ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Insanity Live® certified
Before partnering with Top Tier Columbia in January 2016, Michelle had a small, fitness studio for 3 years in Columbia wherein she offered small-group and individual training and taught group fitness classes such as TRX, Insanity Live®, Kickboxing, and BootCamp. In addition, Michelle worked as an independent contractor for 8 years at two other, small fitness studios in Columbia, MD.
Michelle started as a Tae Kwon Do, white-belted instructor @ Jhoon Rhee in 1998 where she taught Kickboxing. In 1999, she became a nationally-certified, Group Fitness Instructor wherein she taught Kickboxing, various strength, and cardio classes at the Columbia Association for 8 years. In addition, she was a Group Fitness Instructor at Lifetime Athletic Columbia for an additional, almost 8 years teaching Kickboxing, Insanity®, Circuit, and Total Conditioning/TCX.
Michelle is constantly seeking to expand her fitness knowledge by attending Fitness Conferences, Webinars, and researching current fitness trends. Michelle is nationally certified through ACE, AFAA, Insanity Live®, and NASM. She is also a Certified Youth Fitness Specialist and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant through ACE.
In addition, Michelle is a Wellness Provider for the HCPSS Commit to be Fit Program. She is also a guest instructor at Lululemon, Athleta, and Fabletics at the Columbia Mall.
Michelle’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of every person she meets through positive encouragement, education, and support. There is no cookie-cutter mold for fitness. Michelle personalizes her workouts to meet the needs & goals of her clients and class-goers Michelle’s goal is to provide a non-intimidating, fun, workout environment so that people of all fitness levels feel comfortable and successful in their fitness endeavors.