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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: 12 May 2013 - 12:13
    What are your exercise plans and goals this coming week? What do you want to achieve this week with your exercise and workouts? Have you planned your training days and prepared your meals? Another week of opportunity is here. Opportunity to achieve a Personal Best, to try a new sport, to give a new exercise a go etc. Grasp it and seize every opportunity. Don't stand still. Look to continually improve and raise your fitness targets. Start the week off in active style and enjoy. Set the standard. Take some time to plan your health and fitness goals and targets for the week. Write them down, make the commitment to achieve them and constantly review them. Knowing what you want to achieve is the first step you need to take in order to achieve...
  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 - 07:01
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Burn bodyfat by using your body's natural engines. Abs workout to build muscle faster. 8 after work snacks under 80 calories. 4 Healthy habits on the go. Fast track to optimum health. Six-pack shopping list. Workout for busy people. Eat to burn fat. 10 ways to upgrade lifestyle. How to get rid of love handles. How to eat clean and healthy Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle articles. You will find the...
  • Posted on: 9 May 2013 - 16:10
    The following link is an interesting and thought provoking infographic from Insure 4 Sport that presents a wide range of data from the UK and the US on being a Personal Trainer. The infographic looks at a wide variety of Fitness and Personal Training statistics including job satisfaction, most common gym injuries and income levels. It's an interesting read and highlights what makes being a personal trainer such a fun, satisfying and rewarding job. For me it's the perfect job - getting paid for helping people to change their lives and for doing something that is my hobby and passion - exercising.  Infographic authored by insure4sport. To check out the original post, go to the insure4sport blog. Does the infographic inspire you to become a...
  • Posted on: 7 May 2013 - 15:27
    I was recently approached by Susie Francis, a content writer for Focus Training, who are a leading UK training provider that offer a variety of courses to help get a career in the fitness industry. Susie is a fitness fanatic and asked whether she could write some exercise and fitness related articles for my blogs, which I was pleased to receive. I am therefore pleased to upload the first of her articles – titled “Does Group Exercise Help”. It is well worth the read. Enjoy. Does group exercise help? Taking part in group exercise is beneficial in a number of areas, not least in helping you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. If you’re a shy or reserved person, group sports can be a daunting option when considering an exercise routine....
  • Posted on: 5 May 2013 - 20:12
    What are your exercise plans and goals this coming week? What do you want to achieve this week with your exercise and workouts? Have you planned your training days and prepared your meals? Another week of opportunity is here. Opportunity to achieve a Personal Best, to try a new sport, to give a new exercise a go etc. Grasp it and seize every opportunity. Don't stand still. Look to continually improve and raise your fitness targets. Start the week off in active style and enjoy. Set the standard. Take some time to plan your health and fitness goals and targets for the week. Write them down, make the commitment to achieve them and constantly review them. Knowing what you want to achieve is the first step you need to take in order to achieve...
  • Posted on: 4 May 2013 - 17:45
    For me being a Personal Trainer is the greatest 'job' in world. It does not feel like 'work'. Getting paid for something I genuinely enjoy doing - exercise and fitness is my hobby - and crucially making a difference to people's lives. It is a great feeling knowing I am helping, supporting and inspiring clients to change their lives and to live more active and healthy lifestyles. Today – as always – was a busy and action packed day. Lots of cycling, running, power walking and circuits including press ups, lunging and squats. Living life in the active lane. I wanted to share with you an inspiring exercise moment from training with one of my regular and inspiring clients early this morning. We were training in the rain in a local park at 7am...
  • Posted on: 2 May 2013 - 07:19
    For me being a Personal Trainer is the greatest 'job' in world. It does not feel like 'work'. Getting paid for something I genuinely enjoy doing - exercise and fitness is my hobby - and crucially making a difference to people's lives. It is a great feeling knowing I am helping, supporting and inspiring clients to change their lives and to live more active and healthy lifestyles. Yesterday – as always – was a busy and action packed day. Lots of cycling, running, power walking and circuits including press ups, lunging and squats. Living life in the active lane. I wanted to share with you an inspiring exercise moment from yesterday. One of my regular clients had worked fantastically well during our session in a local park including multiple...
  • Posted on: 1 May 2013 - 07:18
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Beginners guide to weightloss. How to lose weight with a busy schedule. Nutritional errors. What is HIIT? Burn calories and body fat at home. Breakfasts under 300 calories. 10 Golden rules of muscle building Exercise equipment you can use at home/outdoors. Whole body circuit routine to get in shape. Food myths? Eat to burn body fat. Beat the bloat. Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle articles. You will...
  • Posted on: 25 Apr 2013 - 15:49
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Beginners guide to weightloss. How to lose weight with a busy schedule. Nutritional errors. Burn calories and body fat at home. Breakfasts under 300 calories. 10 Golden rules of muscle building Exercise equipment you can use at home/outdoors. Whole body circuit routine to get in shape. Food myths? Leg exercises at home. Healthy Chicken recipe. 3 ways to lose weight. Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle...
  • Posted on: 23 Apr 2013 - 07:08
    Who is up for a challenge? Who is ready to test themselves? For May, the #1MinuteChallenge is Burpees. Please see my 'Give it a Go - Burpees' exercise series and my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform Burpees. Burpees are a great whole body exercise, which provide a great core workout, challenge your Cardiovascular System and work your upper body and in particular lower body muscles. Whilst your leg muscles are doing most of the work by jumping back and forward, your arms, chest, shoulders and abdominals are getting a fantastic workout too. The aim of the #1MinuteChallenge is to see how many reps of an exercise you can do in 1 minute with correct form and movement. As a minimum, aim to complete the #1MinuteChallenge at least once per...

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" Every week he is a joy to workout with & continues to challenge me. He always knows when I can push a little harder, climb a little further, run a little longer but his real talent is to make you believe you can do it!"