Mobility with Matthew

"I focus on developing our ability to move and perform with control, strength and rhythm. I work towards movement fluidity, whether it is running, cycling or body work practice". 

Matthew is a lecturer and personal trainer within the fields of health and fitness. His training style is diverse and he integrates many training forms into one to exploring the possibility and capability of what the body can achieve. 

Matthew highlights the importance of conditioning your movement first, as this creates the platform for performing physically well. Building space into the joint structures and elasticity into the soft tissue enables the body to move efficiently through 3 dimensional space. Whether you are a athlete or want that joyful athletic feeling to play with your kids. Moving well and effectively is essential for optimal physical performance.

Matthew was also involved in the process and development of our Casall HIT concept. 

I work with 3DFT (3 dimensional functional training), which in concept where we condition the body to move in multiple planes of motion; laterally, forward-backward and in rotation. Research supports the fact that variable movement help enhances human function and reduces potential injury.   

Matthew Griffiths 

What’s your best training tips?

Trade Steady-State Cardio for Interval Training!

The road to a better conditioned body isn't a long, slow march. It is with bursts of high-intensity effort paired with slower, recovery efforts. Fifteen to 20 minutes of interval training performed like this can give you more benefit than an hour of traditional, steady-state cardio. Giving more back for the time you put in!

Favourite Casall tool and why?

Medicine ball.

The diversity of this training tool could probably serve as one of the best functional training tools ever. It can strengthen your individual weaknesses, allowing you to move more freely and powerfully in the real world, inspiring you to create countless exercises and workout drills. Medicine balls can be used to strengthen and tone the body in the full spectrum of 3D motions. It challenges our bodies to find stability and mobility in positions not commonly trained in the gym atmosphere but seen countless times in sport and the real world.