Strength Training Orange, CT or Virtual Anywhere

Custom 30-minute workouts with bodyweight, weights, and outdoor activities

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

Hello, I’m Michael Baker. I am a 49-year-old strength trainer, certified Yoga teacher, former yoga studio owner, certified health coach, and dedicated health and wellness practitioner with over 30 years of experience. I began "Get Up Earlier" ( because getting up earlier was step 1 in transforming my routine and overall well-being, especially after spending years sitting at a computer as a digital professional.

Certified Yoga Teacher
Certified Health Coach.
25 Year WFH Professional

Private In-home Gym Located in Orange, CT

Iron, bodyweight, beautiful outdoors & your favorite music.
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    Experience & Accountability

    Blending traditional and innovative approaches to movement & nutrition
    As a seasoned strength trainer, certified yoga teacher, former yoga studio owner, and certified health coach with over 30 years of experience in training, practicing, learning, and teaching, I will personally guide you in identifying and performing customized exercises & lifestyle modifications that align with your goals and current condition. Together, we'll maximize performance, reduce stress, and activate your muscles. Let's get your body back in business. It's been on idle too long.
    • Gain strength, endurance, and mobility
    • Manage anxiety, stress, and improve sleep
    • Support weight loss and muscle recovery
    • Enhance athletic performance, power, and metabolism
    • Increase bone density, joint range of motion, and overall body alignment
    • Boost self-confidence and improve body image
    • Reduce injury risk by strengthening muscles and joints
    • Gain insight with nutrition coaching

    Personalized STRENGTH TRAINING

    Custom 30-minute workouts with bodyweight, weights, and outdoor activities.

    I believe in "lifting heavy things" with high intensity at least 2x per week. Compound exercises, body-weight strength training, physical outdoor work. 

    I'm here to help you break free from your gym rut or advance your fitness. You need a push in the right direction. Accountability.

    One or two 30-minute sessions per week will change your life. You will be amazed by how much we can accomplish in this short time, how quickly your strength improves, and how much you gain as you navigate life. Learn to reframe your time and thoughts about working out, and how it can all be naturally and intuitively integrated into your life.

    This effort is further supported via text messages and a simple online platform app.


    Nutritional Guidance and Meal Planning

    Educating on clean eating, understanding calories, healthy digital shopping, and creating personalized, sustainable meal plans.
    You cannot out-train, out-run, or out-yoga a bad diet or eating too many calories. If the goal is weight loss, muscle building, or muscle retention, you must learn about food. As an experienced strength trainer and certified health coach, I understand the critical role diet plays in achieving your fitness goals. Everyone has unique needs, and together, we'll develop a customized plan based on sound, actionable information. This includes a full understanding of calories, macronutrient needs, single ingredient vs. ultra-processed foods, and healthy digital shopping.
    • Support weight loss and muscle recovery
    • Boost metabolism and energy levels
    • Enhance athletic performance and well-being
    • Improve self-confidence and body image
    • Gain insight into balanced eating habits
    • Learn how to shop for healthy food digitally

    Quit the Gym & REFRAME YOUR TIME

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

    I believe in performing minimalist outdoor strength training 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? 

    My goal is to teach you how to be able to get a great workout anywhere, any time with what ever resources are available. Break free from the reliance on a gym, equipment and technology. 

    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 and sometimes add resistance!

    When you live the life that I hope to teach you about, performing physical movement becomes effortlessly integrated not forced and dreaded.


    Yoga-Inspired FLEXIBILITY

    If requested, I will integrate personalized, yoga-inspired instruction into your training program, tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

    My approach avoids any complicated & uncomfortable elements. Instead, I focus on the most relatable aspects of a yoga practice that caters to you as an individual.

    With my personalized approach, I ensure that you will engage in movements that are most accessible, 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

    • Flexibility Routines
      Develop short portable sequences to do on your own
    1-0n-1 Orange, CT or Virtual Anywhere

    Lifestyle Change Coaching

    Identify unhealthy habits and break free with small changes, learning to be intuitive in real life without relying on a program, AI, or app.

    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.


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    100% customized health & strength coaching

    30-35 minutes

    In-person Orange, CT or Virtual anywhere

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

    Training sessions are available M-F 7:45am-2:15pm, custom weekend 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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