Founder & Personal Trainer
Matt Benfell

Matt began his coaching journey 14 years ago in London as a Personal Trainer and Reformer Pilates Instructor. His journey continued with a move to Sydney and, for the past 8 years, Singapore.

Since then his dedication to ongoing education has become the cornerstone of his coaching approach. Driven to demystify weight loss for the masses, Thrive was born, a place free from the usual weight loss confusion and BS.

Today, Thrive embodies Matt's vision: to help people manage their health and weight independently through education.

A decade of courses, mentorships, workshops, seminars, and hands-on experience have shaped his, and what has now become, Thrive's methodology. Matt takes a deep dive into each client's unique journey, focusing on gradual behavioural change for long-term, lasting results.

“The health and fitness world is full of misinformation. It not only confuses people, it leaves them with no results for their efforts, Thrive was created to change that.”

Welcome to Thrive, where we're revolutionising how fitness is done in Singapore.

Qualifications & Certifications


Precision Nutrition Level 1, The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Issued Nov 2017
Nutrition for Physique Athletes, Clean Health Australia
Renaissance Periodization - Advanced Considerations in Diet and Training
JPS - Fat Loss Seminars


Premier Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma, Premier Global NASM, Issued Sep 2010
Program Design Mentorship - Stéphane Cazeault, Kilo Strength Society
Gymnastics Bodies Level 1
Muscle Mechanics - Eugene Teo
Muscle Nerds - Level 1
Strength Training for Fat Loss - Nick Tumminello
JPS - Hypertrophy Seminars
3DMJ, Jeff Alberts - Online Mentor
Anatomy, Execution & Biomechanics for Trainers, N1 Education
Modern Meathead, Ben Yanes - Anatomy, Biomechanics & Programming