Matt excelled in both baseball and football in high school. After signing a letter of intent to play football at the University of Washington, he decided to sign as a professional baseball player. In 2004, Matt was drafted to the MLB. With 14 years under his belt, Matt understands the importance of whole food nutrition to not only perform on the field but to also thrive in everyday life with his family. Matt is currently a free agent.
What is a recent accomplishment NeoLife has helped you achieve?
For the first time in the last five years, I was able to play my entire season injury free and avoid the Disabled List. I was proud of that as each of the previous seasons, I had spent at least 2-5 weeks out with hamstring injuries, and shoulder issues. I made it a priority to begin each day with a NeoLifeShake and Pro Vitality, plus Phytodefense.*
What’s your training regime?
During the off-season I workout in the weight room four days a week. I hit and throw at the field 5 days a week. I will get soft tissue work done once every week and half. I try and do a yoga class once a week. In season, it’s not as much since we play every night. But my goal is to do 2-3 total body workouts a week depending on how my body is feeling from the games. So it’s vital that I’m giving my body the nutrients it needs to perform and recover quickly.
What's one tip you would give someone to help them achieve their fitness goals?
The hardest part is putting your goals into action and on a CONSISTENT basis. For me, if I don't do something early in the morning at the same time each day I tend to get lazy, and I’m less likely to follow through as the day goes on. Set your alarm for 4 or 5 AM to get that workout in, or to instantly get up out of bed and head straight to kitchen to make your NeoLifeShake and take your supplements to make it happen. I feel the most productive early in the morning, sometimes before the sun has even come up. I like the idea that while other people are still snoozing, I'm fueling my body, and getting my workout done! Doing it every morning at the same time, helps creates that routine and routines are everything especially when it comes to making your dreams a reality.
What’s your next goal?
My next goal is to get back to the Major Leagues. I’m currently a free agent looking to sign with a new team.