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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

"Together we'll achieve your goals"

  • Posted on: 6 May 2017 - 16:50
    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, Matt   The Active Commute to Work For those of us not blessed with jobs that keep us active and fit whilst we work, there is an ongoing battle to stay conscious of how little we move during the day. In an ideal world, companies would have the space and budget for treadmill desks and we’d all burn off our...
  • Posted on: 4 May 2017 - 15:46
    Fix have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with tips and advice on carb cycling and How it may help us with our health and fitness and weight loss. This blog summarises the detailed article on carb cycling as written by Katy Widrick. Thank you to Katelyn Green for providing this article and infographics. Please click on the 3 infographic images to enlarge them and see a wide variety of information and concise detail on all things Carbohydrates, nutrition and exercise. The first infographic is a carb cycling plan. The second infographic gives the numbers of carbohydrates in food. The third infographic provides workouts that we can do on different carb cycling days.   Carb Cycling for Weight Loss and Improved Fitness Weight loss...
  • Posted on: 3 May 2017 - 10:19
    Going on a summer holiday is a great way to relax and have fun with family and have a break from work and enjoy life cal foods and drinks. However, we can still keep active and eat and drink healthily whilst on holiday and still enjoy ourselves. Fix have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with tips and advice on how to stay fit and active on holiday, advice for training in the heat and healthy eating advice. This blog summarises the detailed article on staying fit in holiday as written by Ashley Aucoin. Thank you to Katelyn Green for providing this article and infographics. Please click on the 3 infographic images to enlarge them and see a wide variety of information and concise detail on all things health and exercise. The...
  • Posted on: 29 Apr 2017 - 16:16
    Big inspired thank you to Tracy Henry for sharing her thoughts, motivations and reasons why she exercises and what it means to her to be fit, active and healthy.  High 5, Matt :-)   "I CHOOSE TO INVEST IN MY HEALTH AS I'VE GOT A LOT OF LIVING TO DO" "Exercise is important to me as it helps me keep physically and mentally strong!  I have always enjoyed exercise & having a PT has changed my life as I have been pushed to limits that I thought I could never achieve!  It has also given me the experience and knowledge to be able to go into a gym and train with confidence.  The benefits of having a PT is being taught the correct 'form' so that I don't encounter injuries when training. Not only that the motivation and support is a crucial part...
  • Posted on: 28 Apr 2017 - 19:35
    Playing Sport is a great way for us to get active, enjoy exercise, make friends and be competitive. No doubt many of us adults enjoyed playing Sport in our younger days at school, college etc. However, due to work, motivational and family commitments we may have had to stop playing the sports we enjoyed and struggled to find time to exercise. Whatever the reason for stopping playing Sport, it can be difficult to rejoin playing Sport as an adult.  Therefore, PartSelect has produced a definitive guide via an infographic on how to get back into Sport and ways to get started. Thank you to Katelyn Green for providing the text below and infographics on the left. Please click on the 3 infographic images to enlarge them and see a wide variety of...
  • Posted on: 28 Apr 2017 - 14:43
    eReplacement Parts have produced a definitive guide via an infographic on everything we need to know about eggs. This includes which eggs are best for baking, egg sizes and the nutritional content of eggs. Thank you to Katelyn Green for providing the text below and infographicson the left. Please click on the 4 infographic images to enlarge them and see a wide variety of information and concise detail on all things eggs. High 5, Matt   Everything you need to know about eggs Eggs are a nutrien and protein-rich powerhouse of a food, and also a key ingredient in many baking recipes. Because they are a necessity in so many categories, it’s important to know the basics of egg composition. Starting with size. Check out our egg-sizing guide to...
  • Posted on: 26 Apr 2017 - 11:28
    CrossFit is a high-intensity strength and conditioning program. It uses functional movements and varied workouts to help people lose weight, build muscle, get fitter and stronger and live healthier lives. eReplacement Parts have produced a definitive guide via an infographic on what CrossFit is, it's benefits, how to do CrossFit and sample workouts. This blog summarises the detailed article on CrossFit as written by Ashley Aucoin. Thank you to Katelyn Green for providing this article and infographics. High 5, Matt   CROSSFIT Each class consists of a 15-minute warm-up, followed by 15 minutes of skill work. This is a great opportunity to improve on a move you are struggling with, or tackle an exercise you Arellano nervous about in the...
  • Posted on: 25 Apr 2017 - 13:08
    There are many different workout and exercise styles that have been developed over the years, which have the aim helping us to reach our fitness goals.  Whether you want to increase strength, boost endurance, lose weight, improve flexibility or build muscle - whatever yours goals - most exercise programs can help you reach them, as long as you stick to the plan (which can be the most challenging part). Most of us live busy lives and thus have time constraints when it comes to exercise- family commitments, work etc. Therefore, if you're looking for a program to add to your routine that is time efficient and effective, you may want to try Tabata, which is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, featuring exercises that last four...
  • Posted on: 24 Apr 2017 - 16:04
    We all probably know that protein plays a vital role in our diet and as part of our training and exercise. However, with lots of conflicting advice and information out there, it can be difficult to understand what protein is and why it is so important. Fysiqal Nutrition have therefore produced a definitive guide via an infographic on what protein is and it's benefits, how much we need to consume, different types of protein supplements and the 'best' sources of protein in food. Thank you to Chloe Marchbank for providing this article and infographic. High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 23 Apr 2017 - 17:26
    TEAMWORK DREAMWORK WALK   Massive inspired high 5 to all you rockstars who came on the April Team Walk, really proud of and inspired by you all, means a lot to me. Great turnout and great way to get active and enjoy fresh air, take in great scenery and fun fitness. Lots of laughs and banter - mainly at my expense of course :-) Some great hills tackled and through the woods and fields. Looking forward to the next teamwork walk and please get in touch if you would like to join us. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK High 5, Matt Swaz Fitness :-)

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