Matt Kasee is a certified personal trainer since 2011 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2012. Matt is MS, CSCS, PES, CPT, PNI certified and the owner of Trilogy Fitness Systems. His interest in fitness started young: he was a self-described nerdy, scrawny kid with a love of superheroes and professional wrestling. He looked up to his grandpa, too, who had polio but had incredible upper body strength, which helped him move and function in daily life. Then, after a hand injury and not quite fitting in as a kid, he started lifting weights and going through physical therapy for his hand on two separate occasions. This sparked a curiosity about the body and how it works. In his journey to become as “strong and beefy” as possible, after graduating from St. Xavier High School, he studied Sports & Biomechanics at the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s in Sports Studies at Miami University.
During internships with elite coaches at St. Xavier, Xavier University and Miami University, Matt realized that there aren’t a lot of trainers that focus on systematic and periodized training. In other words, there was no good training for “normal people”: people who just wanted to keep themselves strong, healthy, resilient and injury-free.
Now, Matt’s gym has clients from ages 11-80, including young athletes who are training for LaCrosse and other sports to a 70-year-old with double knee replacements. They are moms, marketers, lawyers, doctors, designers, but everyone wants to perform well and have fun.
Matt is often the punching bag for clients, who love to tease him about his nerdiness, sweet dance moves, and his 2019 record for most dumplings eaten at Kung Food Chu’s Amerasia. He lives in Hyde Park with his dog (and Trilogy Director of Human Resources and Client Relations), Lilly.
Favorite thing to do outside the gym: movies, comics, curating a minor toy collection.
Favorite food: Graeter’s Strawberry Chip
Favorite Toy: Rex Funkopop