The Weight is Over: Video Alignment

Matthew R. Lister from The Align Studio has been creating informational videos for some months now.

Matthew R. Lister of Align Private Training. Photo by Brad Garrison.

Matthew R. Lister of Align Private Training. Photo by Brad Garrison.

At first, he was pretty serious.

Align Studio Atmosphere

Posted by Align Chico on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

For many months, Matthew was recording himself, which worked fine, such as in this short clip about chasing weight loss. The key: Focus on behaviors, not the goal.

Are you tired of chasing weight loss? Have you ever heard the saying…IF YOU CHASE HAPPINESS, IT WILL RUN FROM YOU. FOCUS ON GRATEFULNESS, AND HAPPINESS WILL FIND YOU!" The same rule applies to weight loss. DON'T FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSSFOCUS ON HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

Posted by Align Chico on Thursday, March 30, 2017

.Here Matthew talks about the importance of not comparing ourselves to anyone else.


Posted by Align Chico on Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Since then Matthew and Jason K. Koons, Align’s uber videographer, have cranked out a slew of short videos in a Q&A series that cover the gamut of issues, from weight loss and fatigue to knee and back pain, and lots of topics in between.

Not only are the videos informative, but I love the playful, sometimes silly interaction between Matthew and Jordan. (One day, it would be fun if Matthew filmed Jordan, just so we could see the man behind the camera.)

Many of you have lamented that you want to work out at Align, too, but you can’t, for various reasons. Here’s your chance to learn from Matthew via video. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. By the way, Matthew and his fellow Align Group trainers are always looking for new material from which to create new videos, so feel free to post your questions below.

In the meantime, here are some videos worth watching.

How to fix back pain via pelvic alignment.

How To Fight Back Pain: Part 1

How To Fight Back Pain! Matthew R. Lister is going to take THREE EPISODES in our Q&A Series to go over some of the reasons for back pain and how to conquer them.PLEASE COMMENT BELOW WITH YOU QUESTIONS!!!Sign Up on our website @

Posted by Align Redding on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

And how to fix knee pain.

How to Cure Knee Pain

Q&A Episode 7: Let's fix that Knee Pain. Matthew R. Lister is here to give 3 easy ways to cure the pain.REMEMBER TO POST YOUR QUESTION IN THE COMMENTS!

Posted by Align Redding on Friday, July 7, 2017

How to get back in the game after taking time off.

How to Get Back into Working Out

Q&A Episode 6 is here!In this episode, Matthew R. Lister shares 3 ways to get oneself back into the game.LEAVE YOUR QUESTION IN THE COMMENTS!!!!

Posted by Align Redding on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

But Matthew is not the only Redding Aligner to make videos. Redding trainer Andrea Charroin – yes, a former pastry chef – gives some tips about healthy snacks.

Healthy Snack Ideas!

Episode 8 is Here! Check out Andrea Charroin in her premiere episode where she provides two healthy snack ideas!

Posted by Align Redding on Monday, July 10, 2017





Doni Chamberlain
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12 Responses

  1. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    This was a fun and informative way to start Thursday.  Thanks.  Can’t ask a question now; I have to go align my pelvis.

  2. Avatar K. Beck says:

    Where does Andrea buy those corn tortillas?

  3. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    Andrea, could you share your guacamole recipe?

  4. Matthew R Matthew R says:

    Doni you are so funny. It is hilarious to watch the evolution of the Q&A Series. We have made a little progress in the last 12 months haven’t we? 😉

  5. Avatar conservative says:

    Medicare will now pay providers $785 for prediabetics who lose 5% of body weight.  $810 if they lose 9%.  Details at

    The cost savings for Medicare is more than twice the cost of the program.  Fraud prevention details in the article.

    Seems to me like Align may have an opportunity.

  6. Avatar Linda Nelson says:


    I’d love to have your suggestions on strengthening the shoulders and upper back.

    Thanks so much!