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The Fitness Studio

Welcome to The Performance Zone, we’re excited to have you here.

Our full launch date is the 17th May, when you’ll be able to book on for all of our products!

We offer a state of the art Personal Training Studio operating out of the old Southwater Leisure Centre building. We specialise in providing expert coaching across all our products, be it 1-to-1 Personal Training, Group Personal Training, Large Classes or as part of our Exercise Referral Scheme.

Run by a team of highly qualified and enthusiastic trainers, we’ve worked towards building an environment where you can come to have fun, as well as work towards your health and fitness goals. Community is at the heart of what we do and we have an extensive group timetable, as well as offer a range of workshops to ensure you get the most out of your membership with us.

Sound interesting? Click on our products above to find out more and if you have any questions you can contact us directly! We look forward to meeting you soon!

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The Team

Matthew Naylor

I am the founder of The Performance Zone as well as a Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist. I work with a range of clients, but primarily specialise in injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and general body composition.

Matthew Buckland

My names Matt and I'm a physiotherapist at The Performance Zone. Since qualification 7 years ago I have worked in several fields, from pitch side assessment at a semi pro football club to working in the community dealing with complex neurological conditions, palliative care, and elective surgery.

Karen Taylor

I'm Kaz and I'm a Personal Trainer here at The Performance Zone. You'll find me delivering a lot of our small group training sessions, as well as working with private clients towards a range of health and fitness goals.

Fran Cotter

Hi I’m Fran, a Sports Therapist graduated from the University of Chichester. I assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of injuries helping individuals remain pain free and optimise their performance. Having worked with both football and rugby teams I am well equipped to deal with any injuries that may come my way!

Annabelle Patmore

Hi I’m Bella, a qualified nutritional therapist from the College of Natural Medicine (CNM) where I graduated 4 years ago. I help clients with their hormones, digestion, energy and weight concerns and my speciality is metabolic health and helping clients to improve all aspects of their health by optimising their metabolism!

Abby Beswick

I’m Abby and I’m a Sports Injury Rehabilitator and Sports Massage Therapist who graduated Cardiff Metropolitan University last year with a First-class Bachelor’s degree in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage, alongside achieving level 5 ITEC certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
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My name is Abby and I am a Sports Massage Therapist & Injury Rehabilitator at The Performance Zone. I am extremely passionate about sport, taking part in as many outdoor activities as I could from a young age. Since I was 12 years old, I have completed for my local athletics club and have represented… Read More

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Hi my name is Matt I’m one of the physiotherapists here at the performance zone. Since qualification 7 years ago I have worked in several fields of physiotherapy, from pitch side assessment at a semi pro football club to working in the community dealing with complex neurological conditions, palliative care, and elective surgery. Working in… Read More

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Hi, I’m Fran a Sports Therapist at The Performance Zone! A little bit about me and my journey that brought me to The Performance Zone. I have always been a very keen sports person participating in as many sports as I could get my hands on when I was younger. I enjoy many water-sports and… Read More

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What Our Customers Think

After injuring himself on set of The Cursed Child while playing Draco Malfoy, Alex contacted me to help him rehab his knee injury and return to full fitness before travelling to New York to continue his role. He is now back to full health and ready to return to the stage – Matt

I had a patella tendinopathy that needed rehab. Matt has been brilliant in bringing it back to full strength. He’s also brought my general fitness back where it needs to be. I highly recommend Matt and his team for both rehab and PT! – Alex

Before I started training with Matt, I had been a member of gyms but never had the confidence or the knowledge to train properly. Matt is great, he explains all of the exercises and demonstrates whilst telling you how they change your body. He is really encouraging. When I started seeing results I found I was looking forward to the gym! I have now started the 12 week online programme and am learning so much about nutrition, fitness and my body, I am six weeks in and have lost weight and am seeing a real difference in how I feel. My lifestyle has drastically changed since I started working with Matt. I am now confident to use the gym on my own, without being self-conscious or feeling out of place. Matt is patient, friendly and a great trainer.

With Matt I’ve managed to lose almost two stone in about 5 months. He’s so helpful and puts up with my mood swings when I’m having a down day.  He’s helped me get clued up with nutrition and taught me what healthy actually is, rather than my warped ideas on it.
The workout programmes change a lot which means I don’t get bored and my muscles don’t get lazy, and I enjoy all the sessions I have with Matt (even if at the time I give him evil stares), doing a variety of different exercises.
If anyone is hesitating in having him as a PT, I suggest you just go for it, you won’t be disappointed and you’ll have fun at the same time.

I would highly recommend Matt as a Personal trainer. I have come along way since my first personal training session and it is thanks to Matt. He is professional yet makes the sessions fun too – keeps me doing different things so I don’t get bored. I like the fact he helps you work on each muscle group rather than just one thing so you get an all round body workout. Also I have had a couple of sports therapy sessions as well which have really really helped with aches/pains and mobility. Matt definitely knows so much when it comes to the human body and exercise!

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