what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

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Karoline Chrøis

I can warmly recommend Training By Matthews if you have a passion for your training and want quick, stable results!

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I have been very happy working together with Training By Matthews, and I also hope to return as soon as I am back from my travels.

Traing By Matthews has increased my strength and technique, he has taught me the importance of rest days and accessory work when it comes to improving my strength and skills.

I can warmly recommend Training By Matthews if you have a passion for your training and want quick, stable results!

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Katrine Kolding

Emil is the most dedicated coach I have ever had.

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Emil is the most dedicated coach I have ever had. He cares not only for his client’s progress but also how they thrive on his program in general.

I have been on his program for 7 months now and improved my gymnastic skills beyond my imagination, going from being able to do 1 bar muscle up and 1 ring muscle up, to being able to do sets of 6 of both.

His program is very well thought out and planned focusing on the most important exercises and building a strong foundation.

Recently I’ve had to cut down my training to 3-4 sessions and Emil has been very good at making an efficient program, which prioritises the right exercises for me but is also varied and fun.

I have had a lot of personal training sessions with Emil and he is very pedagogical in explaining exercises, breaking them down to smaller parts, so i am able to understand every part of the movement. He is also very patient and comes up with different ways to teach the exercises until he fins one that i understand and works for me. He has an impeccable eye for the CrossFit movements and can easily detect the mistake that i am making and give me one cue that can fix the movement.

As a person Emil is very happy, lighthearted and easy to talk to, which contributes to him being an excellent coach

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Louise Gunni Kolmos

Since starting in the Autumn of 2018 I have seen huge improvements.

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Autumn of 2018. The programming has ensured that there has been a progression in my strength, skills and abilities to compete in CrossFit.

I started on Emil’s program after a year of not seeing any improvements in pretty much all areas of my training, which had led to me losing not only the motivation, but also belief, that i could improve and also the desire to compete.

Since starting in the Autumn of 2018 I have seen huge improvements. I have improved in countless skills, especially in my gymnastics, and I have also seen gains in my strength. On top of this the motivation and joy of competing has also returned.

Before starting I also had problems with one of my shoulderblades, an issue that I haven’t felt anything off for 18 months now.

Emil’s programming and the amount of communication we have means that the program is always taking into account my physical and mental state so that no injuries occur, and I always have a good experience during my training.

All in all I have, throught the help of Training By Matthews, experienced a huge improvement in my training, and since the program is always taking my needs into account, I have seen all these improvements with no injuries and no mental burnout.

And with that I would definitely recommend Training By Matthews.

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Josefine Pallesen

You actually get a bit addicted.

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Not only is the programming personlised for me and my goals, it’s also great fun and actually makes training enjoyable. Yeah you actually get a bit addicted.

Thank you coach.

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Ida Nielsen

More energy and better concentration, no midday naps, increases in my strength and a body that I am even happier with than I was before.

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I decided to contact Emil and invest in nutrition coaching. The goal was to reduce the wave of tiredness that I experienced in my day to day life, an issue that meant that I lost a lot of my time to naps at midday. On top of this I also wanted to optimise my nutrition with regard to my CrossFit training.

I wanted to find a coach that was proffesional, motivating, price friendly and realistic.

We started nice and easy by finding out how my nutrition at the time was. Emil had a wide variety of options that we could go down, based on the direction that I wanted to take with both my nutrition at the time, and goals to set myself.

We made changes to the macros that I was eating throughout our time together, which I was able to implement without having to make huge changes to how I was already eating. That is to say that I didn’t actually need to change any of the types of food I was eating, but instead I only had to change the amounts and combinations of those foods. Due to this it quickly became a rountine in my life rather than a nutrition plan, which was really great.

Emil also had a lot of options available if I needed to change any of the foods I was eating in order to more easily hit the carbohydrate, protein and fat macros that we set. This meant that I was never in doubt as to how I could hit my macros on any given day.

Problems like hunger, loss of appetite, etc. were always thoroughly inspected by Emil to find the causes behind them, so that we were prepared if these things showed up again.

There was always help to find concerning how I could tackle different situations and events in my life that might make my nutrition difficult, so that I could continue towards my goals. The feeling of security that this gave me was really important to me!

During our time together we found out that I was deficient in iron. Emil invested a lot of time to find the right supplement that he recommended me to use. I had often thought prior to working with Emil that I should be tested for iron deficiency, but it was only when Emil advised me to do it that I got myself tested.

During our time together I achieved a loss in weight, the measurements of different areas of my body decreased, I experienced more energy and better concentration, no midday naps, increases in my strength and a body that I am even happier with than I was before.

Emil is very motivating! I met an ambitious, positive and very motivating person, who had a big interest in my development. Even though I may have had a busy week, we were always able to discuss the prior week and make plans for the coming week during weekly calls. Due to this I was always able to look back on my week and see that, even though I may have felt it didn’t go that great, that it wasn’t bad at all.

Emil put a big emphasis on the fact that it should be realistic and that I still had a life with social arrangements, and all the positives and negatives that come with everyday life. Due to this it still hasn’t been a problem to continue after we stopped working together.

For me it has been a really good choice to invest in nutrition coaching and I’m glad that I chose Emil!

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Kasper Ravnsgaard

My testimonial to Mighty MattHUGE!

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My testimonial to Might MattHUGE!

…what I want, you’ve got

and it might be hard to handle

but like the flame that burns the candle

the candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah

…what I’ve got’s full stock of thoughts and dreams that scatter

You pull them all together

And how, I can’t explain, oh yeah

well well you make my dreams come true

Well well you, oh yeah you make my dreams come true.

– If you want to work on your weaknesses and get better at CrossFit, the grab a hold of Emil!

Comment from Training By Matthews:

For reference the lyrics are from the song ‘You make my dreams’ by Daryl Hall & John Oats. As a musician Kasper felt that the song captured the spirit of our time together very well.

The song is a classic and linked below for your pleasure

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Kristoffer Saunte

Can Emil Matthews’s program be recommended? YES!

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Can Emil Matthews’s program be recommended? YES!

I came to Emil with a goal of improving my overall fitness and take my training to new heights.

When I came to Emil I wasn’t able to do even one butterfly pull up. Today 1 year later i can do 30+, as well as ring muscle ups & bar muscle ups. On top of this my technique surrounding my weightlifting and gymnastics has improved considerably.

You also have the option of investing in personal training sessions, which really help all the different skills much quicker.

Emil makes sure to take your schedule into account when he is programming, so that you get a program that fits right into your schedule! So the programming is always written with your wishes in mind.

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Sun Nicolajsen

About a year ago I started my personal training at Training By Matthews and that’s the best thing I’ve done for myself.

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About a year ago I started my personal training at Training By Matthews and that’s the best thing I’ve done for myself.

Emil customised my training so that it fits perfectly into my lifestyle. He made my program very personal, and modified my program in a way that was hard, but appropriately so.

Emil works very professionally, and knows a good deal about CrossFit, strength programming, and all the movements that these include. He has corrected many of my movements making me a better and stronger athlete .

I have found that I love the communication between myself and Emil, he is very good at correcting your movements in a motivational way, which has made me mentally stronger and makes me feel that i want to do better.

If you want to improve you training I would highly recommend to start your journey at Training By Matthews

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Astrid Høgedal

I would never have advanced as much as i have mentally and physically, if it weren’t for Emil and his programming.

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I would never have advanced as much as I have mentally and physically if it weren’t for Emil and his programming.

Emil puts his passion (and life) into his clients (according to my opinion)!

He is always ready to adapt the programming to my needs, even when I broke my back. And thanks to Emil, I came back even stronger!! For that I am forever grateful!

I would at anytime recomend Emil and his programming, if you like structure and want to see progress mentally and physically!

A dedicated coach.

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Mark Vigild

I can also recommend scheduling personal sessions!

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Emil helped me reach all my quite ambitious goals and set new ones to continuously improve.

Our communication have been crazy good.

He is a great guy, professional and really invested in your results. Meanwhile, he quickly adapts the program to your injuries, time constrains and motivation – with a big smile.

The programming itself is both creative and structured.

I can also recommend scheduling personal sessions!

I had a really hard time with butterfly chest-to-bar, so I scheduled a 1-hour one on one coaching.

PR before the session: 0 unbroken.

PR after the session: 10 unbroken.

If you’re considering working with Emil – Do it.

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Elisabeth Odelgård Helm

Emil helped me get into the shape I always dreamt of, a year after having my second child.

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Emil helped me get into the shape I always dreamt of, a year after having my second child.

To the point, dedicated and professional are three words describing Emil very well.

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