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In Matt’s most popular speech, he asks the all-important question of his audiences: What do you believe is possible? To achieve more than others think is possible you have to believe more than others think is possible. What you believe shapes your entire reality. If he can overcome being a high school dropout, addiction, obesity, and six felony convictions, how much more can each and every one in the audience achieve? The answer is simple…they can achieve exactly what they BELIEVE they can achieve!


In this highly requested speech, Matt explains addiction as a disease and how exercise can help people overcome common obstacles during the recovery process such as participation, compliance and the “I’m sober, now what?” syndrome. Matt relays how exercise can reduce cravings, improve mood and self-confidence therefore reducing the risk of relapse. Matt gives tips on how to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle to engage in during times previously spent getting high as well as establishing a new contact sphere. 


This is a powerful speech where Matt focuses on the role his faith played in overcoming adversity in his life as well as his continued success. He relays stories of God’s protection throughout troubled times including a drug overdose and four years in federal prison. Matt also addresses the James 2:14 principle of faith without action: at the end of the day, you must get off your knees, on your feet, and take ownership of your life.  


My Background

Matthew D. Hirschberg is a motivational speaker, best-selling author, and fitness professional who enjoys sharing his life story and the lessons he has learned along the way. He is a proud member of Speakers for Change and the National Speakers Association, whose audiences have included detention centers, recovery facilities, schools, and churches, as well as business and professional settings. Matt’s extraordinary journey serves as proof that any obstacle in life can be overcome. His story is one of redemption and a great reminder that personal responsibility helps pave the road to success.

From his early days involving drugs, prison, and obesity to his current stage of life where he is a successful entrepreneur, business owner and speaker, Matt’s speeches help his audiences reexamine and take stock of their own lives through his “Life Prescriptions” – the proven life lessons he has learned from his unbelievable experiences.

Once hitting rock bottom, Matt had to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and try to put them back together. He decided to take personal responsibility for his life and the poor decisions of his past, Matt focused on his health, business acumen and his faith. Since then, he has been able to build a new life on the foundation of his old one. From dropping out of high school to a life of crime and drugs, to a four-year stint in a federal prison, to his battle with obesity, he has overcome much and inspired others along the way.

Today, Matt has been blessed with a career that allows him to help other people by improving lives one event at a time and his speaking platform is just another example of that. He is a partner with Body Renew Fitness and a Master Trainer, State Representative, and Subject Matter Expert through the National Federation of Professional Trainers. Matt holds separate certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, CrossFit, Trigger Point, TRX, and ViPR. He is also an Internationally Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, a Certified Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader, and the former co-chairman of Clean, Inc. (Community and Law Enforcement Against Narcotics). Matt currently resides in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he has been featured multiple times on television, radio, and newspaper.


What an inspiration Matt is! It was truly an honor and a privilege to hear you speak Matt! Thank you for sharing your story and your passion! You are exactly what this world needs more of! 
Crystel Lynn Smith - Best-Selling Author of It's All About Me

Matthew Hirschberg is an expert in his field of health and fitness, and also in business management and team development. Matthew is a motivational leader who effectively communicates and leads by example to get results. His passion for helping people and for making a positive difference in the lives of those around him is evident in his work ethic and in his ability to move people to action. He is an inspiration to many, and it shines through in his gift for motivational public speaking as well as in his personal and professional relationships. 
Angie Pattengale - NFPT Certification Director

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Winchester, Virginia

Addiction Recovery
Health & Fitness
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Matt holds dual expertise in the worlds of both fitness and Recovery. He is an Internationally Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Certified Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader, and the former co-chairman of Clean, Inc. He is also a Master Fitness Trainer, and Subject Matter Expert through the National Federation of Professional Trainers. As a partner and COO of Body Renew Fitness, he oversees 3 gym locations and over 150 employees!