Matt Smith

Lead Foundations Coach


In 2014, I was introduced to CrossFit by a coworker and SHRED athlete. At the time, my diet was terrible, e.g. if I started a row of Oreos, I finished a row of Oreos (they’re not going to finish themselves!), and I was getting basically zero exercise. My first workout was a huge wakeup call (ask me about it sometime), and I realized just how much in my life I needed to change. But I also fell in love with CrossFit and the SHRED community. I earned my CrossFit L-1 certificate just 2 years later in 2016.

The path to fitness is different for everyone, and I love working with our new athletes in our Foundations courses. I’m a husband and father of 2 boys. By day, I manage a software development team. Nights and weekends, I exercise my creative muscles by playing trombone professionally and through my side-hustle, Illudium Creative, where I design and make custom furniture, artwork, signs, and gifts.