FedEx. I don’t look like anyone in my family so my dad and sister like to point that out by referring to me as a little human who was delivered to the wrong family.
A blonde haired, blue eyed little human who calls me mom.
West Hills, CA
What does HFF culture mean to you?
Healthy and strong from the inside out. HFF resonates with who I am to the core, wanting to mold not just strong and capable bodies but strong and healthy minds as well. Truly focusing on overall health in every way, shape and form.
Kettlebell swings and crawling.
Least Favorite Exercise:
What do you do when you’re not coaching members towards their goals?
Aside from raising a human, I love to dance (not well–but I have blast anyway!), read books that make me transport to another world, play outside, write and adventure.
Who do you look up to and why?
My dad. He raised two girls on his own and opened our eyes to how amazing life truly is. He taught me how to do my hair, how to swing a kettlebell and how to be kind. I got to watch him wake up everyday with passion in his heart, following his dreams. That’s the greatest thing he could have ever done as a parent–because of that, I know not to give up on mine!
Doughnuts. Not Krispy Kreme (they don’t count) I’m talking the fancy gourmet kind. Bacon on top preferred.
If you were a superhero, who would you be and why?
I was torn here because I have two who I feel like need to merge together to make one who fits my personality perfectly (not that I plan on assassinating anyone..today). First, Elektra. She is a fiery and fierce woman who posses some serious strength and kahunas. Second, Gaea. She can draw on the spiritual energy of all of Earth’s living beings and bestow mystical powers to those who call upon her–which is kinda what I feel like I do with fitness in a way. I can’t bestow strength upon you, but I can teach you how to acquire it.
Oh boy, I’ve had some interesting ones: Magster, Mags, Maggie, HipLipp (in high school for like a hot second)
I’m a well adjusted cat lady. I have three: Arvin Slone, Sydney Bristo and Stinky
Blanytre, Malawi (a huge high-five to anyone who knows where that is without Googling it) July 26th 1979
What does the HFF Culture mean to you?:
The way that I see HFF culture is that it’s made up of a community of people who value their health and well being. HFF culture strives to bring together all aspects of what comprises wellness and fitness. Living clean and healthy is so much more than weight loss and toning. The HFF culture fosters an environment for clients to feel their very best both physically and mentally.
Anything involving balance. As soon as you have to balance on something unstable or on one leg the body recruits an amazing amount of muscles to achieve these movements. I find these exercises to be really satisfying!
Least Favorite Exercise:
Probably side plank
What do you do when you’re not coaching members towards their goals?:
Outside of coaching I am a full time real estate agent, which keeps me plenty busy. I have also begun volunteering at CHA (Citizens for Humane Action) animal shelter, they are an amazing organization! I also try and take yoga at least once a week, strength train on other days and am always looking for new fun outdoor adventures. Most recently I tried paddle board yoga, it was amazing! Other than that I keep busy with spending time with friends, exploring all the great restaurants and breweries Columbus has to offer and when I can get away I LOVE to travel.
Who do you look up to and why?
This is a hard question to answer because I feel like I look up to several different people for different reasons. Some I look up to for their incredible capacity for compassion, some for their business savvy, others for their grit and persistence to live the life they want to live. These people who I keep close to my heart inspire and amaze me all the time.
ANY combo of ice cream and chocolate, throw in some sort of berry into the mix and I’m done for!
If you were a superhero, who would you be and why:
She-Ra (Princess of Power)! I remember watching the cartoon when I was young and felt like she was just so cool. So much confidence! I know she had a kick ass sword but honestly couldn’t tell you what her super power was anymore, ha!
Matt completed his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Exercise Science at The Ohio State University in 2010. After taking some time off, Matt returned to The Ohio State University where he completed his Doctorate of Physical degree in May of 2015. In addition to his physical therapy experience, Matt also has experience as a strength coach, having completed internships at D1 Sports Training and Donskov Strength and Conditioning in Columbus, Ohio. Matt also completed a 2-month practicum experience at the University of Louisville’s Sports Performance Center, where he helped implement pre-participation and return to sport screening as well as corrective exercise prescription. Throughout PT school, Matt has spent time working at The Human Form Fitness Institute in Grandview, Ohio where he led small group training sessions and was responsible for corrective exercise prescription. Matt has sought further education during PT school, with training in the Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Postural Restoration Institute and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. Matt’s interests include prevention, return to sport and performance enhancement, with a special interest in youth athletes. Outside of physical therapy, Matt also trains and competes in Olympic weightlifting.