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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: 18 Apr 2017 - 15:06
    The following is a useful and informative article from Jen Miller who contacted me about an article she had written on the 'best' ways to lose weight, according to science with tips and advice along with easy to make tasty weight loss recipes. The full article can be found here. The following are the 11 tips and advice from the blog kindly written and provided by Jen. Thank you Jen.                 11 'Best ' Ways to Lose Weight, According to Science     1. Skip Meals, Sometimes The usual eating pattern includes 3 meals per day. And various snacks thrown in between. According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, that’s actually unnatural. In the olden days, humans were hunters and gatherers. And people had long hours of...
  • Posted on: 8 Nov 2016 - 16:18
    As a Personal Trainer I am passionate about helping others to get more active and using the ‘outdoor’ gym via ‘green’ exercise. There are many physical and mental benefits of exercising outside in the fresh air and natural environment during winter, which I have found both personally and whilst training with my clients. Physical Benefits Exercising outdoors is associated with the following physical benefits: - Increased Energy and Get-up-and-Go - Increased Calorie Burn from the wind resistance, uneven terrain, slopes etc which challenges our bodies to work harder - Teaching and challenging our bodies to adapt to the constantly changing environment and terrain.Our bodies will hit hills and different surfaces (mud, concrete, gravel) and thus...
  • Posted on: 1 Nov 2016 - 16:05
    ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING My online Personal Training services use Skype, FaceTime, Phone Calls, Email to communicate, interact and coach you to achieve your goals. This includes: - Initial consultation (health status, goals, exercise history, fitness levels etc) using Skype, Phone Call, FaceTime etc. - Designing you a detailed, bespoke, personalised and progressive workout plan tailored for you that I email to you - Food diary and nutritional plans to match your goals emailed to you - Regular catch up calls using Skype, FaceTime, Messenger, Phone to track, check and monitor progress - 1-to-1 (and small group) sessions via Skype and FaceTime which you can do in the 'comfort' of their home whilst I instruct, train and motivate you. Online...
  • Posted on: 1 Nov 2016 - 15:01
    This time of the year I am frequently approached by people with regard to buying training sessions as a Christmas Present via a voucher for friends, family, colleagues etc. I am always delighted to cater a training package as a Christmas Present to each person’s individual needs and requirements. Therefore, if you would like to buy some training sessions for someone else (or yourself!!) then please do not hesitate to get in touch. A Christmas Gift Voucher is a great way to help and encourage others to get more active, healthier and fitter. It’s always great to welcome new people into Team Matt Swaz Fitness. High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 15 Jan 2016 - 13:15
    I recently came across a new and innovative range of bite size, grab and go healthy snacks from Bite UK under the Kintaro Brand (http://www.ilovebite.co/) that are gluten free, dairy free and vegan friendly. These great tasting and nutritious pouch snacks are high in protein and low in calories and fat. Bite UK kindly sent me some samples to try. The service was extremely professional and punctual and arrived within 2 days. The branding of the products is eye-catching and looks really cool and grabs your attention. The range of healthy pouch snacks have come in two forms: Pop Rice (http://www.ilovebite.co/product-category/pop-rice/) and Nut Clusters (http://www.ilovebite.co/product-category/nut-clusters/). As Bite UK say "the pop rice are...
  • Posted on: 10 Dec 2015 - 11:32
    The following is a concise and informative guide from 'Maxi Nutrition' which covers topics including why is protein in our diet important, how much protein do we need, when should we consume protein and the biological value of different proteins. "Protein is an essential nutrient for life, responsible for numerous functions, like supporting the building of tissue, cells and muscle. Proteins are made from a collection of up to 20 amino acids. Of those, 8 are classed as essential, as they are cannot be made within the body and need to be sourced from the diet, and the other 12 are known as non-essential amino acids. They all collaborate in different ways to perform their duties in the body, so we need a good balance to keep healthy. Why is...
  • Posted on: 13 Nov 2015 - 12:34
    Matt Swaz Fitness recently approached the team at Crushed (www.crusheduk.com) about snding me some of their 100% 'Fast Fruit Snacks' for me try. The 2 flavours that I received were: - Apple & Strawberry (69 calories) - Apple & Banana (81 calories) The service and efficiency provided by Crush was fantatsic, as the products arrived within 2 days of ordering, very promt and punctual. The Fruit pouches are delicious and tasty and nutritious. They are easy and ideal to carry around in a bag or lunch box and for me as an active Personal Trainer they were great to 'snack' on in between clients for extra energy. What I really liked about the products was that I did not have to carry a spoon and bowl around to consume it and they are non-...
  • Posted on: 12 Nov 2015 - 15:33
    This time of the year I am frequently approached by people with regard to buying training sessions as a Christmas Present via a voucher for friends, family, colleagues etc. I am always delighted to cater a training package as a Christmas Present to each person’s individual needs and requirements. Therefore, if you would like to buy some training sessions for someone else (or yourself!!) then please do not hesitate to get in touch. A Christmas Gift Voucher is a great way to help and encourage others to get more active, healthier and fitter. It’s always great to welcome new people into Team Matt Swaz Fitness. High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 7 Nov 2015 - 12:06
    HI-PRO PEANUT BUTTER & FRUIT MUESLI Making our own Muesli is a healthy and nutritious way to start the day. Thanks to HI-PRO (http://hipronutrition.co.uk/) for challenging me to devise a nutritious recipe with their new high-protein Peanut Butter which is great tasting. The following are the ingredients and methods we used: INGREDIENTS (serves 3-4 people) -150g Jumbo Porridge Oats - 30g HI-PRO Crunchy Peanut Butter - 85ml freshly squeezed Orange - 200ml cold Water - 150ml Natural Yogurt - 2tbsp clear Honey - 1 Lemon, 1 medium Apple, 1 punnet Raspberries, 1 banana - 20g Almonds METHOD 1. Put 150g Porridge Oats into a bowl 2. Stir in 85ml of squeezed Orange juice and 200ml of cold water 3. Cover with cling film and store in fridge...
  • Posted on: 23 Sep 2015 - 18:23
    Thank you to Drew Griffiths for providing the following guest post on Matt Swaz Fitness on the current Rugby World Cup 2015 . It's an interesting and informative read and discusses Speed, Size, Height, Power, Endurance etc of rugby players. So far in the Rugby World Cup 2015, there have been some exciting matches, some big hits and one huge upset already; Japan’s historic win over South Africa. Replacement Karne Hesketh scored in the 84th minute of the match, to grab a dramatic and historic victory for the Japanese team at the end of an enthralling encounter. When the match kicked off on Saturday, the Springboks were ranked as the 3rd best team in the world, and Japan were huge underdogs, having not won a game in a Rugby World Cup...

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