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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: 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 ( 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 ( 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...
  • Posted on: 27 May 2015 - 13:43
    The following is a concise and informative Infographic on ways to get toned for summer from ( written by Andrea Metcale which explains some simple tips and tricks you can incorporate into your daily routine to help get you beach body ready just in time for summer! Matt “Can you believe that summer is right around the corner? The weather is starting to warm up, and holiday getaways are going from distant dreams to quickly approaching realities. During the colder months, many of us are guilty of becoming a little more slack on our workout regiments, but as beach season creeps closer it’s time to get back in motion! From proper walking form to choosing a lean protein, has...
  • Posted on: 9 May 2015 - 20:22
    2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE: - 1 minute of wide-leg squat jumps with knee touches Followed by - 1 minute of alternating side split leg jumps Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too. Matt
  • Posted on: 5 May 2015 - 20:26
    The following is a guest-blog post from Nick Stokes from Uptown Spa & Massage Toronto (, which is a modern spa in Toronto, Canada. It is an interesting and beneficial read. High 5, Matt There has never been such demand for spa products and services which can improve quality of our life as well as our well-being and health. Of course, given that spas provide us with sanctuary where we can devote ourselves to health and relaxation, it is only natural that this led to creation of various weird services which can attract attention of different clients. These are our picks for Top 4 different spa treatments. 1. Hay Bath, Italy Every spa treatment revolves around plants and plant products. While we are enjoying our...
  • Posted on: 30 Apr 2015 - 15:16
    Sweet Chilli Chicken with Avocado, Lettuce, Spinach, Cucumber, Feta Cheese High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 24 Apr 2015 - 16:40
    Recipe from BBC Good Food for Fish Pie including Cod, Haddock, Egg, Leek, Horseradish Cream, Coconut Oil and Almond Milk. Tasty, filling and nutritious. Could reduce the calories further by reducing the amount of cream and using low fat coconut oil. High 5, Matt


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