Matt is the Co-Owner and General Manager of The Stretch Effect. Originally from Dunn, NC, Matt has called Charleston home for 5 years. His passion for stretching dates back to college where he played baseball for the University of South Carolina - Aiken. After college, Matt's sports career would continue as he would go on to play multiple seasons in Professional Arena Football. During his time in sports, Matt realized the importance of stretching and taking care of his body. He credits stretching for never sustaining a major injury during his playing days. He has a deep passion for helping clients reach their maximum potential and reaching all of their goals. Matt is a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and also holds his Flexibility Specialist certification through the International Fitness Professionals Association. In addition to this, Matt has over 5 years of experience in the Health, Wellness, and Fitness field. Matt's goal is to apply his knowledge to the best of his ability to change someones life. That change of life is what keeps Matt motivated each and everyday!
Nick is the Co-Owner and Lead Stretch Specialist at The Stretch Effect. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University and holds his bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Nick is Certified as a Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, he is certified as a Flexibility Specialist through the International Fitness Professionals Association. He was born near Canton, OH, and raised in Charleston, SC. Nick grew up loving and playing many sports! In high-school, he was a county winning, all-region, state qualifying sprinter. He also played football and was fortunate enough to be selected to play in the North South all-star football game his senior year. He had a short stint playing football in college as well. He has gained work and practical experience in both cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy settings. He recognized early on in his wellness career how often stretching is overlooked and because of that, he has made it a point to spread as much stretching education and awareness as he can! Nick has gathered years of hands-on aided stretching experience and has enjoyed every second of it.
Jamie is the newest addition to The Stretch Effect! He was born and raised right here in Charleston, South Carolina. Jamie is a former collegiate baseball player and had a short stint as a professional. After sustaining a major injury, he refocused and committed to a life of health and wellness. Now a NASM certified personal trainer with many years of experience in the fitness field, he has expanded his knowledge and now holds a certification as a Flexibility Specialist through the International fitness Professional Association. Jamie loves seeing the progression that comes with people reaching new goals and making life changing alterations not only physically but mentally through improving overall health. He is beyond excited to be joining our staff here at the Stretch Effect!