Clients seek out this certified personal trainer's high-intensity interval training and athletic development techniques. Based in New York City, Michael started his career in fitness with the goal of training high-level athletes. While an undergraduate research assistant in the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory, he was invited to assist in the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for the university’s sports teams.
Over time, Michael has found working with everyday clients to be incredibly rewarding and intellectually stimulating. Rather than continuing to pursue elite athletes, he shifted gears and began to focus on the general population instead. Many clients need assistance with strength training after rehabilitation, while others are looking for help with weight loss or sport-specific conditioning.
Quick to discuss exercise with clients, Michael prides himself on his honesty and avoids sugar-coating the truth at all costs. For example, there is no such thing as “spot reducing," nor will doing a million crunches flatten your stomach. He will, however, happily explain what exercises do for the body and what purpose they serve.
Well-versed in several martial art forms, Michael is also a Muay Thai kickboxing instructor. He prefers to “train movements as opposed to body parts," and adds that, “Total body health and wellness is not just a complete exercise program—it is an exercise program combined with a healthy diet and a positive mindset."
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My Training style
Motivational Speaker, Cheerleader, Talker,
I work with people who are
new to fitness, already exercising regularly, returning after a long layoff from regular exercise,
My training environment
Residential Building Gym, Outdoors, Office Building Gym, Corporate Events, My Private Studio, Fitness/ Nutrition Seminars, Group Fitness, Client Home (client's equipment), Client Home (trainer's equipment), Will Travel,
Yoga style I practice (for yoga instructors only)
I have experience with injuries to the following areas
Back, Shoulders, Neck, Knees, Hips, Ankles,
I have experience with the following medical conditions
High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease,
I have experience with the following special populations
Elderly, First Timers, Children, Professional Athletes, Tri-Athletes, Post-Rehab, Obese, Teenagers,
I have special certifications in
Post-Rehab, Health & Fitness specialist, Boxing,
I have experience with the following sports/ training specific goals
Martial Arts, Boot Camp, Baseball, Golf, Weight Loss, Functional Training, Basketball, Body Building, Tennis, Flexibility, Power Lifting, Distance Cycling, Football, Boxing, Plyometric Training, Heart Rate Training,
Session lengths available
30 min, 45 min, 60 min, 90 min,
Payment method preference
I offer a complimentary first meeting of an
Initial 30 Minute Consultation, Fitness Assessment, Initial Workout,
English, some Spanish
Additional certifications I have received
I have training privileges at the following gyms
20% off any package of 12+ private PT sessions or 1 month of athletic development sessions
Session Rate? Trainer Charges Per Hour To Train
75 for regular PT, $100+ for elite athletic development
Discount packages available
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Areas Available to Train in ( city zip code/ area listings)
, , 10025 , 10024 , 10023 , 10035 , 10029 , 10128 , 10028 , 10075 , 10021 , 10065 , 10019 , 10011 , 10001 , 10018 , 10036 , 10022 , 10003 , 10017 , 10016 , 10010 , 10009 , 10004 , 10005 , 10006 , 10038 , 10007 , 10002 , 10013 , 10012 , 10014