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About Michael

Michael Moody has been an author, podcast host, and Denver personal trainer for nearly 20 years and has appeared on NBC, WGN Radio, and PBS. He has helped personal training clients achieve new fitness heights and incredible weight loss transformations. Michael produces the wellness podcast "The Elements of Being," and his qualifications include "Certified Weight Loss Specialist," "Certified Behavior Change Specialist," and "Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist." With over 20,000 hours of one-on-one personal training sessions, Michael has truly refined the approach to personal fitness. He isn't just your personal trainer in the LoHi neighborhood of Denver....he is your guide to sustainable and optimal health. Michael offers personal training to Denver residents who want to train at the 2460 W 26th Ave studio or homes throughout the following areas: LoHi, LoDo, RiNo, Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Highlands, Jefferson Park, and Sloan's Lake, as well as the zip codes 80206, 80202, 80216, 80209, 80243, 80246, 80231, 80211, 80212, and 80204.

My favorite quote

"Create the life you want."

My training experience

-Certified Behavior Change Specialist
-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Personal Trainer
-Certified Weight Loss Specialist
-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist
-Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
-Over 18,000 hours of one-on-one personal training sessions since 2005
-Member of the Obesity Action Coalition
-Member of the Obesity Society: This scientific society aims to understand the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity and provides the base of Michael's nutrition programs.
-Researched personality and mood regulation under the developer of the world-known NMR scale, Dr. Salvatore Catanzaro, for two years in university-level studies
-Author of the praised book Redefine Yourself: The Simple Guide to Happiness
-Adapted the book Cognitive Behavior Treatment for Obesity for personal trainers in Chicago and Denver
-Presented programs on personal fitness, motivation, body image, and stress at DePaul University, Illinois State University, corporations, high schools, and workshops
-Member of the American Senior Fitness Association: Pioneer in older adult fitness education

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Cross Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM Weight Loss Specialist, NASM Senior Fitness Specialist, ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist


BA in Psychology, BA in Sociology, BA in Social Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors

2460 W 26th Avenue

Denver, CO 80211

No Gym Membership Needed!

Michael has been instrumental in helping my injury recovery and getting me back on track with my physical fitness. Always conscious of proper form and of my old injuries. He builds the workout based on your specific needs, goals, body type and previous fitness experience. I could not be more happy with the process, the results and the great chats! Forgot to mention, he is also a great guy! I always look forward to our sessions together!

Brody S.

Michael is very thoughtful in his approach to training and excellent at meeting you where you are at. I started meeting with him weekly about a year ago with the goal of becoming more consistent with my fitness. He's not only helped me do that but also helped me feel all-around healthier. I always look forward to workouts with him!

Kristina B.

Michael is the best personal trainer I have ever worked with - his expertise in fitness, health and wellness is amazing and I especially appreciate his empathy and being an all-around great guy.

Frances C.

Michael is a really great trainer! I started training with him to work towards a specific fitness goal in 2020. He helped me lose ~20 lbs (YAY) & also created workouts for me to do on my own to specifically work towards my goals. While working with him, I also was able to actually learn how to do a push-up correctly and can now do 10+ without stopping. I have really enjoyed my time working out with Michael and have learned a lot from him!

Melissa G.

I worked with Michael after my recovery from a broken collarbone and he helped me tremendously with both an exercise and nutrition program. He doesn't just work with you during your scheduled time, but he would always follow up via text and email to make sure I was getting what I needed. Would very highly recommend!

Brian K.

I started training with Michael about a year ago after I was feeling out of shape post Covid quarantine. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition and has helped me feel so much stronger and healthier. I really look forward to our sessions and couldn't recommend Michael more.

Katharine H.

I started my journey with Michael about a year ago and have consistently been with him 2-3 times a week in that year. I have already seen results in half the time it took me on my own with P90X. He listens to my goals and tailors the workouts and nutritional advice based on my goals. He is very cognizant of preventing injury which has allowed me to consistently workout with him as often as I do. Be honest to him and yourself and trust him. He'll get you there regardless of your goals. Try his lentil chili recipe! He's made eating Vegan creative and delicious. This is coming from a guy who's favorite food is steak.

Roshan P.

I want to write this review so that potential clients know what a great trainer Michael is. He has the essential ingredient if you want to tone up & learn a heathier lifestyle. Michael has a very positive and motivational approach to help you reach your goals. He is a great mentor!!

Robin S.

I have always been physically active and committed to healthy living (for the most part!) but it wasn't until I started working out with Michael that I got the results I had always been looking for but never knew how to achieve on my own. Michael opened my eyes to a healthier way of eating and taught me how to workout in a way that best suits me. Not only did I lose 20lbs., I have gained muscle definition that I never thought was possible! I looked forward to every training session with Michael and can recommend him 100%!

Carol T.

Michael is simply the best. I have worked with several trainers over the years and Michael is one of those rare types who will listen to you and switch things up so you don't get bored. Michael helped me after an injury when I had advanced from physical therapy and I made a lot of progress while working with him. Highly recommend!

Susan Z.

I won a few free personal training session from a charity event in October of 2019 that Michael had donated to. I really thought it would just be fun to have a few sessions and be done, but I was hooked! I have been training with Michael for about 6 months now and it's definitely one of the highlights of my week. Michael truly cares about his clients not only physically, but for their entire well-being. From a healthy mindset to nutrition to physical health. No doubt, Michael will help you in more ways than you thought!

Sarah M.

Training sessions with Michael are effective and informative! I've worked with multiple personal trainers before and they typically only focus on breaking a sweat, not on building understanding of the body and having good form which has caused injuries. Michael is great at personalizing every session based on your own needs and building natural strength through good exercises. I've been able to improve my own workouts after training sessions with Michael and have already seen great results in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend Michael if you're looking for training sessions that increase your knowledge and generate results.


Michael is a personal trainer who is really interested in the person, not just the number of reps you do. Advice on emotional and physical health helps you meet more than strengthening a specific part of the body.

Barbara P.

I was recommended to Michael by a friend and I must say I've been thanking that friend profusely. Working with Michael was an all around positive experience. Not only was my body and diet changed, my entire outlook on life was changed. I always left our sessions feeling happy and positive. I did an 8 week program and lost 4% of my body fat in just eight weeks! I was beyond impressed and am looking back to do some more "tuning-up" in the future. Michael did an EXCELLENT job of listening to my needs and desires for my body and designed custom programs for me to achieve my own personal goals (that I could do at home to keep myself on track for our sessions.) I never felt like I was working too hard (but I KNOW the next day I was working hard) because Michael kept my mind off the work with good conversation and discussions of self-improvement, music, and anything else to make me not realize how much I wanted to give up in the middle of my planks. Michael also does an excellent job of reviewing your diet with you helping you set food goals. I love that he recommended that I read "Eat to Live." That combined with his knowledge of nutrition really revamped my entire relationship with food. I really can't say enough good things, working with Michael was fantastic!

Aubrey B.

Michael is a very different type of personal trainer. I've seen a few trainers who (it seems) automatically put me into the same routine they would put a female my height and weight without really asking more about my strengths, my personal limits, my past workout routines, or even what made me decide to come. Michael actually took the time to ask all these question and came up with a routine that fit me perfectly. He even emails me tips and tricks to keep my diet and lifestyle in check. It's nice when someone treats you more like a friend than a dollar sign! Let's just say my perception of personal trainers has definitely changed for the better (With no thanks to a place that rhymes with lex-sport)! I would recommend Michael to anyone who actually wants to get real results while feeling confident and comfortable!

Jasmine O.

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