About Ron Mathews
RON MATHEWS, CSCS is an internationally renowned fitness expert who has spent the past 20+ years sculpting the physiques of actors, entertainers, producers, executives and athletes alike.
Widely considered one of the most sought after trainers in Hollywood, his no-nonsense training techniques have helped hundreds of clients to dramatically transform their bodies for various projects, including film, television, cover shoots, and fashion shows.
His dynamic fitness methods have captured the attention of Tinseltown's elite, the likes of Hugh Jackman (X-Men, The Tourist), Jennifer Garner (Daredevil, Alias), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of The Caribbean, Troy, (Lord of The Rings), Michael Ealy (Barbershop 1 &2, 7 Pounds, Sleeper Cell), Jim Belushi (According to Jim, About Last Night), Michael Vartan (Alias, Never been Kissed), Emily Proctor (CSI Miami),Stephen Dorff (Cold Creek Manor, Blade), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls, Saved by the Bell), Sara Chalke (Scrubs, Roseanne), Camille Guaty (The Nine), John Carroll Lynch (Gothika, The Good Girl), and Eva Mendez (Too Fast Too Furious, Revlon Cover Model). His lengthy roster of clients also includes Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, Kate Forte (President of Harpo Films), Dawn Ostroff (President of the CW Network), and director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, The Wedding Planner).
In 2006, Men's Journal Magazine chose Ron as one of its "Top 100 Trainers in America." From 2006 to 2008 Ron was the host of My Workout, on the Lifetime network.
Ron has been featured as a host and a trainer in VH-1's fitness reality program, Flab to Fab, designing and implementing the contestant's rock-star inspired workout routines with jaw-dropping results. For the Discovery Channel's Swim Suit Slim Down, four top LA based trainers had 12 weeks to transform their contestant utilizing their own unique methods. With cameras following every move, Ron's contestant lost the most weight and inches. Ron has also been featured in, and consulted by, top national magazines such as US Weekly, In Touch and Glamour. He has appeared in numerous publications, apparel catalogs, equipment advertisements and articles both here in the United States and throughout Europe, and has graced the covers of Physical, Men's Health, Men's Health Germany, Men's Health en Español, and Men's Health Australia. His physique has also been used by Warner Brothers to create the prototype for the Daredevil suit worn by Ben Affleck, and the mold for the new Superman costume.
As a highly accomplished trainer, athlete, actor and fitness model, Ron knows what it takes to be at the top of your game both on-screen and on the field. His unique approach to fitness and years of hands-on experience has made him a top motivator, advisor and educator in the field of human performance. Ron is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a prestigious and difficult to obtain certification whose small membership currently trains the most elite professional and Olympic athletes for competition. Ron also holds certifications from ISSA and ACE, as well as a Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and has spent time as a Division 1 athlete (football, track), winning numerous awards. In addition, he trained as an instructor at some of New York's most elite fitness facilities, including Equinox and the Madison Square Club, and directed the fitness division at Profile Fitness for Women.
The secret to countless transformations, stellar physiques, shapely bodies, Big Screen biceps, and Star-worthy six packs? It's a cutting edge technique Ron pioneered called Anaerobic Cardiovascular Training (ACT) that synergistically incorporates unique forms of fitness training to produce maximum gains in minimal time. ACT is a phenomenon characterized by high intensity circuit routines and high intensity results. ACT integrates the attributes from over half a dozen tried, tested and true fitness modalities - from resistance conditioning, periodization and plyometrics to exercise physiology, functional modality training and Multi-Variable Training. The goal? Challenging your body and your mind, so the former never plateaus and the latter never suffers from gym burnout. These short, intense workouts carved Hugh Jackman's physique into super-hero shape, sculpted Jennifer Garner's svelte figure for Electra and Alias, chiseled Stephen Dorff's physique for Britney Spears' video Everytime, transformed Charisma Carpenters body after giving birth for a sexy layout in Playboy just nine months later, and got Eva Mendez into cover model condition for the July edition of GQ Magazine.
Ron isn't just a personal trainer, fitness expert, and physique transformation coach. He teaches his clients the most effective and efficient methods of training their specific body type to promote optimal change in body symmetry and body fat loss, while providing nutritional guidance to facilitate this process. To complement their training program, Ron constantly monitors and manipulates their diets to create the perfect balance between blood sugar and insulin level consistency, calorie limiting, nutrient ratios, energy level maintenance, and "real life eating". His training techniques combine health and fitness knowledge, motivational psychology, highly diversified athletic talent, developing kinesthetic sense and the mind/body connection.