I have been working with Matt for almost five years as my Personal trainer, attending group sessions but with the majority of my training on a 1-2-1 level - and I cannot over emphasise just how grateful I am for Matt being a part of my Wellness Journey.
Matt was recommended to me as a Strong First coach when I set out to take my kettlebell qualification.....unfortunately I didn’t accomplish that goal as I entered into an extended period of strengthening a weakened abdominal structure. Matt has been a pillar of strength and support through that process and given how far I have come.
Matt’s characteristics have shone through as a first class trainer, to a level far beyond my expectations.....his knowledge and expertise in general movement and all things ‘strength’ are second to none. His attention to detail on ‘how to move correctly’ and his support on a spiritual level is incredible, Matt has unbelievable awareness for how his clients ‘feel’ on any given day, and always pushes to find the safest way to get the best out of every session.
A training session under Matt’s supervision is a first class experience. I have learned so many new techniques including kettlebells, maces, Bulgarian bags, sandbags, slam balls, TRX, battle ropes and so much more.
I am also happy to have been able to experience Matt’s guidance as a Mountain leader - I attempted my first ever climb up Mount Snowden on one of Matt’s weekend trips, something I would never have contemplated if I hadn’t been exposed to Matt’s passion and enthusiasm for mountains and outdoor life. The trip challenged me immensely and pushed me well out of my comfort zone......but Matt was there every step of the way - pushing me through the pain and discomfort, and never once giving upon me. It is an experience I will never forget - and a privilege to have shared that with someone who is SO passionate about sharing experiences with others.
I am delighted that as I hit my mid-fifties, I am in great shape, confident about my body, play golf regularly and happily swing a 24kg kettlebell, 20kg TGU and 7.5kg Macebells. I couldn't imagine being where I am without Matts guidance and support.