Charlie Cates, M.S. is a mastery level Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist (MATm), a MATRx® Full Body Specialist, a mastery level Resistance Training Specialist® (RTSm), and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Charlie attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in 2010, where he played varsity basketball for four years. In 2016 he graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master of Science degree in exercise science.
A type-1 diabetic, he is the co-owner of Muscle Activation Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL. He is an instructor for the Muscle Activation Techniques® program, introducing students of all different backgrounds to the MAT® process since 2014.
Charlie specializes in managing and improving the function of his clients’ muscular system through the MAT® process and utilizing RTS® principles, helping his clients stay active and feel strong throughout their entire life.
He is the author of the soon-to-be-released book "The Exercise For Life Method", and the co-host of the weekly podcast Exercise Is Health with his wife, Julie.