Taking the plunge and opening your own fitness business can be a bit intimidating and joining Joe this week is Matt Peale, the author and creator of “Athlete in the Game of Life”. Matt talks about how he coaches executives and professionals to improve their quality of life through customized programs focusing on mobility, flexibility, posture, and fueling for peak performance.
About Matt Peale:
Matt is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned an undergraduate degree in marketing in 1997. For two years, Matt played at the highest level of men’s soccer at Southern Miss.
Always having a passion for health and fitness, Matt became a National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association Personal Fitness Trainer in 2008 and began working at 24HR Fitness in Laguna Hills, CA. In 2009, he became certified by the American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and National Federation of Personal Trainers. Matt has worked with clients ranging from teens to people in their 90’s during his time at 24 HR Fitness, and was promoted to Assistant Fitness Manager. Always comfortable speaking in public, Matt has been the featured speaker at numerous healthy lifestyle trainings in California and Mississippi.
In 2012, he moved to Hattiesburg, MS, and opened Pine Belt Nutrition, working with clients on weight loss and exercise. Matt has hosted multiple weight loss contests and taught boot camp style training, in addition to one-on-one clients at Pine Belt Nutrition.
In 2014 Matt became exclusively certified by NASM, and moved back to his high school hometown of Mandeville, LA, to begin working at Franco’s Athletic Club. In 2017, he co-founded Movement Academy, and developed a PE curriculum and senior exercise program for customers in Louisiana, Later that same year, Matt became the host of the Boomers Lifestyle Network: The Second Half Health & Fitness Show, which aired on the New Orleans Talk Network. The show focused on healthy lifestyle topics for people over the age of 55.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic created the opportunity for Matt to earn his Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) with NASM. This launched his newest endeavor, creating Athlete in the Game of Life and authoring his first book.