Position Personal Trainer
Email matthew.acquard@columbiaassociation.org
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Coming from a lifelong CA family, it is an honor to be a part of the team. My health journey began in 2015, when my friend Nick brought me to a gym. Unable to do the first exercise, I felt so sick and defeated. The entire time, Nick reassured me that I was more than capable of achieving my goals and that this was just the first step in a long journey. I collected myself and Nick just simply said, “Let’s get back to work.” 

Ever since that day, health and fitness have been a major component of my life, helping me to lose over 60 pounds. I don’t know where I would be without Nick in my corner, and my goal as a trainer is to be the “Nick” to someone who needs one.

As a trainer, I focus on creating plans that emphasize simplicity and enjoyment. I want my clients to be the healthiest and happiest version of themselves, making sure to acknowledge and celebrate each and every victory along the way. Remember, it is a marathon, not a sprint.


-Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise 

-Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist, American Council on Exercise

-Certified TRIBE Coach 


-10 years of competitive swimming 

-13 years playing baseball 


-BFA in Acting, Towson University