Founder of Blocks Performance (Strength & Conditioning)
Certified in Fitness since 2006, with over 10 years experience.
Works directly with athletes from all levels including UFC, PGA, NCAA div 1 Lacrosse, Soccer, and Volley Ball. Also does consulting for NCAA Football and Baseball.
Matthew has a strong focus on optimizing movement and posture to create a more well rounded athlete. He forms athletes that will be able to flourish in a custom designed strength and conditioning program; not only to improve performance, but also build the necessary resiliency to help mitigate injury along the way.
Serving as head strength and conditioning coach for UFC welterweight Randy "Rude Boy" Brown.
Aspiring PGA Tour Pro and PGA Member Michael Midgette
**Website for Blocks Fitness COMING SOON**
From Michael Midgette: "I met Matthew at XSport Fitness on Long Island with hopes of becoming a more well-rounded athlete. His sessions are ridiculously effective, balancing intensity and active recovery. He has shown me things that I have never seen in my 10 years of experience in the gym. Not to mention, the amount of material we go through in one session concerning its effectiveness, short and long term, is beyond anyone's I have ever met!"
Advocare Advisor (Nutrition)
Bianca Hartman is based in Wilmington, NC but is originally from the U.K. A busy Mom, wife and wannabe Crossfitter, she has spent the last 20 years working in the wellness industry. A former gym owner and franchise developer she now offers realistic life coaching for individuals and business owners in all aspects of wellness by optimizing nutrition through safe supplementation.
An independent Advocare distributor, Bianca has been recognized for her leadership and results by Advocare which has lead to training from the corporate team and key members of the sports advisory council.
Bianca works with athletes, weekend warriors, Moms, Dads and senior citizens by developing personalized programs to meet their goals physically; By teaching people how to better understand food as an energy source and how to optimize fuel for for performance and recovery. Also weaving in safe supplementation to enhance results overall.
Bianca also offers business development and coaching for those wishing to introduce a trusted and effective revenue stream to their business or household.
Click here to e-mail Bianca for your own FREE assessment and learn how you could benefit from Bianca's knowledge.
Use the subject line: I want to improve my golf game with your nutrition insight!
Golf State of Mind (Mental Performance Coach)
David MacKenzie is a Performance Coach and the founder of Golf State of Mind.
While studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, David began in depth research into sport psychology and how elite performers apply their minds to practice and play. He interviewed hundreds of elite golfers and sport psychologists. He shared what he discovered via his website, Golf State of Mind and it quickly resonated with golfers of all levels.
David was able to effectively communicate the mental and emotional issues that most golfers face on the golf course. The website quickly became one of the most popular mental game resources for golf on The Web and David was able to utilize his audience by testing and proving new ways for golfers to reach “the peak performance” state more frequently.
David now works with players of all levels (and coaches), and has had a huge amount of success with his system. His mental coaching system is taught one on one (in person or remotely), in groups, and via his mental game training products. The system develops mental toughness, improves emotional control and teaches golfers how to stay focused on what’s most important.
Click here for a FREE mental game assessment and be sure to mention Michael Midgette sent you!
Director of Instruction, Dyer Golf Academy
The Dyer Golf Academy is located in the Heart of the Grand Strand at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Providing guests and locals with a perfect location for golf instruction and wonderful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Golf Instructors.
Alasdair and his team of teaching professionals enjoy catering to each players unique needs. Lessons at the Dyer Golf Academy are about teaching you how to improve your game by improving your practice habits as well as your on course abilities.
Alasdair has been at Barefoot since 2007 and is the Director of Instruction for the Golf School. Alasdair grew up in Sussex, England where he enjoyed a highly prestigious Amateur career winning many national tournaments before he turned professional. Your game is in the best hands possible.
From Michael Mdigette: "I have been working with Alasdair since 2012 and view Alasdair as my coach, and mentor. His knowledge of the game is far beyond any instructor I have ever worked with and I look forward to working with him for many more years."
BRYAN MANARTE PT, DPT
Bryan is an outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist who works out of Orlando, FL. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2016 and his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2013. Currently, Bryan is certified in Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and has a goal to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in the future.
Previously, Bryan played lacrosse for the UCF club team for 4 years. Starting 3 of his 4 seasons there, he went on to receive All- Conference honors, Scholar- Athlete Honors, and 2013 Inside Lacrosse Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associate Academic All-American.
Through his time as a physical therapist, he has experience working with Division 1 athletes, NBA, LPGA, high school athletes, youth athletes and recreational athletes. Bryan has experience with a vast amount of surgeries and injuries across the human body. He has a strong focus on maximizing controlled mobility and joint stability to promote optimal movement and proper healing of the tissue.
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A LETTER FROM THE PRO
Improvement starts with the desire to get better. Trying to do something that you're passionate about almost always comes with the help of others. In my all inclusive improvement program, you have every aspect of the game covered. From full swing to the short game, health and fitness to sports psychology, I have the experience with the physical game and nutrition, and have assembled a team of other accomplished professionals that will only add to your experience. In other words, I am providing the tools you need, so there are no excuses not to get better.
Whether you're just a weekend warrior, someone starting the game, or are pursuing any form of tournament golf, I am confident I have the experience to get you to the level you want to be at. But, don't just take my word for it; visit my "My Mission" page for testimonials from my students who are of different skill levels with different desires.
I have worked with some of great instructors, both golf and fitness, and still take lessons myself. Just as in life, if you stop learning, you stop living (in my opinion). In golf, especially being a professional, I am always in search of learning something new. Ask some of the greatest athletes of all time, you learn more from failing, than you do from winning. When you win, you learn that you can do it and know how to do it. When you fail, you must learn from it and do everything you can to get better. I am a passionate person and I love to pass that energy on to my students.
Feel free to contact me at anytime during your online lesson program. Like I said, I have assembled a great team to help you with nutrition, fitness, and the psychology of the game as well. Allow yourself this opportunity to take advantage of having access to professionals almost any time you want. Thank you for your interest and to those that join the movement, thank you for your commitment! Now, let's get better!