My life has always been centered around fitness and wellness. I want to share my lifestyle with those who are interested. I dance professionally with a New York City-based company, teaching master classes around the world. I also lead group fitness classes for trampoline and cardio interested students. I am a newly certified personal trainer and eager to share my knowledge on dance/Pilates and fitness with people who want to improve their health.
I am thankful for dance because it is the perfect expression of artistry and athleticism. I grew up studying Tae-Kwon-Do and performing in musical theater, both fulfilling my athletic and artistic interests. I found dance to be the right combination of both. I love to jump, turn, balance, partner and travel through space, and I hope to take the audience on a journey with me as a dance. I often feel my movements tell a story, and I am thankful to share my story through athletic artistry every time I’m on stage.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Cross Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Yale University, B.A. Economics, Paul Taylor Dance Company dancer & master class teacher
Michael’s class is a fun & tremendous workout! He has so much energy and motivation that you don’t realize how hard you’re working, and I always leave my session with him covered in sweat and smiling!
Michael is hardcore and fun! I love working out with him because I see results immediately and feel amazing and accomplished when we finish
Michael combines his command of the science of fitness with mastery in the art of helping others achieve their health dreams. His imagination, rigor, and above-and-beyond preparation and follow up are unique in this field, and it is clear from session one that he deeply and completely cares about his clients far beyond the realm of the gym. While he makes every session a time to look forward to, he never lets you slow down.
It has been a real pleasure working with Michael. He makes sure I work on the whole body, and especially on things, such as balance, that we older people sometimes have problems with. I always look forward to seeing what new ideas and exercises he comes up with to challenge me.
As a dancer, Michael has great body awareness and makes working out lots of fun. His workout are full of motion, incorporating all body parts without losing attention to form. Highly recommended.
Michael is great. He brings great positive energy to every workout and keeps things interesting by varying the exercises each session. Every session is thought out beforehand to build to the goals we discussed. In addition to building strength, his workouts are designed to keep you moving while improving your balance and coordination. Highly recommend.
Michael is best trainer I can ask for. He is super supportive and have helped me build my fitness gradually. Within a short time I am feeling really great in my body and seeing results in my fitness.
Michael's workouts are challenging yet rewarding. I let him know specific areas I want to work on and he customizes workouts around my requests. Michael is motivating and I look forward to our sessions.
I’ve trained with a lot of trainers - they got me into okay shape but I didn’t love the workouts. Michael’s style is tailored to me and he makes me feel relaxed and confident. AND I’m seeing results really quickly!