Since beginning training with Matt, I have achieved:
-5 lbs of fat loss
-muscle size and density increase
– better sense of flexibility
– adoption of myofascial release exercises
– greater awareness of daily calaoric intake
– improved movement and form during exercises
It is a huge weight off my shoulders to have Matt on my side in helping me prepare for meets and knowing that I’m only responsible for putting in the work. His willingness and flexibility in working around issues that life presents such as work and school is greatly appreciated. He is always thinking of the future and has a plan set in place to reach that. Matt navigated me through both gaining muscle and losing weight when necessary through IIFYM, which fit into my daily lifestyle. Whenever I need him he is just a message away and he responds promptly and explains everything in easy-to-understand detail. I am looking forward to the future of my powerlifting (currently prepping for my 4th meet) and continuing to work with Matt
Approxinately 4 months ago, I came to Chad with a list of injuries and a hint of frustration/despondency. I wanted to get out of that negative mindset and start making a physical change to strengthen my knee and shoulders. Let’s be real, I want to be able to do physically challenging activities/sports for a very long time.
Everything from the initial assessment to the following sessions was straighforward and exciting! Chad was able to cater to my goals and reinforce the notion that above all else– mobility, posture and strength will carry you far in everything you do. I see him only once per week but I always look forward to our training sessions. The “homework” Chad gives me are easy and require little to no equipment but I can’t stress enough about doing the extra work outside of the sessions especially if I go once per week. It has made a huge improvement to the stability of my knee where I don’t even need to wear my brace anymore. From that alone, I feel very positive about what the next months will bring. I owe my relatively “quick” (as my doctors have mentioned) recovery to all of the targeted trainnig Chad puts me through and despite a few setbacks, I can now participate fully in Jiujitsu and boxing sessions. I can’t tell you enough how great it feels to roll again!
Not only is Chad super attentive, he constantly reminds me to breathe and to take things slowly. It’s all about balance and he ensures that I’m not overexerting myself (like I tend to do) too much.
If there’s anything that I think anyone should take away from all of this, it’s to be kind to yourself (there are going to be difficult days, and that’s fine) and to try. If you have the will, [Chad] will get you there. I don’t normally write reviews but I just have to give a huge shout-out for all of the progress I’ve made in a relatively short time span.
Chad, thank you for helping me get back on track and for all of your support– I couldn’t have gotten this far without you. You are simply the best! 🙂
I love each session with Matt, feeling like I am getting somewhere, on a fascinating journey that my body has never taken before. It was, and is, life-changing. How I use this change is up to me. I have a strong desire to compete in the Summer Olympics at some point, right now I am working on a stronger me.
Having a talented, detail oriented, smart, professional, personal trainer like Matt is great. Working out with a personal trainer, any personal trainer is not a one-way street.
Two-way communication is key because it is my body and I have to tell exactly where a particular movement may or may not affect me, and he always always comes through with a solution that takes my workout to that higher level where I finish feeling absolutely fantastic. I have never ever felt pain before, during, or after working out with Matt. He is one of the smartest people I know because not only does he tell me how to perform a movement but he observes how I execute and if there is a flaw in my performance of the movement, Matt is on it right away and he will stop me and demonstrate once again exactly how I should do it correctly so that I keep myself safe and get the best results.
This is why I workout with my personal trainer – I feel like $1 million!
Matt’s training has been nothing but beneficial in moving towards my goals. My deadlift increased over 150 pounds in under a year working with him, and my flexibility and mobility have improved by leaps and bounds. Matt has taken me from an average gym goer to a champion athlete. Matt’s thirst for perfection in his work is the main reason I continue to work with him as my trainer.
I’ve been working with Matt for 7 months now, with a goal of general strength and mobility improvements. Although I have no specific targets for strength of weight loss, I figure that a proactive approach to keeping fit will serve me better in the long run. And it’s nice to rediscover that being fit inspires me to stay fit. My initial skepticism of personal training was quickly dispelled by Matt’s calm approach, maintaining a steady routine and focusing on form to keep me making progress. And while I’d far rather be outside hiking, backpacking, or snowshoeing, I’m surprised by how much I look forward to that hour in the gym each week, with its tangible feel-good factors of worked muscled and the sense of improvement over the previous session. It’s given me greater all-round strength, increased mobility, and improved balance, all of which help me to keep doing what I enjoy most- spending time in the backcountry.
I just wish I’d signed up with [Matt] earlier!