The Forge Blog

Michael S. Parker shares his fitness and nutrition tips, opinions and education.

Michael is the founder and head online personal trainer at Forge. 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. 


Our Own Plan

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