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Casey SternAfter just this short time with Matt I can walk into any gym with confidence... I know what I'm doing
Casey Stern
Steve KayeMatt changed the way that I viewed weights-based training and I saw massive results both physically and mentally.
Steve Kaye
Enrico VonaI gained 7 kg of lean muscle in 3 months of training. Matt is a mix of life coach and PT all in one.
Enrico Vona
Ruthe SparkleberryI can’t believe how much I learned in 12 weeks, I’m stronger, my posture has improved and I can use a gym with confidence.
Ruthe Sparkleberry
Blair Bonnar-CampbellIn my first 12 week block I lost 31lbs (15kg) in total and had so much more energy
Blair Bonnar-Campbell
Meg ThomasAfter a 12 week block with Matt, I was delighted to learn I could train LESS and lose MORE - loads more!
Meg Thomas

Results Disclaimer: Even though I give 100% effort when training my clients, results may vary from person to person and are not guaranteed.

Casey SternAfter just this short time with Matt I can walk into any gym with confidence... I know what I'm doing
Casey Stern
Enrico VonaI gained 7 kg of lean muscle in 3 months of training. Matt is a mix of life coach and PT all in one.
Enrico Vona
Blair Bonnar-CampbellIn my first 12 week block I lost 31lbs (15kg) in total and had so much more energy
Blair Bonnar-Campbell
Steve KayeMatt changed the way that I viewed weights-based training and I saw massive results both physically and mentally.
Steve Kaye
Ruthe SparkleberryI can’t believe how much I learned in 12 weeks, I’m stronger, my posture has improved and I can use a gym with confidence.
Ruthe Sparkleberry
Meg ThomasAfter a 12 week block with Matt, I was delighted to learn I could train LESS and lose MORE - loads more!
Meg Thomas

Personal Trainer Edinburgh Matt Lazenby

Looking for a personal trainer in Edinburgh who will listen to you, educate you, encourage you, support you and empower you to transform every aspect of your life? Well done! You've found one!

TRAIN WITH WEIGHTS!

LOOK GREAT AND FEEL AMAZING!

Your mindset is the key to your happiness. Regular weight training boosts confidence and self esteem and helps to combat anxiety and depression so your mind will be in as good shape as your body!

BUILD MUSCLE!

Discover how to train with weights to stimulate muscle growth and create the body you've always wanted!

STAND UP STRAIGHT!

Find out what you really want to know – what to eat and when to eat to stay in the shape you want while still enjoying your favourite foods!

LOSE BODY FAT!

Learn exactly what to eat, when to eat it and how to exercise to lose those unwanted lbs and then keep them off!

BE HAPPY!

Combine a positive mindset with the right balance of exercise and nutrition and create a happy, healthy and sustainable lifestyle!

TRAIN WITH WEIGHTS!

Weight training is a skill and you can learn it! I'll teach you all the tricks so you can train safely, effectively and get amazing results!

BUILD MUSCLE!

Use time tested weight training techniques to get buff, increase your lean body mass, gain strength, burn more calories, and become sexier!

LOSE BODY FAT!

Use the 6 simple techniques my clients have used to shed literally 1000's of lb's of body fat and get into the best shape of your life!

LOOK GREAT AND FEEL AMAZING!

Increased Confidence and Self Esteem - weight training boosts confidence and self esteem and helps to combat anxiety and depression so you'll feel as great as you look!

STAND UP STRAIGHT!

Achieve amazing short term results while simultaneously building a rock solid foundation for long term, sustainable lifestyle changes!

BE HAPPY!

Simply standing up straight can reduce stress, anxiety and lower back pain and increase confidence, productivity and happiness levels!

I’ve just finished a 12-week block with Matt and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I wanted to improve my strength. I had tried to learn to train a number of times over the years, and never got very far – I found it boring and intimidating. That perception changed very quickly as soon as I started training with Matt. He is super enthusiastic and knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. He made it accessible and engaging and so much fun. My training sessions became the highlight of my week. I can’t believe how much I learned in 12 weeks, and how much it enhanced my life. I’m already stronger, my posture has improved and I can use a gym with confidence. I understand my body in a way I never had before. Immensely rewarding and highly recommended.
Ruthe

My Story.

Who Am I?

Most pertinently I'm the founder of LazenbyPT which I established in Edinburgh in 2008 with the intention of becoming firmly established as one of the city's premier providers of bespoke personal training products. I'm very proud to say that I've achieved this but I'm not stopping here, as I think my recent affiliation with MP Performance Elite clearly shows!

What Do I Do?

I inspire, educate and empower people, enabling them to quite literally recreate themselves, mentally and physically. While I still think of myself as a certified personal trainer I think I'm better described as a personal training & fitness coach as my programs take your whole personality into account and are designed to not only to improve your fitness levels and get you in great shape but to enhance every aspect of your life!

I gained my first certification way back in 1989 and got my start in the industry working at Bodyworld Health Club as a fitness instructor, receptionist and general gopher! Since then I've trained countless clients of all ages from all walks of life, hand written over 300 fitness programs for a website project with Mike Pratt, competed as a bodybuilder and showered with Arnold Schwarzenegger; all the while relentlessly striving to improve my physique!

I Love Weight Training!

While I've worked with competitive athletes of both sexes and highly paid corporate professionals, the vast majority of my clients have been 'regular' people with regular jobs who just wanted to look and feel better. Indeed, I started out as decidedly regular myself. I wasn't a natural athlete. I was overweight in my early teens and while I loved playing football, my enthusiasm far outstripped my ability and I never made the team. I was 14 when my Dad encouraged me to join a local gym and though I didn't know it then it was the start of a lifelong passion.

In my enthusiasm I read everything I could about training and nutrition and overloaded myself with information! My naturally anxious disposition didn't help matters either, rendering me prone to over analysis and leading to years of little progress.

Working with elite performance coach and celebrity fitness trainer Mike Pratt changed all of that. In my opinion, and that of many others, Mike is one of the world's leading performance coaches and with his guidance I learnt to train effectively and finally started to see the results I'd been striving for for so long! My physique improved dramatically and this lead to me competing as a bodybuilder; it still took many years of hard work and dedication though, even with a coach as talented as Mike in my corner!

My own training has taken on a whole new lease of life of late; I did my first professional photo shoot at the ripe old age of 48 with the internationally reknown Chris Bailey of Bailey Image in August 2015 and I loved every minute of the experience! I suspect it's not the last time I'll be in front of a camera either, I think I've got a few good years left yet!

Some Random Facts About Me

I'm generally thoughtful, introspective, upbeat and happy. I strive to agitate myself daily in the interests of personal development; I'm fascinated with how the mind works, and how we quite literally create much of our reality ourselves with our own thoughts.

I love cold water and coffee, cheesecake and chocolate brownies, steak, pizza and eating out. Real ale and single malts. Graveyards and ruins, art galleries and museums. And libraries, I love reading. And fireworks. And travelling, though I've not done anywhere near as much as I'd like recently, and lost civilizations, miniatures and models, early mornings and the dark. I've gotten to like the summer over the last few years although Autumn firmly remains my favourite season! I play MTGO Online to express my inner nerd, meditate when the mood takes me and recently started practicing yoga under the watchful guidance of international yoga teacher Jacinta McBurney.

Like most everyone else I love a good movie and I like all manner of music from rock to pop to ambient to classical and back again though for reasons I'm not entirely sure about I hardly ever listen to it; apart from at the gym where my playlists are generally filled with 80's hair metal anthems!

All in all, I think life's pretty amazing! I'm blessed to call some of the most amazing people I've ever met my friends and family, enjoy robust health and at 51 I’m still in an almost constant state of awe at the wonder of creation!

THE WONDER OF WEIGHT TRAINING!

Weights are far and away the best tools for changing your physique; indeed the most unique aspect of weight training is it's capacity for changing the way someone looks. Another wonderful and often overlooked benefit is weight trainings capacity to improve your ability to perform simple everyday tasks from carrying the shopping, to going up the stairs, to mowing the lawn!

There are so many other well documented health benefits, ranging from improved bone density to improved mental health that it's no wonder weight training is considered to be the most beneficial overall form of exercise. I love weight training and I'd go so far as to say that everyone can benefit from regular weight training!

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

You really are what you eat! You look how you look and you feel how you feel largely as a direct consequence of the food you eat!

There is an overwhelming amount of confusing and often contradictory information regarding nutrition available today but at the end of the day it's really not that complicated! Just follow a simple, easy to follow, personalised nutritional plan using sane, sensible, scientifically proven and sustainable dietary strategies that actually work! Like the ones I recommend my clients follow!

If you're still lost come and see me and I'll help you to navigate through that sea of information so you can take responsibility for your nutrition for the rest of your life!

If you're interested I'll even explain the fundamentals of nutrition – calories, protein, carbs and fats – to you too!

MINDSET IS EVERYTHING!

Your thoughts create your behaviour so the cultivation and maintenance of a healthy mindset is the single most important factor in determining whether or not you reach your health and fitness goals. Indeed your mindset is the key to your happiness and success in every aspect of your life!

If you want to reach your goals and enjoy the journey you monitor your thoughts and ensure that your thoughts cultivate and maintain the belief that you can change and grow through consistent effort and hard work because you can! That they ensure you constantly look for ways to improve. That they allow you to create new habits and constantly see yourself from new perspectives, reinventing yourself whenever the need arises and that they allow you to maintain a healthy sense of self esteem and self respect.

If that all sounds impossible I assure you it's not! Come and work with me and I'll prove it to you! I'll introduce you to the wonders of mindfulness, meditation and breathing too!

So today is the day after my 36th session with Matt. The last session in the training block. What's changed? How long have you got? So, so much. There's the physical stuff - 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. And then there's non physical stuff. The really really important stuff. Within a few weeks of seeing Matt the fog started to lift. After 26 years raising a family and working I was making time for me. Just me. To reflect, to think, to be in the moment and focus on self in a really positive way. To take stock and work stuff out in my head. And where was Matt in all this? Right by my side every step of the journey guiding, training, coaching, encouraging, listening ... holding the space for me. When you are in a session with Matt you know you are in the best hands. Meticulous. And now after 3 months of self discovery I am signing up for another 3 months. Oh and we had some major laughs too!
Abigail Carney
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