mattQualifications: NESTA Certified Personal Trainer (2002) and N.A.B.B.A. Qualified Gym Instructor (1988).

Contact details:

Tel: 07723701200
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For more info about Lazenby PT check out Matt’s website at, his Factory Fitness blog interview and his technique tuition page.

Fitness Background: Matt is something of an industry veteran. He gained his first fitness certification in 1988 after working as a part time gym instructor at a local Bodyworld Health Club. “I became fascinated with the art of working out, and realized that improved health and fitness were not the only benefits of a well structured exercise and diet program. People had more energy and sharper focus. They became calmer and more relaxed, enjoying greater self-confidence and increased self-esteem. These simple changes had a positive effect on every aspect of their lives. My career in personal training was born from a heartfelt desire to share this realization.”

At the time Matt entered the industry, the personal training profession was in its infancy in the UK. Matt therefore travelled to California to study firsthand the latest techniques used by personal trainers. Upon his return he worked with Mike Pratt, an internationally respected sports and athletics conditioning coach. Together they offered personal training services, set up Olympex to manufacture and supply gym equipment and collaborated on “I hand wrote over 300 programs for the site, with complete performance notes!” Matt has since established his own personal training company, Lazenby PT, which is the culmination of those years of experience. “Lazenby PT was set up with the simple aim of becoming firmly established as one of Edinburgh’s premier providers of bespoke personal training services.”

Specialities: Matt specializes in total body makeover fitness programs. These generally last for 12 weeks and are designed to achieve maximum visual results. The service includes complete exercise program design with fully supervised weights sessions, full dietary recommendations and continual telephone and online support throughout. “I am dedicated to offering the absolute best in customised personal training programs whatever the individual’s requirements. I offer fully individualised programs designed to both complement and enhance a Client’s lifestyle.”

The bespoke nature of Matt’s services caters to all levels of ability. “If you are new to exercise you can be assured of getting off to the best possible start with a well balanced program specifically designed to ensure you reach your personal goals as quickly as possible. Full instruction and supervision in the performance of your program will also ensure you are able to workout with complete confidence. For those already exercising I can offer valuable support whatever your level of experience or performance. While a fully supervised block booking will ensure you remain focused and driven at every point in your journey, even a single session offers enormous benefits. Small tweaks in your existing program or technique can have a huge impact on your performance and ensure that your workouts remain fresh, effective and fun at all times.”

Matt provides a completely free initial consultation, with no obligation. “This is a relaxed and informal opportunity to chat about your personal goals and requirements. I will listen carefully to your wants and needs and happily answer any questions you may have. I will then evaluate how I can best help and support you in achieving your goals and recommend what is, in my opinion, the best course of action for you to take.”