About Matt

Matt grew up in Toronto and as many of his friends did, he tried any sport if the opportunity was present. It wasn’t until age 12 where his best friend got him into the sport of volleyball that he found his true calling. Currently sitting at 12 years of competitive high performance volleyball experience, Matt went through high school playing club volleyball, and helped his school team in being a top team in the City for 4 years straight. He then went on to play beach volleyball as part of the provincial team for 4 years, played indoor volleyball at Queen’s University for 4 years and spent one summer training with the beach volleyball national team. Matt has his hopes for representing his country internationally in beach volleyball with the ultimate goal of competing at the Olympics for Canada.

Matt was exposed to strength and conditioning at a young age, first focused on gaining muscular size but soon he learned how much of an impact it had on his performance. This sparked his interest in the field as he was constantly looking for ways to improve his game on the court whether it be hitting the ball harder, jumping higher, becoming injury resistant, or sprinting faster.

Matt believes fitness is essential to living a healthy life and finding a balance between hard work and leisure time. He thinks everyone should have some general knowledge about how their bodies work so that everyone can become independent in taking care of themselves throughout their life.

Matt specializes in sport specific training, strength and conditioning, and movement quality. He is driven to help people move often, move properly, and most importantly move pain-free.

Matt's Strengths

Strength and Conditioning

90%

Sports Specific Training

85%

Injury Prevention and Rehab Training

75%

Functional Training

80%

Meet Coach Matt

What do you say to the person who’s afraid to begin exercising?
Ask someone knowledgeable for help! Ease into creating a new healthy lifestyle one step at a time.

Favorite Exercise?
Deadlifts

Least Favorite Exercise?
Bicep curls

What do you do when you’re not whipping people into shape?
Play beach volleyball, listen to music and think of ways I can improve myself mentally and physically

Who do you look up to & why?
Anyone who is dedicated to becoming a better person on a daily basis and is willing to help others

Guilty Indulgence?
Pizza and ice cream

If you were a superhero who would it be & why?
Not exactly a superhero… but the punisher

Your secret to success?
Consistent action will lead to behavioral changes which in my experience leads to the greatest long-term results! It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Certifications

  • BPHE (Queen’s University)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Emergency first aid and CPR