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founder

Scott McWilliam

Founder of Muscular System Solutions and co-founder of Lateral Fitness. Scott has been involved in the fitness industry since 2004, but has been involved in sports and exercise his entire life. He made a life changing decision his sophomore year of high school to loose 75 pounds. Scott realized his love of weight lifting in his senior year of high school after his baseball and swimming career ended cause he needed something to keep his weight in control. 

This was the beginning of his life calling. He dove head first into working out and competed in his first bodybuilding competition in 2003, winning his weight class. What goes up must come down. Scott's bodybuilding career came to a screeching halt with a back injury. After his back was "healed", he decided to make his career official and attend NPTI in 2004 and obtained his first personal training position at Fitness Formula Club (FFC) in the Gold Coast. As his hours and the demand on his body increased he was continually plagued with a constant back issue, which interfered with his workouts. He was introduced to massage therapy shortly after his hire to FFC. Scott had good results allowing him to get back to lifting, so he decided to become a licensed massage therapist to understand the muscular system more to help his clients. Massage was the tip of the iceberg in his education. Scott then learned about Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques™ which focused on improving muscular function, between 2009 and 2013 he not only became a MAT Specialist, but he received his MATm and Mastery as a Resistance Training Specialist™. 

Scott's back problem was finally resolved from getting regular Muscle Activation Techniques treatments and adopted a new mindset on exercise. By learning how to slowly improve muscular tolerance and realizing workout is a marathon not a sprint. His back is stronger than ever. Scott's passion to understand the muscular system is endless. He is continually striving for excellence.

 

Certifications

  • NPTI (National Personal Training Institution) Certified Personal Trainer (2004)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (New School of Massage 2007)
  • Certified MAT (Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques™) Specialist (2009)
  • Certified Resistance Training Specialist™ Mastery (2012)
  • Certified MAT Master Specialist (2013)

 

     
     

     
     
     

     

    Cyndi Burman

    Cyndi’s passion for working with the human muscular system derives from the benefits she experienced in her own body when she first received Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT™) as a client. She fortuitously learned of MAT at a time when she was experiencing pain, numbness and tingling for which her healthcare provider was unable to offer an “illness-based” solution.  That initial interaction with MAT gave her the symptomatic relief she sought but it was her delight in the unexpected results ~ strength, control and body awareness ~ that fueled her desire to share the experience with others and propelled her enrollment in the MAT specialist program in 2008.  As Cyndi learns more about the human musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems as well as the power of MAT and strategic exercise to increase the body’s ability to tolerate the forces of exercise and daily activities, her enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others intensifies.

    Cyndi has continued her study of human movement through formal advanced MAT™ and MATRx™ coursework, Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) classes and a Client Intake assessment program as well as independent research, collaborative study and practical application. She brings the same logical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail to her MAT practice that she developed and used to serve her clients in her prior life as a corporate attorney.

     

    Certifications

    • Certified MAT (Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques™) Specialist (2010)
    • ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer (2013)
    • Certified MAT Master Specialist (2013)
    • Certified MATRx Foot and Hand Specialist (2015)
    • Certified MATRx Full Body Specialist (2017)