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Conversations with Matt Bridges

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matt Bridges.

Hi Matt, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I grew up in San Diego and attended PLNU for my undergrad where I studied Athletic Training. I received my degree in 2009 and begin working with clients in a personal training setting. I quickly realized I had found my passion and I begin to learn as much as I could in terms of biomechanics, injury rehabilitation, treatment techniques and strength training. For the past 7 years, I have worked 7 days a week often missing time with friends and family in pursuit of becoming one of the best practitioners in the field. At the start of 2018, I decided I was going to open my own facility. I invested my savings and took out 2 loans to cover the cost of acquiring a facility and equipment. Since then, I have worked 15 hour days to ensure the success of my facility.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There were plenty of obstacles along the way. However, I didn’t let those brief failures or obstacles deter me. Instead of giving up, I worked harder and focused more. To me, each failure was a learning moment that helped me grow to where I am today.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Early in my career, I realized that I would need to separate myself from normal “trainers.” I focused more on sports medicine-based courses and certifications that would allow me to treat muscular injuries and other issues. Now, I am not only able to incorporate strength and conditioning but I am also able to treat clients with soft-tissue therapy and rehabilitation. I specialize in Graston Technique and Myofascial cupping as well as very detail-oriented personal training.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc.?
I love podcasts about training, rehab and also podcasts about business and life. We have so much access to so many great minds so I try to learn as much as possible about all facets of life and business.

Pricing:

  • $150 for rehab
  • $100 personal training

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