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Nutrition Tips and Recipes

Updated 14 May 20 The AF team bring you a selection of recipes, nutrition hints and tips to assist with being as healthy as possible during lockdown. Phil's Recipe Packs and Information Phil Greening has prepared some recipe packs and information in pdf form. Download...

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MB Performance Helps Keep You Strong & Lean

Updated 14 May AF coach Matt Bevan of MB Performance brings you his balanced expertise in fitness as well as nutrition.   We've been having some minor technical issues sharing Matt's updates on here! Please see his Facebook Page MB Performance for the most up to date...

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AF Coach Ash Murphy Home Workouts

Updated 14 May AF coach Ash Murphy brings to your home his collection of daily workouts and challenges. How do you get on with these?! Home Workouts Glute and Core Workouts Daily Challenges

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Daily Lockdown Workouts from Matt Gardner

Updated 14 May During this time of closure and staying home we are all feeling the need to keep active. Especially those of us used to attending a gym or fitness activity regularly.  This page links to the daily workouts I'm doing at home to keep my fitness and health...

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Whole Foods for Young Athletes

By Phil Greening My passion for youth sport impacts everything I engage with. As a part of my role consulting with the Olympic Committee I have in the past prepared USA teams to go to the Youth Olympic Games. Part of the preparation was delivering education regarding...

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Why Bother with a Gym Programme?

By Phil Greening As we speed towards the 2020 Olympics I become reminded of a time a couple of years back when we began planning the training for the USA7s team and set training/ gym programmes in place. You might think that the importance of setting programmes for an...

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Sleep…the understated recovery!

by Phil Greening With travelling between countries as a performance coach for USA7s team, I can never seem to get used to jet lag and lack of sleep. Sleep is one thing I have a fleeting relationship with when at training camps because my day can often start at 4 a.m....

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Simple Tips to Aid Weight Loss

The summer seems so far away and as we start to realise it is on the horizon we all begin thinking about that holiday and the beach body! What is crucial to getting that 'beach body' is understanding the pitfalls to weight loss. Often we jump on the latest diet trend...

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Updated June 

A Clean, Safe and Healthy Environment

All Signs are pointing towards us being able to reopen soon. We are currently following advice from UKactive who are advising the government on how gyms can reopen. To all our members and The AF Family Thank you for your continued support.

At The Athlete Factory we have always tried to maintain the highest standard of hygiene as the health and wellbeing of The AF Family has always been our priority. The severity of Covid 19 outbreak now means those standards are even more important.

Just to clarify on the current status. We are still closed to the public but our gym office (Matt's house with a diverted phone) will be open Mon to Fri between the hours of 09:30 and 16:30 if you need to call to speak to someone. Or you can email Matt on

We are sharing workouts, tips and information via social media and this is being added to our BLOGS as well. Take a look!

Stay safe and well everyone and thank you for your patience and continued support as we respond to the current climate.