Category Archive: General News

  1. A Year in the Life of an Ergomaniac

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing In my work, I speak to clients every day about transformation – that is, initiating and undergoing a programme of change that results in a marked improvement to their organisation.  Nearly a year ago to the day, I decided to kick off my own personal programme of […]

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  2. Getting Your Best Score – 2k Race Words of Wisdom

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing. Probably one of the questions I get asked most is the broad topic of how someone can get their best 2k score. Now the hard work really needs to have been done in the previous months, but there are certainly ways to get the best out of […]

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  3. How Important is a Training Plan?

    This article was originally published on FM Rowing. How important is a training plan? In short, it really depends on whereabouts in your rowing or exercise journey you are at. The further along you are, the more important it becomes for a few reasons.  I have trained for lots of different events in my life, […]

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  4. WHAT A JOURNEY……

    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.

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  5. 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 […]

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  6. 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 […]

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  7. 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 […]

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  8. Why do we do it to ourselves….?

    The story of the EIRC 2015 Manchester veledrome I started to write this blog in the car last night on the way home from the English Indoor Rowing Championships. I like to reflect pretty soon to allow myself to move forward again and clear my mind. However the volume of messages I received and their […]

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