Physical Movement + Exercise + Yoga
A health coach mentors and guides their clients towards their fitness goals using a series of strategies including:
- Teaching movement techniques to prevent injury
- Developing personalized programming to keep fitness fun and engaging
- Motivating and encouraging clients to achieve their goals
- Tracking progress
- Providing accountability to keep clients focused on the long game
At Michael Baker Wellness, we view physical activity as an absolute necessity. Any way you choose to move your body is physical activity, and it’s essential to listen to what your body needs and choose movement that feels authentic, joyful, and supportive for you. It’s also important to know that putting your body in motion is a powerful act that benefits more than your muscles. Movement gets energy flowing, reduces stress, boosts mood, and can even sharpen your ability to focus.
Prioritizing physical activity is an act of self-love and self-care. By carving out time to move your body, you’re giving yourself the gift of energy, focus, and strength. Physical activity is bio-individual. You can create more space for movement in a way that feels natural, authentic, and enjoyable and adds to your overall quality of life. Your approach can be whatever works for you and will change and evolve over time.
Physical MovementCreate simple, transformational exercise habits for balance, cardiovascular health, mobility, and strength: Book Session
The World Health Organization defines physical activity as “any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure.” In other words, any type of movement counts!
Types of physical activity can be broken down into four categories: balance, cardiovascular, mobility, and strength. My clients become aware how to engage in all four within their existing lives.
"Exercise is a CELEBRATION of what you can do, not a punishment for what you ate."
I believe in performing minimalist outdoor activity as often as possible. I've been known to say "quit the gym". Why? The commute. The fluorescent lights. No sunlight exposure or fresh air. The TV / news overload. The lack of motivation. I can go on!
Did you ever say "I don't have time for the gym" and then just quit working out? You can do pushups, air-squats and a 2 mile walk in the same time as that gym commute and be done with it. You can implement an under-desk walking treadmill and take several 1/2 mile walks throughout the day.
Working out doesn't need to be a set time or volume, it can be broken up into micro or mini workouts. 15 minutes 4x a day = 1 hour! My goal is to teach you how to be able to get a great workout anywhere, any time with what ever resources are available.
I never considered things like "painting my house", "walking the dog" or "hiking with my kid" to be forms of beneficial exercise. But it is! Move your body how you prefer to, just move it more often. When you live the life that I hope to teach you about, performing physical movement becomes effortlessly integrated not forced and dreaded.
"Don't Weaken"-Rogue Fitness
Build & Retain StrengthBuild a foundational fitness regimen and increase strength, stamina and energy with one-on-one sessions: Book Session
I believe in lifting heavy things at least 2x per week. Lifting weights, full-body strength training, physical outdoor work, body-weight exercises.
You don't need a warehouse full of giant machines to accomplish muscle building. I personally go minimalist: Dumbbells, Olympic weight set, some bands, bench, squat rack, pulley. I can do it all with this setup. If I travel, I take some dumbbells with me and free myself of the worry that I'll lose progress if I don't seek out a gym. If I travel on a plane, I just do bodyweight exercise at that location for time I'm there. Becoming adaptable is a huge asset.
Once you know what to do, you can do it anywhere.
Having someone with experience to rely on through your journey can make all the difference. I hope to be your guide to maintaining lean muscle mass as you grow older.
"Lift Heavy Things"-Mark Sisson
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$125 | 60 MIN + 7 DAYS EMAIL/TEXT SUPPORT
$50/ea | 60 MIN + 7 DAYS EMAIL/TEXT SUPPORT
Book a one hour session in my peaceful Orange, CT in-home space. We start with small actionable steps. Nothing drastic or overwhelming.
- In-person Private Yoga Instruction
- In-person Guided Stretching
- In-person Personal Training
- In-person Complete Instruction (all of the above)
Introductory Offer for New Clients
2 One-on-One Sessions for $125
Book your first session below at full price and receive a coupon code for 1 free session.
- New clients only
- May not be combined with other offers
- Must be used with 6 weeks from purchase date
- No refunds or extensions
- No-shows count toward sessions
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What you can experience when working with a Health Coach:
- Understanding how to eat right for your body and mind
- Implementing doctor recommendations for diet & exercise
- Improving sleep quality, increasing energy levels and managing stress
- Optimizing digestion and sustaining weight loss
- Learning how to incorporate movement naturally into daily life
- Experiencing a more empowered, positive mindset
8 Coaching Sessions to Sustainable Weight Loss for people over 40 years old. A personalized plan utilizing health coaching, mindful movement and healthy habits that supports your goals & lasts a lifetime.
Food is medicine. It can harm us or heal us, so learning what your body's unique needs are empowers you to better nourish and care for it every day.
Mindful movement & functional fitness instruction for your needs, abilities and goals. Build your physical strength while gaining mobility, clarity & stress-relief.
Athletic, vinyasa-based yoga instruction infused with a touch of weight training to strengthen your body and your mental focus.