Matt is the Founder, 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 Founder, Co-Owner and Lead Stretch Specialist of The Stretch Effect. Nick earned his bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Coastal Carolina University. He holds his Exercise Physiologist Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP). Through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, he holds his Stretching and Flexibility Coach Certification (SFC) and Corrective Exercise Specialist Specialization (CES). He has also obtained a Flexibility Specialist certification through the International Fitness Professionals Association. He was born near Canton, OH, but raised right here in Charleston, SC. Nick grew up loving and playing many sports! Back in his glory days, Nick was a county winning, all-region, state qualifying sprinter, and state qualifying weightlifter. As a football player, he 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.
Kirk is the newest member to join The Stretch Effect Team! Recently graduating from Charleston
Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Kirk provides a fresh and
innovative mindset that directly aligns with what we stand for. During his time at Charleston
Southern, he completed an internship as a strength and conditioning coach aiding in the
improvement of performance for collegiate athletes across various sports. Being an athlete growing
up, (baseball and wrestling), as well as the internship, sparked the importance of
stretching not just for athletics but also the overall quality of life. In addition, Kirk’s life goal is to
help people and to make an impact on someone’s life. We are excited to have someone join
our team who is like minded with the same goal as our mission. We look forward to Kirk
beginning his health and wellness career here at The Stretch Effect!