Matthew D. Hirschberg
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After experiencing Matt's story and the words of wisdom he has to share, one’s life cannot help but be changed for the better.
Matthew D. Hirschberg is a motivational speaker and best-selling author who enjoys sharing his life story and the lessons he has learned along the way. His audiences have included detention centers, recovery facilities, schools, 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 body at a time and his speaking platform is just another example of that. He is currently the Chief Operations Officer of 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, TRX and ViPR. He is also the co-chairman of Clean, Inc. (Community and Law Enforcement Against Narcotics) as well as a Peer Recovery Coach through the McShin Foundation. Matt resides in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he has been featured multiple times on television, radio and newspaper.
Believe More to Achieve More
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!
Fitness for Sobriety
In this highly requested speech, Matt talks about 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.
Faith: The Prescription for Life
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.