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Personal Training makes you look good and feel great. My role is to provide you with the tools for you to achieve this. If you are committed and have the desire, try your best, think outside of the box and have a bit of fun you can achieve your health and fitness goals. Live life in the active lane. Little active steps taken today, lead to giant progress strides tomorrow.


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  • Posted on: 11 Nov 2018 - 15:13
    The Step Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your lower body strength, provides a great core workout and challenges your Cardiovascular System. Step ups don't require much equipment - you can use a step, a chair or a park bench - you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways. As a starter, be sure to use a step object that is not too high or uneven so that you do the exercise incorrectly. Form is crucial. Are you up for the challenge? Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform Step Ups. Poor Step up technique is common, and can result in ankle, knee or hip injuries. The following are a few tips on how to perform the step up safely and correctly. Keep your chest lifted and body...
  • Posted on: 4 Nov 2018 - 12:24
    The following are the helpful, beneficial and informative health and fitness articles that I have read this week and wanted to share with you all. They are from a variety of external high quality websites. Please click on the blue link to read: Compound exercises for a strong core and arms. 10 simple ways to help lose body fat and get a six pack. Chair exercises for getting fit. 7 foods that can help you to lose body fat and feel fuller for longer. 5 ways to get bigger and stronger without the gym. 3 Press up variations to help your strength, flexibility and endurance. Professional Hockey player interview Please keep looking at my website for blogs on the informative and beneficial articles that I have read and shared. There will be a...
  • Posted on: 4 Nov 2018 - 11:49
    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. Poor press-up technique is common, and can result in shoulder and/or lower back injuries. The following are a few tips on how to perform the press up safely and correctly. Place your hands underneath your shoulders (approximately shoulder width apart) with your arms extended (elbows slightly bent) and your fingers facing forward. Your hands and feet should be set up in a way that feels comfortable to you. For...
  • Posted on: 2 Nov 2018 - 03:30
    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? Trainer-assisted stretching just isn’t taught in the traditional personal training curriculum. There is the expectation for you to know everything about working your clients out, but when it comes to recovery & mobility, there is very little knowledge in comparison. Why is it so important to stretch your clients? ...
  • Posted on: 26 Oct 2018 - 18:29
    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. If you’re guilty of excess snacking, over-eating and dodging exercise throughout the festive period, you’ll be reassured to hear that it’s possible to enjoy yourself over Christmas without falling off the bandwagon. And, here I’ll be showing you how. Create a fitness scheduleMany people associate the festive period with downtime spent lounging around, eating and not...
  • Posted on: 24 Oct 2018 - 04:20
    I was delighted to be approaced by Ben Pianese from Massaggi, a top Sports Massage business based in London, with regard to sharing expert advice on sports massage and how it can improve our health and wellbeing. The focus of this quality article is sports massage and the benefit for runners. It's a great read and very informative. High 5, Matt                                                         Sports Massage for Runners As an active runner, telling you that sports massage should be a part of your routine is simply saying the obvious truth. It has proved to be very helpful for both athletes and every individual that engage in regular physical activities. Not only does sports massage feels great for runners, but it can also help...
  • Posted on: 17 Oct 2018 - 17:10
    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. Therefore, if you would like to buy some training sessions for yourself or a friend/family member then please do not hesitate to get in touch. A Voucher and exercise package is a great way to help and encourage yourself and others to get more active, healthier and fitter. Lets achieve our goals in 2019. Looking forward...
  • Posted on: 20 Sep 2018 - 18:58
    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.
  • Posted on: 20 Sep 2018 - 18:52
    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. This infographic was created by McLean DDS.
  • Posted on: 13 Sep 2018 - 17:06
    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. I am a big fan of HIIT training both personally with my own training and with my PT clients. HIIT allows us to get a great whole-body workout in a short space of time, which is...


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