Hi, my name is Matthew. Fitness has always been the biggest outlet for me. I started my background in functional training techniques while training for a four year stint in the U.S. Marine Corps. My specialty required extreme training that dominated the better part of a decade of my life.
After my honorable discharge from the military, I proceeded to unwind the knot so to speak. Training to a physical peak had taken its toll but had become a part of who I was as an individual. So after graduating with a finance degree in 2012 and seeing that a desk wasn't for me, I became a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Fitness has continued to be an integral and therapeutic way of life for me and sharing my knowledge for the enhancement of quality of life is a mission that will continue.
At the core of my training philosophy, I believe that experiences and relationships are why we are here and all the better for it with the right tool for the job; a go anywhere, do anything body.
- Bodyweight Training
- Endurance Training
- Functional Training
- Personal Training
- Rehab Training
- Senior Fitness
- Strength And Conditioning
- Suspension Training
I Can Help You Accomplish:
- Weight Loss
- Weight Gain
- Firming And Toning
- Increase Muscle Strength
- Aerobic Fitness
What to Expect
I utilize the "Six Element Fitness" principles that's a centered approach in exploring the needs and goals for your program. While moving through the following phases, the client will not only be coached to better health with exercise but will be given guidance to make the hard work stick in the real world to keep you healthy.
Phase I: Initial Client Consultation
The needs and goals assessments follow the client receiving counseling and arriving at what they feel aligns with what they want out of a healthy regimen. Ultimately the work is done and outcomes achieved by the client, not the personal trainer. The real value is expressed in knowledge and the structured learning to equip the client for a healthier body and life.
Phase I includes:
-Initial Risk Assessment
-Body Composition Assessments
-Physical Fitness Assessments
-Regimen Planning and Design
Phase II: Implementation
All of us start on the road to fitness at different stages of readiness. Easing the body into the rigors of physical activity takes time for acclimation to the work.
What can be expected in Phase II:
-Covering the basics of a workout session.
-Getting baselines and metrics to track progress.
-Gradual increase in interval, duration, and complexity of routine until growth expectations of metrics are hit or adjusted.
Phase III: Maintenance
If you don't use it, you lose it. Keeping baseline targets and planning in advance for events makes this stage fun and challenging in a way that staves off stagnation.
Phase III includes:
-Bi-annual assessment of maintenance targets.
-If the client has and event coming up such as a community 5K run or beach vacation, then planning and action of physical training towards events.
-Periodization through rotation of training stimulus.
-Keeping all of this in mind, nothing is set in stone. Adjustment of training and stimulus ultimately comes down to the wants and needs of the client.
Client Success Story
Chris and I had met at the gym both of us attended. He was making pretty positive gains on his own but asked to workout together. After finding out that he wanted to enter the armed forces I focused on the movements that would merit good physical fitness scores and all around great functional aspects to what he wanted to do for his specialty.
The gains that Chris made were impressive and all due to his willingness to work hard. He ended up achieving leadership roles in his vocation and continues his fitness regime to this day. That was the great takeaway; to enable the individual to make positive reinforcements in their life through knowledge and instruction is a great reward.
- Austin Fitness Clinic
- 4111 Marathon Blvd.
- Austin, TX 78756