About The Staff
Matthew F. St. Thomas, Owner/President
Matt is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Cum Laude and has a B. S. in Physical Education / Athletic Training. Matt has been a fitness professional for the past 15 years. His diversity in the field of Personal Training and Sports Medicine stem from the variety of positions he has held during the past decade. His positions have included:
- Head Athletic Trainer for the Connecticut Pride
- Athletic Trainer at the Connecticut Surgical Center
- Head Athletic Trainer for the Connecticut Baseball Academy
- Personal Trainer with Bally Total Fitness and Simsbury Health and Fitness
- Head Athletic Trainer NW Catholic, Canton, and Hartford Public High Schools
Through this diverse career scope Matt has developed a unique approach to personal training and sports-medicine. He has created a style of training and rehabilitation that incorporates, core stabilization, plyometrics, functional training, overall strength and conditioning as well as nutritional programming. This combination of training styles creates a synergistic effect accelerating the natural training stimulus to progress clients toward their fitness and rehabilitative goals.
Kurt Lillie, Personal Trainer, DPT
Kurt is a graduate from the University of Hartford with a degree in Strength & Conditioning and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has completed internships in the Strength and Conditioning Departments at both the University of Connecticut and at the University of North Carolina . Both of which have given Kurt the opportunity to train professional and collegiate athletes. Through his internships, Kurt has worked with NFL running back Willie Parker, linebacker David Thornton, and quarterback Dan Orlovsky. He has attained two certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and NSCA-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer). He has been involved with and contributed in several published research studies from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and has become a valuable asset to our team.