our team

biopic01Ryan Overturf
CO-FOUNDER – MATm | MATRX | RESISTANCE TRAINING SPECIALIST

Prior to starting The Move Project, Ryan formerly served as the Vice President of Business Development and Education for TELOS Consulting and was the Assistant Director of Ortho-Kinetic Training for TELOS Fitness Center. From 2002-2010, Ryan was an international certifying instructor for the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research, overseeing the content and teaching of the Biomechanics of Resistance Training Course. Throughout the past 12 years, Ryan has established himself as an elite Trainer in the health and fitness industry. He is a Biomechanics Consultant, MAT Specialist, and Trainer for athletes ranging from Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, professional tennis, along with numerous professional golfers. Along with these athletes, he has worked with a wide variety of clients from post-rehabilitation to general fitness.  A native of Taos, New Mexico, Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico, and continues his studies in anatomy, bio-mechanics, and human movement & performance.

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biopic02William Branham
CO-FOUNDER – MATM | MATrx

Prior to starting The Move Project, William worked for over 4 years as an Ortho-Kinetic trainer/therapist at the Telos Fitness Center in Dallas. Before that he was an Elite level trainer with 24 hr fitness for 3 years. William is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and the Cooper Institute and also holds certifications with Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Specialist, Active Release Techniques (ART) Therapist, and is a certified Massage Therapist. Since 2007, William has been an international certifying instructor for the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research, overseeing breakout sessions for the Biomechanics of Resistance Training Courses.  William works with clients from a wide range of goals including post rehabilitation, general fitness, sports performance and pain reduction. A native of Lubbock, Texas, William Branham holds a Business degree from Texas Tech University and continues his studies in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and human performance.

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biopic03Seth Bridges
 DIRECTOR OF TrainING | MAT Specialist

Seth is a graduate from University of Texas at Tyler where he majored in Biology.  Before transferring to UT-Tyler, Seth attended Tyler Junior College and was a member of the nationally ranked Apache tennis team, placing 2nd at Nationals in Doubles and as a team.  Over the past two years Seth has been a Personal Trainer, Tennis Instructor and Swimming Instructor for clients and athletes of all levels.  Prior to joining The Move Project, he was the owner/operator of his training and coaching company.  He is a certified trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, The Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research and continues his studies in anatomy, bio-mechanics, physiology, and human performance.  In his free time Seth enjoys spending time with his wife, Natalie and their two children.

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lauren-phillips-moveLauren Phillips
PROFESSIONAL TRAINER

Lauren is a graduate of Baylor University, where she majored in Health Science Studies / Pre Physical Therapy with an emphasis in health, fitness, and wellness. Lauren has loved being involved in dance, gymnastics, track, and cheerleading from K through high school, and was also a cheerleader on Baylor’s All-Girl Spirit Squad all four years. Her passion for fitness and conditioning comes from her personal experience of training and recovery from injuries. A native of Rockwall, Lauren is excited to pursue a career that will encourage and help others to achieve their highest potential in conditioning and movement.

billie-nguyenBillie Nguyen
PROFESSIONAL TRAINER

Billie is a Biology Graduate from Texas Woman’s University with a minor in Nutrition and Child Development. While attending TWU, she developed a deep passion for learning about the physiology of the human body, and how movement along with nutrition can help an individual feel and perform better. She has studied a variety of training methods such as E.L.D.O.A. designed by Osteopath Guy Voyer, as well as many different nutritional strategies. Her desire is to help coach people holistically, through science based knowledge, get to their optimal health.

Christian Phillips
DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE | MATm | RTSm

Christian Phillips was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA but has roots in Texas, as he attended the University of West Texas A&M, where he played defensive back on a football scholarship. There he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis on Sports and Exercise Science. Prior to joining The Move Project, Christian owned and operated Muscle Activation South Bay and has been a professional fitness trainer in Los Angeles for more than 15 years – but he’s no regular trainer. Christian is an award-winning, Master Certified Muscle Activation Technique Specialist (MATm) and a Master Certified Resistance Training Specialist (RTSm), using exercise mechanics to help improve performance. Christian’s science-based, strategic approach has helped people from 9 to 90 (years old) get the most from their bodies by evaluating and assessing their muscular systems and creating customized training plans to yield the best results for each one’s specific needs and goals. Utilizing his specialized MAT skill set, he serves clients with various needs, ranging from post-rehabilitation, and general fitness, to collegiate and professional athletes in the NCAA, NFL, CFL, MLB and AVP. A true student of MAT and the anatomy of the human body, Christian is ever-learning, and uses his knowledge to help others. He is an authoritative consultant to health clubs and personal trainers, and conducts learning sessions on MAT for individuals who want to learn more about how exercise mechanics relate to muscular function and the impact they have on movement and high-level performance.