"Mike Matuz of First Step Fitness gets it done. If you are looking for someone to tell you everything is fine and slack off this guy isn’t for you. He comes to work to get things done and see results. Right away he will have you laughing and feeling good about yourself. Be forewarned, the workouts are very high intensity and not for the faint of heart. Experts and studies have proven that high intensity training is the key to fitness and provide the fastest results; No pain no gain baby!"
—Jim Cereginho, Huntington Beach
Evan Lamont, Long Beach (Below)
Start date: 8/26/10 - 210 lbs, (15 inches)
Transformation date: 11/26/10 - 203 lbs, (16 1/4 inches)
Josh Desito, Long Beach (Below)
Start date: 1/2/09, 165 lbs, 16% body fat
Transformation date: 7/20/09, 183 lbs, 9% body fat :
"My family and I have been training with 1st Step for almost 2 years now and the results have been amazing. We range in age from 17 to 75 and they are able to meet all of our specific needs. Strength and conditioning for my son who does crew, flexibility for my husbands golf game and my core and abs are so strong now I no longer have back pain! The Grandparents even join in. They even structure workouts for my daughter who is off at college."
—Cindy Gasztonyi, Long Beach
"The ability to tailor the workouts to the specific needs and goals of the trainees is outstanding. Feeling great about what you're doing makes a real difference in how quickly you see changes and progress."
—David Oldfield, Lake Forest
"First Step Fitness is awesome! They are always changing things up to "shock my muscles" as they put it. I have been training with Mike and Amanda for 2 months and have seen noticeable results! I can't wait for this summer!"
—Audra Purdy, Newport Beach
"Our family has worked with First Step Fitness Corporation for several years now and have high praise for Mike and Amanda. They are dedicated to fitness and health and are disciplined and enthusiastic in their method. They approach each client on an individual basis and structure the exercise routine based on specific limitations, needs, and goals. Both Mike and Amanda have a “you can do it” attitude but are also quick to recognize a client’s limitations and adjust the workout accordingly. They strive to produce injury free results and greet each session with enthusiasm, encouragement, and positive feedback. We highly recommend First Step Fitness for all ages and fitness levels."
—Sally, Randy and Randall Crockett, Newport Beach
"This workout program is by far the most intense and innovative program I have been in. I have been involved with the program for about five months and I am seeing the results I had hoped for! There is no doubt you can accomplish your fitness goals with this regimen!"
—Mike Weilert, Long Beach
"I'm a busy entrepreneur with requirement to travel spontaneously. It has been very challenging to keep myself fit and healthy. First Step Fitness works well with my busy schedule and provides knowledge and discipline I need in a very professional manner. I am very happy and satisfied with the first class fitness programs and professional trainers they offer."
—Y. Lee, Long Beach
"I started off as a weak and scrawny kid and Mike turned me into a muscular Greek god. Before I started working out with Mike, I didn't really have any discipline in my workouts and I only knew basic workout routines. It was hard for me to get motivated to go to the gym. But when I started working out with Mike, I felt like I wasn't alone in my struggles and that I had someone to help me along. He motivated in every facet of my workouts. Even with just a little thing of eating right. The knowledge that I've gained, from being around Mike, has helped me immensely with my workouts and my general health. I’d recommend First Step Fitness to anyone looking to improve their fitness, health, and self-image."
—Robert Quiring, Newport Beach
"I have always enjoyed being active, playing sports, and working out, but I was one of those lucky girls that didn’t have to work out to be lean. When I turned 25 my body started being less lean and muscular and I realized I needed to learn how to really work out. I’m getting married this summer and want to look and feel amazing. What I really like about training with Mike, owner of First Step Fitness, is that every workout is a full body workout. I sweat a lot, feel my whole body working and am always exhausted by the end of the training session. I have been training with First Step Fitness for almost three months now and have lost 5 pounds and feel Amazing! Thanks First Step Fitness you are the bomb!"
—Alexis Altamoreno, Long Beach