Michael has been involved with fitness for more than a quarter of a century. For the past 4 years he has been training privately in the Chicago area. In that time, he has had success with clients of all ages (13-75) and backgrounds.
Michael has extensive knowledge of nutrition and earned his Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification from NASM several years ago. Nutrition, which as everyone now knows is large part of the overall health equation, has always been a passion for him. He has studied it for the better part of 25 years, and could be said to have expert knowledge of the field.
Michael also has a great deal of experience working with special needs clients and disabled clients, as well as with those coming back from injuries. He has worked with people who have had ailments ranging from hypertension to hemiplegia – and has had great success with all. Michael feels that everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of an intense, properly structured workout, and is up to any challenge.
Michael’s philosophy is geared around efficiency, safety and longevity. Concise, efficient workouts performed with the proper technique and intensity will achieve the results needed in the least amount of time. No wasted effort. While properly structured workouts – utilizing proper form and technique – combined with the right nutrition, will ensure the lifelong health of the client.
Michael, realizes that people are unique, and knows that a customized training program combined with the kind of detailed dietary advice he can provide – really a customized diet plan – will lead to success for anyone willing to put forth the proper effort.
In his free time, Michael enjoys traveling the world and has visited such exotic places as Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand, Peru, Chile, Bosnia, Turkey and would love to live in Peru for all the superfoods!!!!!. He is also a classical music buff and will get to the Symphony or Lyric Opera anytime he can.
Education – BA from University of New Haven
Certifications – NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)CPR/AED