Matt’s two greatest passions in life are fitness and sport and throughout his career he has been lucky enough to have succeeded professionally within both industries.
Matt has worked in the fitness industry for over twenty years and competed in professional football (soccer) for four years with Hyundai A-league teams including Gold Coast United, Brisbane Roar and the North Queensland Fury. He has held strength & conditioning positions with the Townsville Blackhawks Rugby League team (2021-2022), Brisbane Roar (2016-2017), the Queensland Rugby League Referees, The Guam National Football Team and various young professional and semi-professional athletes.
Matt’s professional experience with sporting teams, coupled with his academic achievements in sports and exercise science and years of service in the fitness industry has subjected him to an expansive array of top-level strength and conditioning, resistance training, rehabilitation, group fitness and various cardiovascular training methods which has given him a well-rounded and superior approach to fitness training.
Approach to coaching & training
“My favourite quote is ‘Just do it’ by Nike. To me, there is no truer or simpler saying. There are many techniques, diets, and gimmicks which will try to persuade you that weight loss or conditioning is easy. The truth is, there is nothing easy about exercise and therein lays its appeal. It’s supposed to make you uncomfortable but the results translate into comfort in everyday life.
If you don’t have a go and push yourself to the limits, you won’t achieve in fitness or in life. So do a workout that scares the shit out of you or makes you a little nervous. Have a red hot dig, jump in with both feet and work your socks off no matter how difficult, then take pride in what you have achieved, no matter how big. The little victories sit up there, right next to the big ones.”
|2013||Edith Cowan University||Master of Sports and Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)|
|2004||James Cook University||Bachelor Of Sports and Exercise Science|
|2019||Australian Strength and Conditioning Association||Level 3 Elite Coach|
|2014||Australian Strength and Conditioning Association||Level 2 Professional Coach|
|2017||ALTIS||Foundation Coach for ALTIS Coaching Accreditation|
|2013||Fitness Australia||Level 3 (10+ Years of Service) Personal Trainer|
|2013||Weightlifting Australia||Level 1 Weightlifting Coach|