Why I love Burpees…and why you should too!

My clients are used to seeing burpees incorporated into their workouts. Many groan when they see them, but I always insist on them. They are the perfect at-home, take-anywhere exercise…and they will get your fitter than pretty much any other exercise.

Why I love Burpees…and why you should too!
Why I love Burpees…and why you should too!


  • Scorch fat and calories
  • Make you stronger
  • Are great for conditioning
  • Are portable
  • Require no equipment
  • Can be add to almost any workout

So embrace the burpee and make them your go-to exercise. They’ll be whip you into shape faster than you ever thought possible!

Ready to take your workout to the next level? Take the 100 burpee challenge today.

100 burpees is tough; pace yourself and if you can’t finish all 100 the first time around, don’t worry…this challenge is meant to help gauge your current fitness level and give you a goal to work towards.

Not getting the results you desire? Try Tabata!

Tabata. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s been around for more than 18 years…and or good reason. It works.


Based on a 1996 study by Professor Izumi Tabata, it involves 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for 4 minutes , or 8 cycles.

These short, intense workouts provide improved:

  • Athletic capacity
  • Condition
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Fat-burning

These sessions are intense, but that’s precisely why they are so effective.

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The HomeBodyFit Method – 5 Reasons Why My System Works

Are you looking to:

  • Transform your body
  • Maintain your toned and fitter physique
  • Learn what to eat and when for the best results

I’m here to help. I have assisted hundreds of clients with transforming their lifestyle with a system that works. It doesn’t require hours on a cardio machine (more on this below). Instead, I recommend 2-3 at-home sessions a week. I’ll take you through specially designed workouts that work within your fitness level (from beginner to guru) that will get you toned and lean.

Five reasons why my system works:

1. All you have to do is open the door!

At-Home Fitness Training on Burlington and Oakville Ontario
All you have to do is open the door!

Are you ready for a change? A new challenge? Perhaps you feel that something’s gotta give, but you don’t know how to get started. I’m here to make it easier…and fun.
I started HomeBodyFit in response to a comment I’d heard countless times from gym clients, acquaintances and friends:

“I never have time to exercise.”

Many purchased expensive gym memberships and equipment only to see their money wasted when they couldn’t make the classes or felt their motivation wane.
My at-home training system makes it easy. I bring all of the equipment and no two workouts are alike. All you have to do is open the door!

We can workout in the comfort of your home or even at a nearby park. Also, many of my clients partake in “pushing cars”. It’s fun and a great all over body workout.
Be prepared to work and have fun and let me worry about keeping you on track.

2. Getting in shape is easier than you think.

At-Home Fitness Training on Burlington and Oakville Ontario
Getting in shape is easier than you think!

All it takes is commitment and the will to change. If you bring this, I’ll take care of the rest, and by reading this you have shown a desire for a more positive lifestyle. Also, we get you away from monotonous cardio sessions that are doing you more harm than good and concentrate on building more lean muscle so that you’re fitter from head to toe and burning more calories at rest.

Depending on your fitness level, I’ll work to build up your cardio with various circuit training combinations. You’ll work harder, but for shorter periods of time at varying intensities. Not to mention we’ll continually change the muscle groups you’re working. This is the key to getting results.

The important thing is we start moving. The exercises will get easier and leave you feeling positive and energized. It’s my job to motivate you and keep you on target. Like I said before: All you have to do is open the door!

3. It’s affordable.

At-Home Fitness Training on Burlington and Oakville Ontario
It’s affordable.

You’re probably thinking that having an at-home personal trainer is expensive. However, it’s more affordable than you think. In fact, it’s on average 30% cheaper than having a personal trainer at the gym (who is splitting the fees with the gym). As well, at-home training is an iron-clad appointment. A gym membership is no guarantee that you’ll stick to a routine and what happens when you get sick or take a trip? At-home training can be rescheduled with no loss to your investment.

Looking to make it even more affordable, consider splitting the cost with a partner, friend or small group.

4. It’s not just about the workouts.

At-Home Fitness Training on Burlington and Oakville Ontario
It’s not just about the workouts.

Getting a great workout is…well…great. But it won’t get you the results you’re after unless you’re feeding your body right. All of my clients have the included option of taking a food journal for the first week of training. Afterwards we discuss good and bad habits as well as some tweaking. For example, you should be eating a high protein snack after every intense workout. This assists the body with building the muscle and tone you desire.

But you’ll be happy to know that I don’t subscribe to a very strict regimen. In fact, a “cheat day” is necessary. It’s all about balance and I can help you bring this to your new lifestyle and diet (more on this below).

5. I’m the trainer for you. Why? Because I’ve been there.

At-Home Fitness Training on Burlington and Oakville Ontario
At-Home Personal Trainer Matt Johnson

I live and breathe fitness lifestyle. But this has not always been the case. I used to be 100 lbs. overweight. I lacked desire and motivation and I never gave a thought to nutrition. But now I know that it’s possible to transform and maintain a fitter body and change counter-productive eating habits. In fact, I eat more now than when I was overweight, I simply changed what and when I ate certain foods. I can show you how.

I love the benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating and it’s my mission to help others see and believe that it is possible to make and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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Still not convinced? We can meet to discuss your goals and schedule. Fill in our questionnaire and we’ll get back to you with recommendations and a program tailor-made to your needs and goals.

New! Online At-Home Training Programs

HomeBodyFit is pleased to announce a new Online At-Home Training Program.

This program is ideal for clients with extremely busy lifestyles, who want and need the benefits that come with working with a personal trainer. Our Online At-Home Training Programs are tailor-made for each client…and you will never do the same workout twice!


Are you:

  • Motivated to get healthy and in shape, but need guidance, variety and structure in your program?
  • Looking to make better use of your at-home or private gym?
  • Away from home a majority of the time, perhaps for vacation or work?
  • A parent who needs a flexible workout plan that works around your child’s erratic sleep schedule?

Interested? Learn more…