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Michelle grew up off exit 9 in New Jersey. Lucky girl! She spent every waking hour outside and to this day moved to Seattle for the outdoor factor. As a young child sports were a family affair played all together. In high school she tried and fell in love with rowing making the Junior National Team and representing the USA in 1996. It was at this point that she bought her first barbell. She went on to row in college at the University of Virginia and continued to train post college at the US National Training Center. Injuries ended her team rowing career and she sees general strength and conditioning as one of the greatest tools for injury prevention in both adults and children because it is broad and general and great tool for overall health in our modern more sedentary lifestyles.  Michelle loves to get kids moving and see them have fun along the way.  She now spends most of her time with her two kids, the original Sonic kids.



  • The Brand X MethodTM Professional Youth Coach Certification

  • The Brand X MethodTM Basic Kids

  • The Brand X MethodTM Advanced Kids

  • The Brand X MethodTM Youth Barbell

  • USAW (USA Weightlifting) Sport Performance Coach

  • CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Ignite! Enrichment Through Exercise (In Progress)

  • International Youth Fitness (IYCA) Olympic Lifting (In progress)

  • Positive Coaching Alliance (In Progress)

Rowing experience:
Junior National Team Rower 1996
#1 Junior Women's 2K score in the country - 1996
Rowed at UVA 1996-2000
Senior National Team Rower 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002

Favorite Food: Steak Bites...and Nutella