• Pain-free, efficient movement
  • Athletic Performance
  • Functional Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Matt Nader

Fitness Coach

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!

Beyond The Gym

    • Let’s get Real. What is your largest health and fitness thorn? How do you prune this thorn?

      The biggest problem I see in people’s health and fitness pursuit is the inability to direct their body to move in a manner that facilitates structural integrity and regeneration. I see over and over people who have hyper flaccid tendencies in some areas and overly rigid tendencies in other areas causing them to move in inefficient ways that lead to degeneration of their soft tissue. I combat these problems with people by first helping them be more knowledgeable of the problems they are facing. Once people are aware of the problem, we can work together to create a plan specific to their biomechanical inefficiencies. We can combat these issues with targeted myofascial release paired with specific exercises aimed at training the nervous system how to better move in a way that reverses the effects of the poor biomechanics that the person currently uses to move their body in a certain situation. I believe the best way to help someone is to increase their problem-solving capabilities, and I accomplish this by giving them a crash course on human biomechanics.

    • Results matter Most. Why are you a Personal Trainer? What motivates you to Coach people?

      I became a trainer first to be able to better figure out my own problems. I wanted to decode the inefficiencies that led me to pain and injury during my athletic career as a wrestler and martial artist. The success I have had solving some of my issues, including recovering from severe back pain, has given me the confidence to help others do the same. Learning to be a mechanistic thinker to become a better problem solver helps in every aspect of your life. I think this is one of the greatest tools you can give a person and it makes me happy to see clients create change for the better and build confidence in this ability.

    • Education is Success. How are you better than all the other personal trainers? What makes your Coaching different?

      I think what separates me is my ability to think mechanistically and not be married to what I initially think will solve the problem at hand. I believe my strength as a coach comes from being honest with my clients and myself and this leads me to eventually finding the right exercise, or the right cue, or the right myofascial release, or the right way to phrase a concept that will help them walk out feeling better and having more knowledge to address their problems. My coaching will seem much different to people than a typical trainer because I will always to testing their ability to perform movements that respect the way our body walks, runs, throws, and lifts. These movements are what drove our body to become what it is today and shaped our structure to prioritize these movement patterns. Working with me will be extremely challenging and rewarding both mentally and physically and I guarantee you will walk away moving faster, stronger, more effortlessly and without pain.

    • Are you human? Who are you outside of the Gym? What are some of your hobbies you enjoy?

      Outside of the gym I am a husband and dog and chicken dad. I would call myself a serial hobbyist, and someone who has too many hobbies. I enjoy exploring and hunting in the Idaho backcountry. I have a deep love with martial arts, mainly jiu jitsu and wrestling. I enjoy hiking in the Boise foothills with my dog. I am a beer nerd and love creating and brewing new recipes. I have always loved to draw and paint. I also love classic cars and will never get rid of my ’55 Chevy Pickup. I have no lack of hobbies and if you want to learn more of the you’ll have to come train with me.

    • You’re my People. When is the best time to connect with you? How do you like to meet new clients/friends?

      I am an early riser so my work hours are 4:30-1:30, these are the best hours to catch me, or I might be wrapped up in one of my numerous hobbies. If you want to catch me at the gym those are the hours you’ll see me. I enjoy meeting new clients in any way possible. Most of my clients are from referrals, but I am willing to meet and talk with anyone interested in my training style. If you’re a human and you want to move better we’ll get along. Contact our front desk and tell them you’re interested and I will connect with you.