Matt’s introduction to structured fitness and athletics came in the form of martial arts classes at the age of 8. His dedication to the martial arts remained strong during his elementary and high school years, and his role gradually shifted from student to assistant instructor. This is where he first discovered the satisfaction of sharing his passion with other, like-minded individuals.
While in college, majoring in Kinesiology and Athletic Training, Matt added weight training to his fitness pursuits, first training for esthetics and eventually toward increasing athletic performance as the main goal. After leaving college, Matt attended massage therapy school, specializing in rehabilitation and sports massage. With this focus, came an interest in “functional fitness” and Matt spent some time deep diving into kettlebells and calisthenics.
After initially writing off CrossFit as “unnecessarily intense”, Matt begrudgingly entered Battle CrossFit in early January 2016, for the 5:30am class. That first WOD left him lightheaded and feeling a little sick to the stomach. But he came back the next day, and the next. After one week, he was hooked. In CrossFit, Matt has found a culmination of all previous fitness and athletic endeavors – cardio and weight training, training for esthetics and performance, gymnastics and calisthenics, all the functional fitness one could dream of, and most importantly, a community of like-minded individuals all striving to be their best.
Matt earned his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in November 2019, and eagerly began sharing his passion with others. Matt’s favorite part of coaching is seeing the expression on an athlete’s face when something clicks, all the pieces fall into place, and the athlete realizes they are stronger and more capable than they previously allowed themself to realize.
Qualifications and Certifications
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- CPR/AED Certificate
- 3rd level Instructor ranking – Kajukenpo Karate and Pai Lum Kungfu
- Certified instructor of Shaolin Kungfu and Chi Kung – Shaolin Wahnam Association
- NH Massage Therapy license # 7798