Matt Royka

 

Hometown:

Rochester, NY

 

Higher Education:

MS in Health and Human Performance- Austin Peay State University, TN

Magna Cum Laude

BS in Psychology- Bowling Green State University, OH

 

Certifications Attained:

CPR certified

ACE Personal Trainer (1993)

NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist (1994)

AAHFP Post-Rehab Conditioning Specialist (1996)

AFAA PersonalTrainer / Fitness Counselor (1998)

USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach (2009)

RRCA Running Coach (2012)

Kinesio Taping Fundamental KT1 (2012)

Kinesio Taping Advanced KT2 (2012)

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (2015)

 

Experience:

Fitness Director Clarksville Athletic Club (1993-1996)

Operations Manager Clarksville Athletic Club (1996-1997)

Fitness Director Westside Athletic Club (1997-1999)

Founded Royka’s InnerStrength, LLC (1998 to present)

Group exercise instructor since 1993

Personal trainer/core conditioning coach since 1993

Marathoner participant and coach

Triathlete

Adventure Racer / Multi-day racer

 

Specialty Recognition:

Athletics & Fitness Pro Award from The Club Systems in 2000

American Council on Exercise recognition for continuing education in strength training, nutrition, fitness/business management and mind/body integration

 

Feature Articles, Books and Television Appearances:

The Tennessean

The City Paper

Nashville Lifestyles

Westview

Urban Flavor

Nashville Woman

IDEA Today Magazine

Southern Outdoors

Country Music Magazine

Country Weekly Magazine

Talk of the Town

Channel 2 News

4 on Broadway

Country Music Television (CMT)

Great American Country (GAC)

Former Television Fitness Host of Headline Clarksville

“Iron Women Never Rust” book by Emily Bruno