Skyler, trainer for seniors at Lori Michiel FitnessFitness has always been a significant part of Skyler’s life. One could say it has shaped him to both the man and trainer he is today. Being the athlete that he is, from playing varsity football and baseball during all four years of high school, the discipline, motivation, drive and skills have become ingrained in him.

Skyler has been a passionate fitness enthusiast since 2009 and a well-respected Certified Personal Trainer since 2015. He started his fitness career as a personal trainer at a local gym while also privately managing a few clients in his free time.

Skyler has found a niche in assisting seniors through their health and wellness journey. His career as a senior personal trainer began when a former employer at a retirement community witnessed his success in fitness and persuaded Skyler to train the senior residents. He has worked with seniors with various levels of physical limitations and medical situations from fit seniors to those who just simply need assistance to start making healthier choices. He has experience working seniors suffering from Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease, stroke recovery and more. Skyler understands and truly connects with his clients, providing customized training to benefit their needs.

Not only is Skyler passionate about helping people, he also strongly believes in maintaining education in the field. He has accumulated several nationally accredited certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement Specialist, ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, Senior Fitness Association Certification and an Associate’s Degree in Kinesiology.

At the retirement community, where Skyler has worked since 2012, and as a trainer for four of those years, he facilitates a variety of classes ranging from group classes in balance, Tai-Chi, and one-on-one training for residents.

Skyler firmly believes that each person has different needs. Fitness is not a one size fits all. Understanding the client and his/her needs is the key to helping them.

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