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About the Site:

There’s a common theme along the lines of this site: we don’t believe in fad diets or quick fixes. What we believe in is education and knowledge, mixed with a little bit of gumption. Take some time RIGHT NOW to sign up for our newsletter and you’ll receive some special things that aren’t even listed here on the site. Have a question? Feel free to email: michelle@michellecfitness.com OR simply fill in the questionnaire below. We’re are here to help you live happier, healthier lives!

About Michelle:

Growing up I ONLY wanted ONE thing: to be skinny. I’m not joking. My desires have changed drastically over the past decade and my heart truly leaps with joy when I get to help women. Don’t get me wrong guys, I love training ya’ll as well, but empowering women is what I wake up to do each day. I strive to create an environment in my gym and on the blog where women can feel better about themselves as a whole unit. Scale weight, measurements and jean size doesn’t define the empowered woman. What lets me know clients are reaching goals is in the little details that create drastic changes: a client wearing capris when she ONLY wore long pants, a client no longer speaking to herself in a negative way, a client overjoyed that she can play with her kids. This is progress. This is life…..and I train for life.

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Aside from training in person (at my studio and traveling) and online, I also spend a good amount of time traveling the globe teaching self-defense to victims of sex trafficking and human exploitation. I’m basically not your normal stay at home mom! My oldest has already been able to travel to Africa with me and my youngest accompanied me on an empowerment mission to Moldova.

Ethiopia Group

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My goal here is pretty simple: I want to inspire others to a full life that is well lived and enjoyed without all the confusion that is associated with the pursuit of health and fitness. I intend to empower others to make healthy choices based on the reality of busy schedules and more people to worry about than just ourselves. I typically post four to five times a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS or e-mail.

My Top Posts

If you’re brand new to the site, you will probably want to check out some of the most popular posts to start.

My Biography

Honestly, I was not raised with health as the forefront of our choices. I’m a product of the 80′s (though I was born in ’78) and have rocked the hairstyles and poor nutrition proudly. I am the daughter of a chronic dieter who was the daughter of a chronic dieter and, well, we just kept that as a family tradition. I struggled with weight my entire childhood and young adult life and was put on my first deprivation diet at the age of 9. My metabolism shot, I embarked upon an adventure in eating disorders and exercise obsession by the time most girls were picking out the cutest boys in school. By the time I had my daughter, I was overweight, extremely depressed and completely unable to keep up with life in general. After years of failed fad diets, I cleaned up my act by applying knowledge. I became a trainer, a nutritionist and a certified health nut. My life is different from most, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

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Aside from all the above fun stuff, I also write and do a lot of public speaking over topics such as

  • Body Image
  • Letting Go of the Pursuit of Perfection
  • Youth Health and Fitness
  • Nutrition for Young Athletes
  • Breaking the Dependency of Needing Approval
  • How to Get Fit on a Budget and in a Busy Life.

You can check out my availability by shooting an email to michelle@michellecfitness.com

I am also available for on site and corporate training, bringing everything you need straight to you so excuses are a thing of the past. So, take your time browsing around and get to know what I have for you here. Enjoy your time and then go make the most of it. Want to know even more? (Seriously?!?!?!?) Check out the different places you can meet up with me below:

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Certifications

  • NASM: Certified Personal Trainer
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Altering Body Composition
    • Working with Youth Athletes
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • AFPA Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant