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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.

Matt

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  • Posted on: 16 May 2018 - 16:53
    I was recently approached by Stewart Dunlop from Lean Greens, which is a supplements business selling green powders to health concious people using pure, raw ingredients with the best taste and giving us a natural energy boost. Stewart enquired wheather i'd be interested in trying Lean Greens.  As a Personal Trainer and fitness professional I am often approached by companies with the view to sampling and trying their products. The key areas that I look for are: 1) Service 2) Ease of use 3) Health/Fitness impact 4) Taste I found the service from Stewart and Lean Greens to be very prompt, professional and excellent. After ordering the trial products they arrived within 2 working days. This created a fantatsic first impression.  The product...
  • Posted on: 11 May 2018 - 13:06
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    The following is an informative, thought-provoking and benefical article and research from Which? in which they tested over 85 fitness trackers, watches and smartwatches to identify which are the most (and least) reliable. Each is challenged to accurately track steps, distance based on steps, heart-rate and calories burned. The fitness trackers are put through their paces, during everyday activities such as loading the dishwasher through to indoor and outdoor walking and running. From the research it seems that if you’re relying on a fitness tracker to measure your distance during marathon training, the bad news is that you may not have been hitting the 26.2 mile mark after all. Which? tests have found that some trackers can be wildly...
  • Posted on: 10 May 2018 - 18:11
    The following is an informative, beneficial and useful article on the many benefits of sleep and how sleep can boost our health and fitness. This great article discusses how sleep impacts on our mood, metabolism, our muscles, attention span and physical health. It is no secret that sleep and exercise are related - the more we work out, the better quality sleep we will have. The more sleep we have and we can perform better when exercising. High 5, Matt Many of us are guilty of underestimating the power and importance of a good night’s sleep. With increasingly busy modern-day schedules, it can be tricky to squeeze everything into your 24 hours, with many people sacrificing the amount of sleep they get to make time for other things. If you...
  • Posted on: 7 May 2018 - 17:22
    The following is an informative, beneficial and useful article from Aviva on ways that we can get more fitter, active and healthy without really trying. I was delighted to contribute to the article and offers advice and strategies on how we can do this. If you want anymore tips or advice then please do not hesitate to get in touch.  High 5, Matt Exercise is one of those things that sounds great when you plan it, but when it comes to the moment of truth, it’s an entirely different story. No matter how motivated we may be, jogging on a bitterly cold morning or making a trip to the gym after a long day’s work doesn’t exactly have the same appeal as enjoying those precious extra 15 minutes in bed or putting your feet up and binging on your...
  • Posted on: 28 Mar 2018 - 16:40
    I was delighted to receive this great article from Mandy Kester of iMonty.com which discusses why we may be experiencing and suffering from hair loss. Hair loss is actually very common and is definitely more common in men, but women suffer from it as well. This great article provides us with 10 potential reasons why we may be experiencing hair loss and what we can do about it. It might be more treatable than you think. The artivle suugest that we need to know the cause before you can find a solution. Below are 10 possible reasons as to why you may be experiencing hair loss. ​High 5, Matt 1.  Vitamin A Overdose It is very uncommon to overdose on Vitamin A, but it is very possible if it is in someone’s daily dietary supplements. One should...
  • Posted on: 2 Mar 2018 - 13:49
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    There are a whole host of benefits to exercising outdoors: the increased wind resistance can help you to burn more calories, spending time in a natural environment can strengthen your immune system, and you'll get a boost of vitamin D. Plus, it's much cheaper than working out in a gym and, if your home has outdoor space, you can get some cardio in without venturing far from your house. If you're thinking about exercising in your garden this spring and summer, we've put together some tips that will help you to get the most out of it. Read on to find out more.  Make sure you have a flat, clear space to work with To reduce the risk of falling over or bumping into anything and ensure that you can get the most out of your workout, you should...
  • Posted on: 15 Feb 2018 - 17:48
    The following is a useful and informative guide from Rajen Bagri who works at Laundrapp, a mobile service that washes and delivers laundry directly to your door. Here, they share their expertise on how to care for your workout and exercise gear, including how often you should wash your kit, how to keep it fresh and how to deal with tough stains. Thank you for sharing your tips and advice on how to care for our workout clothing. ​High 5, Matt Your workout clothing puts up with a lot: stretching, friction, sweat, and even wet weather and mud. So, even though athletic wear is usually specially designed to be hard-wearing, and many high-end styles often feature antibacterial or quick dry fabrics, your gym clothes still require a bit of TLC to...
  • Posted on: 25 Nov 2017 - 16:41
    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 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 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 2018. Looking forward to hearing from you. High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 12 Nov 2017 - 15:17
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    This informative and beneficial article on the top 10 health benefits of Ice Skating was written by Matthew Marley. It discusses 10 key health benefits - both physically and mentally - of ice skating. Enjoy the read. High 5, Matt Top 10 Health Benefits of Ice Skating Ice skating is mostly considered a fun hobby by most people. Earlier, it used to be a sport limited to only the coldest of regions, and that too only during the winter months. However, with the advent of technology, you have several cities across the world sporting indoor ice skating rinks to enable fans of ice skating to enjoy this sport even during the peak of summer. Gliding across the ice on sharp, blade-like skates at high speeds seems like a fun activity to perform,...
  • Posted on: 18 Sep 2017 - 08:02
    This informative and beneficial article on spinning was written by Brice Hagood of www.getinwaveshape.com. It discusses 10 key things that we can do before when we attend our first spinning class to ensure we enjoy it, feel the benefits and go again. Thanks Brice. High 5, Matt 10 Things to Know Before Your First Spin Class Do you want to improve your riding skills and bring it to the next level? What about giving a spin class a try? A spin class is a powerful cycling workout on a stationary apparatus loaded with weighted flywheel that is attached to the pedals. It is a stationary bike that requires you to constantly move your legs and apply pressure by moving fast or slow. It is considered as a popular form of workout in most parts of the...

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"Matt has been really accommodating as I bring my baby with me each week, so he incorporates exercises using my pram. My little one loves being out and Matt is great with him! I can't recommend Matt highly enough to mums who want to get their fitness back."