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How to plan for a great 2016!

How to maintain a sustainable fitness plan over the course of 2016 in four simple steps

A break in routine…..

A break in routine……..   Most people, including me, seem to prefer routine, although it’s not always obvious to ourselves. Perhaps it is just human nature, but when routine changes or stops, things don’t seem to run as smoothly. Christmas is one of those times for nearly everyone as there is a natural break in […]


That phrase is a great one as the destination is continually evolving the more we achieve. Rowing has always been a part of my training schedule for the last 20 years or so, but in the last 2 or 3 years it has taken over from rugby and general strength and fitness as my main focus.


Back in April of this year I had the initial idea to host some sort of indoor rowing event and I wanted to offer the community an alternative to the common place distance of 2000m. Read my experience of our first event here

How to recover from anything and get fit again

How to recover from anything and get fit again Whether you’ve just had a baby, or you’ve recently sustained an injury, it’s entirely possible to recover and get your fitness levels back on track. Jessica Ennis-Hill, just a year after giving birth, is heptathlon world champion for the second time after winning the World Championship Gold […]

Becoming a member of Fitness Matters

Here at Fitness Matters we have loads of experience when it comes to training people and creating routines for people to better their fitness and push them to the next level, so for a long time we’ve been considering creating a members scheme to really allow us to dedicate our time to transferring this knowledge […]

Never listen to your own advice…..!!

Never listen to your own advice…..     My advice to people is to always concentrate on your own rowing and training, and if you maximise yourself you stand the best chance of being competitive with those around you and the rest takes care of itself. There will always be exceptions of course, but I […]

Bad day at the office!

Bad day at the office! Generally if I have a day that doesn’t go according to plan I seem to end up writing a blog, I think it helps me reflect and if I can learn why it may have gone wrong it can end up being a better day. Still frustrating and disappointing, but ‘bad’ […]

5 Reasons to get a Personal Trainer

We know all people approach their daily exercise in different ways. Some people naturally crave for movement whilst others need a bit more of a push to get started. Do you feel like one of the latter? Don’t worry, you are not alone, and the right push can easily be provided by a personal trainer.