About Michael

There is a "gap" facing the general population when it comes to the intricacies of human movement, psychology, strength training and fat loss, and it was only after completing a 2 year internship with the University of Texas Men's and Women's Basketball program, when I realized this gap. This "gap" becomes apparent when we see how we are constantly inundated with faulty information from "gurus" who are out to push a product, service, or method on us that simply won't get us to where we want to be (weight loss, pain resolution, muscle gain, etc.). They want to funnel us into a cookie cutter paradigm where high intensity exercise, low carbohydrate/low calorie, and "no pain no gain" prevails. In the long run, this recipe simply. doesn't. work.

My job is to lead my clients down the proper pathways to ensure success. The definition for "success" is unique and different for each person, so therefore, the approach MUST be different. Sure, we all have common goals of improved muscle tone, weight loss, or pain resolution, but the avenue to achieve these goals will not be the same across the board. We all have different drivers that have lead us down the paths to where we are, and these drivers MUST be taken into consideration when getting to our "goal self".

New clients can expect an extensive background intake to find out as much information as possible to determine where their current status is, and where they would like their training to take them. Questions about emotional and psychological interviewing, motivational behavior, as well as exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits will be covered.

It doesn't matter to me how out of shape you are. It doesn't matter to me how much weight you've put on. If you are engaged in the process, are willing to listen, and ready to change your body, mind and spirit, I want to work with you.


Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Functional Training
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Certification in Applied Functional Science, PTA Global Certified Advanced Trainer

Education

BS in Exercise Science from University of Maine, M.Ed in Kinesiology from University of Texas

Who I Especially Like Working With

Middle-aged, Post-rehab

Medical Conditions Experience

Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Piriformis Syndrome, Postural Issues, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues

Training Areas Served

In-home or Outdoor Personal Training

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