Lori Michiel Fitness Trainers
What defines a Lori Michiel Fitness (LMF) trainer?
SAFETY. It is our highest priority. Our trainers instinctively know when they need to teach correct form and watch for balance challenges. Our trainers also must demonstrate they have the passion, skill and education necessary to work diligently with clients. Our trainers must possess a good sense of humor, be an excellent communicator, genuinely enthusiastic, well-groomed and exhibit a professional attitude.
A physical or health-related educational background teaches the depth of knowledge necessary to understand the body’s response to exercise for those with neurological (such as Parkinson’s disease, MS or dementia), muscular skeletal (osteoarthritis) or post-rehab conditions (joint replacement, stroke recovery, etc.). If the instructor does not have formal education in kinesiology or exercise science, they must hold a fitness certification from a reputable fitness agency accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). They must follow the NCCA protocols and standards requiring they also maintain science-based Continuing Educational Courses (CECs), CPR-AED training and insurance.
“When trainers are considered for the Lori Michiel Fitness team, it is important they are passionate and have the comprehensive knowledge necessary to be successful with clients experiencing chronic conditions. These are qualities that are not detailed with most personal trainer certification agencies.”
– Lori Michiel on Senior Fitness Safety, AirTalk with Larry Mantle
Put Your Trust in Lori Michiel Fitness Trainers
We ensure our trainers are experienced with clients’ chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, mild cognitive impairment, spinal conditions, osteoporosis and more. We will only send the most qualified personal trainer that understands how to follow an initial assessment, create the right program and motivate clients to achieve results.
For the benefit of clients, we verify that our instructors have a minimum of two years’ experience working with Baby Boomers and seniors. Our trainers must understand the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) for both healthy and frail adults. Our trainers are also required to follow the Scope of Practice (using IDEA Health & Fitness criteria) and provide specific information about their prior experience.
All trainers who apply to work with the LMF team are screened and vetted by Lori Michiel, personally. She requires each applicant to submit current certification, liability insurance and references. Once hired, instructors are coached based on the identified needs of the individual client.