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About Matt

Born and raised in Indianapolis, I grew up very active and involved with sports and exercise. Tennis was my passion in high school and when I graduated I received a scholarship and played varsity tennis at Indiana Wesleyan University, where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. Soon after graduating, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2012. That was a year of suffering and yet, after finding the right treatment, I pushed myself to go back to training and finished my first marathon that same year! In 2014 I received my Master's in Sports Performance at Ball State University where I coached the Cross Country team. My love for running continued to grow. After numerous 50 and 100 mile races, in 2017 I achieved something I had never dreamed of: I ran 240 miles under 100 hours! I have now completed three races over 200+ miles and I continue to look for new challenges. I know those numbers can be intimidating but once you learn how to best train your body and your mind you too will be able to do things you never imagined you could! Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100, run your first 5k or your first marathon, or if you simply just want to sleep better or go upstair without losing your breat, I'm here for you! My youngest client is 12 and my oldest 92, so trust me when I say that whatever  your goals are I know I can help you get there and I promise I will make it fun! 


My favorite client story

When my 92yo client called from the dentist proud of himself for going up one floor by stairs. That made me as proud as when a client finished a sub 3h London Marathon or when another made it to pro basketball. All goals are important to me!

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Gain
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Education

Masters in Sports Performance, Bachelors in Exercise Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Overweight/ Obese, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Bad Posture, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Hearing Impaired (Deaf), Hip Pain/Issues, IBD, Limited Mobility, Lyme Disease, Pregnancy, Stress, Tennis Elbow

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