Somatic Depth Psychologist MA. Ph.D. ABD
Functional Performance Fitness Trainer BS NASM
Michael integrates a body/ mind training approach. He combines high-intensity progressive functional training technology (PFTT) with Neurobiology and Somatic Body/ Mind practices for accelerated body and self-development transformation results. Connection with the Body/ Mind system is a truly holistic, life altering, whole-body health transformation experience!
All bodily systems, inclusive of the embodied psyche and soul, are designed to function as a balanced system for optimal health. Lifestyle behavior, attitude, environment, belief systems, body-structure patterning, and a healthy diet, must be aligned for the human body and psyche to be in synergistic balance. Integration of somatic (body-centered) therapy practices into exercise programming shifts the primary focus from solely a body-image perspective, toward development of a more conscious body-awareness mentality. This shift in perspective facilitates a deeper connection with the intuitive self.
Michael has been a visionary and influential leader in the health and wellness field. He was an overweight youth himself so he can relate to and understand the “silent pain” often endured in isolation. Michael’s personal journey began as a financial analyst for the Aerospace industry. He moved to Los Angles after being discovered by an talent agent and started acting and modeling. A naturally gifted athlete, amateur body builder, boxer Michael soon realized his passion for personal training, which propelled into the health and fitness arena. He embraced Eastern spiritual philosophies, trained in multiple martial arts disciplines, which lead him down a spiritual path. This spiritual path eventually culminated in his pursuit and attainment of a doctoral degree in somatic depth psychology. As a Whole-Body Health Coach Michael lives his true passion and calling through coaching others on their own healthy lifestyle transformation journey.
Michael attained his MA and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Depth Psychology, emphasis on Somatic Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpentaria CA. He holds a BS.BA. in Business Administration, emphasis Marketing Management, and a Minor in Communication Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. Michael holds multiple (CPFT) certifications through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). He is a certified (T-3) Cancer Wellness Coach and holds certifications in Athletic Spine Injuries and Corrective Spine Injury Rehabilitation from the Marina Spine Institute, CA.
Michael is the Author of “Body Express Makeover” (Simon and Schuster, 2005), and an accomplished speaker and presenter. He has expounded his health and wellness philosophies across all media platforms; on-line support and coaching, social media, freelance writing, publishing, television appearances, and motivational speaking. He coaches though technology with his IPhone App, Intelitrainer Pro and Ubisoft’s Xbox 360 “Kinect” video game “You’re Shape Fitness Evolved”, in which he choreographed the advanced martial arts programs and performed the movements for video motion capture.
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