Michael E.

Michael E.When I was six years old I told my mom I wanted to do Karate because I wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I began training in Taekwon-Do that year. Twenty years later, I am now a Fourth Degree Black Belt in the United States Moo Sul Kwan Taekwon-Do Federation. I teach independently in New York City as well as at an exclusive private school. I understand what is possible when you set goals, focus your energy, make a commitment to yourself and work hard.

I am currently an actor living and working in NYC. I received my BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. When I was half way through college I knew I needed to figure out a way of supporting myself that would make me happy and was something I loved as much as acting. Waiting tables was not an option. I began teaching Taekwon-Do at a one-on-one personal training gym. The owner of another gym soon noticed me and before I knew it, I was training to be a full personal trainer.

I received my personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) my senior year of college and now have specialties in pre and post natal and youth fitness. I have helped my clients lose weight, train for triathlons, rehab knees and ankles, stay in shape throughout pregnancy and then get back down to their starting size after they have given birth. I love the challenge of figuring out the best way to help each of my clients achieve their goals. 

One of the elements of MBT that I appreciate the most is that every client comes with very specific goals. I have found the more specific the goal, the easier it is to know what you are working toward and when you know what you are working toward, we can set a clear path to get there. I am also familiar with one of the other main principles integral to the MBT model: consistency.  

My mother has a degenerative spine, has had five spinal fusions, and suffers from chronic pain. She also combats fibromyalgia which is a muscular disease that is exacerbated by inactivity. Growing up with my mom, I have seen first hand what consistency can do for your health. The ability to get to the gym on a consistent basis was an integral part of keeping my mother healthy; it was the difference between her living as normal a life as possible and not getting out of bed for two weeks.

Why did I join MyBodyTutor? 

When I first heard about MyBodyTutor I immediately thought of my mom and knew I wanted in. I joined MBT to help people exactly like you achieve their goals. It’s that simple. I want nothing more than for you to succeed and I will use all of the resources available to me to make sure that happens.

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