Helping People
Help Themselves

I support clients with lifestyle modifications

Mindful Movement


A health coach mentors and guides their clients towards their fitness goals using a series of strategies including:

  • Teaching movement techniques to prevent injury
  • Developing personalized programming to keep fitness fun and engaging
  • Motivating and encouraging clients to achieve their goals
  • Tracking progress
  • Providing accountability to keep clients focused on the long game

At Michael Baker Wellness, we view physical activity as an absolute necessity. Any way you choose to move your body is physical activity, and it’s essential to listen to what your body needs and choose movement that feels authentic, joyful, and supportive for you. It’s also important to know that putting your body in motion is a powerful act that benefits more than your muscles. Movement gets energy flowing, reduces stress, boosts mood, and can even sharpen your ability to focus.

Prioritizing physical activity is an act of self-love and self-care. By carving out time to move your body, you’re giving yourself the gift of energy, focus, and strength. Physical activity is bio-individual. You can create more space for movement in a way that feels natural, authentic, and enjoyable and adds to your overall quality of life. Your approach can be whatever works for you and will change and evolve over time.

Experience, Guidance & Accountability


Hello, I'm Michael Baker. I am a 49-year-old work from home digital professional, e-RYT200 Yoga teacher, former Yoga studio owner, Certified Health Coach and dedicated health & wellness practitioner with over 30 years of experience.

I'm not a doctor or a scientist, but they're the ones I'm always listening to, the ones I'm reading and learning from. I've poured thousands of hours into understanding nutrition, strength building, longevity, and yoga, all through the teachings of doctors, scientists, and gurus. Let's just call them the "experts".

Guess what? Every expert does things their way and every expert conflicts with another expert.

Over the years I took bits and pieces from dozens of the brightest experts and molded that into my "way". It's what I want for everyone. To be able to learn and implement lifelong changes based on sound information, so you can find your way. The more exposure you have to different perspectives and narratives the more you realize that no one actually has all of the answers.

I believe there are just a few foundational truths you have to face similar to "smoking cigarettes is bad for your health". But when this type of language is used to describe exercise, food or alcohol, people freak the fuck out.

I have formed my own systems, my way, but my way isn't the way for everyone; I can use my lifelong experience to guide you in finding your own way.

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Certified Yoga Teacher
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Certified Health Coach & Advisor
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25 Year Work From Home Professional

My Specialties:


  1. 1.
    Strength & Flexibility - Learn how to quit the gym and incorporate natural movement into daily life
  2. 2.
    Nutrition - Learn to distinguish between foods that fuel your well-being and those that harm your health
  3. 3.
    Optimize Work From Home - Overcome common work from home & digital overload struggles
  4. 4.
    Implement Doctor Recommendations - Support clients with specific doctor recommendations for diet & exercise
  5. 5.
    Lifestyle Intervention - Support clients with healthy lifestyle modifications

I am not here to preach the importance of strength, mobility, flexibility, or the necessity of a well-balanced diet – you already know all that. I also don't believe in any specific rigid diet or exercise routine. I believe that everyone has unique needs, and understanding them is key to achieving individual health and well-being.

My approach is intuitive & holistic, integrating both dietary and lifestyle changes to improve your overall quality of life, tailored to your individual needs. Together, we will assess your current nutrition intake, physical activity levels, time management strategies, and habits.

With this information, my goal is to help you improve your health. We'll take what you already know and turn it into real-life changes. After all, it's one thing to understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and another to put it into action. That's exactly where I step in.

Strength & Flexibility


As a parent reaching his 50s, my health has become a top priority in my life. Maybe it’s my version of a mid-life crisis. I don't want a red Porsche. I want to retain full mobility, maintain muscle mass, lose fat, gain endurance, avoid chronic disease, and - most importantly - remain present, vibrant, and active.

I'm looking to inspire and educate people over the age of 40 who know that they can feel better but might not know how to get there. It took me 30 years to really learn and understand nutrition, my body, and what I need as an individual to feel and look my best, forever. I hope I can help you get there too!


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Nutrition Coaching


When we start the journey together the absolute first step is assessing your consumption of food and drink. I will say it 100x that you will never lose weight and get healthy if your diet is unchecked. You will never sustain weight loss or a healthy lifestyle if you don't educate yourself and implement change.

It's why programs like "Weight Watchers" are garbage. They don't educate you, they give you pre-made space food and limit calories. The second you are left to fend for yourself you are helpless.

The most important thing you can do for yourself is to never need a coach or a program to know what to consume and what not to consume and why.

Detach From Digital - "Digital Detox"


With the advent of AI, web3, VR, the Metaverse, and other more invasive forms of technology, it’s becoming more and more essential for people to have a reliable and effective method for disconnecting digitally.

Digital frustration is everywhere, it's almost imprisoning at this point. This is something that I believe needs to be acknowledged. We're never going to disconnect our lives fully but we need a break!

Nature, family, exercise, yoga, running, working on your home, walking outside, running errands, playing with your kid. What ever it is, learn to do it without digital distractions.

I'd love to be your tour guide for the process of shutting down for 15 minutes, 45 minutes, an entire day... liberating your brain and time.


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Work From Home Digital Professional


As someone who has worked from home for over 25 years, and a father of two children, I understand what it’s like to struggle to balance a healthy life with professional and familial responsibilities. Over time, I’ve devised highly effective tactics that make it easier to maximize various elements of my daily life to keep everything in balance.

As a digital professional, I am always learning and evolving at warp speed (or I'll become obsolete lol). I spend a lot of time on the computer, fully connected to devices, immersed in creative software, inside blocks of code, troubleshooting. The stress of this type of work can be overwhelming. But I love it! How is that possible? Well, I have developed healthy systems to detach digitally and re-claim the time stolen from commuting, digital frustrations, useless notifications, instant availability, and stressful online engagement.


Book a coaching session

1-ON-1:
$125 | 60 MIN + 7 DAYS EMAIL/TEXT SUPPORT

GROUP(2+):
$50/ea | 60 MIN + 7 DAYS EMAIL/TEXT SUPPORT

Book a one hour session in my peaceful Orange, CT in-home space, online or via phone. Sometimes we can walk and talk outside, sometimes a Zoom call may be the only option. What ever you are most comfortable with or have access to at the time.

  • In-person Sessions
  • Video Chat Sessions via Zoom, Google Meet etc.
  • Phone Calls
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Introductory Offer for New Clients
2 One-on-One Sessions for $125

Book your first session below at full price and receive a coupon code for 1 free session.

Promotion Terms:
  • New clients only
  • May not be combined with other offers
  • Must be used with 6 weeks from purchase date
  • No refunds or extensions
  • No-shows count toward sessions

New? Wellness Consultation

COMPLIMENTARY | 15 MIN
Discuss your health concerns, identify your wellness goals and explore how we can support you in this complimentary, phone session.
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What is a health coach?

Hiring a health coach can be a great way to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

A health coach can provide personalized guidance and support to help you create a healthy lifestyle that works for you. I can help you set realistic goals, develop an action plan, and hold you accountable for following through on your commitments. I can also provide you with information and resources to help you make healthy choices.

Health coaches can also help you navigate the often-confusing world of health and wellness information, sorting through the latest trends and fads to find what truly works for you. I can help you identify and overcome any obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your goals, whether it's lack of motivation, stress, or poor time management.

In addition, health coaches can help you develop healthy habits that are sustainable in the long-term. I can teach you how to listen to your body, understand your triggers and motivations, and develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise.

Overall, a health coach can provide the support and guidance you need to achieve your health and wellness goals, and help you create a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable in the long-term.

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Health Coach Limitations:
  1. I cannot diagnose a clients medical condition or disease.
  2. I cannot prescribe a diet to treat your medical or clinical condition.

However, I can:

  1. 1.
    Implement specific doctor recommendations for diet, exercise and lifestyle changes
  2. 2.
    Inform my clients that meat, fowl, fish and eggs are great source of healthy fat and protein. (given it's not from factory farming)
  3. 3.
    Advise my clients on the benefits of sourcing organic or locally grown vegetables and seasonal fruits.
  4. 4.
    Explain the health benefits of including healthy fats into a healthy diet.
  5. 5.
    Coach my clients on the macronutrient composition of foods. (protein, fat, carbohydrates)
  6. 6.
    Share recipes and meal ideas that can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.
  7. 7.
    Educate my clients on the impact that grains, refined sugar and processed foods have on your hormones.
  8. 8.
    Support clients with lifestyle modifications that help them navigate and improve their health and wellness
  9. 9.
    Communicate with your doctors & specialists to align treatment recommendations
  10. 10.
    Setup & Shop with them online via Amazon, Instacart, other Direct to Consumer websites and provide food lists for local stores.

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Coaching & Training

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Pre-purchase and schedule services through my secure website to avoid transactional interruptions during our time together. I accept all credit cards, Venmo, PayPal, and cash.
$50
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Coaching Individual Session

100% customized health & strength coaching

30-35 minutes

In-person Orange, CT or Virtual anywhere


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All coaching & digital training sessions and initial free calls are by appointment only via my calendar.

Training sessions are available M-F 8am-2:30pm, custom arrangements are made as needed.

All coaching services are provided as a single flat rate of $50/session.

All appointments are easily booked, postponed and canceled by the client via my scheduling application.

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