Upright Health - Improve posture, mobility, and strength

We give you truly personal training.

Improve your posture, mobility, and strength.

Feel comfortable and confident in your body.

Get your life back.




It's our mantra known all over the internet. But what does it mean?

It means we believe in your ability to be better. We believe you should expect to be able to move and feel good no matter how "old" you are. We believe we can help you, because we have helped many people like you.





We do

personal training

the right way.

Whether you're feeling creaky and weak, are afraid to pick up your kids or grandkids, just want to get back to a little jogging, or want to be able to hit the slopes hard, we're going to help you be better.

We've helped moms, dads, grandparents, nurses, doctors, and physical therapists get their lives back.

We've helped Navy SEALs, diplomatic security operatives, NFL Athletes, and weekend warriors learn how to keep their bodies moving well.

We've helped programmers, managers, and executives from organizations like Google, Apple, Yahoo, Paypal, LinkedIn, SRI International, Tesla (among others) regain and maintain their physical mobility and strength to give them the confidence they need to excel.

As experts in corrective exercise and orthopedic personal training, we believe it's our job to help you keep your body ready for your life.

Whether it's pain, posture, or performance, Upright Health can help you solve the puzzle that's keeping you from achieving your goals.

Our clients come to us for many reasons.

  • relieve and solve back pain
  • undo knots in the neck
  • fix poor posture from bad habits and long periods at the computer
  • restore full range of motion to their shoulders
  • learn how to truly heal foot pain
  • resolve knee pain
  • address imbalances in muscle strength and activation to prevent injuries and boost performance
  • get rid of aching in the hips
  • put an end to nerve pain in their arms and hands
  • soothe burning, aching, and other kinds of pain in the shoulders and upper back
  • increase mobility for sports and daily life
  • improve flexibility
  • increase strength
  • fine-tune movement form for athletic performance
  • and maintain physical health to enjoy physical vitality and independence for life!

Our clients love working with us.

After a month or two I was feeling very good and no longer suffered the distraction of pain and numbness during my busy workdays.

In the first session with Matt, there was an obvious improvement in my hand and neck symptoms. After a month or two I was feeling very good and no longer suffered the distraction of pain and numbness during my busy workdays.

I’ve been training with Matt since 2015, and my neck and hand barely ever bother me anymore. This frees me to focus my mental energy on my work without worrying about whether my body is going to be the limiter in the productivity or enjoyment of any given day or week!

The improvements in flexibility, and, to my surprise, lower body strength have been dramatic. I am stronger, and more flexible, than I have ever been at any time in the last 30 years and more confident in my mobility.

...Truly one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Thank you, Matt, Trevor and Upright Health.

Since working with Upright Health I feel faster and stronger on the ice and more confident in my body.

As an athlete, the most important result since I’ve been working with Upright Health is that I’ve had compliments (quite a lot) on how my game has improved. That’s the best result one can hope for.

Whenever we have run into a new challenge, he has problem solved based on my body’s unique issues and not off a cookie cutter approach.

I’ve been training with Matt since the end of 2013, and in that time my hips have improved notably. Though long days of uninterrupted sitting can still make tightness and discomfort return, my hips in general feel much more mobile and healthy, which is really a welcome surprise given how long my hips have been stiff.

For the first time in more than a decade – probably since my 20’s – I started to feel amazing, not just healthy.

Today, Matt and Upright Health are an extremely important part of my life. While we fixed many of the issues I had with my body, at 50+ new ones show up from time to time, so keeping focused on a healthy body and mind is as necessary as breathing air and drinking water for me. I cannot recommend Matt and the Upright team enough.

I flew to Palo Alto from NYC and within the first session, I already noticed I was walking better.

I flew to Palo Alto from NYC and within the first session, I already noticed I was walking better. By the end of 4 sessions with Kristen (2 Skype and 2 live), I was able to hike the Grand Canyon with very little pain. After a couple more sessions in Redwood City two months later, I built up to deadlifting 120 pounds (more than my body weight), squatting with 50 pounds, and I am now easing back into doing burpees and other intense exercises I’ve missed for so long!

I can’t thank the team at Upright Health enough for giving me my life back!

Adam CEO of Quora
Bob Murphy
Joey C. Science Education Researcher
Andrew CEO and Co-founder of Course Hero
Steve Cadigan Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures
Manasi S. Medical Doctor

Meet Our Team of Personal Trainers


His own battle with chronic pain from the age of 16 in his feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, and head gives him a uniquely thorough understanding of musculoskeletal pain, the ways in which it can undermine an entire life, and the mental and physical hurdles that keep people from getting out of it.

Matt was certified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration by the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO, is an Egoscue certified Posture Alignment Specialist Level II. He is also certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and as an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist through ACE. He studies books, videos, and blogs on rehabilitative and strength training constantly.

When not at the office, he's stretching in the living room, learning dance or gymnastics moves, or riding a bike with his son in tow.


Trevor’s journey in personal training and movement improvement began with a shoulder injury. While playing collegiate football he sustained multiple shoulder dislocations that led to shoulder labral tears. He navigated the medical system for years with physical therapy, surgery, and more physical therapy but was never able to return to the field based on the medical approach to his problems.

After years of personal study and experimentation, Trevor has been able to return to full capacity in multiple activities including powerlifting, gymnastics, mixed martial arts, and basketball.

His goal with every client is to avoid cookie-cutter approaches and to implement the simplest, most appropriate strategies to aid them in achieving their personal goals.


Vincent began his journey in health and fitness as a competitive powerlifter. Despite achieving advanced levels of strength that set California state records in his weight class, he found himself continually plagued by recurring injuries and subsequent plateaus that he could not find effective, practical, and sustainable solutions to.

Using his analytical skills and obsessive drive, he's spent years working through his own physical hurdles and movement dysfunctions and helping countless clients with theirs. Over time, he has developed a deeply nuanced knowledge base to help others systemically take back control of their bodies. He takes pride and pleasure in being able to break down strength and movement principles so they're accessible to everyone.


Mitch’s interest in human movement began as a collegiate basketball player. During this time he ran into lower back issues — at times unable to walk or sit without debilitating pain. After receiving ineffective and frustrating advice, he knew he had to learn how to fix himself.

Now, without even a thought of back pain, he currently pursues rock climbing, hand balancing, and dance. He moves his body in ways he never thought possible.

From solving his own back pain, he’s developed an understanding of how the body works, and he applies that knowledge to help train others out of pain. He's passionate about addressing the factors that lead to dysfunction of the body and developing preventative measures to help people enjoy their lives without fear.


(Upright Health - Tenafly, New Jersey)

In his early-to-mid-twenties, Maks suffered from debilitating and chronic hip pain that severely impacted his quality of life. He was told he needed hip surgery to fix femoroacetabular impingement.

In 2014, after exhausting all the traditional methods for relief, he got on the path out of pain as an Upright Health client. He successfully avoided hip surgery.

This experience triggered a passion for movement. Maks decided to leave his career as an attorney to help people suffering like he had. He implements principles from functional and natural movement to teach clients how to understand their bodies and discover what is actually behind their pain and dysfunction.

Maks is a nature junkie. When he’s not evaluating clients’ movement patterns, he's exploring his own movement capabilities in the great outdoors.


Chris was a highly competitive wrestler in high school and wrestled for various club teams in college. 

After a few years off from grappling he found Jiu Jitsu in 2011. It was in these Jiu Jitsu years Chris started to notice shoulder issues, particularly loss of mobility in the overhead position. As time went on this became a big hindrance to his Jiu Jitsu practice and daily life. 

He now takes the principles he learned from trapping people in painful positions to help his clients untrap themselves from their painful positions. In addition to training clients toward their movement goals, Chris is the man behind-the-scenes keeping UprightLIVE up and running during the live streams. 

Chris is also an avid outdoorsman. In a post-apocalyptic scenario, Chris would lengthen Upright Health’s total survival time by at least two full months. 

How can we help you?


We help you move right with truly personal coaching in person and online. Locations in Silicon Valley and New York/New Jersey.


Our self-guided programs help you make principled decisions and solid progress toward your goals.


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