Client Success



” I have absolutely loved my experience with Mike. I am 47 years old, have given birth to four kids (two of them twins), and have never been “fit”. Until now. In the 14 weeks I’ve been with him Mike has given me all the tools to lose eight percent body fat and gain a ton of confidence. I am even running a Spartan Race in the summer. I would recommend a personal trainer to many people, but I would recommend Mike to ANYONE. Hiring Mike is one of the best investments into myself I have ever made. Mike is so encouraging and patient. He doesn’t force any kind of agenda and simply provides needed assistance to help you meet your fitness goals. He makes you feel like you can accomplish ANYTHING.”




Stella Fitness has been a huge blessing in my life. I had a baby a year ago, and have been struggling hard core to get my pre pregnancy body back. Mike has made getting my body back attainable and convenient as he comes to my house so I don’t have to find child care. He makes working out fun. He has been able to create a workout plan for me that is attainable and that has helped me improve my strength and lose weight. I’ve lost 20 pounds since I started working with him. He has helped me learn about nutrition and I have been able to change my eating habits with his help and encouragement. Long story short, I just feel a million times better about myself. If you want to reach fitness goals, look no further.



 “Excellent experience with StellaFitness. Mike has consistently pushed me to meet my goals. My motivation has improved, my knowledge of exercise and fitness has expanded, and I feel great. I started personal training after having a baby because my body just plateaued. Mike has spent time with me and my family to help us change our habits and create a healthier lifestyle. The best part about StellaFitness, however, is how much fun the training experience has been.”



  • Dropped 100 pounds in a year
  • Bodyfat dropped from 27% to 9% in one year
  • Went from 0 pullups to 15+ in a single set
  • Most of all – Went from depressed, living in mom’s basement and lacking confidence, to having an awesome girlfriend, securing a full time job, FEELING stronger and proud of who he has become.


I started working with Mike in mid-October this year. I had some very specific goals that I wanted to work on – dropping my body fat percent and preparing for my first triathlon. I am well on my way to meeting both goals thanks to Mike’s help. In just 6 weeks my body fat percent has dropped from 11.3 to 9%.greg before and after

Mike created a customized training plan for me that incorporates a mix of strength training and cardio (swim, bike, run). We have set a target time frame for my first triathlon. The first time I met with Mike he tested my range of motion throughout my body to identify weak points. I was impressed how well the plan he created helped me strengthen these areas in such a short period of time. He also comes to my house twice a week which is super convenient for me.

Words I would use to describe Mike are – professional, intelligent, motivating, goal-oriented, patient, supportive, and easy-going. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for some support in reaching your goals – whatever they may be (fat loss, body building, etc.). Best personal trainer I’ve worked with.’



Mike is a wonderful trainer, his expertise is vast, and ranges from movement to therapy. I could not have picked a better guy.



‘My experience has been stellar with Stella Fitness. I gained a huge amount of confidence because Mike coaches me through dynamic workouts while helping me focus on my motivations for getting fit (to outrun the kids and try new things). He customizes everything about my workout plan based on my fitness level and goals. He is knowledgeable and attentive, ensuring that I am performing the movements correctly.

Most importantly, I find the workouts to be fun and challenging. I don’t get bored and I don’t get discouraged by the workouts. Mike’s emphasis on functional, body-weight exercises helps keep me stoked and allows us to get out of the gym every now and again.

Since starting late in the summer, I have lost a satisfactory amount of body fat, doubled my push-ups, improved my running endurance, and I am getting close to performing my first pull-up… …EVER!

Mike emphasizes my gains in strength, mobility, and endurance to motivate me with my own progress. He also offers nutrition coaching and general moral support when my motivation drops (as it does for most people).’


vzm-img_20161205_163311Vamsi has made drastic lifestyle changes in order to recompose his body. He met with me 20 days after his second child was born. His entire life, he has been inspired by people who are strong, hold themselves accountable and hold strong bodies
and minds. His transformation has been as much mental as it has been physical. His motivation starts with his family, as his sense of strength has been centered around protecting his family, while keeping them healthy.

He actually weighs the same in both pictures – he lost 6.5% bodyfat in 12 weeks, training three days per week at the ChopShop!




This is Wade. And this is how a couple of old farts take a selfie.

This dude Wade, aka Taylor Lautner. One of my first clients at Stella Fitness. Just completed his first 12 week program…and I’ve gotta say, it’s been a wild ride. In week two he crashed a motorcycle and could barely move his arm above his head…he had late nights at work on the weekend that you could tell were crushing his soul…he had every excuse in the book…that said, here is what he accomplished.

  • Waist to hip ratio went from 33.5 / 38.5 to 32 / 38.5
  • Weight went up from 150 to 155
  • FMS score improvement to 16 (from 14)
  • From 21% bodyfat down to 13.8%
  • Back squat increase by 40 pounds (max squat of 193 at a weight of 155) even with a primary focus on kettlebell movements
  • Went from 0 pullups to 4
  • Increased his broad jump by 4″
  • Cadence pushup went from 8 to 20
  • 1/4 mile time went from 1:32 to 1:26

‘Added 20 lbs of muscle mass in 5.5 months. Transitioned from difficulty in squeezing out lunges to developing / refining olympic lifting technique. Physical instability morphing into flexibility and strength.’ – Matt

‘I was especially encouraged by the gradual increase in my weight lifting ability. I never imagined I would be able to lift as much as I did. He created a plan involving moderately challenging workouts that had amazing results for me.’ – Anne

‘He helped me reach some of the most important goals I’d ever set in my life, most of all being able to spend quality time with my family and not feel like an embarrassment to them!!! Yes, I also lost weight and got in shape, but my inner self got healed as well and I started believing in myself again’ – Dee

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