Marshall cannot start any introduction about himself or what he stands for without first explaining that he is a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Everything he does in life has a purpose for Him, and he enjoys every minute of being a Christian. Thanks to Him, he has accomplished many things, and met a vast amount of people along the way. Although Marshall’s journey through life started and continues here in Boise, Idaho, his faith and involvement in sport has taken him many places around the world.

Marshall considers the most important aspect of his personal training regimen the vast diversity of instruction that he received as an elite athlete. While his passion was found in hockey, Marshall received sport-specific personal training from professionals in the fields of football, soccer, basketball, baseball, speed skating, body building, and even power-lifting. When it comes to understanding the clients physical or mental condition, he has no problem letting them know he understands the challenges they are experiencing and what still lies ahead.

Marshall is seeking degrees in Exercise Science and Marketing, and a minor in Psychology. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through multiple distinctions to bring maximal results to his clients. When it comes to creating a program or performing an exercise, one must keep in mind that everyone is different regardless of what science or statistics may say. Marshall’s knowledge in a wide range of sports and instruction has helped him find correct and safe ways to help individuals of all ages achieve their goals and prevent injury.

The human body is very complex and if your fitness training doesn’t respect your biology, then you could be heading down a road to pain and injury. This is exactly what happened to Matt; and because of that, he’s extremely passionate about helping others optimize their health and functionality. His training style brings with it major gains in athletic performance, body composition, movement efficiency in all planes of motion, mobility, endurance, strength, power, as well as a lifestyle allowing pain-free movement! He has been a lifelong athlete who has been exposed to just about every training modality there is. He had the opportunity to wrestle at the highest collegiate level possible for Boise State University, but fell short of what he wanted to accomplish as a collegiate athlete. He didn’t have his goals written down or the steps to get there. This led him down the wrong path of vanity and ego-driven goals to look big and lift extremely heavy weight. These goals were not conducive to what his overall goal should have been: to be the best athlete he could become. Long story short, he ended up with severe compression of his spine, extremely inefficient movement patterns, and a cascading list of compression and compensation-related
overuse injuries.

Being forced to stop fighting and competing in mixed martial arts because of injuries, he became obsessed with finding and implementing the best ways to train the human body for peak performance, efficiency, and sustainability. Matt has read many books on functional fitness and anatomy, and has tried just about every corrective exercise protocol out there. In his professional opinion, the blueprint of human biomechanics mapped out by Functional Patterns and Anatomy Trains is the answer to your problems. It has now helped him feel stronger and more athletic than ever before and has increased his knowledge of the human body while giving him the tools to optimize your fitness, movement, and ability to go out and play in the world without pain and injury. Come experience the difference and start down the path of REAL functional fitness!

Rachel began her journey into fitness at a young age while playing a variety of sports ranging from volleyball to track to gymnastics. She comes from a big family of ten kids, and because of that, she has learned to appreciate each person for their own individual and unique personalities and abilities. Rachel was asked to coach volleyball for a youth girls’ team at age twenty, and from there her interest for fitness grew. She has experience prepping clients for shows, functional training, strength, and injury prevention for athletes.

Over the years, she’s learned how much a person can control the way their body responds to a program by utilizing nutrition to aid the process and by learning a sustainable lifestyle instead of a quick fix. The difference fitness has made in her own life is amazing. She is managing stress and emotions much better, and carrying a confidence that she never had before. This will translate to every facet of an individual’s life; she loves being able to share what helped her and allow her clients to discover the same lifestyle!

Rachel believes each and every person has a different story and as a Personal Trainer she wants to help them discover their own potential in life. Regardless of whether a person has never stepped foot into a gym before or has been an athlete all of their life, she can help them achieve their goals by giving them the tools needed to live a healthier lifestyle. She encourages focusing on the small goals first to achieve long term success later. She will tailor nutrition and training directly to each client’s goals and will continue to motivate them with results.

Tim has worked nearly a decade in fitness and has trained and written high performance, intelligently designed programs for a wide variety of people from beginners to advanced clients to athletes. He trains to prevent injury while developing strength and power. He considers everyone’s injury history, fitness level, and goals in developing their program.

Tim’s goal is to help you become stronger, move better without pain, perform better and train for health and longevity.

Morgan grew up in Nampa, Idaho and has been an athlete since a young age, competing in track, football, and motocross throughout high school. However, in high school, he made the decision to focus on and pursue being a professional motocross/supercross athlete.

Because motocross and supercross are basically a year-round sport, this required Morgan to move to California during the winter months to train with trainers on and off the bike to become a better athlete. He soon met his goals and raced professionally for a little over four years with accomplishments such as racing the Canadian National Motocross Series, getting multiple Top Five Finishes and finishing the series with National Number 6. Along with those outdoor results, he was also able to race some of the more prestigious American AMA National Motocross Series Races and earn National Points with a 20th Overall Finish in Colorado. As far as accomplishments in Supercross, he was able to finish 14th in the Main Event at the Santa Clara Monster Energy Supercross.

Throughout his pursuit to reach these goals, he became more and more interested in fitness as well as what it takes to keep the body in shape to do one of the hardest sports in the world. Because he’s sustained and come back from several injuries, prehab and rehab are a huge part of what interests him in Kinesiology. For this reason, he pursued a degree in Exercise Science and received his Associates Degree as well as an ACSM Personal Trainer Certification.

Morgan believes that knowledge is endless, and he strives to learn something new everyday as he helps people feel better about themselves and accomplish their goals. He believes that becoming active and staying in shape are tough, and if it were easy, everyone would do it. That is why he wants to assist people in overcoming obstacles that lie between them and their goals as well as creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Emma’s fitness journey began as a young girl growing up in Georgia. Her athletic career included gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, a variety of martial arts, and most importantly lacrosse. During high school, she played both basketball and lacrosse at the varsity level, and it was at this point in her life that she realized her love for health and fitness. Emma enjoyed helping her teammates on and off the field/court with weightlifting, conditioning, diet choices, and injury rehab and prehab. She decided to make a career out of helping others in their own fitness journey through pursuing a degree in exercise science.

Lacrosse took her to her undergraduate in South Carolina, where she unfortunately could not play long at the DI level because of injury. Emma was able to continue her lacrosse and academic career back in Georgia at the club level, where she coached lacrosse and trained at a local gym throughout her time at Kennesaw State University. She graduated magna cum laude and received her Bachelor of Exercise Science with a minor in psychology, and she became an ACSM certified exercise physiologist.

After graduation, she wanted to further her experience and knowledge through a Master’s degree, and Boise State fit her needs for these opportunities and more. She is also looking into biomechanical and kinematic research on ACL risk factors and prevention because of her injury history and intends to implement these strategies in her training programs. Although Emma is across the country from her home, she chose to move here because of the opportunities that can aid in her continuing to pursue her dream of being a fitness professional at the highest capacity in order to be able to adeptly serve a wide variety of individuals.

A majority of her previous experience deals exclusively with athletes, but she continues to expand her reach with general and special populations. Emma thinks that everyone has to start somewhere, and fitness should be a journey in order to improve health physically, mentally, and emotionally to increase longevity and happiness. Emma aims to meet clients where they are at and work together in order to reach their goals and more.

Preston was born and raised in a small town in So-Cal. As a child, he played sports year-round, eventually finding his love for baseball. In high school, he sustained a serious injury in his throwing arm from years of abuse and improper training. His career in baseball ended, but his love for health and fitness began. As one door closed another opened, and he found a passion for fitness and helping guide others towards their own.

Preston went on to a Junior College where he narrowed his interest into Kinesiology. From there he attended CSUSB University and finished his degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. This deep dive into Physiology and Biomechanics allows him to have a better understanding of why we move and how we move- so he may safely and effectively instruct others on new movements, or improve upon known ones.

During his time in college, he worked as a trainer and lecturer to fellow students where he taught the next groups of NSCA Certified Personal Trainers through the PT Program. Being an athlete at one time, he knows what it’s like to fight for the leading edge. That being said, he is an educator at heart and wants to teach others how to manage their own health, or guide athletes into taking their game to the next level. His top three training ideals are to ensure safety, keep it simple, and utilize the least effective dose.

Trish has been interested in sports and fitness since a young age. She started off with golf at the age of 6, and then tried almost every sport growing up, including track. After beginning college with a golf scholarship, she broke her wrist and decided to leave golf behind, devoting her time to studying science. Through multiple injuries, she spent a lot of time with PT’s, which influenced her pursuit toward a job in the health field. She ended up graduating with a Sports Medicine degree from Pepperdine University, and obtaining her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. After which she also began running again, eventually diving head first into the ultra running community.

She worked in acute care and neuro rehab for many years, then transitioned to the outpatient setting to bring together her passion for running/fitness/health and physical therapy. She loves helping people move better, and believes in getting to them before misuse injuries crop up. A physical therapist doesn’t have to be seen only after an injury. Can we prevent injuries? No, accidents happen, but we can sure try and prepare everyone to be able to handle the load they are sustaining when performing tasks, be it running, lifting or picking up your child.

She believes in an integrative approach. When you are working with someone, there is a whole person standing in front of you, asking for help. Focusing on one system isn’t possible, you need to include it all, from the emotional side to the physical side to the nutritional side. It all impacts treatment, progress, and recovery.

Being an ultra runner requires spending many hours training and diving into nutrition to find out what best works for the body. Through changing her diet, she has decreased her migraines and controls her insulin resistance without medication. She hopes to use this knowledge she has obtained over the years to help others reach their goals and improve their health. Each person is different, and therefore it can take time to figure out what best works for each individual. There is no box, no exact prescription for everyone. Men and women are different, and each person deserves their own tailored program.

Helping runners is a passion, and runners as a group are injured far too often. People think running is easy, that all you need is a pair of shoes and you can head out the door. Running is actually a technical skill, with a force of 3-5x your body weight each step you take. When you think about it, that is a lot of impact on your body, so it is a very good idea to make sure things are working properly. Our bodies are amazing and can put up with a lot, which is why it can take time for an injury to rear it’s ugly head. Trish’s goal is to get to it before instead of after, so that person can have the longevity of running for a lifetime.

For more than seven years, Alicia has worked as a fitness professional in multiple environments, including boutique fitness studios, a structured weight-loss program, and as a high-demand trainer with one-on-one appointments as well as Small Group Training classes.  As a former collegiate soccer player at Oklahoma State University, Alicia turned her passion for athletics into a career helping people improve their general fitness, health, and well-being.

Working with a variety of clientele such as the general population, athletes, kids, seniors, high-level executives, and those who are weight-loss focused provides a variety in program designs and keeps every day new and exciting. As a fitness professional, she likes to see positive goal-achieving results, but she especially loves watching clients learn and implement healthier lifestyle choices in their daily routine.

Recently moved from Dallas, Texas, Alicia is ready to use her knowledge and experience to inspire the JCF community!