"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do"
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education/Health from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI and an M.Ed from Boston University. Matthew is currently certified through the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) and is certified in CPR through the American Red Cross. With 10 years of experience in the fitness industry Matthew has learned to work with a variety of client challenges. Incorporating a philosophy that he puts into practice Matthew not only enjoys training athletes, but effectively works with clients that have limitations as well as special medical concerns. He successfully has helped those with diabetes/pre-diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia and aging issues (balance, osteoporosis, weakness, and general fatigue). He gets the most satisfaction seeing his clients progress and move beyond the self imposed barriers people put on themselves. He believes everyone has the potential to achieve not only what they want but what they deserve. Matt enjoys the outdoors and has hiked the Nepal Himalayas, cycled through India and Cambodia, hiked the width the Japan, surfed in Indonesia, and has trekked throughout New Zealand, the Colorado Rockies, and the White Mountains in New Hampshire. He is a proud father of his ultra active son and daughter and his equally active wife Nicole. He enjoys competing in local races having completed a triathlon, half and full marathons (Newport and NYC marathons), and local charity bike rides raising more than $15,000 in the last 3 years. Matthew is available for seminars on motivation, health education, and team building skills.
Passion about your work: Influencing people to change and seeing others become successful.
Personal physical performance goal: 2019 Boston Marathon
Biggest challenge as a personal trainer: Convincing clients that consistent change through time reaps tremendous benefits. We live in an instant gratification society in which "pills" are percieved as the answer. Just like a garden the body and mind need to be sowed in order for the benefits to be reaped!
Previous experience: Teacher, landscaper, gardener, mechanic, library assistant
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption (life is about hope)
Hobbies: I love to travel, reading (history, psychology, business, and anything inspiring, sports (weightlifting, cycling, running, hiking, surfing)