Nudge Fitness™ is about helping people
become more active and support them in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Advances in modern technology coupled with our hectic lifestyles has hindered our ability to
lead an active life. Our goal is simple - to provide people with information about physical
activity and healthy eating by nudging them in the right direction.
The concept of Nudge Fitness™ is around giving a
helping hand or 'nudge' that will help you in becoming more active over a sustained period of
time. The goal is not to just to become active temporarily, but to actively pursue small
lifestyle changes that can be ingrained into everyday activities and as a result, improve
Research has shown that small changes in
behaviour can have a significant impact on our health. Nudge Fitness™
simply helps people to become more active without the expense of joining a gym. Although
we acknowledge that for some people the gym may be the best approach, for others
the cost, time and motivation can be barriers which are hard to overcome. This is where Nudge
Fitness™ comes in.
Nudge Fitness™ was
influenced by the 'nudge theory' devised by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. The theory
is about choices - how people make them and how
we can make better ones. Authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein give a new perspective
on preventing the countless mistakes we make - including ill-advised personal investments,
consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources, and other bad decisions.
Although the theory primarily talks about how organisations and governments can
influence the choices we make, this website is about how people can be
empowered to make better choices for the good of themselves.
Nudge fitness™ is managed by qualified exercise professionals with
over 10 years experience working with people of all ages and abilities. We are here to help and
should you have a question about our website or any other additional services we provide,
please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts.
Matthew Pearce MSc PgDip BSc (Hons) MFPH FRSPH
Having worked in public health for over 10
years Matt has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise in population health and behaviour
change. He originally graduated in Sport and Physical Education from the University of Wales
Institute Cardiff, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Development and a Master’s degree in
Public Health. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the Cardiff University
Matt’s career has been dedicated to promoting
the field of exercise and public health. He is a specialist in physical activity, weight management
and obesity having worked in the private sector, NHS and local authority.Matt has a range of research interests including technology, arts and health and
the built environment. Matt is also a Defined Specialist in Public Health,
amember of the Faculty of Public Health and Fellow of the
Royal Society of Public Health.
He is also a visiting lecturer at the
University of the West of England and supports the delivery of modules including epidemiology of
non-communicable disease and health promotion.He is also a
UKPHR specialist assessor and previouslypresented Expert
Testimony to inform NICE guidance on obesity.
Matthew founded Nudge Fitness™ after
identifying the need to provide unbiased advice and information to people on health, fitness and
nutrition. At the heart of Nudge Fitness™ is its goal to share research and evidence on best
practice and make this information accessible to the public. Matthew’s belief is that we are all capable of leading a
healthier lifestyle and that this can be achieved by making small changes to our lifestyles that
will lead to a healthier and happier future.