MANCHESTER’S HEALTHIEST POST-WORKOUT TAKEAWAY | KETTLEBELL KITCHEN

MANCHESTER'S HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY | KETTLEBELL KITCHEN

| MANCHESTER’S HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY

Based in Ancoats, you’ll find one of Manchester’s newest and healthiest takeaways – Kettlebell Kitchen

Kettlebell’s menu is packed full of fresh, clean and nutritious locally sourced ingredients, with a focus on high protein, low carb meals, specifically targeting gym go-ers who are looking for something quick and easy

Conveniently located across the road from a Pure Gym, I’ve been hearing alot of good reviews from the regular gym trainers, so I decided to give it a go after one of my long workouts

MANCHESTER'S HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY | KETTLEBELL KITCHEN
MANCHESTER'S HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY | KETTLEBELL KITCHEN

| A STRONG EMPHASIS ON NUTRITIONAL VALUE

As soon as you walk in, the restaurant is decorated very much like a rustic gym, with ring bars, weights and kettlebells dotted around, and best of all most of the tables even have plugs and USB charging sockets on them – which I think every restaurant should do!

For a healthy restaurant I was surprised to see burgers and pizzas on the menu, but everything on there had a strong emphasis on their nutritional value, so if you were on a strict diet plan, you can easily pick which one suits you the most.

Even though I’m not a strict diet myself, I really did appreciate this extra bit of information because I’ve been told I need to eat more protein!

MANCHESTER'S HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY | KETTLEBELL KITCHEN

| WE BOTH WENT TO TOWN ON STEP 5

For our first visit, we decided to go for their popular Kettleboxes. Served in cardboard boxes, they are convenient to pick up on the go, or you can choose to sit in with them

There are 5 steps to the boxes, and all you need to do is pick one ingredient from each step

  • On the left, is a regular grilled steak with wholewheat pasta and pesto sauce
  • On the right is the regular steamed salmon with sweet potato mash and sweet chilli sauce

And we both went to town on step 5, where you could have as much of the seasonal salad, veg and nuts as you wanted!

Both boxes tasted amazing, and packed full of flavour. I was skeptical at first, as I wasn’t sure if the regular size would have been enough to fill me up but it was definitely more than enough!

For the price and the quality of ingredients, I would definitely say it’s worth a visit, because of this we’re already planning another trip back so we can try their breakfast and shake menu! x

MANCHESTER'S HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY | KETTLEBELL KITCHEN
MANCHESTER'S HEALTHIEST TAKEAWAY | KETTLEBELL KITCHEN

KETTLEBELL KITCHEN: 5 NUOVO, GREAT ANCOATS ST, MANCHESTER, M4 5AB, 0161 236 6171

MON – FRI 7am -9pm, SAT 11am – 7pm, SUN 11am – 5pm

Price: 4/5

Food: 4/5

Atmosphere: 3/5

Service: 3/5

5 EASY WAYS TO ADJUST YOUR BODY LANGUAGE TO SUCCEED AT WORK

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| ADJUST YOUR BODY LANGUAGE TO SUCCEED AT WORK

Whether you work for yourself or for a massive corporate company, you will always be meeting and talking to new people – and it’s how to make that first impression, a good impression.

People judge other people. Very simple.

I do it, and I know you do it.

How is that person dressed? How does that person compose themselves? What are they like speaking to a room full of people? Do they seem apprehensive or nervous?

Knowing how to control your body language can really help prepare yourself for any situation – and to show others that you are ready and capable

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| PEOPLE LIKE OTHER HAPPY PEOPLE

1. SMILE

This is an easy one, and everyone can do it.

When you smile at someone, they normally always smile back (I say normally, because you’ll have the odd few that just don’t give a shit), and when they do smile back, it changes their emotional state more positively around you. You become more approachable and more likely to be remembered

So it doesn’t matter what the situation is, whether you’re pitching for a new client, or you’re just going to the canteen for lunch – people like other happy people.

So smile everyday.

2. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP

Confident people are never the ones hiding away in the corner. They command the room with height and space.

Look up, keep your shoulders back, and stand/sit tall.

A confident person has great posture that projects authority and poise. If you’re managing a team, or in charge of a project, you need to display these attributes so that your direct reports have confidence that you will be able to lead them to success, or vice versa, when something goes wrong, they are reassured that you’ll know what to do

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Zara Bodysuit, Black Jeans, Western Style Belt

| I ALWAYS REMEMBER PEOPLE WITH A GOOD HANDSHAKE

3. SPEAK LOUD & CLEAR

Speaking loud and clearly goes hand in hand with body posture. Nervous people tend to speak rather quietly and timidly, and sometimes give the impression that they are not too confident in what they are saying.

It is especially important if you’re in a meeting or presenting to a room full of people, a confident speaker comes across more determined and enthusiastic.

There will also be times, when you’ll need to voice your opinion and you’ll need to stand up for yourself, or for your team – because there are people who will screw you over, and try to take advantage

So be firm and make sure people listen to you.

4. MAINTAIN A STRONG HANDSHAKE

I always remember people with good handshakes.

I don’t want you to cripple my hand, it just needs to be a strong solid handshake that makes a good first impression.

5. DRESS THE PART

What you chose to wear everyday has a massive effect on how you feel as a person, and how others perceive you based on your style choices.

It’s not about wearing the trendiest item, it’s about how you carry yourself in whatever you’re wearing, that makes you stand out.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

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Zara Bodysuit, Black Jeans, Western Style Belt

| DO ALL THE ABOVE, AND KEEP PRACTISING

These are just my 5 ways of adjusting my body language that I know has helped my confidence levels over the last couple of years, whilst working at various companies.

I’ve been put into certain situations, or asked to present presentations to large rooms of people that I had never done before, and it was terrifying! But if you do all the above, and keep practicing, your confidence will develop and come naturally! x

| BODYSUIT: ZARA, JEANS: ASOS, BELT: PRIMARK, SUNGLASSES: PRIMARK, WATCH: SEIKO

WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN MANCHESTER – TAKK

TAKK COFFEE - WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN MANCHESTER

| WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN MANCHESTER

Last weekend, we discovered an amazing little coffee place in Manchester’s Northern Quarter called Takk

Admittedly, the only reason we managed to find this place, was because we were Pokemon hunting, and we were following the path of Pokestops! – If you’re an avid Pokemon player too, you’ll understand!

TAKK COFFEE - WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN MANCHESTER

| NORDIC INSPIRED

Inspired by their Scandi and Icelandic travels, Takk positions themselves as a cafe and creative space where they actively encourage people to come and work, with plenty of desk spaces, comfy chairs and breakout areas.

As you walk in, the atmosphere is extremely relaxed, the layout is very open and spacious, and there’s a very ‘cool’ inspirational vibe to the place.

The interior is well designed and contemporary with exposed bricks and low hanging lights, all surrounded by old school wooden desks and mismatched stools

You get the sense that alot of people come here to work from home, and there’s no pressure for them to leave as soon as they’re done eating or drinking. The staff are really friendly and polite, and I even saw them address some of the regulars, which was really nice as there seems to be a great community here.

TAKK COFFEE - WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN MANCHESTERTAKK COFFEE - WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN MANCHESTER

| FOOD & COFFEE

We only stopped in for a quick coffee as we recharged our phones, but from what I could see around me – the food people were ordering looked delicious!

I got talking to the manager and he said they are constantly looking to use the best quality, locally sourced ingredient wherever possible – which I thought was a great business model and something amazing to shout out about!

We ordered a classic Cappuccino (I think it was around £2.80) which was full of flavour and beautifully presented – I love good coffee art!

They even sell their own coffee which I thought was really impressive, it made me think they are seriously passionate about their coffee

Our first impressions were great, so if you’re looking for something different, annd where to get coffee in Manchester that isn’t a high street chain, I would highly recommend you checking Takk out

I’ve already said we need to go back, to try their brunch menu! x

TAKK COFFEE - WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN MANCHESTER

TAKK: 6 TARIFF ST, NORTHERN QUARTER, M1 2FF (0)7989 583 576

MON – FRI 8.30am -5pm, SAT 10am – 6pm, SUN Closed

Price: 4/5

Drink: 4/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Service: 4/5