Founder and Head Coach
Hi I’m Matt, I’ll be your head coach at Matthew Knight: Your Health Retreat. I’d like to share with you my passion about well being and fitness.
At the age of 15, I joined a boxing club to become an amateur boxer. 4 years later I won title of ‘ boxer of the year’ in East Midlands. After another 2 years I said goodbye to my boxing days. I realised that healthy dieting, disciplined training and positive thinking have become a big part of me and I wanted to explore more within fitness industry, 1 year later I became a qualified personal trainer and gained my early years of coaching experience.
However, being a fireman has always been my dream since I was a little boy so I decided to pursue it and my dream came true. Serving for 13 years as a fireman taught me responsibilities, commitments, teamwork, disciplines…even sacrifice.
During my time as a fireman, I started my journey on endurance races, including some of the toughest races in the world. So far I’ve completed over 60 ultra marathon races and I’d like to think every single race has been valuable. The wounds, sweat, pains, as well as laughs, cheers, elations have all added to who I am today.