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About Miguel

There’s a saying “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Not only do I love what I do, but I am passionate about helping others reach their goals and teaching them that their body is capable of so much more than they imagined. I believe that educating my clients in fitness and what movement they are preforming is crucial to building their awareness and demolishing their fitness goals. 

I like to think of a typical session with me, being far different than your experience with any other trainers. I bring the energy, the challange and the motivation to a session that will make it both effective and enjoyable. I mean, who wants to work out with someone who’s just counting down numbers for 60 minutes? Not I!

All of my clients have come with different end goals, different body types, they vary in age and range in knowledge about fitness. That being said, I cater to my clients differences and research workouts that are appropriate for each of them as the individuals that they are. The only thing I expect from any and every client is effort. 

I became a trainer simply because I enjoy making a difference. So whether you are training to become an athlete, to lose weight, to gain muscle, to correct your form, to become more flexible, whatever the case may be; let me help you make that difference in your life. 

My favorite client story

As my experiences with each of my clients are completely different, I would say my favorite takeaway overall is watching my clients change and listening to the occasional “I can’t” slowly disappear from their vocabulary.

My favorite exercise

My favorite exercises involve explosive work! These are great sports-related exercises that get your heart rate up, your muscles working and your energy at an all time high.

My favorite quote

My favorite quote is definitely "Rome was not built in one day. " Applying it to fitness, always remember to trust your process and never give up, because your end result is so worth it!

My training philosophy

It’s all about quality, not quantity.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscle Gain
  • Kettlebells
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • CrossFit

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, CPR/AED


Business Administration

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, Disabled, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ACL tear, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Golfers Elbow, Hamstring Issues, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Knee Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Tennis Elbow

Additional Languages Spoken


Miguel is the best trainer I’ve worked with for 3 reasons I never saw in past 4 trainers I’ve worked with. 1. He’s very knowledgeable about exercises and pays a lot of attention to proper form, which has led to my lower back and knees not taking the bashing they used to take. 2. He’s taught me so much about eating, it’s helped me really see a real change, and feel it too. 3. He’s a genuine guy that actually cares and is very responsive when in need of information. He’s a dope dude that just supports the wrong basketball team, but we all can’t be perfect.


Since I’ve began working with Miguel I’ve notIced that everything I thought I knew about muscle groups and combinations were incorrect. There are so many theories in the fitness world, but Miguel has helped me understand the fitness world through an apt personal trainer’s eyes. In terms of my workouts with Miguel, I love them! I like to lift weights and I like to increase my weight gradually. With Miguel’s help, I’ve been able to lift more weight than I thought possible. Women are afraid to lift because they don’t want to bulk, but rather tone (toning isn’t a thing). These are HUGE myths. Miguel is a great spotter and constantly ensures that my form is always on point first and foremost. Miguel always, always ensures my form is correct! I thoroughly enjoy my sessions with Miguel - the sessions are fun, certainly physically challenging and educational. Miguel and I have so much fun during our sessions, we’ve created a handshake to celebrate each well executed rep.

Virginia .

MM is a champion athlete & he did what my Physical therapy coach couldn’t do... help me overcome my Knee Injury and not only do I feel fitter than ever but I also feel like a new self! Thanks to his style of free flow athletics... I am not bored anymore to hit the gym and the motivation that he provides me with is immense. I would recommend MM to anyone whose looking for a stable approach to building health and athleticism in their daily life. Kudos and way to go MM ;)

Tarun K.

Miguel was great from the first day I met him. He knows his stuff very well! He knows how to push you and motivate you to reach your full potential. I would really recommend him as a trainer!


Training with Miguel has definitely been worth my while. He creates workouts that target my fitness goals and current physical abilities. He has made modifications to my workouts when I experienced a foot injury. And unlike other trainers I've trained with, Miguel is knowledgeable about all things related to the body and if you are unsure about something fitness related and you ask him, he will research it and share that information with you to keep you in the know. Miguel is genuinely an enthusiastic and approachable guy. He makes the workouts fun, challenging and innovative. Training with this guy is NOT basic at all (basic is boring). I would definitely recommend anyone interested in training to reach out to him!


Such a great inspiration who loves what he does. motivational speaker when it comes to fitness, I definitely recommend him!


Miguel is it! I was super nervous about starting a gym regimen and he was able to break it down for me, teach me things step by step, and pushed me beyond what I thought I could do. If you're looking to start new goals, this is the guy for you. He is super friendly and approachable as well!


I've worked with trainers for the last 10 years and I have had a great experience with Miguel. Miguel is on-time to our sessions and really cares - I appreciate that he incorporates both technical knowledge and assessment to our sessions. Miguel frequently checks in throughout the week to see how I am feeling which I appreciate and I'm constantly impressed with his attention to detail and patience with me - especially when I'm struggling with the correct form or more complicated exercises. He also has a good attitude - Everytime I find myself being self-doubting he will respond with positive comments. The exercises he picks are challenging and tailored to my problem areas (core strength, stretches related to injuries). Overall I am pretty happy with the mix of technical basis for the exercises, assessments and the actual exercises themselves. I am pretty sore the next day so I'm looking forward to my next session and expect results!

Alexis R. D.

I got excellent results from working with Miguel. He is very knowledgeable and always seems to be learning new insights that he then shares with you as a client. His workouts are uncompromising and he constantly pushes you to improve -- weak areas will always receive extra attention and extra coaching. Beyond being a conscientious and skilled trainer he is also a genuinely delightful person and someone for whom you want to give your best effort. I recommend him very highly.


I've been working with Miguel for a couple of months now and a couple of things I really like about him. I've got lingering injuries and he's been really great about teaching me correct form during my workouts so I not only get stronger but try to prevent more injuries going forward. Also he's taught me some new strength and stretching exercises that help keep the workouts fresh. The free weights and weight machines don't seem as intimidating now :)

Julie F.

Miguel is awesome. He is very knowledgeable and caters his workouts to specific needs. I’ve had 5 sessions with him and I’m going to continue with him. Highly recommend him.

Rob A.

Can't go wrong with this trainer - he is attentive - and listens to your concerns. Focuses on your weakness. He is respectful, but also knows how to get the most out of you.

Jason J.

Never thought I was going to enjoy virtual training during the pandemic. But I must tell you that Miguel has helped me in more ways than one. His cardio and his stretching workout is excellent. Also his attention to detail and getting to know his clients is nothing short of miraculous. I plan to continue him even after the pandemic is over.

Sam S.

Miguel really knows how to how target muscle groups for activation, from major to minor and work them to sculpt them, however you want them. If you want to feel exuberant and healthy about your workouts, Miguel will motivate you.

Moises Q.

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