Off The Bench



I will train you at your home, nearby park, office, or apartment fitness center. I carry the equipmentinstruction and attitude you need toward lifelong exercise habits that bring energy and vitality to your world...without a gym membership.

All ages and skill levels welcome.  

I combine elements from Pilates, calisthenics, yoga, and gymnastics to give a practical, learnable way to build and maintain muscle.  I emphasize enjoyability and sustainability. Body-builders and crash dieters please look elsewhere.

*NASM Certified and Insured*  





Everyone is different in: their posture, habits, goals, and preferences. Custom workouts and individualized learning is what you are paying for. 

skills for life

No secrets held. Learn exactly how to program and execute your own workouts within months to be self-sufficient and pain-free for the rest of your life.

Muscular health

Posture reinforcement and joint mobility come integrated into the workouts. Look and feel poised; be pain free. 


With almost all fitness goals, strength is the foundation. Building muscle is a prereq. to metabolism, physique, flexibility, endurance, skill development, and injury prevention.


If squat-max's and miles-times don't excite you, then perhaps one of the many skills I teach is a more motivating goal. See the Optional Learning Section. From handstands, to backflips, to muscle-ups. 


Nutrition is irremovable from your results. Get assistance with your average calorie intake, hydration, etc. 




"Coach Matt is fun, passionate, and knowledgeable. He has a trained eye for the human body and how to improve movement, increase flexibility, and relieve pain. Training with Coach Matt is always a fun time because of his attitude. I highly recommend spending your time with him, you won't regret it."  -  Jeff, 29

"I've known and trained with Matt for many years and have the utmost respect for his knowledge and ethics. He has a zest for including fun and novelty in every workout and is dedicated to making lifelong changes in his client's life."  -  ryan, 26

"Matt is an exceptional trainer who is well rounded and full of knowledge...I've been working with him for about a month and a half, I've noticed a significant difference in my posture and strength...I enjoy working with him, he is full of energy and fun to work with."  -  Bianca, 22




No contracts, no start up fees.

Session are 60 min and prepaid in 2-week blocks.

Take the first step (the hardest step) and claim a no-commitment introductory hour for $30. Don't be nervous, the intensity will be like Goldilocks' porridge: just right.




Contact me

Want to see what it's like to work with a passionate trainer?

Then take a sample. If you are as serious about your goals as I am, call or submit the form below to claim a $30 intro hour session and assessment.


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Servicing Houston including Memorial, Galleria, West University, Midtown, Downtown, River Oaks, The Villages, Spring Valley, Rice Military, Bellaire, Jersey Village, Spring Branch, Tanglewood, Missouri City, Greenway Plaza, The Heights, EADO, and Briar Meadow.





Flexibility Training

Flexibility can be just a whimsical goal for you. I like you already. Or flexibility can be practical for another goal or outcome - like a handstand or impressing people on the dancefloor. Either way I got you.

AcroYoga training

Despite what it looks like on Instagram, AY is a very entry-level and anyone can get basic and fun poses in the first 10 minutes! Acroyoga presents a fantastic opportunity for couples or partners to train together as well. With infinite amounts of poses and transitions, unlocking and nailing a new move is a very motivating way to spur you to greater strength and flexibility. Be warned, acroyoga demands it's practitioners to be honest, trusting, joyful, communicative, and authentic!


Handstand training

I won't ask why you want this skill as long as you don't ask how I got so good at it.

Parkour training

Making the world your playground. Parkour feels like taking both the short-route and the scenic route at the same time. Most of what is publicized seems intimidating, but parkour can be a great entry-level tool improving overall fitness.


Calisthenics workouts

A fancy term for body-weight exercise. Calisthenics personal training was probably the result of someone getting very creative in their attempt to save money not buying exercise equipment. Instead of stacking on another 10-pound plate, you get to have more fun in progressing!

tricking/flips training

A favorite among kids. Safe and fun progressions.