What Our Client Says
As a personal trainer new to the world fitness Matthew gave me my first job as a fitness instructor in a friendly cooperate gym. It was a fantastic place to start my career in fitness. Matthew’s knowledge and mentorship have been invaluable to my development. He gave up his time to pass on what he had learnt from his many years of experience and inspired me to take my own education further.
Matthew was not only a boss and a mentor he was also a true friend and remains to be to this day (6 years later). I am eternally grateful to Matthew for all his efforts. He formed the first steps towards the development of my professional career, having just graduated as an Osteopath I can truly say:
‘Matthew it started with you’.
Gemma Harding; August 2011
Matthew Powell helped my change my mind, body and soul…… he worked with me to see that the choices I make in food, exercise and time all have an impact. I didn’t have to diet to become a healthier size and shape, just understand how and what to eat and what my body needed. I didn’t have to go to the dreaded gym to exercise , simply connect back to the sports and exercise that I love (tennis, yoga and walking) as well as give me great stretches I can do at home. In being happier in my body and mind he helped me address my soul and find those happy places again. Although I initially worked with Matthew (twice) in 2009 , he stays with me – on my shoulder – and when I am about to make a ‘bad choice’ I can hear his voice. How did he do it – ask him…… and it works. Thanks Matthew.
Hilary Oliver; March 2009
“I met Matthew at my previous place of employment, where he was in charge of the fitness centre. As my motivation is slim to none at the best of times, I dreaded going to the gym but Matthew somehow managed to make the experience worthwhile. He combined encouragement and motivation with humour and professionalism, giving me the determination to visit the gym nearly every day. His classes were great, he varied them each week, and despite them being jam packed most of the time, he tailored the class to each individual. He added the right amount of support, knowledge and competitiveness that I needed to continue to push myself harder each time. Instead of making excuses to skip the gym, I actually looked forward to it.”
Barbara Allen; July 2011
Following recommendations I started training with Matthew. My wish was to get fitter and toned, I had let the accumulated post baby pounds, some injuries and my gym phobic self be the excuses. He listened to my concerns and devised a well balanced programme that was achievable, tough but fun. I trained with Matthew twice a week and followed his ‘at home’ programme. He has an immense depth of knowledge and energy which he always brought to our training sessions. I steadily increased my fitness levels and dropped a number of dress sizes which I still maintain three years later. Matthew is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
Eileen Wood; June 2011
Matt is an amazing trainer, always on hand to give out encouragement and support at all times. His classes are always fun and varied. This is great as you never know what to expect and so get pushed out of your comfort zone physically. His spin classes are not to be missed!
Michelle Bettey; Oct 2008