Private Strength Training & Yoga Orange, CT

Blending traditional and innovative approaches to movement

Mindful Movement


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.

Customized For You

Whether you are new to strength training, guided stretching or yoga, think that your current routine is missing something, or a you just want to balance and heal, Private Yoga & Strength Instruction at Michael Baker Wellness will help you connect with the postures and movements that are appropriate for your current condition.
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Led by Michael Baker

For more about Michael Baker click here

I am a work from home digital professional deeply interested in helping to amplify performance, reduce stress, reduce inflammation, activate muscles and gain clarity.

I'm 48 years old and I have been training, practicing, learning and teaching for well over 30 years.

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Certified Yoga Teacher
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Certified Health Coach & Advisor
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Certified Personal Trainer
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I will help you:

Yoga & Guided Stretching

Classes designed for your specific needs

I will create a personalized yoga experience based on your individual needs and preferences. Private classes can be one-on-one or up to 5 students.

My expertise is teaching athletic vinyasa based classes to strengthen your body and your mental focus along with recovery classes designed to soothe aching muscles and ease the stresses of life.


Specializing in:

  • Strength & Fitness Yoga
    Physical, rigorous, some flowing sequences, brief meditation

  • Active Recovery Yoga
    Light physical, lengthier deep poses, less flowing, brief meditation

  • Guided Stretching
    Dynamic & static one-on-one assisted stretch therapy sessions. No flowing, no meditation

  • Strength Training
    Functional strength training designed to tone and strengthen the total body
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"Lift Heavy Things"

-Mark Sisson

Build & Retain Strength

Build a foundational fitness regimen and increase strength, stamina and energy with one-on-one sessions

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. 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. 

Quit the Gym!

Learn how to "work out" anywhere: Book Session

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 get a killer workout. 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
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Inside or Outside

Private spaces for 1-5 people inside and out
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Teachers:

Increase strength, stamina and energy: Book Session
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Mindful Movement


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.