Matt Griffith


Matt views his job as being a fitness caddy, and he is constantly studying to give his clients/friends/colleagues the best chance of success. Although obsessed with athletics and athleticism throughout his life, he credits his time as a wildland firefighter (including four years with the prestigious Chena Hotshots) for teaching him how to develop strong and resilient bodies and minds.

Matt has learned, and continues to learn, from a variety of sources including StrongFirst kettlebell training, the Functional Movement Screen, MovNat, and battle ropes as well as his own athletic pursuits.

Matt has been training clients since 2008 and lives in Boise, Idaho, where he trains clients in person and online. He can be contacted by email at


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    This 4-day-a-week plan will prepare you to ace most physical fitness tests and prepare you for the rigors of the training and work of your position. Get stronger to serve better!

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    Ditch the treadmill and ready your body for action with these simple, adaptable drills. Some will be new, others you'll remember from your youth, and others you were glad to forget!