Michael Nelson, CPT, CSFT

Michael Nelson, CPT, CSFT

5.0 (4)
2 employees
2 years in business

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Orange Park, FL 32003
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4 Reviews


  • Melissa Dillon

    Recently I needed to get past a plateau. Michael gave me excellent advice nutritionally. Between all of the amazing trainers and Michael's advice...I'm finally seeing results. In the past 10 days I lost over an inch in my waist and hips, my arms and legs are stronger. I feel more confident and stronger than ever.

  • Mark Beusse

    Michael is an amazing personal trainer and I could not recommend him enough to anyone who is looking to get in shape.

  • Michael Winslow

    Love being able to show up and the workout is already planned. The staff is awesome too. I started working out with Michael a few months back after hitting a plateau. The results have been incredible. He has helped me with more efficient workouts which have resulted in weight loss (15lbs) and strength gain. Two months ago I was struggling to run 3 miles. Michael has me on track to do a 1/2 marathon Dec. 7. Thank you!

  • Kimberly Unger

    I signed up for the 12 weeks in June. I have had memberships at other gyms, but never felt comfortable trying to figure out how to operate machines or knew what type of workouts to do. I had great success with the challenge and started working with a personal trainer. I work with Michael who is very supportive but TOUGH! I highly recommend this gym and Michael.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I apply a team approach in achieving your wellness goals.  All clients will participate in a free wellness assessment, that can be scheduled as a Zoom meeting.  This way we can thoroughly discuss, understand and document your wellness goals and success. After the wellness assessment is completed, I will present the client with a wellness plan and objectives.    

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I do not have a standard pricing for wellness training lessons.  This is because everyone's health and fitness goals are uniquely different. I enjoy developing wellness training programs, meal accountability plans and meal preparation that are personalized and results driven for each person.   

How did you get started teaching?

       Since 1985 at the age of 12 years old as a swimming instructor in the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) in St. Louis, Missouri.  I developed a passion for health and fitness as I physically prepared youths and teenagers learn various fitness disciplines.  I had previously proven myself as a superior athlete in the NYSP program and successfully competed in various organized sports achieving great accolades and records at Clayton High School and Wydown Middle School in basketball and running. The NYSP provided me with the training and experience to develop an athlete centered and results driving training philosophy and foundation, train individuals and groups in the kinematics of swimming and fitness, receive training and education on exercise science, and demonstrate superior fitness and triathlete training, and provide daily leadership and mentoring to athletes.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with professional athletes, men and women  with different fitness levels, and children.  I also specialize in working with people with disabilities and injuries. I have also successfully implemented amazing fitness and wellness support groups and weight loss programs since 1991.