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What is it?

Looking like a cannon ball with a handle, the kettlebell is heavy and made from solid metal.

Its unusual design ensures that using it requires balance and control rather than simply strength. Kettlebell exercises involve a large number of repetitions, working several muscles at the same time.

Why is it good for me?

Kettlebell is low impact, so it’s suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. It’s a great cardiovascular workout, and helps improve strength and flexibility.

How much does it cost?

Kettlebell classes cost from £5 to £10, with discounts usually available when you buy a course of lessons.

What equipment do I need?

Comfy clothes and trainers. Kettlebells should be provided for you at a class, or you could buy some and work out at home.

You may find you need wrist or back supports, talk to your teacher about this so they can advise what you need and where you can get it from.