Matt Thomas (@MovingwithMatt) is a rising star in the health and wellness world who will inspire you to get moving towards your best self. This Chessboxing World Champion has made a name for himself in the fitness community through the fitness concept he developed, Fight and Flow. He is also a corporate wellness entrepreneur, offering virtual sessions for mindfulness and movement through his company, WellFests.
While Matt is known for his work in the health and fitness community, fans of reality TV also recognize his face. Matt was one of the contestants on season 1 of the popular Netflix dating series, Love is Blind. He is the first face that appears and speaks to viewers, explaining the concept for the love experiment.
How Matt got recognized as one of Forbes Next 1000
Even Forbes has their eye on this up-and-coming entrepreneur. Matt’s hybrid fitness concept, Fight and Flow is a full-body workout that people do anywhere, without equipment. This workout features a balance of martial arts, bodyweight calisthenics, and yoga to help people feel their best.
Matt is also a strong believer in giving back. In 2012, he organized a charity-boxing event called Brawl For a Cause. This annual event has raised over a million dollars and has been able to donate funds to over 100 unique charities throughout the last decade. His innovative charity boxing model has caught a lot of attention and was even noticed by Entrepreneur magazine.
Fully focused on fitness
Matt is very passionate about fitness and helping other people along with their health and fitness journey. His favorite areas of fitness are yoga, martial arts, and chessboxing. This experienced boxer has been interested in chessboxing since he became the first American to compete in the Chessboxing World Championship in Kolkata, India.
In 2018, he won the 90KG title, which is an accomplishment that helped bring others in the USA to the sport. He is still involved in Chess Boxing. He stepped down after winning a champion title and into the role of a promoter and commentator so he can help build Team USA for future competitions.
Matt will continue to bring innovative ideas to the health and fitness world through Fight and Flow, WellFests, and Brawl for a Cause. He is an inspirational figure to follow for motivation to move, mindfulness tips, and chessboxing content.
For more information about Matt, visit his Instagram page at http://www.instagram.com/movingwithmatt and say hello!