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About Michael

Michael Katz is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise. A native of the Philadelphia area, he earned a Masters in Health Science Education at Hofstra University in Long Island NY. Before starting his Golf Fitness Venture he previously served as Head Exercise Specialist at U.S Fitness and the Director of Personal Training / Master Fitness Coach at Purlife Delray. Michael holds an exercise nutrition certification through industry leader, Precision Nutrition. On the Fitness side, his methodologies are based on transferable skills and include specialty certifications in Kettlebell Athletics, ViPR, TRX, Orthopedic Exercise and Functional Movement Systems, a screen designed to identify compensatory movements patterns to reduce the risk of injury. Michael, being a licensed school teacher in the field of health has also authored several articles about overall well being including; "Get Back in Shape", "Just Add Water". He is the creator of the 2 month wellness program "60 for 60" and "Flex Your MS Muscle", a group fitness fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis. He also is the Director of Education for the first systemized approach to balance trainer, Bearded Balance, and heads up Corporate & Residential Wellness for Care Free Livin


My favorite exercise

My favorite exercises are based on transferable skills so you can function and live every day in less pain

My training philosophy

My philosophy is based on balance. Not just balance in the traditional sense, although I do work on balance extensively with my clients. Balance being, finding what areas are lacking, whether it's stability, strength, mobility, nutrition or other and helping each client close the gap on those areas. Balance also refers to the degree in which you pursue your goals. As an example, if you eliminate all your social interactions because fear of "unhealthy" activities, that's certainly not going to bode well for your mental health. We need balance in our lives

My training experience

I have trained people of all ages and ability levels. I have experience in group training, semi private training and personal training in multiple locations, of both locate business and large scale facilities. I have worked with clients experiencing great physical challenges to elite level athletes

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

TRX Certified Trainer, TRX Functional Trainer, Kettlebell Athletics Level 1 , Kettlebell Athletics Level 2, ViPR Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist Level 1, FMS Certified, Titlest Performance Institute, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, CFSC, TPI Golf Fitness Level 2, TPI Golf Fitness Level 3, Pain Free Performance Specialist, ACE Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

Education

Master of Health Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Bariatric, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Disabled, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

ACL tear, Addiction, ADHD, Amputation, Anxiety, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Cardiac Rehab, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Dialysis, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Golfers Elbow, Hamstring Issues, Headaches/Migraines, Hearing Impaired (Deaf), Heart Attack, Hernia, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Joint Pain, Joint Replacement, Kidney Disease, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Paraplegia, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress, Tennis Elbow, TMJ

Literally changed my world. Three years ago, I had chronic back issues, herniated discs, digestive issues, depression and a weak core due to multiple abdominal surgeries. After three months training with Mike, I had no pain, lost 13 pounds, tightened my core and was happy and healthy with a new outlook on life. I worked with Mike seasonally for 4 years. Mike's knowledge about nutrition,anatomy,health and getting results quickly are a tribute to his determination, his Masters Degree in Health Science and his innovative approach to training. He is tough but understanding. He is a great listener and will always push you to your limit but he demands constant feedback as to how you are feeling. Mike is a trainer who gets results. He is admired by clients and colleagues and is an inspiration to us all.

Anonymous

I am 75 years old and have been working with Mike for a few weeks. I have already noticed an improvement in my balance and strength. After my initial evaluation, I was immediately aware that Mike knows more about how my body works than I ever will ! The exercises he has me doing are specifically designed to address my weaknesses, although I have been working out for several years. Just this morning, on the Tennis court, I was told that I am much quicker and more alert and hitting the ball better. I never thought I would happily go to the gym several times a week but it seems to be paying off with Mikes help!

Sally

I was looking for help with weight training while protecting my back from further injury. Michael has shown me how to build strength without back pain. His tips have changed everything! Highly recommend!

Jennifer B.

Michael has uncanny grasp of kinesiology and anatomy which he applies with great skill having analyzed your particular strengths and weaknesses. He applies this skill without you even realizing (initially) it due to his affable and supportive personality. I would strongly recommend, without any reservations, that anyone with muscle or joint issues seek his assistance. You won’t be disappointed.

Jonathon C.

Great experience! Michael has been my trainer for six months and continues to impress. Michael creates innovative workouts and provides access to modern equipment. He is invested in my results and educates me along the way. He provides reference tools and tips for nutrition and meal plans. Michael has proven to be flexible as my fitness goals change. I originally obtained his services for weight loss. I saw results quickly and then shifted my focus to coordination and balance after he introduced me to the BoBo Balance Board. I highly recommend MAD Fitness to train with Michael. This is the best investment I made in years.

Natalie V.

Awesome gym to go too if you are looking for one on one training. Mike is one of the best, always has different exercise each day I go. And pushes me to my limit making me wanting to do better each day.

Vincent A.

Michael is fantastic to work with as a TPI Fitness instructor. He has dramatically increased my mobility, stability, flexibility and overall strength. I also asked him to help with nutrition for high cholestrol and in one month I have lost 4 lbs and feel much better. Looking forward to continuing my fitness journey at MadFit.

Gary N.

Michael takes the time to understand your pain points, and where to improve. I played a lot of golf and baseball growing up, and had shoulder surgery in my early 20's. Now my shoulder gives me a fair amount of pain after I play a round of golf, so I decided to go see Mad Fitness. We talked about the issues I've been having, and ran some diagnostics. After a few short sessions, Mike created a program which I'm using and I'm already feeling less pain and tightness. If you experience sports related pain, or just want to figure out how to improve your golf fitness, Mike's program is great.

Peter L.

Michael created an excellent 10 session seasonal exercise routine for me. I am in mid-60s. What impressed me was his sensitivity to provide challenging exercises while not exceeding my capabilities and monitoring closely my pace. Over 10 sessions, we did not repeat any one exercise twice. Michael has a terrific personality, very supportive but not over the top enthusiastic. Great trainer. I highly recommend him and will work with him again when I return to Delray in the fall.

William R.

I go to MAD fitness for weight training but would trust mike with help for any kind of exercise in or out of the gym for every type of person whatever their needs are. I told mike exactly what I was looking to get out of training and he follows through with all of it. Mike is able to explain difficult movements into easy to understand ways that you can use on your own as well as answer all of my questions that I have about exercise or diet. No workout is the same and he challenges you really hard so you get the most out of each workout where you will also have access to equipment you can't use in most gyms like cables with air pressure resistance

Ezra W.

TOUGH, CARING, KNOWLEDGEABLE I hired Michael as a Personal Trainer almost a year ago and made great progress in strength and flexibility. Michael is very motivating and very knowledgeable in subjects of health, wellness and fitness. He challenges me every time with his customized workouts. If you want to work hard, have an infinite number of different exercises, I recommend Michael Katz as your Personal Trainer.

Michael A.

Mike developed a 60 day flexible nutrition plan that supported my current lifestyle. During the first two months, I lost body fat and gained muscle mass; that is almost unheard of! Since the 60 days passed, I have been able to easily maintain my new physique and eating habits. Mike took my physical activity, my mental well-being, my social activities, and my daily routines into consideration in order to develop a nutritional guideline that supported my fitness goals without hindering my social life. Not only did Mike calculate nutritional baselines that I could easily follow and maintain, but he provided frequent check-ins and constant encouragement. Mike was very professional but treated me like a friend, always making sure my comfort and health were first priority. I recommend Mike for any fitness and/or nutrition-related needs!

Julie R.

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