Matt started his CrossFit journey in 2014 after becoming bored with the same old bodybuilding programs and unstructured nature of an average gym. He gave CrossFit a try and has not turned back since. Matt fell in love with the ever changing and evolving nature of CrossFit and became a level one trainer within 6 months of starting. One year into CrossFit, Matt found that his Olympic lifting lacked technique, and took a 6 month CrossFit hiatus to focus on the sport of Olympic lifting. After returning to CrossFit, he found that his weaknesses had become strengths and his strengths became stronger. Matt also holds a CrossFit Football Trainers Certificate and is a Certified Personal Trainer. He held the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach for Glendora High School Basketball and Water Polo.