As a strength coach myself, I can only trust another coach with more experience and knowledge than I have - Matt Maher is that guy. As a former powerlifter coming off injury, I needed someone of a high-caliber to help me rehab. Matt's knowledge of everything from functional strength training and conditioning, to corrective exercise, to kettlebell training, to powerlifting, to bodybuilding, and everything else in between is second to none, and I still use tools I've learned from him every single training session. I'm honored to call Matt my coach, my colleague, and my friend, and recommend him to anyone who takes their fitness seriously and needs a coach who's head-and-shoulders above the rest.
I’ve been training with Matt for almost 3 years now, and believe he is one of the most experienced & committed trainers around. I started training at the gym where Matt works and was always envious of the other women he trained and wanted to be able to train with them. I saw the changes in their bodies and how strong they are and wanted to have the same experience. I must be a glutton for punishment. Matt is focused on helping me achieve my goals and makes every session challenging (& somehow fun). My fitness has increased noticeably and I’ve seen improvements in my ability to complete a longer plank/ core exercises, lift progressively heavier weights & generally push myself harder throughout each session. I look forward to my workouts. Importantly: – He ensures that my technique is always correct to avoid any injuries. – He is extremely reliable & punctual – always set up & ready to start training ahead of time, with an exercise routine planned. I thoroughly enjoy working out in this environment, and would recommend Matt to anyone looking to improve their fitness.
I discovered Z-Health at the Fit for Life Training Center in Marlboro, NJ. As a runner who was plagued with overuse injuries that were invading my life, Z-Health has been a major game-changer. Matt has been instrumental in helping me translate the Z-health practices I have learned into structured fitness regimens that I can effectively incorporate into my daily life. Where I used to have a phobia of deadlifiting and squatting, it is now part of my regular workout routine. Matt is incredible at not only giving you the "what" for your workout, but the "how" of your workout. Every time I leave a session with Matt, I feel I have made a significant neurological connection that enhances my performance. Couple that with the fact that Matt is patient, relatable , and an excellent communicator, and you can't get a better trainer. Matt really is the pro you are looking for if you are serious about your fitness and health.
When I first came to Matt I was suffering from chronic lower back pain from what I came to learn was from lack of core strength, poor posture and general weakness in areas of body I had never even thought about training before. In my time with Matt he worked with me on several day a week basis to strengthen my core, lower and upper body through an ever changing regimen of exercises. Matt's insight covers a wide array of areas, for me it was namely nutrition, movement and how to better balance my work/diet/health outside of the gym has been tremendously helpful in my life. Matt is extremely personable and takes pride in crafting unique workouts to benefit the needs while taking into account the ability level of all his clients. He has been an extreme positive in my life.
Matt is one of the best trainers I have encountered in my many years of training with people. He is knowledgeable, safe and he is concerned about becoming the best trainer to his clients. I have had many trainers in my years of working out and I have to say Matt has showed the most compassion and concern for his clients. He is always trying to improve his knowledge in this constant changing industry and he will go the extra effort for anyone who is concerned about their wellness. If you live in the Central NJ area and have the opportunity to become one of his clients it is money well spent and the benefits are rewarding. I am lucky and fortunate to have had the many experiences with this young man who shows so much promise and dedication to the fitness industry.
I have been fortunate to benefit from Matt's training for the last 8 years. Matt is a highly knowledgeable personal trainer who is skilled at transferring that knowledge to his clients. I am consistently impressed by Matt's customization & adaptation of our sessions to best suit my personal needs and goals. Matt has helped me with weight loss, strengthening, and pain management. At 54, I am committed to continuing to develop and implement the skills, knowledge, and attitudes Matt has helped me understand in pursuing optimal health.
The best part is the extent to which Matt helps me be my best in terms of training and nutrition. He walks the walk and is an excellent teacher and role model who provides the tools to keep growing & moving towards a healthier life! Whether in personal training or in classes, Matt's sessions are a key part of my week. I appreciate him greatly and recommend him highly to anyone seeking to take it "to the next level" starting right where you are.
I started training with Matt a few months ago after he was recommended to me by another health professional. I had never been to a trainer before, and despite being pretty fit, I definitely needed work on my movement patterns. So, I took the drive from Toms River (about 45 minutes) and if my schedule allowed it, I would make that drive to train with Matt everyday of the week. By the end of my first session we had identified some of my imbalances and started to work on them and I can feel the improvements every time I get to train with him. The workouts are fun because they challenge me every time, Matt mixes things up between kettle bells, resistance bands, the prowler, body weight, good old fashioned barbells and plates and whatever else you can think of.
To keep it short, the guy is a pro. Everything I have asked him, he has had an answer for me, from my own routine when I'm training on my own, to what my diet should look like. Bottom line, Matt was recommended to me for a reason and there is a reason he works at such an amazing gym. Matt just gets it done and is an awesome guy to train with.
Matt has been working with my son for almost a year. He has motivated him, and helped him obtain physical and mental strength! My son has worked with many trainers over the years and Matt is the best by far! He gets you fast results with a personalized plan. We can not say enough good things about him!
I have been training all of my life and until I started working with Matt no one has assessed my specific needs. Unlike typical trainers, Matt has an uncanny ability to evaluate the way your body moves to determine which exercises will optimize your functional movement. The gains that I have experienced using Matt have been remarkable . If there was a way to rate him higher than a 10 I would certainly do so . Consider yourself lucky if Matt has the time to train you .