10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Our metabolism is all the chemical processes that happen in our body that help to keep us alive and living and keeps our organs functioning normally, such as breathing and digesting food. These chemical processes require energy and this is called the basal metabolic rate (BMR).

It is our metabolic rate which determines the amount of calories we burn. Having a higher metabolic rate means that we are burning more calories - even at rest - which makes it easier for us to lose weight and also keep it off.

The Best Yoga Mat

I was pleased when Lexi Watkins from Reviews.com contacted me to see whether I would be interested in sharing the extensive and detailed research they had done on Yoga Mats, with the aim of finding which is the 'best' one. Review.com has conducted over 50 hours of extensive research on dozens of Yoga mats, consulted with over 100 yoga professionals and read 50 industry publications as part of the research.

The future of the fitness industry is specialist

I was pleased to be approached by Sree Subramaniam of Traffic Jam Media with regard to contributing to an article and providing expert opinion on the need for specialist fitness qualifications for PTs. 

10 Total Body Exercise Moves

Positive Health Wellness have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with images of 10 exercises that we can do that will help us to get a great whole-body workout in less time. This infographic was written by Karen Reed. The exercises are: 

The Best Fitness Tracker

In today's high-tech world, it seems like everywhere you look, someone has a fitness tracker on their wrist. Popularity for these health and exercise devices has skyrocketed for anyone looking to better monitor and track their health and activity levels including steps, sleep, heart rate and calories burned.

But with all the options out there, it’s easy to get lost in the hype and to be unsure (and maybe even confused) as to which device and tracker is best and most convenient.

Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Positive Health Wellness have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with images of stretches we can do everyday to help develop our flexibility and range of movement and to help us to recover in-between training sessions. This infographic was written by Karen Reed. The stretches are: 

- Downward Dog

Healthy Breakfast Ideas You Can Make Ahead

Positive Health Wellness have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with images of 7 'healthy' ideas for breakfast that we can make ahead to save time and ensure we make good nutritional choices. This infographic was written by Karen Reed. The 7 breakfast ideas are: 

- Granola Muffins

5 Resistance Band Exercises That Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Positive Health Wellness have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with images of 5 exercises that we can do using a resistance band that can help us to build muscle and burn calories. This infographic was written by Karen Reed. The 5 exercises are: 

- Standing Oblique Crunch

Pick your Hard

Th following is a blog from a friend of mine - Rachel Jillot - who wanted to share her thoughts and experiences on her health and fitness journey.

Thanks Rach. Keep up the  great work.

High 5,

Matt :-)


The Active Commute to Work

Many of us struggle to find time to exercise around our daily life commitments- work, family etc. Therefore, exercising on our commute to and from work - whether that be walking, running, cycling is a great way to get active,Enjoy fresh air and scenery, save money and 'warm up' for and unwind after work.

Lisa who is a friend of mine gets active on her commute to work in Manchester by walking. Please see her inspiring story below.

High 5,



The Active Commute to Work


"My physique has changed for the better and I now have much more energy to tackle day-to-day activities. Unlike dreading trips to the gym, I look forward to every session with Matt."
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