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Charlie Cates, M.S. is a mastery level Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist (MATm), an 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 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.
Charlie specializes in managing and improving the function of his clients’ muscular system through the MAT® process and utilizing RTS™ principles.
He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @CharlieCates!
Julie Cates, MATm, RTSm, CPT
Julie Cates is an experienced, certified, and insured National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer and mastery level Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) Specialist (MATm). She is one of 88 certified mastery level Resistance Training Specialists™ (RTSm) in the world.
Julie loves to train new excercisers and is a proud graduate cum laude from the University of Florida. She earned her degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology
As an education lover, Julie has taken on the role of leading the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education’s (AAPTE) Chicago-area hub for personal training certification and education. AAPTE provides in-depth education and continuing education for personal trainers and prospective personal trainers.
In her free time, Julie loves to dance! Julie is still active in a dance company with yearly performances of tap , lyrical, jazz,