“I really appreciated Dr. Silvers honesty in describing HIIT.He didn’t try to ‘sell’ it, but instead, offered a balanced review of the research, encouraging his listeners to use discernment when considering HIIT.

-Karly Ahrens

“Matt Silvers provided me with a new idea on how to continue my weight-loss/health journey.  HIIT seems to push people to new limits and Dr. Silvers was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting! Iwill try out HIIT and work on utilizing my metabolic and lactic timebombs.”

-Sam Earle

Just HIIT It: The Benefits of Interval Training

Matt Silvers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Health Sciences

Whitworth University

About Dr. Silvers:

W. Matthew Silvers is an Associate Professor in the Health Sciences department at Whitworth University and Event Director of the Iron May Challenge.  


He received his B.S. from Washington State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Idaho.  While on the Palouse, Matt volunteered with the Cougar Athletics and Vandal Athletics Strength and Conditioning programs, served as the Head Cross Country Coach for Pullman High School, taught strength and conditioning courses for both universities, and served as the Race Director for several running and triathlon events.  


His personal and professional interests include running, triathlons, building bicycles, coaching endurance athletes, and researching unique cross training strategies for runners, such as aquatic treadmill running, cycle sprint training, and circuit resistance training.