Christian Vila in Men’s Fitness magazine.

Focus in training to get in the zone and hit your PB’s!

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Christian Vila (owner and operator of Brighton Kettlebells) was asked some questions regarding Focus in training.

This is available in newstands countrywide.

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Brighton Kettlebells offers five classes a week in Brighton and Hove for ALL abilities.

For our NEW timetable see: TIMETABLE.

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Half price offer to all British Forces Personnel!

Military Personnel Benefits

Brighton Kettlebells are happy to announce that they will be offering half- price training to all British Forces Personnel!

Simply turn up at a class of your choice showing your Forces I.D.

Forces Discount:
Half price on all prices!

Buy 5 classes for just £20
Buy 10 classes for just £37
Buy a month of unlimited classes for just £19!

Kettlebell Training in BRIGHTON & HOVE 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 runs classes at two locations in Brighton and Hove:
1. Varndean School, Ditchling Road, Brighton.
2. St Phillips Church, New Church Road, Hove.

We have Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes. Personal training is also available.

Military Personnel Benefits

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Healthy Spelt Pancakes recipe.

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Now in its final week, the month- long New Year – New You fat loss bootcamp is coming to a close this Saturday.

28 individuals are already showing signs of increased energy, and report feeling great on the programme.

This Saturday each participant will be weighed and bodyfat tested to see how much they’ve improved on the programme.

As part of the programme, we all follow a Wheat- free eating plan (as well as avoiding sugar, alcohol, caffeine and dairy).

Spelt, however is allowed on the programme and this makes a great alternative to Wheat.

With pancake day looming, I thought I’d post up this healthy alternative to this annual tradition.



Spelt is an ancient grain and basically a cousin to wheat which is what most of us are familiar with. The benefit of spelt is that it has a few more nutrients than wheat and it also doesn’t seem to cause the gluten intolerance that wheat does. Spelt is a great source of manganese, protein and fiber. It actually has more fiber than wheat. Manganese helps your body absorb other nutrients and spelt is one of the best sources of this mineral.

I buy my spelt flour at Infinity foods in Brighton, but most supermarkets are now stocking it too.

Why not give this recipe a go for breakfast tomorrow?

Spelt Pancakes
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup soya milk (or oat milk is fine)
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and combine with a whisk. Add the beaten egg and milk and mix until combined.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat and melt some butter. Spoon batter onto the skillet and cook on the first side until bubbles form on top and they lose their shine. Flip over and cook for another minute or so on the second side.You can add mashed blueberries and banana for a delicious dish!Enjoy and be sure to share this post using the buttons below!
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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!


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.


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!


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

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