WHO AM I?
My name is Matt Begansky, I am the founder of Iron Stella and The House of Fitness and a full time personal trainer. My passion lies within fitness and helping others to conquer their goals. At a personal weight loss of over 90 pounds I strive to help my clients battle both the mental and physical challenges of becoming healthy that I myself have experienced firsthand.
I believe that living a healthy lifestyle starts with some self reflection. My aim as your Personal Trainer is to identify your fitness goals, design a program that fit your needs, and lead you through every workout and step of your journey. I have been helping my clients in the Washington DC area change the way they look and feel for the better since 2008. If you are ready to make a positive life change, I am here to help. My years of experience and holistic approach to fitness and health will have you feeling like a new and improved machine.
CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Matt has obtained his Russian Kettlebell Level I and II certifications, along with certifications on the TRX Suspension Trainer and Battling Ropes. He believes in having a strong mind, being able to laugh at yourself, and most importantly having fun and enjoying the ride that lies ahead.
"Matt is a unique individual. It is quite uncommon (at least in my experience) for a person to be competent, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, a good communicator and strong as a beast, all in one package. When I first came to Matt my body was stiff as a board, in a weakened state and had virtually no stamina. By the end of the first 12 weeks of working with Matt twice a week I became a work out machine. One very important thing I want to mention is that Matt is super diligent about safety. I have gotten much stronger, yet have not injured myself a single time while training with him and as a result of his coaching I know how to avoid injuring myself when I work out on my own (and even when I lift boxes, carry groceries, or move furniture around). I push, pull and squat for reps and do loaded carries for distance and feel powerful and confident again with my newly won strength and conditioning. Matt is always very welcoming, fun, friendly and just a pleasure to be around. He has helped me to assess, clarify and achieve my goals and set new ones."
"This guy knows his stuff. I never recieved work out instruction before and my first time left a good impression. Matt was informative, patient, and clear...."
Roosevelt Turmon III
"Matt is an amazing personal trainer! His enthusiasm and knowledge as well as Matt's ability to motivate his clients is unmatched. I worked one on one with Matt for a few months this summer and I saw dramatic changes in my physical appearance, energy levels, strength and stamina. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for a friendly, personable, knowledgeable personal trainer."
"I have NEVER looked forward to working out EVER!
I DO NOW thanks to Matt.
It's been a little over six months and I've lost inches and pounds!! There's NEVER a dull moment during the hour! My sessions are different every time which keeps me on my toes. I actually look forward to seeing what Matt has in store for me. Will it be kettlebells first or will the boxing gloves get a workout? Will I start with the medicine ball and then move to the ropes? Let the FUN begin...Seriously, sweating is not a bad word for me anymore!
Matt is patient ,super supportive, sets you up to succeed and knows just how to gently nudge you along. Just when you think you can't do one more rep...you do and he's there with a high five!! Even when I'm away on work travel, Matt is there. I get a customized travel workout that's realistic for my time away and he also checks in on me during the trip. Thanks Matt!"