About

Hi I’m Michael

I am a certified Yoga Therapist, 500 hour yoga alliance instructor, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

 

My purpose

I’m driven to help people with injuries and chronic conditions feel better, gain strength, and improve balance. I also work with clients to achieve general fitness and sports performance goals. I do this by creating one-on-one programs that utilize yoga therapy and corrective exercises. My motto is “Stronger Foundations, Better Results.” 

 

If you’ve struggled with any of these issues, I’d love to work with you. 

You’ve given up working out or playing your favorite sport because of pain.
You struggle with daily functional mobility due to age or injury. 
You suffer from a limiting health condition such as:
Alzheimer’s/Dementia
Parkinson’s
Multiple Sclerosis
Cardiac (Post Op, Strokes)
Spine Health (Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Stenosis, Spinal Fusion, Spondylosis, Degenerative Disc)
Low Back Pain
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Knee Pain
Hip Pain
Fibromyalgia 
Depression
Anxiety
Chronic Fatigue
 

I’m driven by own traumatic injury 

My journey to yoga therapy and corrective exercise began after a serious car accident that left me with chronic pain, PTSD and depression. Following the accident, I was left with injuries stemming from muscle and postural imbalances. This experience gave me the opportunity to tune into my body and pushed me to pursue alternative paths to healing. From that point on, my eyes were opened to the importance of building strength and flexibility through conscious attention to human anatomy. 
I became certified as a personal trainer and started to notice that every client faced unique physical challenges. I wanted to understand more about those challenges from a physiological level, so I enrolled in a Corrective Exercise program. Some time after that, I began to explore Yoga, which I thought of as an important supplement to optimal wellness. I enjoyed the emphasis on connecting mind with body and wanted to incorporate this into my program. 
Today I utilize every facet of my personal and professional experience to provide responsible one-on-one training. I’ve helped clients achieve life changing results and I’m so grateful to be able to make a difference. 
 

When I’m not training

I’m a proud Fort Lauderdale resident and I’m dedicated to giving back in any way I can.  

 

Professional bio

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher
Golf Fitness Specialist
Senior Fitness Specialist
American Heart Association CPR/AED
 
Syphon Fitness was honored to receive the Thumbtack BEST OF 2015 and THUMBTACK BEST OF 2016  award for the work with personal training and yoga.  Reviews from clients propelled him to the top of the class in Fort Lauderdale.