MAT® Instructors

MAT® Instructors

  • Owner and Developer of Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Greg Roskopf (cq) at his Englewood, Colorado center, Friday, February 20, 2015.

Photo by Matt Nager
    CEO/Founder

    Greg Roskopf

    Greg Roskopf has devoted his career to the study of the “cause and effect” of the muscular system and how it relates to pain. As the author of the Roskopf Principle and the founder of Muscle Activation Techniques® he has developed a program (MAT®) that fills the gap between the medical and the exercise fields. He has applied his MAT® technique to patients and taught MAT® certification courses for decades.

    Greg works with clients of various levels of physical capabilities. Greg has also worked as a consultant for various professional sports teams including: the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz, and the Denver Nuggets.

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    MAT®Rx Full Body Specialist, Instructor of Masters and Specialist Programs

    Megan Leyba

    After being introduced to MAT®, Megan developed a passion for helping others to see the benefits of this incredible technique.

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    MAT® Rx Full Body Specialist, Jumpstart and Specialist Instructor

    Eric Seifert

    Jumpstart and Specialist Program Instructor: Eric Seifert is one of Canada’s leading professionals regarding muscular function and health. He holds a Mastery Level designation within the Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) discipline as well as the Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) program.  He was asked to assist in the first ever MAT® Rx class filled with the top […]

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    PT, DPT, MAT®Rx Foot and Hand Specialist, Instructor of Masters, Specialist, and Jumpstart Programs

    Dr. Eryn Paetz

    Dr. Eryn Paetz is a Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist, has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and is Co-Owner of Rock Solid Physical Therapy, Powered by MAT®.

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    Honorary Lifetime Jumpstart Instructor

    Peter Chiasson (1970-2012)

    HONORARY LIFETIME JUMPSTART INSTRUCTOR: Peter had over 20 years in the health and wellness industry, and was one of the most educated and experienced health professionals in Canada. Peter was a Certified Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist, had a Masters designation with the Resistance Training Specialist program and was an RTS Instructor. Peter was also a […]

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    MAT® Rx Foot and Hand Specialist, Specialist Program Instructor & Jumpstart Instructor

    Aaron Lakanen

    Aaron Lakanen is a dedicated and passionate fitness professional, entering the field in 1999. He has spent his entire career learning more about the human body, the greatest creation, to best serve his clients and students in their desire to seek optimal function and performance. Beginning his career in Minnesota as a trainer, he was […]

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    PT, DPT, MAT®Rx Foot and Hand Specialist, Instructor of Masters, Specialist, and Jumpstart Programs

    Dr. Ryan Coufal

    Dr. Ryan Coufal is an MAT® Specialist and holds his B.S. in Exercise Science and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, both from the University of New Mexico.

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    MAT®Rx Foot and Hand Specialist, Specialist Program Instructor & Jumpstart Instructor

    Charlie Cates

    Char­lie Cates is a Muscle Activation Techniques® certified master specialist (MAT®m), a mastery level Resistance Training Specialist™ with honors (RTSmh), and a Cer­ti­fied Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He is also a candidate for a Masters of Science degree in Exercise Science from Northeastern Illinois University. Charlie attained a Bachelor of […]

  • EricFerguson
    MAT® Rx Foot and Hand Specialist and Jumpstart Instructor

    Eric Ferguson

    Jumpstart Instructor: For the past 15 years, Eric has been a professional in the fields of Exercise Science and Health. After getting a degree in Kinesiology and his early certifications while employed at The Cooper Clinic, Eric began his own company specializing in MAT®, personal training and consulting. As a certified MAT® Master Specialist and […]

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    MAT®Rx Foot and Hand Specialist, Specialist Program Instructor & Jumpstart Instructor

    Omar Castillo

    For more than a decade Omar Castillo has been helping people achieve their health goals at Sport City, Mexico’s largest fitness chain. His work as a Personal Trainer has been featured in fitness magazines and newspaper such as Balance, Reforma & Universal. Omar studied Architecture in the ITESM – CEM and continues studying Sports Science […]

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    Jumpstart Instructor

    Paul Ciske

    Dr. Paul Ciske received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in physiology where he studied the effects of chronic stimulation on muscle regeneration. 20 years later he came back to stimulating muscles as a certified Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist, which he has now been doing for 13 years. His business is called “Your Well-Being” […]

  • LaurenEirk
    Jumpstart Instructor, MAT® Rx Foot and Hand Specialist

    Lauren Eirk

    Lauren Eirk, MS, MAT®m, is the Founder of the Yoga Integrated Science™ Wellness Center in Louisville, KY.  She is a certified E-RYT 500 level Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance® and has over 30 years of experience in group fitness, personal training, health fitness management, and continuing education instruction. Lauren was introduced to MAT® after a very painful […]

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    MAT®Rx Foot and Hand Specialist, MAT® Jumpstart Instructor

    Brian Hannah

    Brian has been active in sports his whole life, excelling in baseball as a starting pitcher. During his college career, he received several All-League and All-State awards, ultimately earning a scholarship to Sonoma State University. After 1 year, he sustained a career ending injury that he was frustratingly told didn’t exist and no one could […]

  • Stacey Earl
    MAT®Rx Foot and Hand Specialist, MAT® Jumpstart Instructor

    Stacey Earl

    Stacey Earl has worked professionally as a personal trainer in San Francisco for twelve years and a MAT® Certified Specialist for 10 years. Stacey holds the distinction of being the first Muscle Activation Techniques® Certified Specialist in San Francisco and has mentored many specialists in the Bay Area. Stacey takes a holistic approach to her […]

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    MAT® Master Specialist, MAT® Jumpstart Instructor

    Kevin Votta

    Kevin Votta is Tampa’s first and only Master Level Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist. He is the owner of Fitness-Tek Personal Training Studios. Fitness-Tek is proud to be a hub location for MAT® and hosts MAT® courses throughout the year. Kevin has been a personal trainer for over 10 years and started his own company in […]

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    MAT®Rx Full Body Specialist, MAT® Jumpstart Instructor

    Glenn Haugk

    Education: B.S. Exercise Science Lubbock Christian University Certifications: Currently holds or has held: RTSm Resistance Training Specialist Mastery Certification MAT®m Master Muscle Activation Technique Specialist MAT® Rx Hand and Foot Specialist MAT® Rx Full Body Specialist CIAR Phys. Fitness Specialist CIAR Biomechanics of Resistance Training CIAR Optimum Performance Training PTPT I Advanced Biomechanics PTPT II […]

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    Jumpstart Instructor

    Dr. Brian Inselman

    Brian has an extensive background in biomechanics, athletics, sports training and rehabilitation. He graduated from Creighton University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program with honors. He was one of the first in the country to be certified as a Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist and Resistance Training Specialist Mastery Level. This makes him the first and only […]

  • Dave Reed
    MAT™Rx Full Body Specialist and MAT™ Jumpstart Instructor

    Dave Reed

    Dave holds the titles of MAT™ Master Specialist, MAT™Rx Hand and Foot Specialist, and Mastery Level Resistance Specialist. He founded Kinetic Symmetry, Inc. in 2006 and over the past 20 years Dave has been professionally helping people improve their quality of life and overall health and wellness. He is one of the top MAT™ Specialists in the […]

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    MAT®Rx Foot and Hand Specialist and Jumpstart Instructor

    Pedro Lopez

    Apasionado del deporte, el rendimiento y sober todo la prevención y readaptación de lesiones. Licenciado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte por la Universidad de Granada, y Master en entrenamiento Personal por la Universidad de Roma ( IUSM) se dedica de lleno a trabajar mejorando la calidad de vida de las personas. […]

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    MAT®Rx Full Body Specialist and Jumpstart Instructor

    Shauna Stiglich

    Shauna Stiglich is an Rx Full Body Certified Master Level Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist (MAT®Rx) and a certified Romana’s Pilates Instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music. Shauna is one of the top MAT® Specialists in the world. As an MAT®Rx Full Body Certified Specialist, she […]

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    MAT® Rx Foot and Hand Specialist and Jumpstart Instructor

    Gorka Ipinza

    Gorka Ipinza has been working for 25 years with athletes from different specialties, from amateur categories to elite ones, as the Spanish Professional Soccer league “LFP” , Spanish basketball league “ACB”, National Rugby League, triathlon athletes, surfers on the international circuit, professional swimmers, golfers, long distance runners, etc. In addition, Gorka has a great experience […]

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    MAT®RX Foot and Hand Specialist, MAT® Master Specialist, MAT® Specialist Program Instructor, and MAT® Jumpstart Program Instructor

    Blair Ferguson

    Blair Ferguson is a Muscle Activation Techniques® Certified Master Specialist (MAT®m), certified MAT® Rx Hand and Foot specialist, a master level Resistance Training Specialist®,  and holds a B.S. Degree in exercise science from California State University Northridge (1998). Blair has been involved with MAT® since 2007 and is currently a hub instructor.  He is also […]

  • Kika Mela
    MAT® Rx Full Body Practitioner, Jumpstart Instructor, BSE, LMT

    Kika Mela

    Kika Mela is President and Co-Owner of Mela Therapeutics, Inc.  She is a Master Level MAT® Specialist, MAT® Rx Full Body Specialist, MAT® JumpStart Instructor, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 20 yrs. She graduated from Florida College of Natural Health in 1995 as a massage therapist and received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science […]

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    MAT® Jumpstart Program Instructor

    Bárbara Angie Pineda Vicke

    Angie Pineda, MAT® Specialist and Jumpstart Program Instructor is the Founder of WA SALUD® Industrial Wellness Company in MEXICO. She is a certified Pilates Instructor, NSCA and AEA Personal Trainer, Resistance Training Specialist and has over 15 years of experience in group fitness classes, health fitness management, and continuing education instruction. She is currently enrolled […]

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    MAT® Master Specialist and MAT® Jumpstart Instructor

    Hector Hernandez

    Hector Hernandez has spent the last 10 years studying the human body and working with people to help them move better, feel better and perform better. He holds a degree in Physical Education from Spain and Brazil and has accumulated over 600 hours of continuing education in both Europe and the United States. He has […]