How does an ordinary person begin to do extraordinary things? Who would ever think about going back to college at the age of forty, after being recently remarried and beginning a new family? Who would after six years of college at a major Big Ten University wrapping up a long forgotten bachelors degree decide to continue on and spend another three years in a Masters degree program? Who would after graduating with a Masters degree in a technological field decide to pursue a year’s worth of training in the health and fitness field to become a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist from one of the most demanding of all certifications, NASM? Who, while working toward the personal training certification would decide to prepare and compete in a body building contest as a rookie, one month before his 51st birthday? And who would develop a radio talk show on the CoSozo Radio Network that narrowcasts to baby boomers, deep dives into all quality of life issues facing boomers, and brings positive talk radio to life (aptly named, “Boomers Rock”?)
Meet Thomas Matt, an ordinary guy who accomplishes extraordinary things? He never lets the thought of failure ever enter his mind, continues to reach for the highest of stars and has the vision to see through the darkest of night. And he hopes the same for you!
Thomas Matt is a small town Michigan boy, who grew up playing baseball and football just being a regular kid. He was never that great of an athlete, a competitor, but lazy as far as pushing it to the farthest of limits. The kid had talent, but was too social to take his God-given talent seriously, like many kids of the 70’s.
Making a move to Southern California in 1980 on the premise of finishing college, Thomas spent more time as a bartender and partier than a serious student, flaming out in 1983. At the time, needless to say, fitness and nutrition weren't exactly his strong suit. Becoming a dad in 1986 did little to settle the party boy down, and after a nasty divorce, he decided in 1995 to move back to his roots of small town Mid-Michigan to raise his now seven year old daughter. The party boy was slowly growing out of his bad habits.
As what happens to so many people of his generation Thomas realized that being in your mid thirties and having a serious issue with alcohol, it was time to seek counseling and change his ways. He was not getting any younger, any thinner and would never attract that right person living that life. Fat and out of shape beer drinking lushes are not all that attractive to quality women.
By 1999, getting sober, in shape, and finding the key to life in healthier living, Thomas reconnected with a high school sweetheart, and was married in 2001. Only through making a major lifestyle change, finding his “why”, could this have ever happened. Change, though hard, is still very doable, if you have that desire and that “why”. Thomas still was on the fitness rollercoaster, nutrition was still a mystery, exercise is great, however if you don’t eat right your level of fitness will never match any effort you put out. It was not until a serious illness in 2008 that he had an epiphany that rooted him firmly in new behaviors and a new lifestyle. He discovered that being in decent shape, (a good thing), is nothing like being in great shape and life changed forever.
Flash forward to 2009 and the dream of a lifetime was born, building a health and wellness business to rival no other. Deriving the desire of giving back, pulling coaching skills from poor lessons of the past, building on the new never give up attitude, the ordinary guy reinvented himself and now is the founder with his wife Sandra of Boomers Rock Media LLC.
In 2010, with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Telecommunication Information Studies and Management completed he decided to pursue a personal training certification suggested by the staff at Michigan State University, NASM. Now completed Thomas has built a health and wellness business with his wife Sandra, who is in the process of augmenting her Bachelor’s degree in Medical technology with a certification in nutrition and wellness/ weight management, she additionally is in house talk show producer.
The core mastermind group consists of Sandy, along with Christine Andrew and Mickey Hadick, and together they have and are in the process of taking Boomers Rock Media LLC and CoSozo to the highest of levels of success, with the mantra of providing a diverse and consistent approach to health and wellness, networking and building a mass media empire rivaled by some as the finest in the country.
Tom is also the author of the award winning book "Maximize Your Quality of Life- The 200% Solution", the blueprint for all boomers in the 21st century.
Thomas competed in the Flint All Natural Body Building contest in Flint Michigan, in April of 2010 and as a rookie competitor, placed 3rd in the Grand Master category, men over 50 years old, utilizing only whole foods and strength training. Gaining the knowledge necessary to help others who are seeking to lose those unwanted pounds from years of neglect, this ordinary guy has gained the awareness to help you get your body back. Who better to counsel than a former hard partying, overweight guy who has been through the darkest of tunnels, only to come out on the other side a new man?
As Director of Inspirement and Chief of Sunshine Blowing Tom can help you enter the "Refirement Zone" and "Ignite Your Life" by delivering his energy and passion for life and build that transitional, inspirational life.
Don't rely on entitlements, rely on the "Boomers Rock" collective of experts and family, the future is bright when you listen to the CoSozo Network daily show.