month membership!

With the summer months in full swing, we at Brighton Kettlebells thought

you’d love this offer for training!

Look fab and feel great this summer at Brighton Kettlebells with our new summer offer.

Save 25% off your monthly Direct Debit on a 3 month membership agreement –

that’s just £28.00 per month!*

What are you waiting for? Get back to training this August with this fantastic offer.

Don’t miss out, simply click here to join now!

This exclusive offer ends midnight Saturday 31st August.

*Terms and conditions apply. Offer available to new members only.

3 month membership is only available on a 3 month Unlimited classes
rolling Direct Debit membership.
25% saving is based on a 3 month membership rate.
3 monthly Direct Debits are required as a minimum.
Offer available until midnight Saturday 31st August.



Offer ends Saturday 31st August!

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Double Kettlebell Metabolic Conditioning and Strength Workout by Lauren Brooks.

Big thanks to On The Edge Fitness for this awesome double kettlebell workout!

Classes are buzzing at both our locations right now, so come check us out for FREE by clicking here:


Last night’s Advanced Kettlebell class at St Phillips Church, Hove.

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Wheat- your daily poison?


All of this could well be down to your daily consumption of wheat!

How many of you reading this knows 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 diseases.

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.
That’s 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!
The real problem lies in the fact that we tend to over-rely on wheat. It is convenient and cheap.

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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 Summer….drop WHEAT from your diet!

Have Rye, Spelt and sweet potatoes instead, and increase vegetable intake.

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!

For more info and to enrol go to:


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Due to Bank Holiday!

But do not fear! You can get you Kettlebell- fix this week here:

Tuesday: 8pm at St Phillips Church Hall, Hove.

Wednesday: 7pm at Vardnean School, Brighton

Saturday: 9.30am at Varndean School, Brighton.

See you there!

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Christian writes about Kettlebell training in Sussex Active magazine.

Sussex Active


Kettlebells by Christian Vila

Kettlebells by Christian Vila

The biggest things to hit the fitness industry, Kettlebells are creating major-hype in the U.S. Now they’re taking the U.K by storm, with many celebrities and sportsmen touting their effectiveness for getting them in shape and increasing fitness. Kettlebells guru, Christian Vila, who runs the successful Brighton Kettlebells, told SussexActive what makes it such an effective training programme

Kettlebell training is one of the most effective and exciting ways to train. It will burn fat; make you very fit, flexible and super-strong.  Brighton Kettlebells are proud to be the first club to bring kettlebells to Sussex, with six classes a week for all abilities, at two locations in Brighton and Hove.

So…. what are kettlebells and why should I use them?

Kettlebells look like a cannonball with a flat bottom and a handle moulded to it.

Kettlebell training returns us to learning how to use our bodies better, as one unit. All the moves are ground-based, and get you back on your feet, away from machines or benches. Because you are using so many muscles, the energy demands of kettlebell exercises are much greater than conventional gym exercises.

This means you’ll be burning up to 1,200 calories per hour when you’re well conditioned and become proficient in the various exercises. Compare this to 400 calories when running on a treadmill for an hour! Furthermore you’ll be boosting your metabolism, so you’ll be burning more fat for up to 36 hours afterwards!

What size do I need?

This really depends on your activity level, fitness level and your own body weight. Kettlebells go up in increments of 4kg, from 4kg to 40kg.

Most women start with a 4kg kettlebell. If you’re active and used to resistance training you can start with an 8kg or 12kg Kettlebell. It’s important you understand that you need to feel the weight working your body. The same applies to men. Most inactive guys just starting out need to start with a 12kg kettlebell, and will quickly progress to the 16kg and 20kg bells as they become used to the foundation exercises. If you’re an athletic man, who regularly exercises and plays sport, you can start at 20kg. As a general guideline, if you can do 50 push ups, 10 pull ups and around 100 bodyweight squats, you are ready for the 24kg kettlebell.

The thing that shocks most of our clients is how much easier the exercises get if you use a slightly heavier weight. If the bell is too light, the exercises doesn’t feel right and form is lost.

What are the exercises?

There are hundreds out there, but I’ll outline three basic moves to give an idea of whats involved:

THE DEADLIFT: Holding a kettlebell in both hands, the arms are kept straight, towards the floor and maintaining a neutral posture you bend your knees until the Kettlebell rests on the floor, before slowly standing up again. Great for firm bums and posture.

THE SWING: An all-over body exercise where you swing the kettlebell back wards and forwards between your legs using the forward thrust of the hips.

THE SQUAT: Here you hold the kettlebell against your chest with arms tight to the body whilst squatting to the floor, keeping a straight back and head up. This works the thighs as well as your abs.

 How do I start?

With so much room for error with these exercises, professional instruction is a must for anyone undertaking kettlebell training.  Brighton Kettlebells offers a Beginner class, were you will learn the fundamental moves, before progressing to our Intermediate and Advanced classes.

You can try our classes for free here: TRY FOR FREE!

Christian Vila


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