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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: 14 Jul 2018 - 14:35
    Kettlebell training has gained massive popularity in recent years and for good reason. The kettlebell is an extremely versatile piece of training equipment, and can be used to reduce body fat and build muscle mass. Amanda Perkins who works with Kettlebell Kings as a senior writer has written and developed a fantastic and informative series focused on different kettlebell workouts. This includes taching points on how to perform each exercise successfully and safely and links to helpful video examples. In this first workout part, Amanda has combined both high-repetition cardiovascular workouts and muscle building training into one amazing workout.   The first portion of the workout uses double kettlebells supersets to focus on building...
  • Posted on: 21 Jun 2018 - 14:37
    This informative, concise and visual infographic gives us numerous tips and advice on preventing injuries whilst exercising and working out. This includes 'warming up' and 'cooling down' correctly, staying hydrated and building our exercise programme up slowly and progressively. Injury Prevention Guide from UniversalSpaTrainingAcademy This was created by Universal Spa Training Academy https://spatrainingacademy.edu/
  • Posted on: 19 Jun 2018 - 14:12
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    With longer days and warmer weather already setting in, there’s plenty of opportunity to give yourself and your walking group a change of scenery. Booking an advanced walking holiday can be an exciting and rewarding challenge for all involved and will give you the chance to bond with other like-minded individuals. If you’re considering an advanced walking holiday this year, here are our top five tips for making sure you’re well-equipped and safe while you’re away. Walk with others No matter how advanced you are, there is always the possibility for something unexpected to happen. Having other seasoned walkers around you will mean that everyone can contribute their expertise to the challenge ahead. This can also be good for motivation and...
  • Posted on: 18 Jun 2018 - 15:20
    The above is an informative and beneficial infographic from Kettlebell Kings which is a premium-quality kettlebell and kettlebell content provider, based in Austin, Texas. This infographic discusses how kettlebells can help to improve a golfers game and movements. It shows that some of the benefits of Kettlebell exercises to help a golfer include: Increased Fitness & Performance Increased Control Path/Swing Increased Distance Injury Prevention The infographic also suggests a number of kettlebell exercises that Golfers can perform to help improve your strength, posture, balance, movement, swing etc. ​High 5, Matt
  • Posted on: 18 Jun 2018 - 08:47
    The following is an informative and beneficial article from Kettlebell Kings which is a premium-quality kettlebell and kettlebell content provider, based in Austin, Texas. This article discusses and suggests ways to create a gym and training venue in our own private environment. Have you ever gone to a crowded gym on your lunch break only to realize you wouldn’t be able to use the equipment you need? Or maybe you’ve gotten home after a long day and the thought of leaving your house again is incredibly unappealing. One solution to both of these issues is setting up your own private gym. Think you can’t afford it? Building a gym in your house may actually be more affordable and actionable than you’d expect. Keep these two words in mind when...
  • Posted on: 18 Jun 2018 - 08:27
    The following is an informative and beneficial article from Kettlebell Kings which is a premium-quality kettlebell and kettlebell content provider, based in Austin, Texas. This article discusses and suggests ways that we can stay fit, healthy and active whilst travelling. Traveling – whether for work or play – can often lead to unhealthy choices, especially when you are pressed for time. Making unhealthy choices can lead to impaired mental and physical performance, and leave you feeling tired and uninspired. Staying active is crucial for you to feel your best and make healthy food choices. The saying “abs are made in the kitchen” is true when describing how much your diet impacts your lean mass and overall health. Even the best workout...
  • Posted on: 10 Jun 2018 - 11:38
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    The following is an informative, beneficial and useful article on the many benefits of exercise and how a carefully planned training routine will boost our health and fitness. This great article discusses, compares and anlyses the benefits of free weights versus machines so that we can develop a more tailored and successful training plan. Thank you to Josef Samuels from iMonty for providing the article and his professional servive. Do you prefer free weights or machines? Do you use a mixture of both? It would be great to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the read. High 5, Matt Free Weights vs. Machines: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout Reaching your fitness goals requires a carefully planned training routine that targets specific muscle...
  • 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...

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