michael (aka coach)
A previous competitive wrestler, Michael is no stranger to early morning workouts, rivalry, and injuries. After moving from his home state of Washington to California to pursue a Kinesiology degree and a collegiate wrestling career, Michael was faced with yet another series of injuries and inevitably made the decision to hang up his wrestling shoes.
As one door closed, another opened when Michael moved to San Luis Obispo in 2010. With a passion for proper form and injury prevention, creative instead of monotonous strength training workouts, and teamwork rather than competition, Michael found his passion teaching fitness classes and working one-on-one with clients as a personal trainer.
After nearly 7 years training at local San Luis Obispo businesses, schools, and in client homes, Michael took the next step and, with Lauren by his side, opened the doors of McAlister Training.