Michael is an Exercise Physiologist and CEO of Applied Fitness Solutions. He oversees all fitness operations for AFS, including system development and practitioner education.

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan and is currently a Masters of Exercise Science Candidate at Oakland University. Michael was employed by Bally Total Fitness for seven years as a Master Personal Trainer, where he earned numerous distinctions and awards as one of the top personal trainers in the organization; including in 2004 when he was bestowed the honor of Personal Trainer of the Year.

He currently holds the NSCA’s Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Credential, the USAW’s Sports Performance Coach Certification, he is Speed-Power Specialist Certified, and holds the Applied Fitness Solutions Certified Fitness Practitioner Credential. Michael is formerly the educational events director for StrengthPro, Inc., and is a former co-chair of the Arnold Strength Training Summit. Michael is a highly sought after and well respected educator and exercise scientist, who has lectured to, and worked with a diverse population with respect to all aspects of health, fitness, and human performance.

Michael has a passion for disseminating the science of exercise physiology to all populations and is specifically interested in developing practical training and nutritional interventions based upon the current body of exercise science knowledge.