Michael reveals his secrets for trimming, shaping, and sculpting the body in the shortest time possible
Michael is the consummate health advocate. He integrates a new perspective of cutting-edge, performance-based functional fitness training (PFTT©), merged with Sports, Health, and Neuro-Psychology, with emphasis on Somatic “Body-Centered” Depth Psychology, infused with spiritual principles for a truly holistic Whole-Body life transforming experience. Our bodily systems, and embodied psyche are designed to function as balanced system, which then equates to homeostasis; an optimal state of health. Lifestyle, attitude, perceptions, and behavior must all be aligned with physical exercise, and a healthy diet, for this synergistic integration of the Body/ Mind system. This assimilation of cutting-edge exercise science, neurobiology, and somatic “body-centered” psychology evolves the body transformation process to that of a modern science. Such a duality approach proffers efficient, effective, life-altering body-transformation with cultivation and reconnection to body, life purpose, and the authentic self. Somatic Depth Psychology utilizes the “wisdom of the body” for a fresh, revelatory, and holistic Whole-Body Health Coaching methodology.
Michael utilizes his Progressive Functional Training Technology (PFTT©), which incorporates a progression of moderate, to high-intensity interval training, with compound strength, endurance, and functional performance exercises, which can include boxing. (PFTT©) is coupled with CORE, agility, balance training, corrective posture and body structure rehabilitation. (PFTT©) is a dynamic, results-oriented, Whole-Body training system, which accentuates expedient body-fat reduction, body sculpting, shaping, toning, while increasing power, endurance, and functional movement.
As a Celebrity Fitness Trainer 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 approach attracts A-list celebrities, high-powered CEO’s, executives, princesses, and people of all walks of life. They gravitate to Michael’s distinctive, efficient, and highly effective training philosophy to attain their “dream body”, with the adjunct benefit of deeper self-realization, connection to body, life balance, and alignment with optimal health.
Michael passionately assumes the role of a visionary, and influential leader, in the health and wellness field. A self-made successful entrepreneur incessant on continued education, and higher learning, he continues to innovate through the integration of exercise science with somatic depth psychology. As an overweight youth himself; Michael vividly remembers this “silent pain” often endured in isolation. Michael’s success in the fitness industry began with a short stint in the Aerospace Industry, as a Financial Analyst. Due to his God given athletic skills in multiple sports, and sincere desire to help others transform their lives, he transitioned into the health and fitness arena. He embraced numerous Eastern martial arts disciplines, and continues to be highly influenced by Eastern spiritual philosophies. This experiential and academic integration evolved into Michael’s Whole-Body Health Coaching methodology. He lives his true calling, and passion, through helping others transform their fitness condition through a Body, Mind, Spirit approach.
Additionally, Michael is highly committed to being of service to numerous causes, and charitable non-profit organizations. There are numerous causes close to his heart, however, Michael is most passionate about animal rights, green planet, youths at risk, Juvenal offenders, youth mentor ship, and addiction recovery movements. As a health advocate Michael is always open to involvement with movements, which support the promotion of health, fitness, and wellness.
Michael attained his MA in Somatic Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Capinteria CA, and is currently a PhD (candidate) working on his thesis. He holds a BS in Marketing Management, and a Minor in Speech Communications from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. Michael holds multiple (CPT) certifications through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Additionally, he is a certified (T-3) Cancer Wellness Coach, and is certified in “Athletic Spinal Injuries”, and “Corrective Spine Rehabilitation” through Dr. Watkins, and the Marina Spine Institute. With over three decades of experience as a Health Educator, and Fitness Professional in the health and fitness field Michael has a broad range of knowledge in Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Stress Management, Pain Management, Obesity & Weight Loss, and Meditation.
Michael has expounded his wellness philosophy across all media platforms, and connects with consumers through on-line support, and Skype coaching, workshops, social media, writing, publishing, television appearances and motivational speaking. He coaches though technology with his IPhone App, and Ubisoft’s Xbox 360 “Kinect” video game “You’re Shape Fitness Evolved”, for which Michael choreographed and performed all the advanced martial arts programs.
Michael has been a 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, and CNN, and has hosted many shows. Michael is a recurrent tabloid, and news periodical media interview source, and has been featured, interviewed in over 100 magazines and news periodicals. He is a highly regarded television personality and media spokesperson.
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