Matt has helped me so much since I started training with him 4 years ago, I have felt a huge benefit in my football and feel it had a large part to play in me progressing and signing for a huge club such as Celtic FC. I can’t recommend him enough.

Bruno Davidson
Player for Celtic FC

Matt is a brilliant coach who has helped me improve my speed and movement which has had a massive positive impact on my game. These sessions are also key in injury prevention, and I really enjoy the sessions with Matt.

Eilidh Adams
Player for Hibernian FC

As a physio it is incredibly important to be able to draw on others’ knowledge and experience. Matt’s specialist knowledge and understanding of all things running have made him my go-to person for running gait analysis as well as movement conditioning and patterning. His thirst for understanding also makes him a progressive practitioner who is always adding to his skill set in the hope of helping and supporting all number of active individuals.

Kenny Watt
Consultant Physiotherapist – Project: Physio

Matt Holland has developed the ability through years of experience working with people of all abilities, not just to figure out what is wrong with them, but to work out where and what the weakness in your body is that the problem is originating from, then helps find a solution to get you back doing the things that you most enjoy.

Adrian Stott
Team Manager – Scottish Ultra Distance Running Squad

Working with the team at Improve My Running has totally transformed the way I run. I am so much faster, stronger and more efficient than before.

Now I finish races running strong and tall and with a smile on my face. My results have steadily improved and this year I won the Highland Fling Ultramarathon.

I couldn’t have achieved this without all the help from Matt over the last year. He identified the strength and mobility improvements I needed to avoid getting injured in training and helped me improve my technique in order to run efficiently for 53 miles.

For the race itself, Matt gave me the confidence to dream big and run my own race.

Committing to Improve My Running is without doubt the single best thing I’ve done – for both improving my technique and boosting my overall enjoyment of running.

Rachel Normand
2018 Scottish Ultra Running Champion

I enlisted Matt’s help to achieve my goal of running a sub 3:30 marathon.  I’d run 5 marathons already but seemed to be stuck at times around 3:50. 

Matt’s work on my running technique and form, along with his structured approached to strength work and a tailored training schedule have transformed my running and allowed me to achieve my goal.  

Matt has been fantastic at helping me work through a couple of periods of injury, maintaining fitness by cross training and focusing on rehab work.  His person centred, holistic approach to coaching has been superb and he has really taken time to figure out what works best for me, my lifestyle and my body – rather than applying a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

If you’re looking to unlock your running potential then I would highly recommend working with Matt

Alison Smith
Completed six week running programme

Matt and the team at Improve My Running have made a huge difference to my running since I first saw them a year ago. Following two years of injury problems, Matt’s programme has helped me rebuild my running technique and form. I now run much more efficiently and freely, which has helped me stay injury free and improved my running. This year I have already ran three PBs over 4 miles, 5k and 10k and recently ran 2.38 coming 5th at the Edinburgh International Marathon.

Richard Meade
Endurance Athlete – Edinburgh AC

I went through Matt Holland’s 6-week Running Technique Programme at Improve My Running to help develop my running form and reduce the chance of injury, which is something I consistently struggled with. Matt’s sessions were fun, challenging and enjoyable. I learnt so much about my movement and running mechanics in the time I spent with Matt. Since 2018 when I went through the 6-week programme I have gone on to run 13:53 for 5km, one of the fastest times by a Scotsman, and competed for Scotland at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in Triathlon. I highly recommend Matt if you’re looking to improve your running and movement to any elite athletes wanting to find those 1%’s.

Cameron Main
British & Scottish Triathlete

I have always been known for my pace on the football pitch, but Matt’s 6 week sprint training course has really helped to improve my technique and my response times. It has also helped me to use my speed more effectively on the football pitch. So much so that I’ve recently been called up to the Scottish Schools u15 International Squad; the Boroughmuir Thistle First Team; and the Scotland Womens U16 Squad. Thanks Matt for helping me reach these next levels.”

Addie Handley
Player for Heart Of Midlothian FC

I had a very positive experience with Matt at Improve My Running. Having increased the volume of running I was doing over the last 1-2 years I was keen to get some guidance on my technique to ensure I remain injury free and avoid any bad habits. Matt did a thorough job of screening my running and movement patterns and used video analysis to communicate the subtle modifications he recommended.

In my case my running pattern was already reasonable so many of the improvements were done through targeted physio style exercises that I could work into my daily routine as well as a few specific triggers for when I am running. Matt has a very personable approach, and I very much enjoyed the 6-weeks block of classes.

Dougie Thoms
Completed six week running programme

We had been seeking some guidance to help refine our sons running and movement technique and identified Matt as someone who would be qualified to help.

Our sessions with Matt have been extremely beneficial. Matt’s knowledge, guidance and manner with our son has meant that the sessions have been very successful. Our son Lachie has not only benefited but enjoyed his time with Matt. Lachie will be taking away skills he can not only apply but continue to develop himself.

We can’t recommend Matt highly enough and will be hoping to return for additional sessions in the future.

Thanks Matt for your time and patience in what have been enjoyable and educational sessions.

Lachlan’s mum
Completed six week running programme

Since starting improve my running I have personally became faster, sharper and more efficient. This has had so many benefits on my performance’s and made me a more confident and effective player

Murray Thomas
Player for Heart Of Midlothian FC