Matthew Wheatley was born and raised in Louisville, KY. His wife, Natalie, introduced him to CrossFit years ago and he has been practicing it ever since. After a few years of training, he joined CrossFit Bluegrass as an athlete in 2014.
At the start of 2016, Matthew and Natalie moved to Champaign, IL for Natalie’s work. While there, Matthew opened U Ave CrossFit in September of 2016. Over the past few years, Matthew has accumulated thousands of coaching hours under his CrossFit Level 1 certification. He plans on obtaining the CrossFit Level 2 certification as he continues to further his education.
Matthew and Natalie moved back to Louisville in November of 2019. He still owns U Ave CrossFit and manages it from afar with the help of his coaching staff. Matthew believes that CrossFit is the best way for people to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle. He is very excited to help the members at CrossFit Bluegrass achieve their fitness goals.
Matt also has competed in multiple CrossFit competition including the Battle of Bluegrass, CrossFit Open, and other team and individual local comp!