Relish Liverpool have a new menu and Maz PT was asked to contribute!


63917_1_relish-bistro_3Relish Liverpool have a new menu and Maz PT was asked to contribute!

Relish have a brand new healthy menu which was inspired by our very own Live Fresh Plan!







Muscle Beach – The Mecca of Bodybuilding

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Muscle Beach – The Mecca of Bodybuilding

Muscle BeachAll this cold weather is making me wish I was back training on Venice Beach in LA.
This summer I took a trip over to the Mecca of bodybuilding – Muscle Beach. Muscle beach is the exclusive Santa Monica location and is the birthplace of the physical fitness boom that started in the U.S. in the 20th century. It is the worlds most famous outdoor gym and it was great to get to train in such an epic location. Bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger have trained on this beach so I was in good company!
The gym on muscle beach started in 1934 with predominantly gymnastics activities on the south side of the pier, with the fitness and gym equipment introduced years later.
Filled with people driven by fitness whilst enjoying the fantastic sunshine this was one experience I won’t forget and another to tick off my bucket list.

Safe Exercise During Pregnancy

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Young pregnant woman exercise with weights. Unrecognizable person.  [url=][img][/img][/url]Exercise can help you to feel good while you’re pregnant and prepare you for giving birth. During all three trimesters of pregnancy there are lots of things to consider. Foods that you can and can’t eat, exercise you can and can’t do. One of my recent clients has written the benefits of staying in shape.


“I have trained with Maz for the last 4 years and he has helped me get my perfect body for many things including my wedding day!! Soon after my wedding I found I was expecting my first baby! I was worried that all the hard work I had put into training would be lost due to pregnancy weight gain! I was wrong! Maz encouraged me to continue training regularly and has helped and adapted training for me during all three trimesters! He has educated me on the do’s and do not’s in pregnancy training and shown me I have the ability to do much more than I ever thought I would be able to do! I have found it not only enjoyable but also very beneficial! It’s has kept me in good shape and has helped me avoid pregnancy problems such as back, pelvic, girdle pain and posture problems or excess weight gain! I have also had bags of energy and very few problems! The benefits of training throughout pregnancy for all three trimesters are evident to me now and I know that thanks to Maz I will get my pre pregnancy figure back quickly with continuing my training and eating healthily! I would highly recommend Maz as a PT for anyone looking at getting in shape or keeping in shape and also encourage anyone who is pregnant to continue to train with Maz who has kept me in great shape for another 9 months! Thank you x

nutritionIf you’d like safe fitness & nutrition advice during your pregnancy,
contact Maz
today to schedule your consultation.


Ross Adams – Keeping Fit

Ross Adams – Keeping Fit
soaps-hollyoaks-ross-adamsRoss Adams was recently interviewed by Viva Magazine and here’s what he had to say about Maz…

“Keeping Fit

I joined Hollyoaks in early February, which lets face it, is a dreadful month. It’s cold, it’s dark and as well as looking pasty, we’re still trying to lose the excess weight from the excesses of Christmas and New Year. However, in the dressing rooms it was a very different story. My fellow cast members were glowing with health – I couldn’t turn around without seeing chiselled torsos, washboard stomachs and rippling biceps. And that was just the girls. So what was their secret? It comes in the form of Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Maz Ajtar who runs MazFresh Personal Training in Liverpool. As well as training an array of celebs to get them red carpet ready, the testimonials on his website from his clients made me really keen to find out more. I’ve had personal trainers in the past but quickly lost motivation and I can honestly say I hate the gym. But, determined to get myself toned up for Summer, I’ve just started training with Maz and it’s been a revelation. I’m actually enjoying it! My workouts are always varied and his nutritional advice has been really useful. I may never be up for Sexiest Male at the Soap Awards (they’ve banned the category now anyway apparently) but with any luck, I’ll not feel like such a bloater when I’m sat on the beach this summer! Watch this space… For more details about Maz follow him on twitter @MazFreshPT.”

Full interview with Ross:


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Here is a video of me using the body suit and pads on my client Stephanie Davis. The pads are great to relieve stress and are a good form of cardio. Great for the obliques and arms too.

Maz’s five steps to a better workout

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          1-  “70% diet, 30% exercise”

This short and memorable phrase is a key tip that should be treated like a religion when it comes to your workout regime. It’s okay doing a ten mile run followed by bench pressing 70kg weights for half an hour, but if you get home from the gym and all you want to do is cook that 5000 calorie microwave meal and crawl into bed then all of your hard work is being reversed. It’s important to maintain a balanced diet and always remember that it’s much better to eat small regular meals than to just overload on oversized meals at less frequent points.


          2-  “Know what you want and when you want it.”

It’s important to know exactly what you want out of your workouts and when you want them. Don’t expect to leave the gym with a six pack after one workout. Setting achievable goals at the beginning of every workout will help you feel more accomplished. Studies have shown that you’re 72% more likely to give up workouts all together if you have set unrealistic goals and yet still feel disappointed when you don’t achieve them straight away. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Set yourself smart goals!

S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Realistic
T – Time bound


          3-  “Get your beauty sleep.”

You need ideally a minimum of 8 hours sleep per night to allow your muscles to recover and grow after a workout. If your workout’s have been challenging enough then you will find it easy to sleep through a full night.


          4- “Rise and shine it’s cardio time!”

“Fasted cardio” is very effective and nearly always successful.  This is doing cardio on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning. It will get your day off to a successful start and increases metabolic rates and fat burn.


          5- 50/50 workouts”

Doing a cardio workout and strength workout in the same session can often reverse each other. Doing vigorous cardio increases stress hormones often counteracting muscle growth.