Since 1999, my clients have made MAJOR transformations because I first analyze movement to determine the perfect starting point to design a safe, progressive program. My sunny disposition, field academic achievement, and years of experience are the combination to give you a 'can do' attitude, a great program, and a thorough understanding of what you are doing.
I earned my Masters degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas and am the coordinator of fascia research there. (Fascia is a specialized connective tissue system in the body.) I have published research in this field and am a part of the international fascia research team. What does that mean for YOU!?? I have expertise in the system that communicates with your muscles. Having a trainer that understands the behavior of this tissue is imperative for achieving the best results. It is the tissue OF SHAPE AND FORM.
That being said, the FISRT thing I will do when we start to work together is assess HOW YOU MOVE and direct your program to redistributing forces more evenly throughout the body via this AMAZING connective tissue system! This will IMPROVE joint health, strength gains, stability, sports performance and more. I will also work with you on making health and fitness a priority in your life with my signature 4-step plan. Let's set up a time to talk!
NOTE - The higher fee is for in person training and the lesser fee is for ONLINE training ONLY, regardless of time of day.
My favorite client story
I currently have a 95 year old client who uses a few tools and exercises I gave him to help himself not have back pain in the morning and for the rest of the day. He was so content explaining this wonderful news. It was really great to see him so renewed - AND you can be at ANY age!!
My favorite exercise
I enjoy a good hill walk, Pilates, and a squat to overhead press with dumbbells.
My favorite quote
"Darkness makes me fumble, for a key, to a door, that's wide open" - Stewart Copeland
My training philosophy
There are no shortcuts and there are no two people alike.
My training experience
I have been training since 1999 and my clients are my inspiration to keep learning.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
- Myofascial Release
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Corrective Exercise
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Injury Prevention
NCCA Accredited Certifications
TRX Level 1, Power Plate Trainer, Pilates Mat 1, Facilitated Stretching, PNF Stretching, Z-Health Performance
BA in Music, Master's in Kinesiology
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Cancer Survivors, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes
Medical Conditions Experience
Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cardiac Rehab, Dementia, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Stress
Training Areas Served
In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training
12625 Washington Blvd. Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Session Surcharge: $15
I feel safe working out with Michele. I’ve never injured myself or felt fear because she’s ever present when working me out. She watches my form and makes sure every body part from the top of my head to my toes is engaged & secure. When I started with Michele , I had a sway back with hyperextended legs & arms, which Michele pointed out could cause major problems. Michele was able to teach my body to have better posture, strength and endurance. Because Michele is intuitive to what movement I need, she designs a workout plan for every session. I like the way she evaluates my body movement, any weaknesses, imbalances, and executes a corrective solution. She creatively integrates various types of exercises with movement and breathing and doesn’t just do standard weight training that most trainers I worked out with in the past always did. You can’t fake sweat and I always receive a whole body workout feeling invigorated, joyous and ready to take on the world.
Michele has helped me in so many ways. With her encouragement, there are no hurdles, just options. I feel so lucky to have her in my life to help me recover from surgery and then to stay fit and healthy. Thank you, Michele.
Back in the snow once again! I gained strength, coordination, and balance again after a few physical setbacks. It is so great to be back in action! Thank you, Michele!
I'm seventy-one years old and lately had not been exercising. When I began training with Michelle three months ago, I wanted to put a spring back in my step, be stronger, and feel more balanced. Michelle's deeply researched and thought-out program, which she tailored specifically to me, has been life-changing. She's given me all I wanted and more. Yesterday I tried sitting against a wall, chair-style, with no support, and easily accomplished it for 60 seconds — something that had been hard for me to do even in high school. She's incredibly responsive to every issue I bring up with her, and has a wide expanse of knowledge about how the body works and what it can do. I trust her implicitly, and I can see results in my body, my attitude, and in my everyday life.
I have been training with Michele for 8 years and have discovered what it really means to have the ability to control movement and feel stronger. I lost 30 lbs., am managing my hip arthritis pain, and have stabilized my heart function. We have productive conversations regarding my plan to stay on the right track, and I feel I am achieving my goals with someone who takes my wellbeing seriously.