My favourite Thai Green Curry recipe.

In line with the New Year- New You bootcamp diet guidelines, Thai Green Curry can be eaten often and freely.

I have at least two of these a week, and the beauty lies in its simplicity!

Ingredients

Thai green curry

Preparation method

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan.

Add the green curry paste and cook over a fairly high heat for about a minute, stirring with the lemongrass, if using.

Reduce the heat slightly and stir in the chicken pieces and lime leaves or zest until coated in the paste.

Add the coconut milk, fish sauce and bring to a simmer, cooking for 25-30 minutes until thickened slightly.

Stir in the coriander and lime juice.

Check for seasoning, adding more fish sauce if needed.

Enjoy!

Christian Vila

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How NOT to fail on your New Year’s resolutions this year!

It may seem a little late in the month to be talking about New Year’s resolutions, but in my experience people start to fail them around this time of the year.

Here are some tips on how to keep to your resolutions- follow these and make 2013 a successful year!

  1. Make the resolutions REALISTIC! Don’t aim to run a Marathon in Spring if you haven’t started jogging yet… make the resolutions achievable to avoid dissapointment.

2. FUN should be the key to your resolutions…don’t go for boring goals- the more exciting the better! Aim for something that will inspire you and keep you excited for the rest of the year. It doesn’t always have to be diet or booze related!

3. Try something NEW! Try a new sport, a new class or learn a new skill. Don’t be afraid to do what you’ve been putting off for ages! Why not try our Brighton Kettlebell classes for FREE? Click here for more info: TRY FOR FREE.

4.  WRITE down your resolutions and put this in a prominent place for you to see. If its diet related keep it in the kitchen, if its fitness related put it somewhere near your sports kit. And NO…this doesn’t include the Wii-Fit!

5. Tell OTHERS about your intentions. The more people you tell the more support you’ll have and the more likely you are to stick to your goals.

6. TEAM UP with others with similar goals or aspirations. Join a team or a group class which will keep you motivated and inspired when things are getting hard. Get your partner involved!

     7. Enlist a Personal trainer or coach. These professionals will help you set realistic and  measurable goals- and give you the motivation to keep going! Ensure the Personal trainer is certified and insured! CVPT is a good start.

Follow these steps and you’re sure to succeed! Most importantly don’t beat yourself up if you stumble at the first hurdle! Get back up and try again!

NEW YEAR-NEW YOU!

Want the support of a group and a Personal trainer?
Join the New Year- New You Guranteed Results training bootcamp- beginning on the Sat 19th January.
Having seen many people fail in their efforts to try and sort their life out in January, I have put together this easy to follow programme which guarantees results to every person that attends…or your money back!

What have you got to lose?

Spaces are limited with a few left at £125. (early bird price has now expired)

For full info please see: NEW YEAR- NEW YOU WEBSITE

or phone Rooth on 07813 973813

or e-mail me at christian@brightonkettlebells.co.uk

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Brighton Kettlebells- Christmas Timetable and New Year- New You Bootcamp!

Christmas Timetable.

With the holiday soon upon us, we need to start planning our training!

Get your Kettlebell fix when you can- especially if you’re off work!

This year, the school will close and lock down from 5pm on Friday, December 21st and will re-open at 7am on Thursday, January 3rd.
We will resume classes on Sat 5th Jan, 2013.

Here’s the timetable for the Christmas and New Year period……

Wed 19th (Christian away) Church, Rooth
Thurs 20th School, Rooth (Last class of 2012)
JANUARY 2013
Sat 5th School, Mark (first class of 2013)
Mon 7th School, Rooth
Tues 8th School, Mark
Wed 9th Church, Mark

NEW YEAR – NEW YOU BOOTCAMP IS HERE!

Bigger and better than ever…now in its fourth year, we make a promise most bootcamps can’t ever make!

If you’re not happy with the results, you get ALL your money back!

Dates: Saturday 19th January – Saturday 16th February 2013

Limited spaces at £95 Enrol here >>

Existing Members– only pay £48 to join the bootcamp! Contact Christian today!

For more info go to: http://www.kettlebellsbootcamp.co.uk/

SEE BOOTCAMP FLYER

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Hummus for two recipe!

Fed up with the mass- market option for Hummus out there, I decided to make my own today.

The main problem is the consistant use of cheap oils in most supermarket and deli versions of this delicious dip.

Vegetable Oils, Palm oil, Sunflower Oil and even Rapeseed Oil can often be seen listed in the ingredients list (YUK!!)

See Tescos below:

Olive Oil is the only way to go, and as far as I’m aware only Marks & Spencers do an Olive Oil only version!

So the best way to ensure your Houmus (or Hummus) doesn’t contain any crap? Make your own!

Its easy! All you need is a food processor or quality blender and the following ingredients…..

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse. Reserve a few whole chick peas for serving.
  2. Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, tahini, and water in a food processor, and blend to a creamy purée.
  3. Add more lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt to taste. Turn out into a dinner plate, and make smooth with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and scatter with the reserved chickpeas.
  4. Sprinkle with paprika!

Enjoy and let me know how you get on! 🙂

PS: Our next bootcamp will be in January….the New Year- New You programme allows you to eat delicious recipes like this alongside some wicked training!
For more info e-mail Christian on christian@brightonkettlebells.co.uk.

 

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Spelt bread recipe!

In response to high demand….here is the famous Spelt Bread recipe!

This is one of the recipes allowed on our Guaranteed Results bootcamp, where we avoid Wheat!

Get involved- get on it- toast it!
SPELT BREAD
650G Sharpham Park Spelt Flour
2 tsp Sea Salt
15g Soft Organic Butter
Sachet of Yeast
400ml Water (100ml warm, 300ml cold)

– Rub butter into flour and add salt, and stif in yeast.
– Add warm water to form a soft dough
– Knead for 10mins on a floured surface
– Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for half an hour until it has doubled in size
– Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230oC for half an hour.

You can also add dried fruit and nuts for a sweet bread.

Great toasted with eggs for breakfast, or as a snack with Peanut Butter on!
Enjoy!

Christian Vila,
Brighton Kettlebells

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