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Welcome to my website! I'm Michael McCarthy. I am an experienced, dynamic, flexible & caring personal trainer. My campervan, the Bipolar Express, & I are on the road seeing the country & talking about mental health. I'm only doing Zoom workouts now. Fitness, mental health & experiencing our country. That's a wonderful combination for your health & fitness.


michael mccarthy

Thanks for visiting my website. Fitness has always been a cornerstone of my life. I've been an ACE certified personal trainer since 2009. I love sharing my passion for health & ftiness with my clients. I've been on the road since the beginning of 2022. I'm incredibly thankful that I have the opportunity to see the country & talk about mental health. I have Bipolar 2. I'll have it for the rest of my life. I work hard to manage my mental health. Everybody has mental health. so everyone needs to practice good mental health: sleep, nutrition, stress management, connecting with family & friends & practicing gratitude.

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You can't beat the convenience of training in your own basement or back yard. All you need is a little equipment. I would recommend buying the following inexpensive yet highly effective equipment: BOSU, stability ball, medicine ball, dumbbells, kettlebell & reistance bands.  Of course I would be happy to help you shop. If you don't have any of the aforementioned equipment now or even later, it's not a problem. You will always get great workouts. My campervan, the Bipolar Express, & I are traveling around the country & talking about mental health. You can get fantastic workouts while experiencing different parts of the country & being part of the mental health conversation. Are you ready to take your health & fitness to new heights?



As a member of the Michael Fit Life family for 5 years I can say without a doubt Michael has helped me improve my overall strength and conditioning and helped me achieve my fitness goals.    Sean H. 
Awesome workouts, different every time!     Greg C.
I've been going to Michael Fit Life's boot camps since 2010 and love it. He is an excellent trainer, and makes working out fun. I have stuck with it for so many years not only because of the camaraderie of the group, but also the variation in the strength and fitness training. We never do the same workout twice. Boot camp sessions are always fun and rewarding. If you're looking for an excellent workout and personal trainer that won't disappoint and WILL keep you moving, look no further. You won't find a better workout and trainer. I always feel stronger, healthier, and better after Michael's workouts.     Kate H.
Want a fit life!?  Michael will custom fit your workout to your specific needs and goals.  He listens carefully to each of his customers and knows how to create a well-rounded fitness experience.  He even offers tips on healthy eating and mindfulness.  I've been working with Michael since 2010 and always appreciate his diverse and well rounded workouts - never boring!     Heidi D.
I have been working with Michael for a year, and he is a tremendous personal trainer!  He keeps me challenged every week, providing new and different exercises to keep me interested and improve my fitness.  He is also very accommodating of my personal needs and limitations.  Rick E.
I've been training with Michael over the last 4 years. He continues to challenge me with innovative exercises utilizing both traditional and unique gym equipment. Highly recommend Michael Fit Life!     Eitan N.
I very much recommend Michael FitLife for anyone looking to have fun, improve core strength and stay healthy. I turned to Michael as part of rehab for a knee injury and back pain and in the past 3 years, he's helped me recover from both, lose 7 lbs and turn in the best 10 mile and 5K race times I've had in a decade.  His coaching style and interesting workouts motivate me every week.  You will be challenged. Rates are competitive and he's very accommodating/flexible on schedules.  He has even provided me with personalized "do it yourself at home" workouts for in-between sessions that don't require a lot of space or equipment.  I like that.  Note:  his gym is not air conditioned, but open to outside so you workout in a more natural climate--can be warmer or colder than an indoor gym*  Eric T.    
We have been working out with Michael for over 5 years and we love it! Michael is a great motivator, and tailors sessions to our abilities. He does a nice mix of cardio and strength training and no two workouts are the same!  Art M.   
Michael was able to help me reach my goal of losing 25 pounds last summer. The workouts are tough but fun, and Michael is a great motivator and knowledgeable in not only fitness but nutrition as well. I highly recommend giving Michael's bootcamps a try!*    Sean C.  
Michael is a truly remarkable trainer.  He customizes each workout to the unique needs and goals of each customer.  I have worked with Michael for years now and each week I can't wait to see what the next workout will be!     Kelly K.
I've attended Michael Fit Life for years.  Every time I slip with my fitness goals, Michael and his workouts are there to help me get back on track.  Knowing me, I'll need Michael Fit Life for years to come!*    Omar T.
I started working with Michael at the Burke Boot Camp in 2009.  I continue to work out at 6 AM three days a week barring a natural disaster.  No workout is ever the same!  I have raised my level of fitness and continue to run 10 mile races into my fifties.  Thank you Michael for making me fit and strong enough to participate in my life and not be a bystander.     Terri S.M.
I started attending the Burke Camp as a New Year's Resolution several years ago and can't imagine a week without it now!  Michael comes prepared with equipment, music and a workout plan.  All we have to do is show up and sweat!  It's a great way to start my Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays!     Kim L.
If you are looking for a personal trainer committed to helping you reach or exceed your fitness goals, MICHAEL IS THE PERSONAL TRAINER FOR YOU.  Michael offers both boot camps and individualized sessions dedicated to your success and will work closely with you to help you achieve and build on lasting results.  He tracks your progress and develops personalized challenges to help you overcome plateaus.  Plus his upbeat attitude makes for an incredible workout every time.  Happy client since January 2012.     Kevin A.

* Results may vary person to person.


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