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Functional Fitness (Half Hour Group Class)

Michael Gold
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(162)
We will work out together so you can wake up, get fit, learn some movement technique, and make good movement practice a habit.

Class experience

To be more fit and adaptable. 
To develop better mobility, strength, power, balance, and body control. 
To know how to build and maintain a fitness regime.
To work toward an understanding of fitness and its role in our lives. 
To achieve the better cognition, attention, attitude, and emotional balance that exercise can bring. 
I  am a MovNat Certified Level Two Fitness Instructor, with a background in math and science. More info here:
1.  YouTube playlist 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggTYwTajM0&list=PLCfm_0FgUxCnDJeUkqYGytv8WjMEEI6A4
2.  YouTube playlist 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeE8VD4TUZk&list=PLCfm_0FgUxCmjyBdNW8V7Urnby7LKdKq8 

What matters is not so much my credentials (which, yes!, I have, as you can see in my profile bio), but the success of my students. Those successes are my real credentials. Here are some:

Some video testimonials:
1.  Joe S: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbNoSlZmkCI
2.  Carlton S: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT1UFZmcmYk

Testimonials and class reviews: 
Carlton S: "Exercising in the woods with Michael has benefited me more than any other type of workout that I have done with any trainer. I enjoy the natural movements and the unlimited variety of exercises that Michael routinely exhibits in the outdoors. Climbing trees, carrying logs and asymmetrical objects, learning to balance on uneven surfaces, and strengthening ligaments, rather than just muscles, are unique exercises Michael utilizes. He is more than just your typical trainer as he covers your overall well-being. I am a freshman on the LSU football team and can attest that Michael is an excellent strength coach.”

Matthew H: “Gold Academy is an experience unlike anything I was expecting. Coming from a background of physical contact sports such as hockey and football, I wanted to get myself back into form, without a florescent lighting tan, without aggravating previous injuries from the glory days. Being outside was the greatest reward, and the challenge I was looking for. Michael was with me every step of the way, building routines for with me and for me, helping me to build my body correctly and avoid injuries. This is not a boot camp for those who need someone mindlessly yelling in your face. This was an in depth structured experience, for me to be my own drill sergeant, because that is where true success lies, in becoming the best version of yourself. Starting off simply, then constantly challenging yourself to master simplicity, until your skills are your foundation. This a custom tailored experience, and I recommend Michael's expertise and logical approach. Be prepared to learn with Michael, he's a great teacher and an invaluable resource of knowledge. Be prepared to be immersed in nature. Be prepared to bring your mind, body, diet, and thinking to new levels. I recommend the Gold Academy experience for all those looking to build the best self version they achieve. Get out of the box and get involved!”

Joseph S: "Michael Gold is an awesome trainer. His workouts are designed to improve all elements of fitness: coordination, strength, stamina, mobility, just to name a few.

"Back in college I did a year of CrossFit and later on went through weight lifting programs with trainers at my gym. Michael has definitely been #1 when it came to proper form and joint/ligament strengthening. I trained with Michael for about 7 months and I saw huge improvements in my endurance and fitness. I felt better overall and even had some surprising benefits. I now effortlessly make baskets when throwing paper into my garbage bin, whereas, before working with Michael, I would always miss. And I am now much more aware of my environment, which especially helps when driving.

"He is big on safety and makes sure he trains to match people's fitness levels whatever they may be. I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to improve their fitness and well-being in whatever capacity."
1.  As with all fitness programs, you should consult a doctor to verify fitness readiness. Please let me know of any underlying medical or biomechanics issues or movement dysfunctions you might have, so we can work around them if possible.
2.  As with all activities, do it at your own risk. You take responsibility for the risks involved. Since we are not working in person, I cannot be there to govern or have veto power over how something is done. 
3.  Make sure you have parental consent to activities and movements like crawling, jumping, throwing. (We will keep them safe and will aim to minimize risk.)
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(162)
I teach individual and group classes in math (arithmetic through calculus and statistics), physics, chemistry,  nature study ("natural history"), SAT prep, ACT prep, grammar, writing, logic, thinking skills, and physical fitness. 

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Group Class


1x per week
30 min

Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
5-15 learners per class

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