BMTH personal trainer keeps band in shape

Bring Me The Horizon drummer Matt Nicholls says having a personal trainer on the road with the band has helped his live performances.

The Sheffield metal heroes hired the personal trainer to keep them in shape on the road, and Nicholls says the effects have been impressive.

He tells Music Radar: “If I don’t work out in the day and play a show I can feel groggy. If I work out it makes me feel good, my body feels ready.

“If I’m sat around all day doing nothing and I’ve eaten crap, I feel sluggish. Working out makes you feel energetic and positive, and you take that on stage with you.”

The trainer is a friend of frontman Oli Sykes and he puts the band through their paces on a daily basis.

Nicholls adds: “It’s just general working out. When we first started touring we were kids and we were just like, ‘Give me loads of beer, give me loads of food.’

“It’s easy to get caught up in that, when you’re on tour anyway it can be hard to eat good. I put on weight and started looking like shit to be honest with you.

“Oli’s trainer at home, Tom, is our friend and we thought it would be a good idea to bring him out, and it’s been good. Everyone’s got into it, everyone’s looking better for it, feeling better for it. It’s easier when you’re on tour to get caught up in doing nothing but bad stuff, but it’s something we take seriously now.”

The band are on the road in support of latest album That’s The Spirit.


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