Coach Matthew Hammersmith
As a lifelong runner, Matt’s always been impressed by those who want to improve personal fitness and overall well-being through physical fitness and nutritional awareness. An overall athlete and fitness guru, Matt’s competed at the local, state and national level in sports like cross country, track and field, wrestling, football and basketball. His passion and intensity is summed up quite perfectly here: “I have seen the outer limits of the human body and there is no better feeling when your body, mind, heart and soul are connecting on every cylinder and you transform your image into something that you have always wanted.”
Netflix, Settlers of Catan, Peanut Butter
Top Songs on his Playlist
Thunder and Lightning – We Were Promised Jetpacks; King Nothing – Metallica; Roar – Katy Perry
10k Cross Country or the DMR 1200 Leg! Just nasty Ricky Bobby Speed
Qualities The Hammer Admires In His Students
Matt believes that the “human body can be any form of art that you choose, and with the right tools and knowledge, you can turn it into your masterpiece.” When an athlete has that frame of mind—success is really the only option.
Defining Moment In Matt’s Career
Matt hadn’t discovered his passion and pursuit of physical fitness until his athletic career outside of college sports began. It was only until training for marathons, road races and triathlons that the light went off: the benefit of being personally fit was going to be prevalent throughout the rest of his life. It was then that he recognized his passion to spread the knowledge, skills and experience about the “limits” of the human body.
Coach Victoria Hammersmith
Victoria comes from Russia. She came to United States in 2011 to study at Eastern Michigan University and participate in Cross Country and Track & Field team there. She has been running for more than 12 years. During these years she was not just running but also she learned about how to prepare runners for the race, what kind of practice to give, and how to communicate with athletes. She learned the psychological side of running and how to stay focused and healthy. She can uniquely combine skills learned from her country Russia with the skills she has learned in the U.S. Victoria competed at the local, state and national level in sports like cross country, track and field. Victoria is All American in Cross Country and Track and Professional athlete at Furman University
What She Coaches
Aerobic circuit and Levels 1- 3 Running Groups along with leading our Nutrtion Program and High School Elite.
Netflix, Dark Chocolate, and Peanut Butter
3km – steeplechase, mile, 5k . I love track!
Qualities Victoria Admires In Her Students
Victoria believes that humans can do anything if they really want it. “It is supposed to be hard…, the hard what makes it great”
Defining Moment In Victoria`s Career
After Victoria moved to United States, she realized how much she loves to run and coaches people. She studied Sport Performance and Coaching at Eastern Michigan University. She has big goals for herself in the future. Victoria hopes to qualify for Olympics. She has a lot of experience with running and wants to share it with others.