Michelle Elton

Cottonwood, AZ 86326

At age 4, while my mother danced with the Saddlers Wells Ballet Company, she began to teach the neighborhood kids and me ballet in our home in Los Angeles. When I turned 7, my mother, seeing a natural talent in my dance, enrolled me in ballet school. I danced for several years before earning a scholarship with the Royal Ballet of London at age 13.

Falling in love with ballet, I studied at the National Ballet of Canada, took lessons with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and danced at the Greek Theater with the New York City Ballet as a soloist for four years.

Along with ballet, I studied jazz and lyrical dance with Joe Tremaine, in Studio City, California for several years.

In 1994 I became involved as a teacher and co-owner of the Sonoma Ballet Conservatory, where I was instrumental in the creation of the “Twinkle Toes” program for beginner ballet students. In addition, I taught Intermediate & Advanced Ballet classes for adult students and designed the, “After School Action” exercise program for elementary schools in Sonoma.

A year later, I became certified to teach aerobics with a certification from the American Council on Exercise and became involved in weight training, step aerobics, group cycling, water aerobics, core strength training and earned three certifications in kickboxing.

By 1995 I was certified with the National Exercise Trainers Association as a Personal Trainer/Athletic Coach. I utilized these certifications to train clients from High School level athletes to seniors at adult Del Webb communities.

In 2007, I partnered with Mr. California (1997), Braulio Medina, at Powerhouse Gym In Sonoma County, California. Together we trained clients from beginners to professional power-lifters for competitions, weight lifting shows, and personal gain. These individuals range from members of the community to police, fire, and many other emergency responders.

Recently I have furthered my education by earning a coaching certificate from DeAnza College in San Jose, California, allowing me to help teach in local middle and high schools. In addition, I have worked with many physical therapist, helping to bring mobility and flexibility to older adults in the community to better their health and wellness in life.
My Personal Training Philosophy:
The emphasis is on “personal.” I make a commitment to provide a service that focuses on the individual and his/her needs. I design programs for beginning exercisers, professional athletes, older adults, sport-specific training, weight management/loss and nutrition. Together, we develop a program that addresses goals that can be adapted as progress is made.
I design lessons to meet the demands of each client. The desired outcome is a working knowledge of proper body alignment and posture, a better understanding of body mechanics, correct breathing techniques, increased mobility of spinal movement and control of balance.
Through my years of experience as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor I have truly enjoyed assisting my clients to accomplish their own personal fitness goals. I create an atmosphere that’s fun, as well as challenging.
Overall fitness is made up of 5 major components:
* Cardiovascular endurance
* Muscular endurance
* Muscular strength
* Body composition
* Flexibility
Exercise helps enhance self-confidence and motivation.
Physical exercise, along with proper diet, is the path to a healthy body!
My motto in life…Get moving, stay motivated, feel stronger, be “M-Powered! tm”

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About Me


Certifications / Trainings

NETA - Personal Trainer Certification
Expires: Sep 05, 2020

CPR Certified

Life Support Network
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Aug 31, 2012

AED Certified

Life Support Network
Agency Unavailable
Expires: Aug 31, 2012

Liability Insurance

  • personal liability

Michelle's Locations

Mpower Personal Training

Within 25.00 miles of 86326 (Training Radius)

Additional Information


$50.00 / hr, Can do 30 minute trainings for $30

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience

Awards & Accomplishments

  • De Anza College Coaching Certificate

Languages Spoken



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