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MORE REST PLEASE!

MORE REST PLEASE!   Today’s rowing session was a restricted rate one that I would usually do on a Wednesday. Logistically it fitted in better for me today, just managing to squeeze it in between clients. The workout itself was courtesy of Paul Buchanan, a fellow rower, as I had seen he had done it […]

THAT LITTLE BIT EXTRA

THAT LITTLE BIT EXTRA Today was scheduled to be 8 x 1000m- 3 mins rest, a repeat of a session 2 weeks ago. Same time of day, but different location and rowing machine as I was training at Fitness First with a client. My target was to improve my times from when I rowed alone, […]

MIX IT UP

MIX IT UP… A large amount of my training at the moment is geared towards improving my rowing times. This doesn’t mean that is all the training I do however. In fact I believe you would be missing a trick if you do don’t involve an element of  ‘cross training’. With this in mind I include […]

SPORT RELIEF WORLD RECORD CHALLENGE

Tomorrow, Sam and Shane of Fitness Matters will be attempting to break a rowing world record challenge; 1,000,000 metres in less than 3 and half days! It’s all in aid of Sport Relief, a fantastic nationwide fundraising event that helps those in poverty in the UK and across the world.

SAMS JANUROW DEBRIEF

After the “one million metres” Janurow challenge, we thought we’d have a bit of a debrief. Sam gave us an honest interview about his hectic start to the year…

KEEP GOING AND SEE AMAZING RESULTS IN JUST 8 WEEKS

January is always a month of renewed energy and enthusiasm. But is your dedication beginning to fail? You could see amazing results in just 8 weeks if you stick with it! Take a look…

TIPS FOR SAFE EXERCISE DURING THE WINTER

It’s that time of year again – shorter days and bad weather make it difficult to maintain the motivation to get out there and exercise. Read our top tips to get you going in the rain, wind and snow!

FITNESS MATTERS’ MILLION-METER CHALLENGE

Since I stopped playing rugby a few years back, my life has very much changed. Along with my family, my main focus has become building a successful business. My training has become less specific and is now based on all round conditioning and remaining fit and healthy. But more recently I have found myself searching for a new physical challenge to grab my attention….

THE FACTS ABOUT PROTEIN

Protein is an essential nutrient to the human body and is the most important food for building muscle and losing weight. Our fifth article in our “nutrition” series.

A FOCUS ON FIBRE

Fibre should be in every diet Our third article in our mini-nutrition series discusses fibre. Look for any sensible diet advice and it will come as no surprise that a high amount of fibre is highly recommended. There are countless benefits to high fibre-intake, including (but by no means limited to) key weight-loss aid, helps […]