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.
Blending traditional and innovative approaches to movement
- Gain strength, endurance, and mobility
- Help manage anxiety and stress
- Assist weight loss efforts
- Aid in muscle recovery from rigorous training
- Increase your bone density and joint range of motion
- Sculpt your body with non-combative muscular development activities
- Provide a platform to seek answers and guidance for fitness-related questions
- Boost metabolism and increase calorie burn
- Enhance athletic performance and power
- Improve posture and overall body alignment
- Reduce the risk of injury by strengthening muscles and joints
- Enhance overall body composition by reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass
- Enhance self-confidence and body image
- Promote better sleep and restfulness
- Increase energy levels and combat fatigue
Private Minimalist Training Space Orange, CTBack to basics with the absolute essentials: Iron, bodyweight, outdoors & music
"Lift Heavy Things"-Mark Sisson
Build & Retain Strength
I believe in "lifting heavy things" at least 2x per week. Lifting weights, full-body strength training, physical outdoor work, body-weight exercises.
There is nothing like the feeling of a furious, targeted weight session. It invigorates the male systems that have gone dim or dormant in many men. It's still there. It needs to be awakened and used.
I will push you to the physical edge and unleash a physical force fully tailored for YOU. There's a reason why I'm almost 50 lifting 100lb dumbbells, running a 1/2 marathon a month and have the flexibility to touch my palms to the floor with straight legs:
I modified my life to make fitness, strength and mobility part of my day to day. This is non-negotiable.
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.
Quit the Gym!You don't need a warehouse full of giant machines to accomplish muscle building. Once you know what to do, you can do it anywhere.
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 get a killer workout. 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
"Yoga-Inspired" Flexibility Training
I will integrate personalized, yoga-inspired instruction into your training program, tailored to your unique needs and preferences.
As a former yoga studio owner and E-RYT200 certified yoga teacher, I can tell you that yoga classes can get really weird. My approach avoids any overly feminine, cosmic, or uncomfortable elements. Instead, I focus on the most relatable aspects of a yoga practice that caters to you as an individual.
Many men tend to avoid typical yoga classes. I understand why. With my personalized approach, I ensure that you will engage in movements that are most suitable and beneficial for you.
- Strength & Fitness Yoga
Physical, rigorous, core focused, breathing & meditation techniques
- Active Recovery
Light physical, lengthier deep poses, breathing & meditation techniques
- Guided Stretching
Dynamic & static one-on-one assisted stretching