Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology

Movement as Medicine

Leading an active lifestyle and consistently exercising can help address, and sometimes reverse, many common health challenges such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and chronic stress.

However, most people don’t prioritize exercise because they feel overwhelmed or don’t know where to start. Whether someone is pressed for time, lacks accountability, or is unsure what type of movement is best for their body and personal circumstance, Hoag’s Exercise Physiology department offers personalized care and clinical solutions that contribute to improved health and wellness.

As a Hoag Concierge member, you have access to a world-class, comprehensive, personalized care team including Orange County’s top exercise physiologists.

Accessibility That Supports Results

Adding Exercise Physiology to the Hoag Experience

There are a few ways patients can experience exercise physiology. Most appointments are held in-person at Hoag’s state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach, California. Patients come in for their intake meeting, establish goals, and create a routine with their exercise physiologist. Then, patients can return at their convenience to use the onsite gym and check in with their care team for additional support and maintenance sessions.

To assist those who may travel frequently, exercise physiologists can provide virtual care through phone or video appointments upon request.

Meet the Team

Our exercise physiologists, Wray Watkins and Mat Ross, specialize in Kinesiology and are licensed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). They are trained to work with primary care physicians to provide Hoag patients with one-to-one coaching and support in the areas of nutrition, functional fitness, and lifestyle guidance.

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Wray Watkins, M.S. ACSM CEP EIM


Wray’s viewpoint on wellness is centered on the successful relationship between an accurate assessment, mindful goal setting and focused activity. All three of these factors work together and his goal is to help patients find tools to maximize all three.

Mat Ross

Mat Ross


Mat’s philosophy focuses on building a solid base – flexibility, mobility, balance and stability – prior to starting any workout or fitness program. With over 16 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Mat enjoys helping patients improve functional fitness and their overall health.


Mat Ross
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Get Started with a Health Coach

Those who are part of the Hoag Executive Health program may request a one-on-one wellness consultation with an exercise physiologist after their annual physical exam and lab work is complete; or, they may be referred to an exercise physiologist by their physician. We can also discuss adding exercise physiology as a voluntary benefit to your organization’s Total Rewards program.

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