Join me as I share my 14-year journey in the woods trail running, hiking, rucking, pushups, squats, and how it enhances my NYC Marathon training. From the privacy of the woods to the intense physical and mental challenges, discover how trail running and other outdoor workouts can transform your fitness routine. Whether you’re sprinting uphill, doing pushups, air squats, or simply soaking in the natural beauty, there’s something truly special about exercising in nature. Tune in and see why I encourage you to leave the gym behind and embrace the great outdoors as part of your marathon training.

Key Moments:

00:00:00 – Introduction to Trail Running and Outdoor Workouts
“Running trails is a really cool thing to do. I’ve been doing it for probably 14 years now.”

00:00:20 – Privacy and Psychotic Workouts
“I like to take that kind of like next level psychotic, dirty, sweaty thing that I do and sometimes bring it out into the woods.”

00:00:42 – The Challenges of Trail Running
“You have to be mindful of every step… the downhill runs are crazy because you really have to pay attention to every single step.”

00:01:03 – Cognitive Benefits of Trail Running and Hiking
“It’s actually quite awesome to not just be stuck on the same plan, the same path, and kind of have a mindless thing going.”

00:01:21 – Embracing Nature and Weather
“While you’re out there getting this amazing workout, you’re getting fresh air and some sunlight and it’s just great.”

00:01:59 – Why You Should Quit the Gym
“It’s just another reason why I can say, quit the gym because you can go out there in the woods and get a much better workout.”

NYC Marathon 2024 Training:
I am keeping a daily training log of my 2024 NYC Marathon Training here:
https://learn.getupearlier.com/t/nyc-marathon-2024-training-diet-log-tips-and-information-april-1-nov-3-tcsnycmarathon/149

I am also there to answer any questions or help in any way.

This is video one of a lengthy series, stay tuned and good luck with the running!

Ultimately, I am training for life or as Peter Attia @PeterAttiaMD calls it the “centenarian decathlon”. Every day, working toward a goal of enhancing and maintaining strength, muscle mass, endurance, mobility and flexibility to be a kick-ass 85+ year old.

Michael Baker
e-RYT Yoga Teacher, CHC, 25 Year #WFH Digital Pro
Actively training for the NYC Marathon & “Centenarian Decathlon”

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#Run #Lift #Hike #Yoga #Strength #Flexibility #Nutrition #nycmarathon #tcsnycmarathon


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David Salinas
2023-12-07
Working with Mike has been a game-changer. From day one, it was clear that I had stumbled upon a gem in the world of personal training. First and foremost, Mike has a remarkable setup at his home for one-on-one training. It's the perfect blend of a comfortable, private space and a fully-equipped gym, creating an ideal environment for focused workouts. The moment I stepped in, I felt at ease and motivated to push my limits. What sets Mike apart is his ability to craft tailored, bespoke workout plans that are thoughtful and effective. Regardless of whether you're a beginner taking your first steps in the world of weightlifting or someone who's been exercising for years, he has a knack for designing programs that cater to your unique needs and goals. Every session is a personalized journey towards achieving your fitness goals. It's clear that Mike has a deep understanding of physiology and exercise science, and he uses that knowledge to optimize each session. But it's not just about the workouts. Mike is an exceptional motivator and mentor. His passion for fitness is contagious - he listens intently, offers guidance with patience, and ensures that you not only perform exercises correctly but also understand the 'why' behind them. Thanks to Mike, I've not only regained my passion for lifting weights, but I also have achieved outstanding results in a very short amount of time. I feel stronger, more explosive, and even faster, all thanks to his expertise and support. If you're searching for a personal trainer who can provide a top-notch training experience in a welcoming and tailored setting, look no further than Mike. Working with him has been a fantastic experience, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone on their fitness journey.
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Steve Magi
2023-09-09
I started with MB Wellness in early March 2023. The passion Michael brings to every session is second to none, whether it is a cardio day, stretch/yoga day, or strength day he is always encouraging me and talking through some "roadblocks" I may have had the previous week. If you are a 40+ male and looking to get back in shape in a private one-one setting, Michael is your man. He will guide you physically and mentally getting you to your goals and beyond.
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Chad Bedell
2023-06-16
Mike has been amazing to work with. Someone to give advice and keep me accountable without ever talking down to me or making me feel bad about my choices or decisions. He has helped me with Diet and Exercise, understands my goals and my situation, helps me through at my pace. He is invested in me doing better. Give him a shot.
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Terrance Arroyo
2023-06-16
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Elevate Personal Training & Wellness
2023-02-24
I have known Michael for over 30 years. I was so happy when I seen that he was doing this Health And Wellness program because he is in very good shape and he is very smart and knowledgeable about what he’s telling people to do to lose weight and eat healthy after just one month of working with Michael at 215 pounds. I have already lost 5 pounds and I am very motivated to reach my goal which is 185 just talking to him about what I was eating and doing wrong what’s so helpful for me whether was in person or over the phone he gives you plenty of information and details to work with while visiting his home. His family and him were very welcoming and warm to me as always I couldn’t of asked for a better person to help me with my journey , and anybody that needs help with their health and wellness. I would highly recommend Michael to be somebody to work with.
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John Keklik
2022-11-21
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