Hello... my name is Michele Gillman. Like so many women I wear a lot of "hats" in life (that's code for I am a lot of things to a lot of people). I'm a proud member of the fabulous 40+ Club. I'm wife to Adam, the coolest and funniest man I know AND my ROCK! I'm also mom to two very busy teenagers that keep me my on my toes and are my teachers in life. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), CIZE LIVE Instructor and Owner of Mpower Fitness, which came to life in 2009.
From its inception I wanted Mpower Fitness to be different from the norm in the fitness world. Yes, as a trainer I help women lose weight and exercise more but my ultimate goals run much deeper than that. I have a passion for helping busy women because I am in the trenches with them. I connect with my clients and they appreciate that I struggle to "do it all" just like them.
If what I do and how I do it sounds like a good fit for you, I would love to support you!
My path to Mpower Fitness was far from a focused singular one. It seems funny to look back now, but as I entered college I wanted to be a Corporate Fitness Instructor. I wasn't completely sure what that was, but it sounded really interesting and fun. Four years later I graduated with a BA in Psychology. After college I dabbled in pharmaceutical sales, pursued a career in physical therapy and even managed to earn a Masters in Education and a Single-Subject Credential in Health. I was also fortunate to spend 10 years as an at-home mom when my two sons were young. I feel as though every twist and turn I've taken, both professionally and personally have led up to my work with Mpower. In many ways, I guess you could say my life has come full circle.
Like many trainers, I definitely have a passion for all things health and fitness. But truth be told, my REAL TRUE passion is inspiring women and giving them hope to make powerful changes in their lives. I love motivating women to integrate exercise and balanced eating into their lives by creating realistic goals that they can accomplish. Nothing gives me greater joy than to support women on their journey and empowering them to create a healthier and happier life.
The work I get to do through Mpower Fitness honestly embodies everything I have been, that I currently am, and that I aspire to be in the future. Being a trainer, coach and even dance instructor are not just "things" I do, they are part of who I am. I feel as if there is an empty space in the world of health and fitness. Unfortunately, this is a space where 40+, busy, stressed women fall into. I'm on a mission to help fill that space. I want to fill it with our Mpower tribe! A powerful community of strong, fit and fabulous women who support, inspire and motivate each other.