Michael Wood Fitness is an award-winning consulting company offering individual and online coaching services. Michael Wood, CSCS, is widely recognized as one the nation’s top health & fitness experts. He serves as CEO of Michael Wood Fitness, formerly the Sports Performance Group, founded in 1988. The company calls some of the biggest names in the athletic, academic, and entertainment industries their clients. The company has completed more than 30,000 training sessions to date under Michael’s guidance. Michael is also the Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, which develops interactive software and hardware for the $60B worldwide fitness and wellness industry. Koko FitClub is a national fitness franchise with currently more than 80 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Why is working with a coach at Michael Wood Fitness different from conventional training programs? At MWF, we take a different approach by first performing an initial assessment that looks at the needs of the “whole” person. We then develop short and long-term goals for each individual in terms of their training program, nutritional intake, mobility issues, sleep and recovery needs. We then put a specific TBC30 Plan in motion for that particular client. It’s not a one-size fits all or cookie-cutter approach.
It’s not just about having you do more strength training and cardio. How’s that been working for you so far? It’s not about working with a trainer who has you do what they do for workouts or have you eat what they love to eat. Trying to improve your health and fitness is not about doing what’s hot or trendy this month, it’s about a sustainable lifestyle. If you’re not getting results you’re wasting both your time and money!
It’s also not just about having you do more strength training and cardio work. How’s that been working for you so far? It’s also not about working with a trainer who has you do what they do for workouts or have you eat what they love to eat. Trying to improve your health and fitness is not about doing what’s hot or trendy this month, it’s about a sustainable lifestyle. If you’re not getting results you’re wasting two valuable commodities: time and money! Changing your mindset regarding exercise, nutrition, mobility, and recovery are paramount to your success and we’ll educate you on the importance of each of these and more. We look forward to having an opportunity to change your life!
Michael’s honors have included receiving the coveted Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” award and in both 2004 and 2005 Men’s Journal named Michael one of the top 100 trainers in the United States. The magazine also included Michael on their trainer “Dream Team,” comprised of the nine best trainers in the U.S. He is also a former member of Power Bar Team Elite and raised money for two scholarship funds when he reached the 19,340′ summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in 2008 with Thompson Safaris.
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 has developed more than 150 strength training programs to date that are currently featured on the Koko Smartrainer®, a strength training product powered by patented technology. In addition, he has developed more than 500 audio-based Koko cardio treadmill and elliptical workouts. His training sessions are performed more than 205,000 times each month across the entire Koko FitClub franchise system. Koko members have completed more than 5 million strength training and cardio sessions to date.
His exercise programs have been featured in two 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 Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and an AS in Physical Therapy (PTA) from North Shore Community College.
Michael Wood, CSCS
CEO, Michael Wood Fitness
Cell Phone: 508-369-5430