Jonjo Shelvey's summer of train, pain and gain at Swansea City
13th July 2015
Jonjo Shelvey has revealed he's put in extra summer sessions with a personal trainer to ensure he has no regrets come the end of the season.
The Swans midfielder, who signed a new four-year contract last week, worked throughout the off-season to give himself the best possible start to the club's preparations for the 2015-16 campaign.
Shelvey has left no stone unturned as he focuses on his third year as a Swan, with the 23-year-old also employing a chef to prepare meals for himself, wife Daisy and daughter Lola Fleur.
"I've been working with a personal trainer all summer in order to get myself fit for the season," said Shelvey.
"I've always carried a bit of extra weight compared to other players, but I've been working hard on that this summer.
"I've also got a chef coming to stay with my family to cook for us, so I've looked at covering all bases.
"I'm not going to have any regrets at the end of the season. I want to do everything I can to make myself a better player here."
Shelvey is currently out in Germany as the Swans step up their preparations with training sessions in the idyllic surroundings in Grassau before friendlies against Borrusia Monchengladbach and 1860 Munich.
With Garry Monk's squad putting in the hard yards with some gruelling sessions, Shelvey feels there are plenty more positives to come from the week-long tour.
"We have two great friendlies to play," said the England international. "I played against Borussia Monchengladbach when I was at Liverpool and they were a very good side, so it will be a tough test for us.
"And 1860 is another challenge for us, so it will be a tour in which we will take a lot from.
"It's nice to get away in pre-season for a change of scenery and it's a good chance for the new players to integrate themselves with the rest of the boys."
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