Michael Wood, CSCS, is widely recognized as one the nation’s top health & fitness experts. He is a certified strength & conditioning specialist and nutrition coach (PN1). He serves as the Director of Michael Wood Fitness, formerly known as the Sports Performance Group, established in 1988. The award-winning fitness-consulting company calls some of the biggest names in the athletic, academic, and entertainment industries their clients. The company has completed more than 35,000 training sessions to date under Michael’s guidance.
During his 12-year tenure as the Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub he focused on product development including coaching, nutrition, and exercise related content. This included 150 strength training and 500 audio-based cardio programs built for treadmill and elliptical machines. His strength training programs saw a 44% increase in strength during the initial 6-months of training and his programs are still completed 205,000 times each month across the entire franchise system. He was a key contributor in developing a partnership with the American Council on Exercise.
Michael currently holds professional certifications from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS) and Precision Nutrition (Pn1). He has also held certifications from ACSM, NASM, and ACE.
Michael is a brand ambassador for T-Pin Muscle Therapy (2018) and an advisory board member at Perch.fit and Koko FitClub. He is a member of the Fitness Industry Technology Council and a former two-time member of Power Bar Team Elite. Michael has raised money for two scholarship funds when he reached the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340′) with Thompson Safaris.
Michael’s honors have included receiving the coveted Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” award and in both 2004 and 2005 Men’s Journal named Wood one of the top 100 trainers in the United States. In the December 2004 issue, the magazine also included Michael on their trainer “Dream Team,” comprised of the nine best trainers in the U.S.
His professional experience includes director of business development and business director at two Velocity Sports Performance franchise locations, and director of strength and conditioning at New England Sports Academy. In addition, he had the great fortune of working as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Connecticut and senior exercise physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the USDA-HNRC on Aging at Tufts University. Michael has also consulted for Sage Strategies, LLC, a premier management consulting firm specializing in the health and fitness, as their corporate fitness expert.
He has served on the exercise physiology review boards at HealthGate.com and HealthyWomen.org. In addition, Michael wrote a monthly fitness column for Walking Magazine called “One Minute Moves” and his fitness column, during his three-year tenure as contributing editor, at HealthGate.com (now EBSCO) was hosted on more than 650 medical websites. Michael was also a Brand Ambassador for the Boston-based food delivery service, Purple Carrot (2016).
Michael is the author of The TBC30 Plan: A 6-Step Diet & Exercise Strategy for Life (Amazon Digital Services, 2017). His exercise programs have been featured in two other books, The 30-Minute Fitness Solution (by JoAnn Mansion, MD and Patricia Amend, Harvard Press, 2001) and Cut Your Cholesterol (William Katz, MD, and Debra Gordon, Reader’s Digest, 2003). Michael was also featured in the List Makers Get-Healthy Guide book from the Editors of Prevention Magazine (Rodale Books, 2010).
Michael taught undergraduate strength and conditioning courses at both Boston University and the University of Connecticut where he also attended graduate school. He attended Springfield College on an athletic scholarship before earning a B.S. in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and an AS in Physical Therapy (PTA) from North Shore Community College.
Michael Wood, CSCS
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