Originally from Rochester, New York, Jim has moved around the US Midwest throughout his life. His first career was as an organic chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, then he found his passion using his lab skills to facilitate a career shift into the beer brewing industry. With a poor diet and too many beers, Jim was amazed how much better he looked and felt after getting his nutrition right with Kenzai, so much so that he joined the trainer ranks himself.
ALL ABOUT JIM MATT - KENZAI TRAINER
Jim brings the straightforward, factual approach of a scientist and combines it with high energy positivity to get his trainees to their goals. He believes that getting in shape can be a thoughtful, intellectual journey, not just mindless sets and reps.
When he’s not brewing great beers or training with Kenzai, Jim stays busy hiking, doing yoga, traveling, roasting his own coffee, or whipping up culinary creations in the kitchen.
Training philosophy: “People will ask what you’re training for. You should take on the mindset that you’re training for LIFE. Everyone will face stress and duress during their lives, but good nutrition and real exercise will get your mind and body ready for whatever comes.”
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
- BA Chemistry
- MS Chemistry
- BJCP Master Beer Judge
- Currently the Chief Science Officer at a rapidly growing brewery in the midwest
- Training with Kenzai since 2017
- Joined Training Team 2018