If Matt D’Amico’s life was a movie, it would be directed by James Cameron. Complete with a government chase, explosions and wrecking balls, his path to The BodyLab wasn’t a straight line. D’Amico takes fitness seriously, but simultaneously takes nothing seriously at all. He measures pain based on how it compares to a wire brush up his ass—if it’s not as bad, it’s tolerable. It’s a grit he inherited from his granddaddy.
D’Amico spent his formative years with military aspirations and winning Presidential fit tests. He went onto the Air Force Academy where he quickly went AWOL after realizing that, while he was drawn to intensely physical experiences, he didn’t actually want to kill people. He found himself on the trading room floor working in commodities where he witnessed the strangest, yet most commonplace, epidemic: High powered, rich men with poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles. Like everyone else, D’Amico could understand the socioeconomic factors behind lower income brackets and poor food choices—they’re cheaper. But, when execs with endless resources, who excel in the most high-pressured situations, can’t transfer that same sense of urgency to their physical state, it made no sense to him. Couple this with another important observation D’Amico made that training models were hackneyed and didn’t garner results.
Equipped with an extensive background in business, nutrition and fitness, along with a unique understanding of the constraints placed on today’s population, D’Amico set out to create an efficient lifestyle management program that utilizes strict accountability systems in order to produce unparalleled results for his clients. Now, after years of perfecting his specialized program, Matt has created the ultimate training system, in Denver’s most cutting-edge facility: The BodyLab. Click here to read Matt’s Interview with 303 Magazine!
Stewart is nothing less than a BodyLab experiment gone awry… Our scientists dreamed of creating an experimental, testube, hybrid sweat baby, mixed of eqaul parts John Rambo, Macgeyver and Bruce Lee then shaken vigorously and served over ice with a hefty dose of Jack Lalanne and slice of lemon. Stewart is what we got…
Stewart has an incredible background. In the mid 1980’s he was a two-time Teen National Powerlifting Champion. He is a combat veteran of the 82nd Airborne, serving in Panama, Operation Just Cause and later in Desert shield and Desert Storm. After leaving the military Stewart recieved a bachelors’ degree in psychology From the University of Southern Florida.
Stewart has been training and teaching martial arts for over 30 years and has worked for the last twenty years as a personal trainer. Stewart’s certifications include Certified Personal Trainer NASM, Certified Personal Trainer ISSA, Performance Enhancement Specialist NASM, and Periodization Planning specialist from the Bompa Institute.
In addition, he has more than 10 years of yoga training, including a 30 day residency in Coimbatore, India. Based on his Yogic experience, Stewart Co-
There’s also a rumor that he was the fifth Beetle, and had something to do with the invention of the wheel but that’s unconfirmed. Either way we’re thrilled to have him on the BodyLab team & ready to dish out that sweet sweet pain for your fitness pleasure.
For Heidi, intense physical exertion clears the mind and brightens the soul. Through personal experience, she has discovered that pushing herself through perceived thresholds not only enlightens the physical self, but the spiritual self as well.
While she has many interests outside of the fitness lifestyle, her passion for overall health and wellness has greatly intensified over the past several years. Competing in triathlons, and most recently in bodybuilding, Heidi has learned that change only happens with consistent training, a good diet, and accountability. Bringing inspiration and knowledge to those who seek the pathway to this change has become Heidi’s passion.
Once she found The BodyLab, her first workout proved to her that this fitness establishment is the ultimate realm for learning all about your body. Becoming a BodyLab trainer has given Heidi the perfect opportunity to teach and inspire those who are seeking help to find their own path into the fitness lifestyle. She is ready to push you through your old thresholds, and the only question is: are you?
Embodying a wholly unique amalgamation of experience, education, personality, and passion Jonathon is a fascinating Jekyll-Hyde combination of nerd and jock; think rebel scientist meets maverick athlete. Equally at home immersed in the latest cutting edge exercise science publication or awash in exercise-induced blood, sweat, and tears Jonathon prides himself on blurring the line between brains and brawn.
Seemingly always fascinated by human physiology and behavioral psychology, in college Jonathon majored in Biological Chemistry and unofficially minored in applied social engineering. Through this he came to deeply understand not only the tenets of, and mechanisms underlying, optimal nutrition and integrated fitness training, but also the means to help people overcome the biggest obstacle in achieving their goals and realizing their potential; themselves.
Apprised and versed in the pervasiveness of mainstream fitness and nutrition misinformation, Jonathon realized his true calling was to become a personal trainer and guide/mentor clients through the maze of BS, to help them uncover the most efficacious path to their respective goals and aspirations. Certified as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist by NASM, Jonathon takes a great deal of pride leveraging science and experience to educate, enable, and empower clients, both mentally and physically, through the process of personal transformation.
After a chance encounter with Stew, Jonathon was introduced to the BodyLab concept and found himself instantly intrigued by the methodology and approach. Exhaustive research, illuminating conversations, intense workouts, and a good deal of time spent with Matt and Stew led him to one definitive conclusion; BodyLab was legit and he wanted in! Battle-tested and client-approved, Jonathon is a motivational virtuoso, fitness guru, nutritional mastermind, relentless advocate for TCOCB (The Consumption of Craft Beer), and a damn interesting fellow to train with!
A self proclaimed car guy, football whiz & tech junkie. John is a bonifide “jack of all trades”. He graduated from the school of Google, Wikipedia, & YouTube making him a self taught Nill-inaire who enjoys learning to do things himself.
John has always been athletic & into sports but like many others as they get older & less active, years of fueling late nights and long shifts with Mountain Dew or Chili Cheese Frito’s started to take it’s toll. He was never happy with the traditional gym model & recognized that in order to see his true potential he needed some help.
BodyLab’s Lifestyle Engineers & their approach was an exciting breath of fresh air in a stale fitness world. He was immediately hooked & fully bought into the program. John recognized that the BodyLab’s integration of science, accountability, & fun was a formula for magic and wanted to be a piece of the puzzle.
Using his advanced interweb & techno-gizmo skills, John joined the BodyLab team with the all important task of Social Media Wizard, Multimedia Jedi, & Ambassador of Fun-Ness-N-Stuff. You’ve probably seen his handiwork on a daily basis creating content for our various social platforms, cranking out videos for the Virtual BodyLab Program, planning theme days & events. While he preferes to stay out of the limelight, rest assured he’s always quietly working in the background to enhance your experience with the BodyLab.