Change Your Body Boot Camps

Change Your Body Boot Camps

5.0 (3)
1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

We work with busy people who are sick & tired of spinning their wheels trying to get in shape only to see no results and are frustrated with going to the gym only to receive no service.  When these people have had enough, and changing is now a must, they contact us.  We provide caring coaches, results-oriented programs to follow, awesome people to train with and a high energy environment to train at.  

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Newton, MA 02459
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3 Reviews


  • Cindy Katzeff

    I had the great fortune to have a friend recommend Mike Alves to me as a personal trainer. From the initial consultation to each and every grueling workout Mike was professional, knowledgable, and caring about my goals and aspirations. He keeps up to date with the latest trends in physical performance and he walks the walk with his clients. By customizing my workout I saw immediate results in strength, flexibility and energy. He gave me the motivation to push through the toughest of routines. He is 5 stars all the way.

  • Humberto Salicetti

    A excellent coach that transformed my life

  • Sally Babigian

    My experience with a Michael Alves has been life changing! I trained with Michael for several years and to this day I hear his voice with every workout! He is smart, dedicated a nd so safe to train with, he doesn’t let you train with incorrect form! This is so important as an adult to prevent injuries while training hard. He is enthusiastic, warm, funny and keeps every workout engaging and fun! I am so very happy that I have had Michael’s trainings to know how to properly train and to have fun while doing so! If you want to change your body, become fit and strong 💪🏻 and love your new found energy, or just want to have fun working out with a fantastic group of people who are fun, motivating and want to be in the best shape possible, check out Michael Alves’ Change Your Body Boot Camps ! You will be so happy that you did!


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

They find me through a referral or google search for weight loss in newton, personal traininer in Newton, boot camps in newton and/or sports performance training in newton.  The read the content on the site to see if we're the right program for them.  They either schedule a call to learn more or they register and get started right away.  Then either way, we do a call to make sure we're good fits for one another and if yes, turn the call into a strategy session and review your goals.  Then we schedule private measurements and/or a functional movement screen if we're working privately, followed by an orientation to give you your cardio plan, nutrition plan and teach you the workout card.  Then we train!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Training Association.

Licensed by the state of Massachusetts as an Athletic Trainer.  

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association.

CPR / AED Certified.  

B.S. Springfield College in Athletic Training.

Self-Certified in delivering safe, fast & sustainable results that are awesome.  

Earned Top Trainer awards for kicking butt.  (#1/10 @ BSC-West Newton, #1/200 in BSC region and #6/2000 in Town Sports International Company; plus same honor from Boston Common Magazine and various high placing honors from Boston's A-List).

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

$100-$300+/mo for group personal training.

$199+/appointment for private training.

How did you get started teaching?

I wanted to live in Boston with high school friends when I was 22.  The first job I could find was personal training.  I had never worked with regular people or did 1-on-1 training.  My main experience was working with teams and athletes.  When you want to live someplace, you'll do whatever it takes to stay there.  I quickly realized that people who hire personal trainers are just as passionate about getting better as athletes are and that it was a fun challenge to make complex exercises simpler. It's now been 17 years of doing private training and group personal training.  

What types of students have you worked with?

Youth (6 y/o) to 90 y/o.  Athletes (youth, amateur, recreational, college, pro & Olympic).  Non-athletes.  Parents.  Grandparents.  Students.  Dependents.  Professionals.  Retirees.  I only want to work with people who are ready and willing to get better and will do whatever it takes.  If you're not ready to commit, come see me when you are.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My wedding anniversary.  My parents came to watch our daughter.  We had the whole afternoon and evening and it was real special to hold my wifes hand, walk around the city and feel free spirited for the day.  

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone who's talents match your goal.  You don't want a body builder personal trainer if you have injuries or if you're looking for sports performance.  You don't want a person who's good with injuries or sports performance to help you win a body building competition.  Maybe you want to have scheduled exercise be a priority in your life and that moving, feeling and looker better are your goals.  That's pretty general, so you need someone who you like most importantly that'll keep you safe, help you get better and make it fun, so you keep showing up.  

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Be ready to invest in yourself.  Know what you're willing to spend and what you're not willing to spend.  Know how long you're willing to commit to it and share that up front.  Also have a realistic timetable of how long YOU THINK IT'LL TAKE TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL?  

Example.  If you want to lose 30 lbs. and you gained it over 3 years, don't say, you're willing to commit 3 months to lose it.  Start with a 1-3 year mindset of a commitment.  If you put on 5 lbs. the last month, then maybe you could lose 5lbs in the next 1-2months.