About Matt

Stretch, Strengthen, Live, & Thrive
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Experienced personal trainer & exercise specialist

Matt Peale 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. A former NPC Physique Bodybuilder, and now a Masters Elite Division Obstacle Course Racer, Matt embodies a healthy, active lifestyle and is a product of his product.

What makes working with Matt Peale different?

Matt knows it's the relationship that makes the difference.  You are not a number or just a customer, you are a person he considers a friend.  Personal training clients also enjoy social activities with Matt outside of the gym.   He knows it takes a team to make life happen and be a successful athlete at the game of life.  Business hours do not correspond with Matt, he is available at night and on the weekend to ensure client and customer satisfaction.


NASM: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). American Heart Association: Heartsaver CPR AED

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