A unique style of Chi Gong Practice



 "As a Life Enrichment Director, I cannot express enough gratitude for what Matt does for our residents here at Prestige."


To Whom It May Concern:

    I have had the pleasure to work with Matt Cavender since January 2016 at Prestige Assisted Living in Chico, California. Matt’s Healthy Moves™ exercise class offers many health benefits such as; breathing techniques, balance, strength, and mobility.

    Since Matt has joined our exercise program, the residents have expressed their gratitude and the benefits the class has brought to their health. All of his classes are highly attended and the residents enjoy his commitment and expertise. The class starts off with breathing then slowly moves toward balance and mobility. Matt expresses his confidence in the residents’ ability to overcome any challenges they may face every day. He has the ability to connect to the residents as well as share his knowledge with them in a clear and understanding approach.

    As a Life Enrichment Director, I cannot express enough gratitude for what Matt does for our residents here at Prestige. He has shown commitment, respect, and strives to make his class a success every time he walks through the door. It is a relief to see someone so dedicated and passionate about what he does.

    Overall, Matt’s exercise class showcases his calm personality, patience, knowledge, and passion for his practice.

    I believe Matt has many talents and great teaching ability. I would highly recommend his class and believe he brings many benefits to the community as well as the elderly population.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or at (530)899-0814 or


    Christina Rosenbloom

    Life Enrichment Director

April 4, 2016









What students are saying

I’m please to have this opportunity to recommend HEALTHY MOVES™

After only a few months of working with Matt I have become stronger, have better balance and definitely become more mobile. —Terraces resident, Elmeretta Brown, 88 year old.

Working with Matt is truly liberating.

I am 82 years old and I've been studying with Matt for three years. Although I don't consistently practice betwen lessons, I have become stronger and can hike up and down upper Bidwell Park for two hours easily using trekking poles.I am much less troubled by repetitive negative thoughts, more accepting of other people and happier.

What activity directors are saying

Matt teaches our residents how to build their strength and balance through his unique method called HEALTHY MOVES™.  Many residents have spoken about the benefits they have received. I appreciate how Matt  takes time to work with individuals and their specific need. Please feel free to contact me if uyou have any questions. 530-894-0384. —Carment Ybanez, Activities Director, Sycamore Glen.

Residents who attend classes are happy with the personal attention and encouragement Matt gives individually. His adage, "doing the best you can is better than doing nothing at all," has positive results. —Dorothy McIntyre, Activities Director

It has been my pleasure to meet and get to know Mr. Matt Cavender. His teachings of the principals of Chi Gong have been well received by the residents here at the Terraces and his classes are well attended. Matt exhibits a calm, gentle presence and his instruction includes a spiritual element which, I believe, is much sought after by many members of the elderly community.

I send this letter with my highest recommendation for his talents and teaching ability.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at (530) 518-5885.


Brenda Reitz

Lifestyle Director, Amber Grove Place

October 31, 2014


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