Staff Trainer, CPT, LMT
Michael is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of the Swedish Institutes Massage Therapy Program. He received his undergraduate degree at SUNY Stony Brook University. Michael works directly with NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) whose responsibility is to develop the questions for the entry level professional trainer exam. Michael has also been instrumental in developing the in-house continuing education curriculum at THE ARENA.
Michael has been an NFPT certified trainer for over 5 years and has worked with clients ranging from high school athletes to the geriatric population. Michael has a strong background in pre and post rehabilitative protocols with 6 years experience in a busy outpatient physical therapy clinic. Additionally, he has volunteered at hospitals and worked with several high schools in Westchester County developing pre-season conditioning and injury prevention programs in football, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, and softball.
Michael dedicates his spare time volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and at the Westchester Medical Center performing Massage Therapy to patient family members and hospital staff.