Matthew’s Blog

What’s the best type of training for Fat Loss?

I get asked the question “what’s the best thing to do in the gym for weight loss?” The answer to this question will vary from trainer to trainer, my view is that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the best type of training to burn body fat. I put the focus on burning body fat…

What is NLP?

Hypnotherapy & Life Coaching

Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP, is a methodology and modelling system that helps people to achieve excellence in everyday life. Neuro – this refers to the nervous system. We experience the world through our five senses – Visual (seeing), Auditory (hearing), kinaesthetic (touch), Olfactory (smell) & Gustatory (taste) Linguistic – this refers to the language that…

Is it better to train with free weights or machines?

A common question I get asked by people in the gym is “should I use free weights or machines?” This is a good question and both have qualities, generally I prefer my clients to use free weights as they are the best form of lifting, but there’s no shame in using a fitness machine if you’re…

My Ice Bucket Challenge

Last weekend I was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I accepted the challenge and here’s my video of the challenge from Sunday. I completed the challenge at Legends Bar in Brighton, it was already very cold out on the terrace so I was frozen to the core after the bucket of Icy…

FitBrit Challenge 2014

On the 1st August 2014, Men’s Fitness magazine and Fitness First launched their annual FitBrit challenge which consists of 8 exercises performed against the clock, with the aim of completing all 8 in the fastest time. Today I decided to take up the challenge and see how fast I could do them, the exercises are:…