Matthew 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, before getting involved with other leadership opportunities in fraternal government. 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 opened Pine Belt Nutrition in Hattiesburg, MS, 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 moved back to his high school hometown in Mandeville, LA, and began working at Franco’s Athletic Club and became exclusively certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In 2017, he cofounded Movement Academy and developed a PE curriculum and senior exercise program. With customers throughout south Louisiana, Matt helps seniors build neuroplasticity through exercise to improve their cognitive function and reduce injuries from falls. Matt continues to be a paid speaker, delivering professional development seminars for PE teachers throughout the Gulf South. 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.