MFA, GCFP brings his extensive background in movement therapy, including training in Pilates, Feldenkrais and GYROTONIC®, to his clients at MOVE Studios.
After seventeen years of professional dance experience (modern and jazz dance) and a Master of Fine Arts degree, Michael turned his talents to the world of fitness and movement education. In 1996 he obtained a Principles of Intelligent Movement Certification in Pilates and GYROTONIC®, followed in 1998 by a Polestar® Pilates certification for fitness and rehabilitation.
He has completed both Level 1 and Level 2 GYROTONIC® certification, training directly with GYROTONIC® founder Juliu Horvath.
In addition to his Pilates and GYROTONIC®
disciplines, Michael completed a 4-year Feldenkrais++ Guild® of North America certified training program and is a member of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. He has taught nationally for Polestar Education and is also member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
Michael’s dance background, extensive training and professional certifications have helped him create a movement “toolbox” which he uses to assist individuals at all skill and fitness levels to achieve their functional, fitness and rehabilitation goals. In his work, both privately and in group settings, Michael always strives to develop a broader functional awareness of movement in his clients’ lives.
++The Feldenkrais® method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning.