I love seeing people transform and become fitter, healthier and happier, mentally and physically. I started helping people over 35 years ago and I’m even more passionate about it now than I was then!
I started training with weights the summer I turned 14. My Dad bought me a 6 week membership at a local health club and although I didn’t know it then it was the start of a life long passion. I was your average anxious insecure teenager and as you can see from the picture I was far from a natural athlete! I was overweight in my early teens and although I loved playing football my enthusiasm far outstripped my ability and I never made the team.
I enjoyed going to the gym but when I saw the picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger on the front of his The Education Of A Bodybuilder I was mesmerised! Inspired by his story so I set out to follow in his footsteps and become a professional bodybuilder. I devoured everything I could on weight training and nutrition, overloading myself with information! My naturally anxious disposition didn’t help, rendering me prone to over analysis and leading to years of frustration with very little progress to show for my efforts. I didn’t quit though. I’m terrible at quitting! It’s one of my greatest strengths. And my greatest weaknesses!
Everything changed when I started working with Mike Pratt, one of the finest strength, conditioning and mindset coaches on the planet. People are often surprised when I tell them I have a coach but I’m equally surprised that they often don’t! The most successful athletes and businessmen have coaches, often several so why on earth wouldn’t I, I’m far from genetically gifted!
I met Mike when we were teenagers and I’d known him for 10 years when he started coaching me. With his guidance I learnt how to train effectively and my physique improved to the point where I competed as a bodybuilder, taking 2nd place in my first competition! Still under Mike’s watchful eye I did my first professional photo shoot at the ripe old age of 48 with the internationally renown Chris Bailey of Bailey Image in August 2015 and I loved every minute of the experience! I’m currently in the best shape I’ve ever been in at 53 and although my skin’s a little looser than in my youth I think I’ve got a few years left in the tank!
Outside of the gym I love to talk and eat out and have a beer. I love coffee and I.P.A. and cold peach tea. Pizza and burgers and ice cream! Fuck I love ice cream! And miniatures and fireworks and Medellin. I play Magic Arena to express my inner nerd, strive to trigger myself daily in the interests of self development and I’m fascinated by how we quite literally create much of our reality ourselves with our own thoughts! I’m blessed to call the most amazing people I’ve ever met my friends and family, fortunate to enjoy robust health and at 53 I’m still in an almost constant state of awe at the wonder of creation!
I cannot emphasize enough just how good the results I achieved were! In 12 weeks I lost 31lbs in total and had so much more energy. Matt’s mindset alone helps you better yourself; I went from being a fat, unhappy dropout, to changing my outlook on life altogether!
Fat, forty, unfit- not anymore! Following Matt’s advice on diet,exercise and lifestyle I’ve lost almost 60Ibs since April. My fitness has improved dramatically and I really enjoy my sessions at the gym, which is saying something as I’ve spent most of my life trying to avoid exercise!
Young and unfit – goodbye ‘lazy’ lifestyle. I have just completed a 9 week course with Matt and I am now off to Uni having lost 27lb, more weight than I could have ever imagined! Matt helped me change my perspective, I have my confidence back and I feel great!
So today is the day after my 36th session with Matt. I am fitter, stronger, leaner and lighter. I don’t have a frozen shoulder anymore. I have huge amounts of energy. I have achieved my weight loss goal. I can navigate a gym. When you are in a session with Matt you know you are in the best hands. Meticulous!
If you are serious about your health, Matthew Lazenby is a clear choice. His technical knowledge and application is second to none. Invest in someone who not only has the charisma and experience to educate you and help deliver your goals, but has the demonstrable life experience of developing his own physicality and psychology over years.
I’ve just finished a 12-week block with Matt and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I can’t believe how much I learned and how much it has enhanced my life. I’m stronger, my posture has improved, I can use a gym with confidence and I understand my body in a way I never had before. Immensely rewarding and highly recommended!