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.
A major benefit of kettlebell workouts is the combination of cardiovascular exercise with strength and flexibility training, which sets it apart from conventional weightlifting with barbells and dumbbells.
Why is it good for me?
- Kettlebell is low impact, so it’s suitable for all levels of fitness, with no complicated routines to follow
- A kettlebell workout can burn off up to 1000 calories per hour
- A quick way to shape your waist, abs, legs and arms
- Increase your metabolism
- Improves 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?
- Kettlebells should be provided by your class
- Wrist and back supports may be required, which you should provide yourself. Your teachers should be able to advise.