Matthew sommer

Herndon, VA 20171

Matt completed his undergraduate studies at Elon University in 1999 where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in sports medicine. His graduate degree was earned in 2004 from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, with a M.S. in exercise physiology. Matt possesses five different personal training certifications from nationally accredited organizations. He is a certified Health Fitness Specialist and Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a certified Personal Training and certified Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). In addition, Matt is a professional member of the ACSM, NSCA and IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

Matt worked at Duke University Medical Center where he developed exercise programs for employees of Duke University, the Medical Center and Health System. He has experience working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. His specialties include preventive exercise, general health and wellness, sports conditioning and post-injury rehabilitation.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Exercise Physiology, UNC-Greensboro
  • BSc., Exercise and Sports Science, Fitness and Strength and Conditioning, Elon College, NC

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
Expires: May 31, 2022
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Feb 28, 2022
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
USA Triathlon - Level I Coaching Certification
Pending Verification
Expires: Dec 31, 2015
ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Expires: Dec 31, 2019
ACSM - ACSM/NCPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
Expires: Dec 31, 2019

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Oct 24, 2021
American Red Cross
Expires: Apr 02, 2018

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Oct 24, 2021
American Red Cross
Expires: Apr 02, 2018

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Additional Information


$45.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • IDEA Master PFT

Languages Spoken




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