Knowledge and Experience


My Story.
My Mission.

Michael’s philosophy of creating Wellness Through Awareness grew out of his military training, his love of wilderness and adventure travel, and his interest in understanding the mind-body connection which led to his study of Kinesiology, Pilates & Native American inspired tracking.


Michael enjoys sharing his knowledge with clients to support and facilitate their discovering a new way of moving with confidence in the physical world of everyday life.

  • University of Minnesota Kinesiology 
  • Align 670-hour comprehensive classical Pilates certification
  • Certified NOLS Instructor (WOE & WOFR)
  • Certified Tom Brown SCOUT
  • ASA Sailor (101,103 & 105)

In Home Training

Avoid the traffic and let us come to you!  Our in-home training programs are designed to meet individual needs and are specifically tailored with your personal goals in mind.  Choose from a combination of weight training, cardiovascular training, balance/stability work, Pilates, or martial arts. 

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In Studio Training

With over 23-years of experience in the wellness industry, Michael has established a proven track record of designing fitness programs that support each client’s individual needs and fitness goals.

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Group Training

Adventuring offers a small group of two to eight people the opportunity to train as a community supporting each other in attaining individual fitness goals while having fun together on outdoor adventures.

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  • Expert level personal trainer with 23-years of experience
  • International Travel Leader and Adventure Creator.
  • Fitness/Adventure Speaker & Consultant.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran – Cold Weather & Desert Survival Trained
  • Previous Owner & Operator of MGayle Studio – an Upscale, Boutique Mind Body Studio – for 10-years
  • Former MN Vikings Football Team Trainer
  • Former Ritz Carlton & Four Seasons employee
  • Former Elite Trainer at The Marsh & The Sweatshop Health club

I’d love to hear about your life fitness goals even if they feel like a far off dream!  I look forward to hearing from you!

    Office Location

    4547 Bluebell Trail N.

    Hamel, MN 55340