Exercise

Give it a Go: The Press Up

This basic press up will help to build up your upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Press ups don't require any equipment, you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform the Press Up.

Advanced Stretching techniques

The following is from Ashlyn Leidy from the Stretch Solution who has created a master class course that can be helpful and valuable to personal trainers by showing them how to stretch their clients from head to toe with stretches via videos, quizzes & lecture. Please see the link at the bottom with more info on the course.

Did you know that only 20% of personal trainers know how to stretch their clients from head to toe?

5 ways to maintain your health and fitness routine over the Christmas period

5 ways to maintain your health and fitness routine over the Christmas period

With the summer having been and gone, and autumn in full swing, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming! Everybody loves the festive season, but unfortunately it can result in a lot of overindulgence that throws us off our health and fitness regimes and leaves us feeling groggy and sluggish.

Christmas Exercise Voucher

This time of the year I am frequently approached by people with regard to exercising and buying a training package for themselves, friends, family, colleagues for Christmas and the start of the new year. This is a great incentive to kick start a more healthy and active lifestyle and start to the new year as we mean to go on. I am always delighted to cater a training package to each person’s individual needs and requirements.

Sleeping disorder

This informative, concise and visual infographic provides helpful tips and advice on how we can help to reduce sleeping disorders and focuses particularly on children.

Sleep Disorders in Children created by Zen Triangle Dentistry.

How stress can affect your health

This informative, concise and visual infographic provides advice on the impact that stress can have on our bodies and thus our health. The infographic helpfully discusses the impact of stress on our bodies including weight gain, headaches and high blood pressure.

5 Benefits of HIIT

I was delighted to be approached by Claire Ward who is a freelance writer from and has written an informative, detailed and benenfical article on the benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Claire has specifically focused on 5 key benefits of HIIT training and as Claire says, if you’ve been around the gym and exercising for a while or have been looking for alternatives to burn that stubborn belly fat, you’ve probably heard of HIIT. The article is well-researched and Claire has provided links to a number of Studies that support the benefits of HIIT.

Kettlebell Workouts for Men – Part 9

Kettlebell training has gained massive popularity in recent years and for good reason. The kettlebell is an extremely versatile piece of training equipment, and can be used to reduce body fat and build muscle mass. Amanda Perkins who works with Kettlebell Kings as a senior writer has written and developed a fantastic and informative series focused on different kettlebell workouts. This includes teaching points on how to perform each exercise successfully and safely and links to helpful video examples.

Deskercise

This informative, concise and visual infographic provides helpful tips and advice on how we can get more active and exercise whilst at our desk at work. It provides helpful exercises that can be performed at our desks to help combat having a sedentary job.
Deskercise

Courtesy of Concept Seating

Kettlebell Workouts for Men Series - Part 8

Kettlebell training has gained massive popularity in recent years and for good reason. The kettlebell is an extremely versatile piece of training equipment, and can be used to reduce body fat and build muscle mass. Amanda Perkins who works with Kettlebell Kings as a senior writer has written and developed a fantastic and informative series focused on different kettlebell workouts. This includes teaching points on how to perform each exercise successfully and safely and links to helpful video examples

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