Physical Movement + Exercise + Yoga

Led by certified experts who blend traditional and innovative approaches to movement

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.

Physical Movement

Create simple, transformational exercise habits for balance, cardiovascular health, mobility, and strength: Book Session

The World Health Organization defines physical activity as “any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure.” In other words, any type of movement counts!

Types of physical activity can be broken down into four categories: balance, cardiovascular, mobility, and strength. My clients become aware how to engage in all four within their existing lives.

"Exercise is a CELEBRATION of what you can do, not a punishment for what you ate."


Quit the Gym!

Learn how to "work out" anywhere: Book Session

I believe in performing minimalist outdoor activity as often as possible. I've been known to say "quit the gym". Why? The commute. The fluorescent lights. No sunlight exposure or fresh air. The TV / news overload. The lack of motivation. I can go on!

Did you ever say "I don't have time for the gym" and then just quit working out? You can do pushups, air-squats and a 2 mile walk in the same time as that gym commute and be done with it. You can implement an under-desk walking treadmill and take several 1/2 mile walks throughout the day.

Working out doesn't need to be a set time or volume, it can be broken up into micro or mini workouts. 15 minutes 4x a day = 1 hour! My goal is to teach you how to be able to get a great workout anywhere, any time with what ever resources are available.

I never considered things like "painting my house", "walking the dog" or "hiking with my kid" to be forms of beneficial exercise. But it is! Move your body how you prefer to, just move it more often. When you live the life that I hope to teach you about, performing physical movement becomes effortlessly integrated not forced and dreaded.

"Don't Weaken"

-Rogue Fitness

Build & Retain Strength

Build a foundational fitness regimen and increase strength, stamina and energy with one-on-one sessions: Book Session

I believe in lifting heavy things at least 2x per week. Lifting weights, full-body strength training, physical outdoor work, body-weight exercises.

You don't need a warehouse full of giant machines to accomplish muscle building. I personally go minimalist: Dumbbells, Olympic weight set, some bands, bench, squat rack, pulley. I can do it all with this setup. If I travel, I take some dumbbells with me and free myself of the worry that I'll lose progress if I don't seek out a gym. If I travel on a plane, I just do bodyweight exercise at that location for time I'm there. Becoming adaptable is a huge asset.

Once you know what to do, you can do it anywhere.

Having someone with experience to rely on through your journey can make all the difference. I hope to be your guide to maintaining lean muscle mass as you grow older. 


"Lift Heavy Things"

-Mark Sisson

Book a Yoga or Strength Training session



Book a one hour session in my peaceful Orange, CT in-home space. We start with small actionable steps. Nothing drastic or overwhelming.

  • In-person Private Yoga Instruction
  • In-person Guided Stretching
  • In-person Personal Training
  • In-person Complete Instruction (all of the above)

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.

Introductory Offer 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

Discuss your health concerns, identify your wellness goals and explore how we can support you in this complimentary, phone session.

Needed a kick start back to life and got that from Michael. He’s knowledgeable, adapts to your preferences and optimized. Highly recommended. 10/10
David Salinas
David Salinas
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.
Steve Magi
Steve Magi
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.
Chad Bedell
Chad Bedell
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.
Terrance Arroyo
Terrance Arroyo
Shout out to Michael J Baker! Listen, even Certified Personal Trainers can use some good advice, motivation and need a sounding board to reach their goals. He’s a stand up guy who is knowledgeable, a family man and just a great mentor for anyone trying to love their best life! Thanks Mike! You’re the best!
Elevate Personal Training & Wellness
Elevate Personal Training & Wellness
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.
John Keklik
John Keklik
I'm a hands-on strength trainer and 25 year work from home digital professional in Orange, CT and I live the lifestyle I talk about.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Certified Health Coach.
25 Year WFH Professional
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