With professional certificates in Training in Positive Neuroplasticity with Rick Hanson Ph.D., the Safe & Sound Protocol by Stephen Porges Ph.D., Polyvagal Theory in Action by Deb Dana, LCSW, and Oxygen Advantage with Patrick McKeown, Michael's innovative approach combines the sciences of Polyvagal Theory with Experiential Neuroplasticity and Breathwork to make lasting changes to the structure and function of your brain, body and nervous system.
Michael also holds two distinct PESI Certificates of Completion - Polyvagal Theory in Action, and Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class with Deb Dana, LCSW & Stephen Porges, PhD.
During his more than 25 years of health and performance coaching, Michael holds professional certifications in Medical Exercise, Post Rehab, Senior Fitness and Personal Training, and in 2017 developed a Behavioral Change Certificated Program approved for continuing education credits by the American Council of Exercise for health and fitness professional.
Since 1999, Michael has co-owned and operated Physical Focus Inc., a Personal Training & Health Coaching Center, leading an entire team of health & fitness trainers, coaches and group instructors servicing the communities of Santa Barbara and Montecito, Cailfornia.
Michael resides in Santa Barbara with his wife Jamie, and two daughters ages 15 and 19. He is a competitive age group tennis player, and leads an active outdoor lifestyle including cycling, hiking, surfing and sitting under trees to watch the birds. He has completed several long course triathlons and six marathons, including being a Boston Qualifier/Runner in three consecutive years.