Matt Royka



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)



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


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


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