Personal Training Blog

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: 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 :-)
  • Posted on: 19 Apr 2017 - 14:57
    Informative article and infographic from Ghergich & co who have teamed up with Health Perch to create an article and illustrated workout with infographic on when to prioritise resistance training and aerobic training to achieve a our individual goals. The article demonstrates that if we are short of time and want to get in a quick workout then we can priorities the form of exercise we use - resistance or aerobic -  based on our goals. Thanks to Kara Whittaker for providing the article and infographic. You can see the full article by clicking here.   I Want To Be Fit If your goal is to maintain general fitness, weekly strength and cardio exercise should be a priority. When and how you do it doesn’t really make a difference. A study in ...
  • 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 ( 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 ( and Nut Clusters ( As Bite UK say "the pop rice are...


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