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Matt Ryan

MR. Ryan -Weights and Personal Fitness classes

Graduated from Concord High in 1997

B.S. Environmental Biology from UC Davis in 2002.

Began teaching at Concord High in 2005.

Physical Education and Biological Sciences Credential 

Certified Instructor of American Red Cross for CPR/AED and 1st aid training


Distance learning 2020-2021

Dear Students:

Please join me on my Google Classroom site.  The code has been emailed to your Mdusd email account. All assignments will be posted there.


Please check out the CHS PE webpage for ideas on how to stay active.  Your ongoing assignment while distance learning is to be active 160 minutes or more per week and complete the weekly log in your google classroom.  If there are any issues, please contact me and we can set up an email correspondence or figure out another way.  We understand that resources and options may be limited. Do your best to get activity and more importantly follow the social distancing protocols.

The most important thing to focus on during this time is your health and the health of your family.


First and foremost take care of yourself and your families.  I am available via email at  Also you can find more information, resources and digital copies of assignments on my google classroom page and again the code was emailed to your Mdusd email account


Here are some things to think about over this year.  Exercise may not be the most important thing on your mind, but it just may help!

Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress, anxiety and fight off the blues. Exercise can help make us feel better physically and mentally.  The more frequently we exercise, the more our body adapts to the stresses and we build better versions of ourselves.  At the same time, when we do not exercise, our bodies also adapt accordingly.  


Our options for exercise are a little more limited due to the shelter in place protocol, but we have a myriad of ways to stay active. Think about our warm ups each day, HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training), AMRAPS (as many rounds as possible), core circuits and all of the body weight exercises you have learned.  Find a workout challenge that intrigues you. You can find them on a number of social media apps or you can make your own. 

For instance you could try to complete the following each day: 

50 push ups

50 burpees

50 sumo squats

50 normal squats

100 jumping jacks

(or develop a challenge for yourself)

Feel free to check out the links on the PE webpage to find some ideas for exercise during this trying time.


If at any point you have questions about your progress or developing a program, contact me at

I am here to support you and help you get in the exercise your body deserves.


Stay safe and healthy! Take care of yourselves and please heed the shelter in place. Wash your hands and practice social distancing. If you are going to perform exercises outside, follow the recommendations to reduce your exposure to covid-19.

Matt Ryan Locker
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"Fortune favors the prepared mind." 

-Louis Pasteur 

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