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michael s parker

“I like to make online personal training as personal as possible. Learn more about me on my adventure website”

MEET ME

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“I believe fitness is more about total well-being and less about aesthetics. Balance, strength and endurance are what fortify our health and give us the power to meet life’s adventures head on. A figure to be proud of is simply a lovely byproduct of fitness training.”

philosophy

“I believe fitness is more about lifestyle and total well-being and less about aesthetics. Balance, strength and endurance are what fortify our health and give us the power to meet life’s adventures head on. A figure to be proud of is simply a lovely byproduct of fitness training.”

–MICHAEL S. PARKER

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Biography


For nearly two decades, Michael S. Parker has worked as a fitness professional and executive level manager. He has earned multiple credentials from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and the Spencer Institute. He is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach and Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist. He also holds a business degree from University of Phoenix.

Michael is also a former college instructor and consultant to the Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science program offered by Bryan University. Further, he is an advisor, author and consultant to multiple fitness companies and publications in the United States. Learn more about Michael by visiting his adventure website and blog: mparkeradventures.com

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Biography

For nearly two decades, Michael S. Parker has worked as a fitness professional and executive level manager. He has earned multiple credentials from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and the Spencer School of Business. He is a certified Small Business and Fitness Nutrition Coach and holds a business degree from University of Phoenix.

Michael is also a former college instructor and consultant to the Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science program offered by Bryan University. Further, he is an advisor, author and consultant to multiple fitness companies and publications in the United States. Learn more about Michael by visiting his adventure website and blog: mparkeradventures.com

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I love Forge and my coach, Michael. As a mom of two small children and entrepreneur, this is the exact service I was looking for. This program is online, yet it is very interactive, personal, and customized for each person. I feel his presence, which helps me be committed and accountable to my health goals. Michael has been dedicated to provide the best mentoring he could, and I appreciate his advice and support when I was having some challenges moving forward. Michael did great job of integrating both online and personal elements, and I strongly recommend to those who really want to achieve health goals as efficiently and effectively as possible!
Saeko Logsdon
Saeko Logsdon
17:53 04 Jun 18
I've been a forge member for 6 weeks now and must say this was an incredible find. I like to think of Forge as the perfect balance of the affordability and convenience of a home fitness program and the support, accountability, and flexibility provided by a personal trainer. It makes all the difference knowing there is a real (professional) person who I can talk to at any time who is passionate about helping people like me live a healthier life. I strongly recommend Forge, and Michael as a trainer, for anyone that wants to start looking, feeling, and living healthier!
Jeremy Barnett
Jeremy Barnett
18:42 28 Jun 18
Michael and Forge are AMAZING. Michael clearly cares about the company and his clients. Working with him, you can tell his passion is to help others in the best way he can. He answers questions quickly and makes updates if needed in a timely manner. Really appreciate his help and insight. Definitely recommend Forge for fitness and nutrition!
Amanda Painter
Amanda Painter
01:55 28 Jun 18
I can't say enough good things about Forge and Michael. He has been such a great advocate for my fitness and well being. From the beginning Michael is quick to respond to questions and do his best to make sure that you are happy doing what works for you. In an industry where one size fits all, Michael truly cares about his clients and works with you to be sure you are on the right path and doing what works for you. His approach to fitness is about changing your life for the better whether you want 6 pack abs or need a little help getting on track with healthy food choices and exercise. He's done all the work. You just have to show up each day and do it. He gives you the tools to succeed if you put in the effort and give it your all. I highly recommend Michael and Forge for your nutrition and exercise goals. He's also a great listener on those days you may struggle, but will push you to get back at it. I could keep going, but I won't. . . Become a client and change your life.
Tiffany Fawson
Tiffany Fawson
14:29 21 Jun 18
This is a great program whether you are just getting into fitness or you just need some help. Michael responds almost instantly and is always there with your nutrition or workout needs. I would recommend this program to anyone!
Bret Wicken
Bret Wicken
15:47 14 Apr 18
Michael offers a truly fantastic service. Not only does he really know his stuff but he's passionate about what he does and genuinely cares for his clients' success. I always get clear and comprehensive answers to my questions. I've been training with Forge for around 6 months now and the changes I've seen have seen in my physical fitness are incredible. I always struggled to workout and build a habit of exercising before, but with Michael's help I've finally changed that. Highly recommended!
James Granahan
James Granahan
09:18 17 Aug 18
I consider myself truly fortunate that I found Michael and Forge Fitness. I wanted three things in my program: 1) Flexibility - keep it interesting, change it up when necessary 2) Challenge and accountability - make it tougher than I'd make it myself and hold me accountable to a schedule even with my crazy travel and 3) A real person that cares, answers questions, and works tirelessly to help me realize my fitness goals. I got all three and so much more. I can't say enough good things about Forge, Michael, the app and the interface with all of the above. I will be a client as long as he has me!
Peter Friddle
Peter Friddle
18:15 27 Dec 18
Words cannot express how grateful I am to Michael for helping me in my weight loss journey. I hit a plateau and was not seeing results so I felt I needed something more in my workout so I found Forge and I have had so many positive experiences. Michael not only develops workouts and eating plans but he also does education. He takes a holistic approach by ensuring that you understand his rationale for the plans that he develops. He makes everything very client centered and always asks for feedback. He always responds to any questions or concerns within a reasonable time. Even on my days where I felt very discouraged, he continued encouraging me to continue. He has been a great mentor, coach, and trainer. I put all my faith and trust in him and got the results I was looking for. He has also inspired me to make more lifelong sustainable changes.
Abigail Grathwohl
Abigail Grathwohl
01:51 24 Apr 19
I found Michael and Forge fitness out of pure frustration. Let me briefly explain I have been lifting on and off for several years but I found myself continually getting frustrated on my progress and my workouts I was constantly changing my workouts with the intention of getting better results but I would get tired and bored of my workouts because I was not making progress. Then I found Michael one day after a frustrating work out. I got online and his website popped up as we are sometimes skeptical about things that we do not know I hesitated for about a minute and then I decided to sign up. The whole process seems effortless from the first initial call to all of my workouts being designed for me with a specific goal in mind. It's amazing to feel and see the difference in my body in such a short time and now I know why my workouts were not effective in the past it's because I was not working out with intention. Michael builds my programs specifically for me and my fitness goals. To say I would recommend him and his company would be a tremendous understatement. Thank you Micheal and Forge for what you do to help people reach their full potential
Ryan Ricks
Ryan Ricks
23:25 23 Apr 19
I love Forge and my coach, Michael. As a mom of two small children and entrepreneur, this is the exact service I was looking for. This program is online, yet it is very interactive, personal, and customized for each person. I feel his presence, which helps me be committed and accountable to my health goals. Michael has been dedicated to provide the best mentoring he could, and I appreciate his advice and support when I was having some challenges moving forward. Michael did great job of integrating both online and personal elements, and I strongly recommend to those who really want to achieve health goals as efficiently and effectively as possible!
Saeko Logsdon
Saeko Logsdon
17:53 04 Jun 18
I've been a forge member for 6 weeks now and must say this was an incredible find. I like to think of Forge as the perfect balance of the affordability and convenience of a home fitness program and the support, accountability, and flexibility provided by a personal trainer. It makes all the difference knowing there is a real (professional) person who I can talk to at any time who is passionate about helping people like me live a healthier life. I strongly recommend Forge, and Michael as a trainer, for anyone that wants to start looking, feeling, and living healthier!
Jeremy Barnett
Jeremy Barnett
18:42 28 Jun 18
Michael and Forge are AMAZING. Michael clearly cares about the company and his clients. Working with him, you can tell his passion is to help others in the best way he can. He answers questions quickly and makes updates if needed in a timely manner. Really appreciate his help and insight. Definitely recommend Forge for fitness and nutrition!
Amanda Painter
Amanda Painter
01:55 28 Jun 18
I can't say enough good things about Forge and Michael. He has been such a great advocate for my fitness and well being. From the beginning Michael is quick to respond to questions and do his best to make sure that you are happy doing what works for you. In an industry where one size fits all, Michael truly cares about his clients and works with you to be sure you are on the right path and doing what works for you. His approach to fitness is about changing your life for the better whether you want 6 pack abs or need a little help getting on track with healthy food choices and exercise. He's done all the work. You just have to show up each day and do it. He gives you the tools to succeed if you put in the effort and give it your all. I highly recommend Michael and Forge for your nutrition and exercise goals. He's also a great listener on those days you may struggle, but will push you to get back at it. I could keep going, but I won't. . . Become a client and change your life.
Tiffany Fawson
Tiffany Fawson
14:29 21 Jun 18
This is a great program whether you are just getting into fitness or you just need some help. Michael responds almost instantly and is always there with your nutrition or workout needs. I would recommend this program to anyone!
Bret Wicken
Bret Wicken
15:47 14 Apr 18
Michael offers a truly fantastic service. Not only does he really know his stuff but he's passionate about what he does and genuinely cares for his clients' success. I always get clear and comprehensive answers to my questions. I've been training with Forge for around 6 months now and the changes I've seen have seen in my physical fitness are incredible. I always struggled to workout and build a habit of exercising before, but with Michael's help I've finally changed that. Highly recommended!
James Granahan
James Granahan
09:18 17 Aug 18
I consider myself truly fortunate that I found Michael and Forge Fitness. I wanted three things in my program: 1) Flexibility - keep it interesting, change it up when necessary 2) Challenge and accountability - make it tougher than I'd make it myself and hold me accountable to a schedule even with my crazy travel and 3) A real person that cares, answers questions, and works tirelessly to help me realize my fitness goals. I got all three and so much more. I can't say enough good things about Forge, Michael, the app and the interface with all of the above. I will be a client as long as he has me!
Peter Friddle
Peter Friddle
18:15 27 Dec 18
Words cannot express how grateful I am to Michael for helping me in my weight loss journey. I hit a plateau and was not seeing results so I felt I needed something more in my workout so I found Forge and I have had so many positive experiences. Michael not only develops workouts and eating plans but he also does education. He takes a holistic approach by ensuring that you understand his rationale for the plans that he develops. He makes everything very client centered and always asks for feedback. He always responds to any questions or concerns within a reasonable time. Even on my days where I felt very discouraged, he continued encouraging me to continue. He has been a great mentor, coach, and trainer. I put all my faith and trust in him and got the results I was looking for. He has also inspired me to make more lifelong sustainable changes.
Abigail Grathwohl
Abigail Grathwohl
01:51 24 Apr 19
I found Michael and Forge fitness out of pure frustration. Let me briefly explain I have been lifting on and off for several years but I found myself continually getting frustrated on my progress and my workouts I was constantly changing my workouts with the intention of getting better results but I would get tired and bored of my workouts because I was not making progress. Then I found Michael one day after a frustrating work out. I got online and his website popped up as we are sometimes skeptical about things that we do not know I hesitated for about a minute and then I decided to sign up. The whole process seems effortless from the first initial call to all of my workouts being designed for me with a specific goal in mind. It's amazing to feel and see the difference in my body in such a short time and now I know why my workouts were not effective in the past it's because I was not working out with intention. Michael builds my programs specifically for me and my fitness goals. To say I would recommend him and his company would be a tremendous understatement. Thank you Micheal and Forge for what you do to help people reach their full potential
Ryan Ricks
Ryan Ricks
23:25 23 Apr 19
“Forge Online Personal Training has helped make incredible changes to my mind and body, which has improved my attitude and quality of life in just a few short months. I feel great, and I’m starting to look how I feel!”From Shantel in California