Eastbourne Group Fitness Training


  • Sarah F.

    Sarah F.

    Before I joined train strong nearly 4 and a half years ago I always believed that I couldn’t and shouldn’t run, but with regular Train Strong classes I was gaining more strength, stamina and confidence in my abilities.

    This gave me the nudge I needed to start running along the seafront and with Matt’s encouragement and determination on my part I realised that I could run solidly for over 30 minutes, something I never thought I would be able to achieve.

    After 2 years I spoke to Matt about running a half marathon, it totally scared me but I wanted a new challenge and he assured me that it was a good thing that I felt stretched to achieve such a goal.
    I spoke to Matt and emailed him lots with my progress whilst I trained for my first half and he would give me advice and tips which helped me to complete the Eastbourne Half in 2014 and the Star Fish Half Marathon in 2015.

    Whilst I was training for my second half marathon I watched the London Marathon on TV and thought it looked like an amazing event, so I applied for a charity place with Children  with Cancer.  I was extremely lucky to be able to run for them and I started training in December 2015.  Again Matt was invaluable with his encouragement and advice. Each week I would check in with him with my progress and ask various questions which he would always answer with ideas of how I could overcome some of my problems with long distance running.

    Unfortunately I had a number of injuries whilst training. I overcame these challenges and I completed something I never thought possible – the 2016 London Marathon was mine!

    I truly believe that without Matt’s encouragement I would never have even contemplated entering such a big event and his support during training was invaluable.

    I love being part of the Train Strong family and can not imagine life without my weekly Train Strong group session.

  • Mike D

    I first contacted Matt at Train Strong in February 2015 after my wife very politely suggested I was carrying a little timber!

    With a beach holiday and my 37th birthday 3-months away I wanted to change the way I looked and whilst I knew my way around the cardio room at the gym, I had little in the way of upper body strength and my diet was mixed.

    Matt was friendly and approachable and we agreed an initial three month programme of coaching sessions alongside a bespoke programme of home based training and running.

    My experience with Matt was first class and I dropped from 76kg to 67kg after the initial programme. The biggest change however came in my confidence and with Matt’s support my initial embarrassment quickly subsided and I now love being part of the friendly and inclusive Train Strong community. The PT sessions are only a small part of the Train Strong experience and I now attend Matt’s top class group sessions regularly.

    Matt also played a huge part in giving me the inspiration and confidence to leave full time employment and chase my dream of establishing my own business – something I am very grateful for.

    If you are looking to get fitter, receive great support on many levels, meet friendly people, take life in a new direction and have fun in the process – then Matt’s your man.

    Mike D
  • Clare H.

    Clare H.

    I joined Matt’s classes back in December 2013, being just over 19st I was in real need to gain back my fitness and overhaul the way my body looked and felt. I had tried many times before without lasting success.

    I was looking for something very different and Matt’s session’s certainly delivered. I’ve now been attending the Train Strong outdoor sessions for two and half years, and in that time I have drastically improved my body shape while becoming stronger and fitter.

    I found being part of the Train Strong community awesome.

    Filled with like-minded positive individuals who are friendly, incredibly supportive and fun to train with. It has continued to be an amazing environment for me to be a part of and train in.

    The sessions that Matt delivers are fun, varied, original, and informative, you hardly know where the hour goes, but can guarantee you will walk away feeling good about yourself and smiling!

    I hadn’t realised how much Matt’s approach to fitness and health had changed me as a person until I had an unfortunate accident back in 2015 were I tore my calf muscle severely, putting me out of action.

    In the past this would have been enough to deter me from carrying on with any form of exercise.

    I spoke to Matt about my situation and we formulated a plan based on personal training.

    Through Matt’s help, encouragement, extensive knowledge and expertise I realised my training didn’t have to stop.

    Matt supported me in overcoming my injury and have become stronger and fitter than ever before.

    I am also in training for the Strength Matters Kettlebell Instructor certification which is a totally unexpected direction for me and a significant challenge that I am incredibly excited about.

    Matt’s tranformational coaching services and outdoor classes are simply outstanding.

  • Anjanita

    I was fed up with the way I looked, felt and with my propensity to over eat.

    I had tried all kinds of diets and despite using the gym the weight kept mounting up and increasing.

    I looked up personal training in Eastbourne and found the www.Trainstrongpt.co.uk website and read through the information on the services provided and the incredibly varied classes on offer. Once I enquired I received a reply within 24 hours and attended my free induction that taught me kettlebell basics and was also an opportunity to meet Matt.

    I loved it from the start! Great classes, varied and challenging with a great mix of friendly boot campers. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced in a gym class, I was part of the team from day one and have made life-long friends.

    Matt Shore is a great trainer.I also invested in a weekly personal training session with Matt and he took the time to understand who I am, how I tick and worked with me to discover how I could introduce small changes in my life that would make massive changes to my body.

    1 Year on and I am 3 stone lighter, leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier than I have ever been before. Thank you Matt!

  • Lisa Hodgson

    Lisa Hodgson

    “Joining bootcamp 14 months ago truly has changed a lot about me and influenced a lot of the way I choose to live now. All for the better! I have finally found true enjoyment from working out and as part of a great community I have become really inspired by other people. I would have never even contemplated doing something like these events/other classes you offer if it wasn’t for you and all the lovely people at bootcamp who offer so much enthusiasm and support for each other.

    I have learnt so much from you and your teachings, positive and proactive philosophy that as a result I have become mentally and physically stronger beyond what I ever knew I was capable off. This really has made me the fittest I have ever been in my entire life. You have made working out enjoyable, fun and genuinely a great experience for everyone and me that comes to your classes.

    I just wanted to say thank you really for all the hard work you put into mind body and goal and all us members. I think a lot of us are looking forward to what you are offering in 2014. I’m also not done; there are now some real times to beat for next year!!!”

  • Laura

    I have worked with Matt before and after having a baby wanted to regain my fitness and lose body fat. I knew Matt would be the man for the job as I trust him implicitly – for me his integrity, passion and commitment help me to keep pushing myself and in turn keep delivering results week on week.Fat Loss in Eastbourne

    Working with Matt is awesome. On the exercise front, each session is tailored specially to you and your goals. Each session is different and I am constantly pushed, challenged and surprised by just how much my body can do. Matt is always on hand to support the nutrition side of things…..I know exactly what foods I need to ensure I am eating optimally for fat loss, which is my key goal.

    In the first 11 weeks of working with Matt, I lost 28lb and a total of 23 cm loss off my body…..the pictures and measurements taken at the beginning of the block really highlight the dramatic change to my body shape and ensure that I keep going until I get to my goal.

  • Fran


    I first got in contact with Matt in 2011, I had recently had my first child, one of my closest life long friends was getting married and I wanted to lose weight for the wedding which was 3 months away, I was overweight and had no level of fitness.

    In a relatively short space of time with Matt’s help I was able to lose weight for the wedding, start to get fit and was on the road to a new healthy me. Over the next 15 months with a combination of personal training, boot camp sessions and diet advice I was able to lose a total of 4 stone and become fitter than I had been in years.

    In June 2013 after the birth of my 2nd child I returned to Train Strong Boot Camp classes, I attend 2 bootcamps and 1 boxing session per week, since my return I have lost over 3 stone and my level of fitness is even higher than before.

    The sessions are fun, challenging and varied the other people in the group are friendly and encouraging to each other no matter what your level of fitness.

    Matt has always been patient, motivating and encouraging – I could not have lost the weight and got fit with out him. Thank you Matt.

  • Gary

    I have recently come to the end of a nine month period of online coaching with Matt.  I have a lengthy history of general strength and fitness training and I attended the inaugural Eastbourne Bootcamp some 4 years ago.

    My training had become a little static, progress had stalled and I was looking for some direction in this area, so I employed Matt as my coach and entrusted all my workouts and nutrition to him.

    Matt identified what was needed and made small progressive changes that enabled me to grow in confidence with what were for me, major changes nutritionally. The training sessions he prescribed were always challenging and varied but I could always see the reason behind everything I did, they were constructively edging me towards my goals.

    Matt is a great motivator, his interpersonal skills are second to none and he always remained totally focussed on me. So nine months on, I’ve gained SO much from this experience. I hit all of my goals and then some – especially my in my strength.

    I also weigh in 10 kgs heavier and feel great for it – Thanks Matt for the awesome service!

  • P.Sheppard


    Don’t miss Matt’s TrainStrong Boxing class on Thursdays at 0645 in Gildredge Park.  For those that have already enjoyed Matt’s other classes, the boxing element adds something special, accentuated as always with Matt’s inventive quirks!

    For those of you that haven’t trained with Matt before: you should! He’s an inspirational coach whose infectious enthusiasm pushes you further than you would ever think possible.  I have attended various classes run by Matt for 3 years or so; but before every session I still get the same excitement which make it un-missable.

    The sessions are always varied and even before you get there you know that at the end of the class you will be fitter and stronger.  Having enjoyed training with several great coaches over the years (I’m 47), I am pleased to recommend Matt as the man to take your training to the next level.  His wealth of knowledge and ability to both motivate and innovate make him a master of his craft.

  • Ali Hussain

    “Matt, I have been training in some form or other for the majority of my adult life. You are by far the best trainer I’ve ever met, your knowledge and expertise, your hard work and dedication and your desire to facilitate everything required for people to attain the very best results makes you stand head and shoulders above the rest.

    It is a true rarity to find a conscientious, caring and dedicated trainer such as yourself. Personally I’m the fittest, strongest and healthiest I have ever been in my life and most of that is due in no small part to your efforts I look forward to many more shredding sessions at your hands!”

    Ali Hussain
  • Anne.F


    “My goal when I met Matt was to be comfortable in my bridesmaids dress at my brothers wedding. Seven weeks later the result is that I am not only comfortable in the original dress but that I will be wearing the smaller size! So far I have lost 17 pounds!”

  • Sinead. B.

    “I have just completed my first 20 sessions with Matt. He has taken me from being tired and lacking in energy to feeling fit as a fiddle. More than that his patience and attention to the details of my personal training needs means in just a few weeks my body is much more toned and importantly I feel more at home in my own skin.”

    Sinead. B.
  • David. W.

    David. W.

    “I been a member of Eastbourne Boot Camp now for 12 weeks and in that time have lost over 14lb attending twice weekly sessions. In addition, Matt’s nutrition plan is easy to follow and has established good and sustainable eating habits.

    I now have more energy, feel less sluggish and have a greater sense of well being.The results that I have achieved so far have exceeded my expectations and I have already signed up for the next block of sessions which will take me into the winter months, I cannot wait!”

  • Andy M.

    “I started at Matt’s Eastbourne Boot Camps in January 2011 and I am now into my 16th week, and have today hit a 12 stone weight target that I have not seen for almost 30 years. I have now lost 42 pounds with Matt’s help and encouragement.

    But it’s not just weight loss that Matt manages to achieve. My whole feeling of well being is enhanced, and his supportive, encouraging yet professional style makes the sessions both challenging but great fun – I cannot thank you enough Matt”

    Andy M.