I came to Mike when I was trying to revamp my exercise routine. His movement-based style is ideal for creating functional strength. He motivates you to do things you think you'd never be able to do. And he makes training fun. - Dr. Kim ClaIr, MD
Michael's approach to fitness is completely refreshing. We'll often hear him say, "Don't follow me, walk beside me. We'll progress together.". His humble approach to instruction allows him to not only teach his students, but to learn from them too. Through his expertise and skill in movement and calisthenics, he strives to make students stronger not only in the gym, but in their lives outside of the gym. I completely dig training with him and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come. - Bryan McGurn
Michael, Thank you for being such an inspiration every day. I have been fighting some serious health issues, and trying to shake the 100 lbs I knocked off 10 years ago, and that came back after I broke both of my feet, and quit smoking. Your inspiration is so positive, and propels people forward without penalty of negativity. You have no idea how much you have helped me already, from 2750 miles away. I just wanted to say Thank You, and I am happy to know you. ~Leslie Benton
As a first time student of Michael's, last night's class was remarkable.
His passion and artistry is refreshing. Michael is a gifted personal trainer and teacher of fitness & movement. The personal attention I received was just the right amount for me and I enjoyed every minute. Can't wait till next week's class.
Michael's emphasis on a wide variety of movements were strengthening as well as stretching to the muscular skeletal system.
Lastly, in the realm of health and fitness, Michael is a genuine master and rare find.
Dr. Angelo Castello
NY Spine & Wellness
I came to Mike when I was trying to revamp my exercise routine. His movement-based style is ideal for creating functional strength. He motivates you to do things you think you'd never be able to do. And he makes training fun. - Gerardo Sura, Gymnastics Coach/Instructor
"I was looking to build my upper body strength without the use of weights and Michael Polito helped me gain upper body strength using groundwork and bodyweight movements. He was able to breakdown the exercises so that no matter what level of upper body strength i had it was modified to my level. And with consistent practice I have been able to make significant advances. If you are interested in a different approach to your training or would like to try movement or bodyweight training I recommend Michael Polito. C. Gomez" - Yoga Instructor
I've never used calisthenics as a form of exercise and so I was a bit hesitant and insecure in my own physical strength. Michael was very patient, knowledgeable, and thorough in his demonstration of each exercise. Michael explained proper form, which muscle group was targeted and how training with one’s own body weight was a more beneficial form of exercise. I highly recommend Michael as a personal fitness trainer. Dawna C.
I have never worked with a personal trainer before starting with Mike, and I don’t look forward to the day that I have to work with someone else. Mike meets you where you are in terms of fitness and listens to where you want to be: strength, flexibility, diet, bulking up—he offers the whole package. And he listens. He’s continuously supportive and upbeat, and he has helped me to see that a “workout” depends on where you are and the amount of time you have available. Every session with Mike opens new doors, and he always shares the progress he is trying to make. I am sitting on a train to the city right now, and I can turn that into a strengthening or flexibility exercise, but everyone around me thinks I’m just typing on my laptop.
Rex Butt, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Arts and Sciences