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FITNESS FOOD: Caribbean Chicken Curry & Vegetables

HOMEMADE CARIBBEAN CHICKEN CURRY

Prep & Cooking time: 45-60 Minutes

- Diced Chicken
- 1 Lime
- Sweet Potato
- Pineapple
- Onion
- Garlic cloves
- Pepper
- Spring Onion
- Root Ginger
- Curry Powder
- Carrots
- Broccoli
- Butternut Squash

Delicious, filling and nutritious. Lower in saturated fat and high in protein.

Great tasting food can be made 'healthy' and nutritious with a little planning.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge: Straight Arm Twists and Arm Waves

2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE using 2 blocks of wood (or bottle of water, books etc):

- 1 minute of holding the blocks straight out and rotating the torso each side

Followed by

- 1 minute of holding a block in each hand and waving arms up & down

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

FITNESS FOOD: Salmon, Sweet Potato & Mixed Vegetables

Salmon, Sweet Potato & Mixed Vegetables

Prep/cooking time: 30 minutes

- Salmon
- Sweet Potatoes
- Carrots
- Peas
- Peppers
- Sweet Corn

Healthy & nutritious. Lean protein, low in saturated fats and filling with all the vegetables and sweet potatoes.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Low Squat Jump Jacks & Dips with Kicks

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of low squat jumping jacks

Followed by

- 1 minute of tricep dips with leg kicks

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

FITNESS FOOD: CHICKEN & VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

CHICKEN & VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

Prep/cooking time: 45-60minutes

- Diced Chicken
- Mushrooms
- Sweet Potatoes
- Broccoli
- Carrots
- Chicken Stock
- Courgettes
- Butternut Squash
- Onions

Healthy & nutritious. Lean protein, low in saturated fats and filling with all the vegetables.

Bonus too that there was enough left over for next day's lunch!!

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Punches & Jumps and Knee Raises/Arm Pull Downs

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of repeated 4 front punches with 90 degree turn jumps

Followed by

- 1 minute of repeated 4 high knee raises & arm pull downs with 4 leg jacks

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

Why the Country Needs Personal Trainers?

The following is an interesting, thought-provoking and detailed guest post article on although gym memberships have grown in the UK so have UK Waistlines and thus why the country needs personal trainers. The guest article was kindly written by Scott Beaman who works with Robert Hicks, the head content writer for Insure4Sport (http://www.insure4sport.co.uk/), who provide specialist insurance for Personal Trainers. Robert also writes for national newspapers, numerous lifestyle magazines and several sport publications.

Enjoy the read,

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Forward/Back Arm/Leg Jumps with Jaks & Squat Kicks

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of Split forward/backward arm/leg jumps (4 count) with 4 jumping jacks

Followed by

- 1 minute of squats with forward kicks (alternate legs each squat)

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

FITNESS FOOD: CHICKEN & VEGETABLE BAKE

CHICKEN & VEGETABLE BAKE

Prep & cooking time: 45-60 minutes

- Diced Chicken
- Carrots
- Sweet Potatoes
- Broccoli
- Mushrooms
- Leeks
- Tomatoes

Healthy, filling and nutritious evening meal. Lean protein from the Chicken and carbohydrates/energy from the variety of vegetables.

Lots of colour and delicious.

Kept the calories and saturated fat down by using skinless chicken and no cooking oil.

There was enough left over for the next day's dinner too - bonus!!

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Leg Jacks with Floor Taps & Leg Jacks with Mountain Climbers

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of jumping jack legs out and reaching down to tap the floor

Followed by

- 1 minute of holding a press up, jumping legs out and in and then running legs forward and back

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

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"So what happened with regards to my goal since training with Matt? Well I am now much fitter and I have dropped a dress size. Result."
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