Fitness Independence: Freedom from Exercises You Hate

Fun and Fit interview certified personal trainer and proponent of “Fitness Independence,” Matt Schifferle

Listen in to Matt Schifferle, creator of the whose philosophy of “Fitness Independence” is based on the principal that pleasure and enjoyment are essential qualities in an effective exercise program.

We ask Matt:

  • You use a phrase “Fitness Independence.” What is Fitness Independence exactly? Why is this important for motivation and goal achievement?
  • What if someone really does not enjoy any aspect of exercise. What then?
  • Does it ultimately matter is exercisers truly enjoy working out as long as they comply? That is, what if the goal is strong enough to drive the process, even if the process (working out) is not fun?
  • What steps can listeners take to connect a passion or happy activity with exercise, if exercise is not a happy activity?
  • Lastly, what does “Red Delta Project” really mean? How is that linked to fitness?

Matt shares his positive outlook and mind-changing philosophy through his website,, his YouTube channel, weekly newsletter and Twitter updates. After training clients for more than 10 years, he believes that ultimately you can and must connect enjoyment with exercise in order to succeed.  And he has helped many skeptical clients do just that! When Matt is not training you can find him hiking and racing his mountain bike in the green mountains of Vermont.

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About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!


  1. Laurie Mackeson says:

    Thanks Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams for taking the time to have Matt as a guest speaker on your program “Fitness Independence: Freedom from Exercises You Hate”.

    His message resonate loud and effectively all the way Down Under (Australia) where I live. i have been a follower of Fitness Independance for the past (just under) 2 years.

    Like all good leaders, Matt ‘goes out in front’ and challenges people to follow in his direction using the most efficent/effect path for themselves.

    Looking forward to hearing him again on your program. It was legen…….wait for it…….dairy! :-)

    Cheers – Laurie