Whole-Body Health Coach

  • Somatic Depth Psychologist, Jungian Psychoanalyst PhD (abd), MA
  • Life & Health Coach
  • Addiction & Recovery Counselor
  • Boxing Instruction Trainer
  • Cancer Wellness Coach
  • Author “Body Express Makeover” (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
  • Celebrity Fitness Coach, Health Expert, Functional Trainer NASM ACE AFFA
  • Posture & Spine Rehabilitation
  • Stress Reduction & Pain Management
  • Motivational Speaker, Wellness Presenter

Whole-Body Health Coaching Philosophy

Michael brings a revelatory Body/ Mind perspective to the world of fitness. He integrates PFTT©, a performance-based, functional fitness training technology with the exercise science, neuroscience, and Somatic (body-centered) Psychotherapy practices for accelerated body-transformation results.  Intimate connection of the body/ mind system leads to a truly holistic, lifestyle altering, whole-body health transformation experience!  All our body systems, inclusive of the embodied psyche and soul, are designed to function in harmonic partnership as a balanced system for optimal Whole-Body Health. Lifestyle behavior, attitude, environment, belief systems, body-structure patterning, and a healthy diet, all must be aligned for the synergistic integration of the body/ mind system. Integration of Somatic (body-centered) therapy practices into a fitness protocol 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. In connecting with the “wisdom of the body” we bridge the gap between our (ego-based) conscious, and the highly intuitive (soul-based) unconscious. Mindful awareness, within movement-based exercise, facilitates a synchronistic connection to the bodies “needs and wants”, versus separation from body and/ or coercion to transform to “unrealistic” or self-defeating body image demands.  This rejuvenated body/ mind collaboration expedites all body-transformation goals; including that of weight loss!  Moreover we open the proverbial gateway to greater self-growth and life balance. We learn to trust in our intuition, which is empowering, increases self-confidence, and strengthens our sense of purpose in life.  As the body is transformed there is an equivalent healing of psyche and soul that facilitates lifestyle behavior modification in all areas of life.

Progressive Functional Training Technology PFTT©

PFTT© is a progression of functional movement and performance-based training, through moderate-to-high intensity interval/ circuit training, which can incorporate Boxing, CORE training, balance and agility, plyo-metrics, TRX suspension training; coupled with corrective posture and body structure rehabilitation.  PFTT© is fun, diversified, dynamic, and a results-oriented, total-body training system designed to accelerate body-fat reduction, and expedite body sculpting, toning, and shaping, while increasing overall strength, power, endurance, and functional movement.

Celebrity “Functional Performance” Trainer

As a Celebrity Fitness Coach Michael has sculpted the physiques of countless A-list, Hollywood celebrities including, Reese Witherspoon, Toby Maguire, Julianne Moore, James Spader, Liev Schreiber, Nick Cannon, Meg Ryan, Christian Slater, Sela Ward, Matt Dillon, Slash, and Dennis Quaid to name a few. His life transforming training techniques, and whole-body health approach, attracts A-list celebrities, high-powered CEO’s, executives, princesses and people from all walks of life.

Michael Personal Story (short-form)

Throughout his childhood Michael was the overweight, fat kid. Eventually, the pain of living out of alignment with his true nature forced him to alter his lifestyle through physical exercise and healthy nutrition practices. In doing so he discovered his life’s passion, which profoundly redirected his career path and purpose. He is sincere in his empathic understanding of the “silent emotional and mental pain” often endured by others in isolation because of his own experiential pain and suffering. Gifted with natural athleticism Michael participated in multiple sports, and boxing, which propagated a natural transition into the health and fitness arena.  Eventually, he embraced the Eastern martial arts, Yoga and meditation for their spiritual philosophies. This led to Michael being “called” to attain his PhD in Somatic (body-centered) Depth Psychotherapy.

Michael’s spiritual evolution and personal journey is extremely inspirational! It was his experiential rite of passage journey, which helped him evolve into such a diversified and well-rounded Whole-Body Health Coach and Intuitive Healer.

To read Michael’s full rite of passage journey go to MG’s Journey.


Michael “George” Hofrath earned his MA and PhD in Somatic Depth Psychology and as a Jungian Psychoanalyst from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria. His dissertation topic is on the “Integration of Somatic (body-centered) Psychotherapy Practices into Fitness Healing Constructs”. He holds a BS, in Marketing Management, and a Minor, in Speech Communications from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

As a Celebrity Fitness Coach, Functional Athletic Trainer (CPFT) and Health Educator he holds multiple 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 Cancer Wellness Coach with certifications in Athletic Spinal Injuries and Corrective Spine Rehabilitation from the Marina Spine Institute. He is the Author of “Body Express Makeover, Trim and Sculpt your Body in Less Than Six Weeks” (Simon and Schuster, 2005).

Motivational Speaking

As a holistic health, integrative medicine and mental health professional, Michael speaks on a broad array of topics related to physical health, fitness, psychological wellness, psyche, soul and somatic psychology and depth psychology.  Michael is an adjunct faculty professor at the New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA.

Public Relations and Media

Michael has expounded his health and wellness philosophy across all media platforms through periodical and news media, social media, educational platforms, workshops and seminars, as an industry presenter, through academia research, freelance writing and publishing, television media, and personal appearances. He coaches though technology with his I Phone app, Skype, and Ubisoft’s “Kinect” video game You’re Shape Fitness Evolved, in which he choreographed and performed the Kung Fu martial arts programs.

Michael has been a featured guest on numerous television shows including; Good Morning America, ABC’s The View, Fox and Friends, Entertainment Tonight, VH1, E Entertainment, Extra, Fit TV, HSN, Home and Garden Channel, CNN and has hosted several shows. Michael is recurrent news and periodical media interview source being featured, or interviewed, in over 100 periodical and news publications, while being a highly regarded television personality and corporate spokesperson.

To reach Michael directly please contact:

MGE Inc.
4712 Admiralty Way, Ste. 218
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Office: 866-644-3834 or 310-575-3500

For all Management and Media related inquires please contact:

Brandi Kamenar, Beverly Hills
Business Management  
Office: 310-734-6180