SAM BLYTHE
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Former Exeter Chiefs Captain

Fitness Matters Ltd Owner

Fitness Matters Indoor Rowing Founder and Performance Coach

Based in Exeter, Fitness Matters was founded by Personal Trainer Sam Blythe, a former professional rugby player with the Exeter Chiefs. The company operates from two completely private, one-to-one personal training studios which also include a unique provision for indoor rowing in the form of a rowing studio.

Sam has a well established background in the sport of indoor rowing both as a performer, competitor and coach. Earlier this year he took steps to expand the rowing side of his personal training business and Fitness Matters Indoor Rowing was founded. He currently now offers a wide range of services which include training and coaching (both 1:1 and virtually), operating a growing number of social media communities, as well as Captaincy of the FM Indoor Rowing Team, and hosting 2 increasingly popular events on the race calendar.

A sporting CV’s go Sam’s is pretty lengthy, but specific to indoor rowing his achievements include:

  • British Indoor Rowing Champion 2015 (30-39 HWT)
  • English Indoor Rowing Champion 2015 (Open HWT) 2017 (40-49 HWT)
  • Welsh Indoor Rowing Champion 2015 (Open HWT)
  • Crash-B World Indoor Rowing Silver Medal 2017 (40-49 HWT)
  • British Record Holder 10,000m (30-39 HWT)

Keep up-to-date with Sam’s training and thoughts on all things rowing via Instagram @samblythe, Twitter @FMPTExeter and his blog http://fmrowing.com/sam-blythes-blog/

 

Personal Bests:

Distance Date Time Pace
500 25.12.13 1.19.3 1.19.3
1000 09.04.16 2.49.6 1.24.8
2000 05.12.15 5.59.8 1.29.9
5000 19.12.15 15.59.8 1.35.9
6000 09.1.16 19.34.6 1.37.8
9117 12.11.16 30m 1.38.7
10000 15.3.14 32.57.2 1.38.8
17768 19.4.14 60m 1.41.3
21097 30.4.16 1hr.12m.37.5s 1.43.2
30000 26.4.14 1hr 45m 48s 1.45.8
42195 26.4.14 2hr29m20.0s 1.46.1

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