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Matt Secrest
Matt Secrest

Matt Secrest

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Introduction: Matt is obsessed with helping people move better and live a happier, healthier, stronger life. His journey in health and performance really began during his time serving in the United States Navy. He learned everything he could to prepare himself and two friends to play college football after his service. He did end up playing college football and during that time realized that his true passion had been the time spent training and sweating, helping himself, friends, and teammates to push themselves in an attempt to become stronger better versions of themselves. When his time as a college athlete came to an end, Matt decided to pursue a career as a strength coach. He has now spent the last three years as a full time strength coach and personal trainer working with athletes and anyone dedicated to improving their health, strength, and wellbeing. His goal is to help as many people as he possibly can push towards their true mental and physical potential through training while continuing to learn and grow himself so he can best carry out this mission. Certifications NASM Certified personal trainer NASM performance enhancement specialist NASM corrective exercise specialist NASM fitness nutrition specialist NASM weight loss specialist Certified Physical Preparation Specialist Level 1 Reflexive Performance Reset

Hired 15 times

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3 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

15 reviews


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Adi S.

Personal Training

Honestly, after training with Matt I realized how you should train your body instead of just lugging weights at the gym and using all kinds of fancy machines. I used to train with a physical trainer before and boy was I in pain after every session and not feeling that I was getting strong at all. Lifts were always causing me problems on the lower back and he would hardly give pointers to correct the same. I came across Matt's profile on Thumbtack while I was looking to switch coaches and finally I found the right coach who gives complete attention to the client for the session correcting mistakes till you get how to do the movement properly. It is a slow process and Matt has incredible patience, because you need to build strength to pull of a complex lift correctly. The results are now starting to show after training with him for 3 months - I can do proper deadlifts, kettlebell swings, complex movements and add to that my short term goal of doing proper pullups. His training methods improved my posture and my constant back pain is gone and I can see the difference in my strength. If you are looking for a coach who gives you proper attention and makes you work towards your personal strength goal, Matt is the coach you are looking for. He keeps the session fun and throws a new challenge every time to keep things interesting!
May 12, 2020
Nicholas B.

Personal Training

I've spent several years struggling to improve my 5k time and it feels like I've been running in circles the entire time. I started working with Matt about four months ago and it's been fantastic. He set me up with a weekly running program, tracked all of my workouts through the TrueCoach app, and worked with me in person several days a week. Every time I had a question or a bad run day or needed to reschedule Matt was a text away. He'd respond immediately. He's also unerringly professional and a lot of fun to work with. In the months I spent working with Matt I ran a personal record on a three mile run three times. The last time that's happened was in 2015. I'll be honest, when I started working with Matt I didn't expect the results to be anything to write home about but I'm a faster runner than I've ever been before in my life. The experience has been outstanding. I'd absolutely recommend him as a coach.
Jan 16, 2021
Maria S.

Personal Training

I’ve been working with Matt for 6 months and I have nothing but good things to say. He is an excellent trainer and very knowledgeable. I’ve learned so many new things and I’m stronger than I’ve ever been. I would 100% recommend him.
Jan 4, 2021
Shelley K.

Personal Training

Excellent. Wise and insightful trainer. Knows his stuff and was able to provide a workout that met all my needs! Would recommend without a hesitation!!!
May 12, 2020
Dana T.

Personal Training

Matt he is my personal training!! 5 times a week!!! The best in the world! He change my life for health life and good shape 🙏 Thank you!!!! ❤️
May 24, 2019

License Type: Performance Enhancement Specialist - NASM (CA)


License Type: Corrective Exercise Specialist - NASM (CA)

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Matthew Secrest


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I am perfectly willing to work something out that works for me and the customer if they are determined, committed, willing to work consistently, and we are a good fit.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always start off with a comprehensive assessment on the fist session free of charge. I assess the clients strengths, weaknesses, mobility, and stability in order to see what would benefit their body and their goals the most. It's also important to me to understand the client, their goals, and especially why these goals are important to them.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Certifications NASM Certified personal trainer NASM performance enhancement specialist NASM corrective exercise specialist NASM fitness nutrition specialist NASM weight loss specialist Certified Physical Preparation Specialist Level 1 Reflexive Performance Reset

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