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
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.
Laurie’s interest in fitness was presented to her at a young age, mostly due to the fact that she has an overactive imagination and lived in a tiny town in Wyoming with nothing better to do! Her high school athleticism transitioned into studying Physical Education and Health at Montana State University where she participated in collegiate intramurals, was a student assistant coach for the volleyball team and taped ankles in the training department. She was a high school PE teacher, a stay at home mom, a substitute teacher and then finally settled into personal training and nutrition counseling. Understanding the importance of accountability and proper form while also wanting to improve her own functional movement and performance, she hired Jay Taylor, one of the current co-founders at Jack City, as her personal trainer when they worked together as trainers at a local gym in Boise. She transformed her body enough to brave the stage as a natural athlete, competing in seven figure competitions. Her training and nutrition knowledge led her to coach numerous competitors to the stage and piqued her interest further in the nutrition field. Her philosophy about nutrition is that food should be celebrated and enjoyed. With the proper knowledge and guidance, anyone can achieve their performance and aesthetic goals while celebrating and enjoying food!
Laurie’s focus at Jack City is to provide nutrition consultations for clients, helping them develop healthy eating habits for life as well as providing detailed performance nutrition for athletes. Her philosophy is to help people understand how important a healthy diet is to maintaining a happy, healthy life, and that it’s really not that complicated!
With a BS and MS in Kinesiology with a Biophysical emphasis from Boise State, Rachelle’s main passion is to use her education and experience to help encourage others to build a healthy lifestyle. Her passion in health and fitness was ignited by growing up with poor eating habits in combination with an extremely active lifestyle, and the desire to increase her athletic performance. Rachelle competed in a variety of sports for 20 years, and ultimately made the jump to perform as a Track & field thrower for Boise State University during her undergraduate career. Although her collegiate career was laced with injuries, she found that her passion was to educate others to avoid injury, as well as helping others develop a healthy lifestyle. Rachelle’s goal as a trainer is to help others find joy in a variety of movements, as well as increasing their overall understanding of what a balanced lifestyle entails.
No matter where you are at in your life, it is important to start with small steps and choices to bettering yourself physically and mentally. There is not one person that has it altogether. We must understand that perfection is not the goal, but that progress instead is what is desirable. If you are seeking a trainer with a wide range of experience, who understands, and who can help you set small achievable goals, as well as help you reach them, then Rachelle is your trainer.
Mckenzie’s first introduction to Yoga took place in her childhood home with her mom when she was 16 years old as they followed along to a Rodney Yee DVD. Despite her background in cheerleading and dance,Mckenzie struggled through her first practices but found herself craving more. She continued her practice through college where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology in 2011. She completed her first Teacher Training in 2015, and is now Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 and RYT-500 Certified.
As a teacher, Mckenzie emphasizes breath-informed dynamic movement coupled with static holds to not only increase flexibility but to improve strength, mobility, and body awareness. Her practice is rooted in the Ashtanga method with Vinyasa influences, and she believes that anyone can do Yoga. She adapts the practice to meet each student’s individual needs to make the practice accessible to anyone.
Sierra grew up in California playing a variety of sports and participating in competitive dance before moving to Idaho to finish high school where her main focus was volleyball. During college, Sierra became very involved in the Crossfit community, and eventually decided to turn her love of athletic competition and health into a career. She completed her NASM while finishing up her bachelors of Psychology at Boise State University. Pursuing her passion for all things health and fitness, she is also now a Crossfit Level 1 trainer as well. With a background most specifically in competitive soccer and volleyball, Sierra’s training style lends itself toward functional and dynamic movement.
Danielle grew up in New York in an Italian family where food was always the center of attention. As she hit her teenage years her relationship with food stopped being healthy, and she developed disordered eating. It wasn’t until recent years that she started viewing food as fuel and looking at food in the terms of its Nutrition. This is when everything changed for her. She started fueling her body with nutrient-dense foods and lifting weights. These new habits lead this former swimmer, life guard, and plant ecologist into a career of Nutrition and Fitness.
Danielle is fascinated with how different foods affect different people and how certain foods can heal or harm the body. She understands every person has individual needs and is very passionate about helping people reach their specific goals in and out of the gym. She doesn’t believe in dieting, but in living a healthy lifestyle void of restriction and full of flexibility. She also believes that a slow and steady journey will yield long lasting results!