Ryan & Geraint spill the beans on the Shear Performance Seminar in Welshpool

So on 5th May 2017, Matt Smith (world record holder) and I hit the road again for the third of our seminars to help the British Wool Board to continue their education programme for shearers around the UK.


This time we headed to Welshpool, a beautiful area in Wales.


A great day with another group of interactive and progressive shearers was had.

Taking the guys through a simple set of foam rolling drills to help keep them injury free


Here is what Ryan had to say on social media.


Absolutely brilliant seminar down in Wales on Friday. “Shear Performance” was run by one of Britains top personal trainers Matt Luxton and World record holder Matt Smith. The seminar focused purely on how we can look after our body’s better to increase our overall performance as shearer’s, covering everything from our diets, building muscle and maintain a healthy working weight and how we wind down after busy days to help our body’s recover faster.

Can’t thank the two Matts enough for everything and Catherine for helping to organise it. Bring on the 2017 Shearing season 😁💪🏽🐑🐑🐑


Geraint also sent me a really nice email too


Hi Matt,

      Just a few words to say thanks to you and Matt for a great day yesterday, I just wish I was 17 and just starting on the shearing journey with the wealth of knowledge that we all gained.  Everybody mentioned how approachable you both were and how relaxed the day was. It has also inspired me to get on with my goals and hopefully employing someone for the shearing season so I can focus on every aspect of the job and get back into open finals and be able to compete with the fitness Ive achieved. Thanks again to you both have good time on you break to Greece. Im off to my mates stag do to enjoy the different taste in water bottles from pub to pub, I will have to thick skinned as I am sure to have loads of stick but Im sure to be the only one with a smile on his face tomorrow morning.
        Regards Geraint



Picture above was me doing some movement assessments with he guys to help them identify the areas they needed to work on.


We are now putting forward proposals for seminars in the Falkland Islands and Australia for later this year such has been the value and response of the first 3 seminars around the UK which is great.


Speak soon,





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