26, fitness and performance coach, New York, N.Y.
Fitness philosophy: The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.
Proudest fitness accomplishment: In 2010 I was ranked top 50 in the deadlift in three different weight classes, and I won my first natural bodybuilding competition.
No. 1 pet peeve in the gym: Personal trainers who put down their clients and use negative reinforcement as their main tactic for getting their compliance
Power song: "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
Relationship status: In a relationship
Hidden talent: Performing magic (leftover from ages 10 to 13)
Favorite chick flick: I honestly love any good chick flick, as long as it's a good movie or pretty funny. Love Actually is a no-brainer.
To learn more: Mattmcgtraining.com
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