Matt Kitzi

Trainer / CF-L2 / CF-Kids Coordinator

Certifications and Seminars

CrossFit Level 1 / CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Games Staff Volunteer


Born and raised in mid-Missouri, Matt has an impressive athletic background ranging from football and basketball, to trail running, mountain biking, and kickboxing. If there’s a sport to try, he’s game to give it a go.

He discovered CrossFit after being driven off Boone County’s wilderness running trails during a particularly harsh winter. He labored through his first WOD (100 burpee pull-ups, for time) without finishing, then immediately signed up as one of our first members. He later obtained his CF-L1, then his CrossFit Kids certification and CF-L2. He particularly enjoys coaching athletes new to CrossFit, especially on gymnastics and bodyweight movements. He is the Coordinator and Co-Founder of our CrossFit Kids program.

Outside of CrossFit Fringe, Matt is a partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP, a large regional law firm, and the former Commissioner of Securities for the State of Missouri. His wife, Laura, is a strong CrossFitter in her own right, and his kids, Ava and Boone (4), are likely 2029 CrossFit Games competitors.

Some fun facts:

Favorite WOD: “Nate” (Muscle Ups! Handstand Pushups!)
Least Favorite WOD: “Karen” (Wall Balls . . . .)
Best WOD Music: Drive By Truckers + Jane’s Addiction + James McMurty + Beastie Boys = America