Michelle Olson

Mt Laurel, NJ 08054

My passion is inspiring and guiding you to become the best version of yourself. Knowing that there is no “one size fits all” program, I tailor every session to help you achieve your fitness, health and wellbeing goals. Building on each session, I address your needs and goals with challenging, functional, effective and safe exercises that meet your lifestyle demands and activities. I have over 25 years experience in the fitness industry, working with all levels of fitness. I realize that staying healthy and active is a daily commitment, and even the smallest changes can lead to huge gains!

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Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Member

About Me


  • BSc., Psychology, James Madison University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: 2022-11-30 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2023-09-30 07:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2022-07-25 07:00:00 UTC
American Safety and Health Institute
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2019-03-30 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Safety and Health Institute
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2019-03-30 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Additional Information


$66.00 / hr, $40/half hour group rates available

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Trainer of the Month

Languages Spoken




8 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by christie jennings on Aug 24, 2015

    My sweet husband hired Michelle for me a a trainer at the Y. She came highly recommended. I had never belonged to a gym before and was a little bit intimidated. Michelle was the perfect fit for me. My first sessions she was so patient teaching how to use the machines. I started looking forward to my time with Michelle because I knew she would push me each and every time but also listen when my body needed a rest! The best part was the follow up email she would send so I had the workout on my phone , so when I went to the Y without her, I knew what to do! She also injected a lot of knowledge with her training sessions. I highly recommend her - it is money well spent!

  • by Amy Wilkerson on Aug 22, 2015

    I chose Michelle as a trainer working out of Gig Harbor YMCA because of her profile which indicated that she had a background in yoga and considered the whole person in training. I was very specific in requesting exercise that would increase my core strength and that I could continue at home. With her help, I am well on my way to achieving my goal after working with her for six weeks. She has given me a great shot of energy and enthusiasm which is like gold when you are 70 years of age! I thoroughly recommend her as a caring and highly effective professional.

  • by Kay Teague on Nov 02, 2013

    Michelle was my trainer for 3 years while she was in Charlotte, NC.
    I cannot say enough good things about her. She is excellent at what she does. Her workouts were extremely thoughtful and challenging. She encouraged me to push myself well beyond what I thought that I could do. Each workout was different,which kept things interesting. Michelle is always researching new ways of doing things and she uses all different methods to train. She is extremely kind, wise, and just fun to work with. She became my friend as well as my fitness mentor.

  • by Kit Veal on Aug 19, 2013

    Michelle was my personal trainer for about a year before she got married and moved to Va Beach. She would still be my trainer had she not moved. She is excellent, always knowing how to encourage me yet push me to do more. She knows the body's systems and structure and can design fitness and strength building excericises to fit personal goals. You may feel a little sore after a work out but that soon changes. Michelle is very careful and will not let you get injured while exercising.
    She helped me prepare for a trip to Kenya which enabled me to enjoy my trip more. I am over 60 and we worked a lot on balance. You will be lucky to have her as a trainer.

  • by Sharon Bailey on Aug 18, 2013

    I have known Michelle for several years! We have trained along side one another at the YMCA. She is an excellent trainer for all age groups. Very Knowledgeable! She listens to the client regarding their needs/goals and prepares their weekly workouts according. Everyone that knows Michelle, loves her! :)

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