BASE Lowdown: Personal Training Coach Matt
Matt is a NASM certified personal trainer with a background in competitive swimming and basketball. In his spare time, he is also a Spin Instructor and a Dancer. Matt believes that no matter what type of sport or movement you are involved with, it all comes down to a strong movement foundation, good discipline and most importantly, fun. Learn more about Matt and his style of personal training on his BASE team profile page.
What’s non-negotiable for you when it comes to fitness and health?
What’s a typical breakfast for you?
Oatmeal, whey protein, and Oreos. Or eggs and cheese on toast.
How do you manage your training and diet when you’re on holiday?
What’s your best strategy to stay motivated?
I remember why I started.
The best thing we can do for ourselves is…
Invest in yourself. Always choose the best for yourself and do your best in everything.
“Invest in yourself. Always choose the best for yourself and do your best in everything.”
What’s your go-to snack?
I snack on everything.
What do you do to relax?
Reading and PS4
What’s your post-workout routine?
I take my post-workout meal and reflect on my training
Sum up your dietary approach in a sentence?
Being a good personal trainer means…
Knowing that we don’t know everything.
What’s the biggest diet mistake or misconception?
What are your top tips for how to keep your energy levels up?
Train hard, eat right, sleep tight and drink plenty of water.
I believe everyone should…
Everyone should lift heavy.
Best Bangkok Healthy Eatery? Any place with lean meats, fresh veg, and white rice.
Favorite Cheat Meal? Fast food & Everything sweet.
Favorite Exercise? Heavy squats.
Most-hated exercise? Exercises that put more than 1 move in a sequence.
Weird fact about you? Shy or Colorblind, take your pick.
One thing you can’t live without? Barbells