Off The Bench Fitness

Off The Bench Fitness

5.0 (5)
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

You’re ready to try another approach besides “no pain no gain”. Moving and flexing can feel amazing. We’ll take that satisfying feeling of a morning yawny stretch and make it last an hour.Enjoyment

It’s possible to have every movement to be pure relief, instead of a holding-breath struggle.

Less Thinking.

You’ll be able to trust your own intuition; letting the sensation do the thinking for you. There’s a lot of ways to workout…the best way is the one you’re most likely to actually do… which happens to be the one you enjoy the most.

I've enjoyed 7 years of full time play with clients and their referrals. All this time and I'm obsessed! I'm a professional acrobat as well (hand-to-hand to be specific).

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Houston, TX 77007
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Jeff G

    Coach Matt is fun, passionate, and knowledgeable. He has a trained eye for the human body and how to improve movement, increase flexibility, and relieve pain. Training with Coach Matt is always a fun time because of his attitude. I highly recommend spending your time with him, you won’t regret it.

  • Bianca C

    Matt is an exceptional trainer who is well rounded and full of knowledge...I’ve been working with him for about a month and a half, I’ve noticed a significant difference in my posture and strength...I enjoy working with him, he is full of energy and fun to work with.

  • Marisol U

    Matt is the best way to change one's mindset toward exercise!! With genuine interest in my intrinsic motivations for achieving healthy change, Matt went above and beyond other trainers I've worked with to transform my often punitive approach to working out and helped me create a healthy, sustainable attitude. Matt carried me through a tough transition when working out and juggling other facets of life just felt like too much. I can honestly say that Matt's approach, which goes beyond purely physical milestones, is a game-changer for the fitness industry. Not to mention the invaluable information he has related to healthy posture and movement. I loved working with him and recommend him to anyone who actually wants to enjoy their fit life!

  • David K

    Matt has gone above and beyond what I wanted to get out of personal training, and I am very appreciative of the time that I do not see but he has to be spending before hand to review my goals and what I want to work on and tie that into what he knows will get the best result. I was stiff as a board before I started training with Matt, and within two sessions felt much looser and more mobile, and within 4 sessions have no more pain in my back or shoulders that I had been dealing with for six to eight months. Matt does walk the walk in being a personal trainer, so if you're reading this comment, sign up with him, its a great investment into your health.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

You’re ready to try another approach besides “no pain no gain”. Moving and flexing can feel amazing. We’ll take that satisfying feeling of a morning yawny stretch and make it last an hour.

Enjoyment

It’s possible to have every movement to be pure relief, instead of a holding-breath struggle.

Less Thinking.

You’ll be able to trust your own intuition; letting the sensation do the thinking for you. There’s a lot of ways to workout…the best way is the one you’re most likely to actually do… which happens to be the one you enjoy the most.


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

NASM CPT Certification

Human Movement Specialist from Brookbush Institute

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Certification

7 years of private/partner client in-home/mobile training experience

BoS Texas A&M Human Resource Development


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$120/session - 1 hour

$175/partner session - 1 hour

**No start up costs, no contracts**


How did you get started teaching?

People kept telling me to :). Best decision I ever made.


What types of students have you worked with?

Mostly people who were new to exercise or who haven't exercised in years. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Client with with back pain for years (after a car wreck) without being able to figure out how to work out or be pain free. She enjoys slamming medicine balls down after powerfully scooping them up. A great stress relief from her busy work day. We ignited her love for body-weight and gymnastics-like training. She is addicted and is likely a life-long exerciser never to take for granted the ability to move her body confidently ever again.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I go into detail in my blog article about these three key questions:

https://www.offthebenchfitness.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-personal-trainer

- Can I open up to this person?

- Does this trainer intend to keep me as a client as long as possible?

- Can he/she deliver the appropriate coaching style for you?


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you tired of the 'grind' of rigorous exercise? Are you open to trying a 'no pleasure no gain' approach?