Let me just preface this by saying that I wish I had the liberty of choosing my own amount of starts because Matt and Hitz Fitness deserve more like 20... Out of 5!
I became a client of Matt's a little over a year ago (we just had our 1 year anniversary 2 weeks ago). It was just a random inquiry when I stopped by his gym back then. I knew I wanted to get fit and be healthier but lacked the "know how" to REALLY accomplish my goals on my own.
My goals then were simple: Get fit, feel comfortable going into a public gym solo to work out (and not just get on the elliptical for 45 minutes), and to have a fantastically phenomenal backside. (I truly think this is what laid the foundation for the structure from which my client/trainer relationship with Matt is based). LOL
As I'm sure Matt soon discovered, I come with my own cargo freight of baggage that, after I established a trust for him, I unloaded on his doorstep (sorry Matt!). Let me explain: I use to (10 years ago) be 450 lbs. I now, with the help of Matt and Hitz Fitness, weigh 184!! When Matt took me on a year ago I was around 235. I had (still do but far less now!) excess skin I wanted to try and tone and tighten, a self esteem that needed a little mending and a couple (a lot)of preconceived ideas about nutrition and weight training that REALLY needed some fine tuning.
Fish out of water, trying to climb a tree and nervous as ever about it- that was me the first day training with Matt... Sitting down and dissecting everything you think you need/want to work on in regards to yourself can be an exposing, vulnerable and emotional thing. Since day 1, during my consultation with Matt, he has been nothing short of AMAZING!!
His limitless knowledge of all things regarding nutrition, muscular system anatomy, training techniques and the ability to impart that kowledge to his clients is a gift that is strictly unique to Matt and his hand selected staff at Hitz Fitness. Matt possesses the ability to truly teach his clients a foundation that results in us successfully incorporate health and fitness into our lives.
Matt's impeccably high standard for training will not only increase your knowledge; he will instill proper form and technique in all you do, thus increasing your results as well as your confidence to practice what you've been taught. This isnt just limited to while you're in a training session at his gym (which is the most impressive gym-both public and/or private- that anyone has ever seen! Seriously makes even the most "gymiest" of gym-rats mouth's water!)
In summation: Matt (and Hitz Fitness) has changed my life! (And this is where I get emotional). He has blessed me with a knowledge and discipline in an area that I've ALWAYS dreamed of having. But it's more than that... He has (through his training and success at being the most FANTASTICAL fitness coach) given me the ability to gain confidence in myself and supplied constant assurance that I am progressivly achieving my health and fitness related goals. Matt so sincerely celebrates my victories and achievements with me and gives me guidance when I'm struggling.
Matt has seen me at my worst, also at my best, laughed with me and has allowed me to cry and vent when I needed to. Most importantly, he's been a pillar of support, a motivator, an ass buster on the days I needed it, a sounding board for my frustrations and a "two cent giver" upon request. He is an amazing trainer, doing ridiculously spectacular things within the walls of Hitz Fitness... He's changing lives! I have always felt comfortable and welcomed at the gym- which is very important to me.
I'd like to end this review by sharing a very proud/special moment I had since beginning at Hitz Fitness with Matt. About 4/5 months in with my sessions with Matt (remember: one of my original goals was to be able to go to the gym by myself and be comfortable working out). I was at the public gym that I have a membership to and was in the middle of a regular workout when I was approached by someone asking if I was a trainer. They noticed that I really knew what I was doing by having proper form and technique and they wanted someone with that knowledge to come to the gym with. It was an AMAZING moment for me (Matt did the happy dance with me when I told him). It's now one of MANY amazing moments I've had since walking into Hitz Fitness a little over a year ago. My life, my passion for fitness, my knowledge there of and my increased confidence in myself will forever and always have Matt to thank.
THANK YOU MATT!!!!!