I have over 20 years experience in the Health and Fitness Industry. I'm very passionate about my profession. I believe there is no one size fits all when it comes to fitness. I like the sessions to be fun, motivational and productive. I love a challenge, and I love to challenge my clients. We are a total team!
My training philosophy
There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to fitness. Each client should have a personalized fitness program that is tailored toward there own specific fitness goals.
My training experience
20+ years in the fitness industry. I've worked with kids as young as 17 to as old as 70+ years old. I've worked with clients with injuries, obese clients, pre/post natal as well as athletes.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED/First Aid, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Weight Loss Specialist
BS in Exercise Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes
Medical Conditions Experience
ACL tear, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Piriformis Syndrome, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues
I actually hate to work out. I've tried gym memberships, bootcamps, spinning, barre class. You name it, I've tried it and they dont work for me. I had gained alot of weight over the last few years and was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. I decided I needed to make a change and wanted to explore getting a personal trainer. Mike came highly recommended from 2 of my co workers and both said the magic words "he's so nice". I didnt want a trainer who would be intimidating or not listen to me. True to their word Mike is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He's supportive, easy going and motivates you without you even knowing its happening. I went from not being able to walk up steps without becoming winded to lifting weights heavier then some of the men at the gym. Mike checks in on you on the weekends, holds you accountable to your goals and when you slip up you never feel like your being chastised. I'm down 20lbs and I feel the best I have felt in my life. I cant thank Mike enough and I would recommend him to everyone looking for a safe, supportive trainer who will kick you butt into shape.
I am a 65+ woman determined to get and stay fit. Mike is my 5th trainer (the prior ones left town...) and by far the best. He pushes me enough to keep me developing but knows what i can and cannot do in any session. That is exactly what i want from him. And he varies our routine so i don't get bored. He is always prompt and has an excellent sense of humor. He does a great job of ignoring my whining.
Started working with Mike over three years ago. He is great in developing programs that fit my need, all the while having a great supportive attitude. He is also quite flexible as to scheduling and is always on time.