Matthew Mercer

Las Vegas, NV USA
Matthew Mercer

Business Owner / Pilates Instructor / Owned by a Cat

If I have to briefly sum it up, I would choose those words. I came to Pilates to help control my low back and sciatic pain that developed during my first career as a stagehand, training in martial arts, and injuries sustained in a skydiving accident in 1994.

By trade I have 20 years of experience as a lighting-guy / show electrician. I had the fantastic opportunity to work shows like Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, EFX!, Mamma Mia, and Phantom of the Opera. At the tender age of 40 I found myself 70 lbs overweight, unhappy with the direction my life was taking and decided to do something about it.

In the process of making my transformation I started following my new dream of owning a fitness business. In January, 2013 I had the opportunity to become the new owner of A Body In Balance, a Pilates studio in Las Vegas Nevada. Today I enjoy my new life helping others maintain or re-discover a high quality and active lifestyle.

I am a BASI Pilates graduate and a certified fitness trainer through the ISSA. I am also certified in Metabolic Resistance Training and hold a black belt/sash in Karate and Gung Fu.

…and of course, my cat’s name is Hamlet.