Mattaes has a Bachelor’s Degree from AUT in Sport and Recreation, majoring in Sport and Exercise Science. He is passionate about coaching others to develop general physical skills so they can continue to learn and grow, be adaptable to new tasks and ready for the variety of challenges we face in everyday life.
Mattaes has a keen interest in prehabilitation, rehabilitation and diverse movement practice. He has been involved in a wide variety of competitive sports including Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, Athletics, Rugby U, Baseball etc. and continues to search for new ways to express physicality.