Jessica hopes that through her study of nutrition and lifestyle and having walked through it herself she can offer her insight and help inspire others. She was fortunate to have an amazing mentor throughout her own experience so she truly understands how important the role of a good coach can be.
Coach Jordan brings his passion for sports psychology and his love for helping people reach their potential to the gym everyday. He is constantly looking for way to improve his clients performance and just so happens to be one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.
Matt McKinley, CFS
Head Coach by day. Superman by night. Coach Matt is the glue that keeps this place running. When he and his girlfriend aren’t out at some dance party Matt is on the gym floor running classes, going personal training and teaching everyone how to improve their mobility and strength.
When I’m not joking around at the gym I’m spending time at home with my boys Aiden (8 yrs) and baby Jackson (18 months). We basically just run around making sure Jackson doesn’t try to climb off the deck or escape up the stairs. Life is full of running kids all of the Eastside, Playing with our English Bulldog Piper, training at the gym and building an online nutrition coaching program.
Weight loss is easy…. Eat less do more right? Then why is it so hard?
Jodi had the same questions when she came in. Tracking food, going on diets, working out…. She tried it all and in the end the jeans still didn’t fit and the scale still didn’t move. The only thing that she got out of it was frustration.
A year later she has more than just answers, she has found a blueprint that works for her.
So I asked Jodi about her success and what her top 5 strategies are that have led to over 50 pounds lost and a total transformation in her body and mindset
Protein is key to body composition change. I wasn’t eating enough of the right foods. I was eating healthy but not eating right for my body.
Consistency combined with rest is key to change. I learned you don’t have to train daily but being consistent and giving the body time to rest is equally important.
Lifting weights plays more of a crucial role in fat loss than cardio.
Change that is slow is much more managable. Slow changes have helped me change my lifestyle tremendously in all avenues.
DP has taught me how to correctly do things. This is huge in making progress and changes in your body.
Matt started at Decater Performance in early 2013 as assistant coach, leading adult bootcamp classes. With past experience in the physical therapy field, Matt has a keen eye for technique and form. He has developed a vast repertoire of movements to help clients get the most out of their fitness program. Matt is a Certified Functional Strength Coach and Youth Fitness Specialist. The youth training program is Matt’s area of strength, where he combines high energy with positivity to make sure class is fun, while focusing on proper form and safety. Outside of the gym, Matt is a youth basketball coach, leading his team to a state championship win this year! In his free time Matt can be found playing basketball and flag football.
Fun fact: Matt is also a collector of beverage coasters!
Matt’s Top 3 Tips for a Great Workout
1.) Show up ready to train and have fun!
3.) If everything is feeling good, make the movement more challenging.