- ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
- NPI (National Posture Institute) Certified Posture Specialist
- NPI (National Posture Institute) Certified Goniometry Specialist
- RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200 Hour Certification
My name is Michael Fennell and I’ve spent the last seventeen years learning about physical fitness training for athletes and the general population. This process started when I began exercising with a personal trainer at the age of thirteen. My goals at the time were to improve psychomotor skills and athletic performance. The knowledge obtained changed my health for the better; improving my energy levels and confidence as I shed my baby fat and improved my overall musculature. Success in athletics was a byproduct of my training, as I obtained an athletic scholarship to Ohio University. Throughout my three years as a student athlete, I was fortunate to continue learning under the direction of certified strength and conditioning coaches.
My experience as an athlete left me eager for experience as a coach. In January of 2010 I received an opportunity to share my knowledge and ideas about fitness in the work setting. First, I worked as a fitness assistant at my schools campus recreation center. As I prepared to sit for my personal training exam, I used the time to talk fitness facts and ideology with anyone I could find: co-workers, gym members and even the facility custodian. Nine months later I received my personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, assuming the responsibility of creating an individualized, safe exercise program and guiding the client toward achieving their health and fitness goals.
My training style focuses on blending mobility and stretching from principles learned in yoga teacher training with strength and cardiorespiratory ideology. The goal of my training involves teaching two concepts: how to create a balanced workout regimen for each individual client and helping clients to coordinate movement in the limbs while stabilizing the musculature of the trunk.
Lastly, if there is anything I’ve learned over the years, its that success only comes when the client feels ready to communicate openly with their trainer, is ready to be held accountable to their goals, and when the trainer and client can be understanding of each others perspective.