Mattie helped my then 20 year old son rehabilitate from a serious lower back injury. He suffered from an L5S1 disk herniation that led to severe pain and immobility.
My son could not bend over and touch his toes. Mattie patiently worked with him while providing a positive and encouraging training environment and used his knowledge of the human body to formulate a recovery plan.
With Mattie’s help my son made a full recovery and exceeded his pre-injury strength and flexibility metrics. Starting off, he could not complete basic mobility movements. By the end of his 20 week program he was deadlifting twice his body weight which is both amazing and unheard of considering his prior condition. He now plays on the hockey team for Long Beach State and is stronger than ever.
Mattie was key in helping my son reach his goals. I would highly recommend him for your personal training and coaching needs.
Mattie is an amazing coach! He is knowledgeable, caring and understanding. He set me up with a personalized online/virtual program, but it felt like I had a personal trainer with me all the time. When I started, I felt discouraged and frustrated with my body and weight. I was also very self-conscious. Mattie made me feel comfortable with my goals and made them realistic and attainable.
Before getting started, Mattie made sure that he asked me questions about my current fitness level and nutrition habits and made sure he understood my goals. We made small daily goals, as well as weekly goals. All of the little wins added up and I started to feel more confident with my body and overall health.
I checked in with Mattie weekly and we updated and modified my goals. He was very good about fielding my questions or concerns. Mattie really listened to me and tailored meal plans and fitness routines that were appropriate and achievable for where I was at on my fitness/health journey. He always offered and/suggested modifications when needed. I am so thankful for Matt and all he did to help me meet my fitness and health goals.
Working with Mattie changed my life in ways that words can’t even describe. I was always a heavy set kid with dreams of fitting in and feeling confident in my own skin. I had dreamt of competing in a bodybuilding show ever since I was 12 years old and decided to hire Mattie as a coach in January 2019.
In just 16 weeks I had dropped over 55 pounds, achieved my dreams of falling into single digit body-fat percentage, and won my class at The NPC West Coast Classic. Mattie opened my eyes to an entirely new understanding of bodybuilding with his extensive knowledge of nutrition and training regimens, while also pushing me through physical and mental doubts during my prep, which ultimately led to a victory in many different regards.
Mattie was there for me every step of the way, helping me regain motivation in times I fell short of my own expectations. He not only got me in the best shape of my life, but more importantly helped me grow into the best version of myself mentally, physically and spiritually.
Man, Ronny Camacho is amazing! He was such an incredible coach and I enjoyed my experience with him for the 6 months that I was with him training and getting prepped for my next competition. He helped me get through some of the lowest of the lows when I had no energy, no desire, and no will to even want to compete. He came in with his motivational words of wisdom and set me right. He's the type of trainer that not only gets your training program together, but he gets your life right. He has a certain amount of knowledge and wisdom that only comes with age and experience and my experience with him changed my life for the better. Not just in my fitness life, but in my actual life. In general, Ronny Camacho was one of the best parts of my training because he motivated me to want to do good for me and it wasn't about the destination it was about the journey that you were on.
There is no one word to describe Ronny so I will start with the first few that come to mind. Loyal, determined, honest and motivated. I have known Ronny most of my life and I have always been impressed with his desire to win, his compassion to help people, and his unrelenting passion for making himself, his family, and the people around him better. I admire Ronny's determination and dedication to his craft and his life. I have had the opportunity to work with the San Diego Chargers and other professional athletes and trainers and Ronny has the tools and knowledge equal to anyone in the business. I wish my twin daughters that play soccer would have the privilege of training with Ronny because I have full confidence that he would bring out their full potential.
For decades Ronny has been encouraging me to do a show. The family joke was that I would do it before I turned 50. Finally I built up the courage to complete at 49. Ronny carefully planned, prepared and guided me to compete in the 2017 Stingray Classic in Hawaii Placing 1st in the Open Division. Ronny is excellent at motivating and pays meticulous attention to detail. Preparing for competition is not easy but Ronny has made our journey a smooth and educational experience. He left no stone unturned and is a master of his craft. I can’t wait for our next journey.
Hi my name is Randy Ranches. I been working out for 20yrs plus and everyone always told me I looked good. I was self taught in my weight training, diet, etc. Till I went to my first bodybuilding show. It was a big eye opener, I saw people of different age groups just in ridiculous shape. At that time I was in a really dark place in my life and weight training was the only constant thing that was there. So I decided on actually doing a competition. I didn't know what I was getting myself into. So I gave Ronny Camacho a call who's like a brother to me. He is a no nonsense very intense individual, but very necessary in this kind of training and also in life principles. He changed my training style, cleaned up my diet and checked up on my progress on the daily even though we lived in different states. It was very hard at first...but when you see progress it’s just truly amazing. In 10 weeks I entered my first Bodybuilding show and entered in Men’s Physique and took 2nd in my class in the Open Division. He taught me if you put your efforts into this whole heartedly, you will come out a better you. This taught me that its ok to ask and get help. Get a professional that know their craft, and Ronny does. He helped me with my journey through my 10 week prep but more importantly also in my life. I can’t thank him enough for the experience I had and to take my body to a new level that I never dreamed I could get to.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined all that I accomplished this past year! I woke up one day, it was my 40th birthday and I wasn’t too happy about where I was physically. I did not feel healthy. I searched and searched for ways to lose weight and get my body back in shape. I am SO HAPPY I found my trainer! While it took my own hard work and determination, importantly it also took an amazing trainer like Ronny Camacho and the entire Physique Inc family by my side. Ronny is so smart and experienced. He knows all the ways to ensure losing weight in a healthy way and accomplish the goals I set out to obtain. He helped me on my journey to reach my fitness goal and got me to my first fitness competition. He was in my corner the entire time, guiding me, rooting me on and was the most influential person to set me up for success. I was provided a meal plan, workouts, and had constant contact with him regarding each transition period and phase. Even during my hardest times, he was there to help me, not only physically but emotionally and mentally. With his help I succeeded and I annihilated my goal! I can’t wait to start again this year and continue this journey with Ronny and the entire Physique Inc family!!
Zee Halaby Elkins
What can I say about my coach. He’s known via many names: Andrew, William, Walker and Coach. My relationship with Walker began with a simple follow on Instagram. I was starting my journey to lose weight and I remember seeing a random follow from an actual physique athlete local in my area, which I thought was pretty cool. He always showed encouragement towards me as he saw my work ethic in attaining my fitness goals. One faithful night I happened to run into him at the local 24 Hour Fitness that I worked out at and we both recognized one another. From the get go, Walker was and still is super approachable and extremely humble. I told him it was awesome to meet him and he gladly took a pic and we exchanged contact information.For the spam of the next few months we would regularly see each other at that gym. As I said earlier, Walker is super approachable and a very humble person, and we would sometimes go on tangents talking about anything really. From fitness, nutrition, sports, and life, no topic was really off limits.When it came to the topic of fitness and nutrition, Walker never shied away from my questions and would always gladly answer them and show his expertise in those areas. Because of that, I could sense his passion for fitness, nutrition, and the sport of bodybuilding. He didn’t have to answer my questions but he always did, and I am truly appreciative of that. I don’t think most people would have done that and help an overweight individual like myself at the time.The more and more we ran into each other, the more Walker saw how committed I was to attain my fitness and health goals. One day, he texted me and said, “I see how hard you work, and I don’t normally do this, but because of the dedication you have to attain your goals, I want to help you attain them. I’m very picky of who I coach but because I’ve seen how hard you work, when you’re ready, hit me up.” Working with Walker has honestly been one of the best decisions in my life, hands down. With his help I’m currently down 50+ pounds and counting. He truly cares about his clients and always has their best interest at heart. He knows when to push you, and also when to reign you in. He tells you like it is and doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to constructive feedback and criticism. He’s always available to answer any question I have about my current nutrition and training plan. But really the one thing I really appreciate, is that he’s available when I need someone to talk to if I’m not having the best day or I just need to vent or share my feelings about anything. He’ll go out of his way to make sure I’m okay or put my mind right to make sure we have continued success.By far the biggest thing that working with Walker produced is my confidence. Everyone I know says I’m a different person not just physically but mentally. He’s made me realize that with hard work, consistency, and dedication that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. For me, his coaching transcends fitness and nutrition, he’s also been a life coach of sorts as well. Because of working with him I don’t think I would have enrolled myself in the Cyber Security Bootcamp course I’m currently taking at UC Irvine. Again, he’s made me believe in myself that I can accomplish anything as long as I’m willing to work hard and stay dedicated.Going back to my initial thoughts about what can I say about my coach, there are not enough words to describe the quality of a person he is. I can say this, I don’t see him as just my coach and mentor or even a friend. I’m proud to say that I have gained another brother in my life of mine. ~ Eugene Young
Ronny Camacho has been a huge part of my growing gymnastics career for the past nine years of my life and was there every step of the way. Every single moment, inside and out of the gym, Ronny has been there training, encouraging, pushing and inspiring me to be the best gymnast and person I can be.During what would have been my first year competing at Level 9, something 'uneventful' occurred. I experienced a very rare injury called 'grip lock' which occurs when a gymnast's grips lock to the horizontal bar while the gymnast is still rotating. This causes severe damage to the forearms. At around 6:40 pm on December 14th, 2016, it happened to me and I fractured both ulnas and bent my radius. I arrived at the ER around 7:10 pm and within 10 minutes Ronny was there for me having driven across two cities to support me.After meeting with the doctors, they said it would be unlikely for me to be back on the gymnastics equipment in the next year. However, I think Ronny begged to differ. With two casts up to my elbows, I spent three days a week training my lower body and back. As soon as the casts came off and I got the 'ok' to use my wrists again, we were working that too. Only five months after the injury, I found myself in the gym doing giants - completely proving the doctors wrong!Now, here I am in 2018 ready to compete stronger than before as a Level 10 gymnast and I owe it all to Ronny. I want to thank him for being an amazing teacher and coach, and consider him as a member of my family. Thank you for doing everything possible to help me through my life and gymnastics!" - Armando Nicolas Visitacion
Before I worked with Christian as a prep client he was my posing coach. Even through posing sessions I knew this man was the real deal. Seeing how he was so diligent with his actual prep clients, I wanted to be a part of that. So in the beginning of 2016 I bulked for two months. I was so uncomfortable seeing my body grow but with Christian's guidance he assured me I had to be patient and to keep my eyes on the prize. Christian was there every step of the way. I don't only see him as a coach but a great mentor! Being on Prep is not just about your physical appearance it affects all parts of your life. That's what he would say, I didn't understand it at first and wasn't until I had to choose sleep over hanging out with friends, grocery shopping over family parties and the list goes on. I started to see physically, mentally,vemotionally and socially you are being challenged every single day and no one really gets it unless they are a part of this lifestyle. With Christian's personalized meal plans, cardio, training regiment, and recommendations for supplements I reached my personal goals. First goal was to place better then my last show. I took home second place and I am now a nationally qualified figure athlete. Second was to see my abs. I didn't do the cheeseburger and flashing a picture, but I saw an "8 pack". Lastly, to love myself all year round... on prep and off prep. Thank you Christian! I would have never gotten here if it wasn't for you. I'm in a good place in my life physically, mentally and emotionally. I don't think there is any coach/mentor that could top you. You are the real MVP. I know you really have a passion for this work it really shows. You see the art and its form when it comes to bodybuilding and I can respect that. Here's to our 2018 prep!! ~ Ashley Marquez
I had the privilege of working with coach Christian for my first two shows. When we initially met, I was nervous because posing was definitely something I had no experience doing. I had always been a gym rat and ate pretty consistently but Christians knowledge, patience, and expertise took me from an everyday gym Junkie, to a first place finish, an overall win, and a 2nd place finish in just my second show. Now I'm getting ready to obtain my Pro-Card in an industry I never new existed or thought I even belonged in! I can't wait to see where this year takes me and I couldn't ask for a better person to have in my corner than coach Christian! ~ Anthony Chinakwe
Working with Dave and his expert nutritional advice, I have seen a compete turn around in my body composition. I am adding lean tissue, losing fat, and seeing amazing strength gains in the gym. I cannot wait to see what 2019 holds for where I can take my physique!- Jamie Lawrence
I began working with Dave Kalick 5 years ago and the process couldn’t have been better. Ironically, I met Dave when I was 18 and told him that one day, I would use him to turn pro. My very first appearance at the USAs was a disaster and I placed 13th. I took a year off and I happened to run into Dave again and we decided to start prepping for the USAs that day. Fast forward a bit, I took 5th, then 3rd, and then finally won my class turning pro. We also did my first pro show last year taking a respectable 5th place in my first pro show. Since working with Dave, my body has grown correctly, safely and I have seen nothing but success in the shows I have done. By far the best decision I made in my bodybuilding career.
My very first appearance at the USAs was a disaster and I placed 13th. I took a year off and I happened to run into Dave again and we decided to start prepping for the USAs that day. Fast forward a bit, I took 5th, then 3rd, and then finally won my class turning pro. We also did my first pro show last year taking a respectable 5th place in my first pro show. Since working with Dave, my body has grown correctly, safely and I have seen nothing but success in the shows I have done. By far the best decision I made in my bodybuilding career. IFBB Pro - Daniel Alexander
I’ve been flying with Dave since May, 2017 after Shawn Rhoden introduced us. I can’t thank either of them enough for the guidance and motivation over the past year. Amateur or pro, Dave is your guy. Having Dave in your corner along with Physique Inc. definitely lifts a weight off your shoulders with the knowledge they have. Trust the process, and let Dave guide you to the top. ~ Justin Marvin
Hiring Physique Inc was the best decision I made when I decided to compete in my first bikini competition. I had been working out and lifting weights since my 20’s but at 41 years old, I found myself ready for a new challenge. A few of my friends who were new to fitness were competing in muscle contests and doing well and they encouraged me to also compete. At first I was intimidated but I realized that the only way for me to grow is to take myself out of my comfort zone and push myself to the next level. My friends recommended that I hire a coach to help me present my best package on stage and even though they recommended I join a “team,” I knew right away that I wanted to hire Stan McQuay and Physique Inc because I knew that Stan was established and respected in the bodybuilding industry. I also liked that Physique Inc provided one on one attention and focus. James Juge was my coach and provided me with diet instruction, workout schedules and motivation. He always made me feel like I was his one and only clclient. I followed his instruction and guidance for twelve weeks and on the day of my competition, I stepped on stage and took first place in my category! Coach James was patient but also knew how to challenge me just enough to show me that I could give even more than I ever believed. He believed in me. Mind over matter is what he would say and he was right. At the end of it all, I learned that I could accomplish anything I put my mind to … I won first place at my very first bikini competition but most importantly, I walked away healthier, happier and more confident than ever before. ~ Sasha Perez
Although I did not think I had a chance of winning, my cousin James offered to help me, and talked me into entering the Max Muscle transformation contest. I lived in Louisiana and he in California. I sent him beginning photos of myself and progress photos every few weeks, by which he wrote my nutrition/workout plan, and made adjustments throughout the process. I could not believe how my body was changing before my eyes in such a short period of time. I had worked out in the past, but never truly understood the importance of combining proper nutrition with the right exercises, cardio and supplements. In 12 weeks James took me from 251 lb and 20% body fat to 217 lb and 5% body fat, resulting in me winning the advanced division of a national contest that I would have never entered without his encouragement or won without his knowledge and expertise in nutrition and training.Jared Juge
I've known Jim for 25 years. From day 1 he was the guy most people at Gold's Gym went to for advice on diet and bodybuilding. Not only was he current with his knowledge and did a great job explaining every thing but he practiced what he preached. He always had one of the most impressive physiques around, either winning or placing top 3 in big time shows. Recently, I decided to compete in Mens Physique after a long layoff from bodybuilding. I know about a dozen coaches but hands down when I made my decision, Jim was the guy I was going to go to. In a matter of months he got me looking like I did in my 20's. By contest time I was ready to go and won my division. Because of Jim I qualified for Nationals and he is presently getting me ready for that. Without a doubt he is one of the best coaches in the country and as long as you are willing to work, I guarantee he will get you to your goal. ~ Tim Murphy
James was not only an incredible motivator and thorough planner when it came to getting me through my first competition, but his vast knowledge and experience in the fitness industry helped me tremendously. He pushed me past what I thought were my limits and gave me the confidence I needed to win my show, which was Ms. Los Angeles and then on to Ms. USA 2nd runner-up. ~ Tiffany Berumen
Jim Juge is the only reason why I was so successful in the Sport of Bodybuilding. Jim took me under his wing and taught me the proper form in working out each body part, nutrition, dieting and preparation for competitions. Jim’s vast knowledge in this sport is unmeasurable and I have been blessed to be a product of this. Raising a family and working full time, I was able to win numerous competitions including Mr California and The USA Championships where I earned my IFBB Pro Card. ~ Tevita Aholelei