Matt completed a Masters degree in Sports Science and Biomechanics in 2002. He then went on to complete the Premier Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage (REPS level 3). Since then Matt has worked at one of the large fitness chains in Canary Wharf where he progressed to Personal Training tutor/assessor and was involved in the delivery of educational courses for other trainers across the company.
Whilst working as a personal trainer, Matt has developed an approach to training that has seen his clients gain results time and again. By developing strength, flexibility and postural balance whilst optimising body composition, Matt’s training approach will help you achieve your fitness goals. Matt is passionate about the benefits of sport and exercise and loves his work. Seeing his clients make progress and make positive changes to their lives brings Matt great satisfaction and pride.
Matt is a keen triathlete having competed in over 60 events. He has represented Great Britain at Age Group Level at both the Sprint and Olympic distances in Vancouver in 2008 and Budapest in 2010. In addition to this Matt is a BTF coach and has helped many people achieve success in a variety of endurance sports.
(REPS is the fitness industry professional body. Being a member of REPS ensures that qualifications and skills have been verified and that appropriate public liability insurance has been obtained.)
If you’re not getting the results you want from your training maybe its time to try something new. Below are just a few of the success stories from Greenwich Fitness.
Matt Wakefield is a true professional amongst personal trainers – his passion for training coupled with his in-depth knowledge and experience means he knows just how far to push, challenging me to go beyond what I thought were my limits, but never overdoing it. I have trained with Matt twice a week for the last year and haven’t had a single injury or twinge.
Matt’s positive attitude and training approach has a mental and physical impact – regardless of what frame of mind I am before I train, after an hour with Matt, things are back in perspective and I always have a real sense of achievement.
The constant variety he introduces into our sessions keeps it interesting and means my overall fitness and toning have improved. If you are looking for a highly experienced, professional trainer who will help you push your boundaries, but ensure you enjoy it, there is no better person!
Fiona Mannion Commercial Director
I have been coming to Matt for about a year now. He is a fantastic personal trainer. He devised a programme for me that is meeting my various personal goals, from strengthening a shoulder from an injury, to improving my overall strength and fitness so that I can enjoy regular jogging with a friend. The programme is varied and interesting. Matt is very knowledgeable in his field and I would trust him to devise a programme for any type of goal, including post-natal work. He is good company too and knows when to push you when necessary. Personal training with Matt is worth every penny.
I have trained with Matt for 5 years. In this time my body shape has changed significantly. I wanted to build muscle in my upper body and this is exactly what we have achieved. Matt constantly varies my training to keep my training challenging and enjoyable. As my goals have changed over time Matt has been able to adapt my training accordingly. Matt keeps up to date on the latest research on diet and supplements so is able to offer all the nutritional advice I need to get the body composition I want.
When I started training with Matt in October 2011 I did no exercise at all and had done nothing for years. I was very overweight and my energy levels and confidence were low. We started slowly, gradually building up my fitness and my tolerence to exercise. Regular exercise is now part of my life and I feel so much better for it. I have lost 14kgs so far and look and feel amazing. I wish I had done this years ago – Thanks Matt.
I am very impressed with Liz’s holistic approach to treatment. She does not just treat an issue locally (lower back in my case) but works on “the bigger picture”. I have had several massages over the years and can honestly say her high level of training is reflected in her professional and focused approach. She has a canny knack of finding muscles that I and other massage therapists did not know existed!
Helen Fraser, Greenwich
Liz’s massage therapy was really well personalised to my individual needs. I learnt a huge amount which I’ve been able to apply to my lifestyle, and it had an immediate impact upon my sporting ability and general wellbeing. Both her enthusiasm and knowledge are fantastic and I would highly recommend her.
Milli L, Greenwich
At the first session Liz quickly identified where the problems were in my shoulders and lower back caused by carrying a heavy child around! Using techniques I had not had before she released the tension after only one session and provided exercises for me to carry out at home. Highly recommended! Thanks!
Liz provided excellent injury rehabilitation for both my shoulder and hamstring problems and I have experienced a remarkable improvement in both areas since our first session. These sessions were relaxing and comfortable as well as being effective.
Due to a new style of running I have incredibly tight calves. Liz has helped enormously with different stretching and massage techniques and has made it possible for me to continue to run without damaging myself. Thank you.
Sarah B, Dulwich
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@lizwalkersports my husband is still raving about your massage days later telling all the guys in the office… ace work!
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@lizwalkersports Learnt so much from you today during massage, things I didn’t think were being stretched are now telling me otherwise! http://www.creatingserenity.com/blog/ http://www.netmums.com/greenwich/local/view/local-services/complementary-and-alternative-therapies/soft-tissue-therapist-sport-remedial-holistic