My name is Michael Lopez ,The Most Hated Trainer. I have been a Certified Fitness Coach since September of 1997. I absolutely love what I do and I do it well. 

I don’t want to waste your time, let me tell you what I DO NOT do:

  • I do not text, surf the internet, or make calls on my phone while you are doing a Deadlift. 
  • I do not have conversations with other people in the gym while you are on the floor doing crunches. 
  • I do not watch the Lakers on the gym TV while you are performing a squat. 
  • I do not waste your time. When we are on the gym floor we are working hard, plain and simple. 

There is no rest in the gym. If you want a person to just count your reps, talk about your weekend, not pay attention to your training, and/or show up late then hire someone else.

Let me tell you what I do for my clients:

  • We focus on what works and what gets the biggest results in the shortest amount of time (safely).
  • We mostly do functional resistance training that teaches your body to move in more realistic and efficient ways. My clients are not only training more efficiently but are being educated on how to perform exercises that make a positive difference in the way they train.
  • We focus on making you stronger, faster, and better.

90% of all my clients have had personal trainers in their past and 100% of them have never trained like this before. All of them start seeing results as little as in two weeks and they love it.

Why am I the Most Hated Trainer?

I can’t tell you how many times I am told, “I hate you, I hate this place, what time tomorrow”. When we train, thats exactly what we do, we train and we train to deliver results. 

If you want to learn something new, learn how to get stronger, faster, and better then give me an email. I have been a Fitness Coach for many years, I have the experience and the drive to help. I really enjoy what I do. Check out reviews from past and current clients here at Yelp.

Message to Newcomers:

These are new people to the gym who have never lifted weights or have been on any type of exercise program (you know who you are). Im talking about the men and women that come in, look at an empty machine, scratch their head, and attempt to lift as much as they can the very first time, the people who watch what other people do and try to do the same thing with the same weight.  What happens the next day? YOU CAN’T MOVE! Would you jump into the deep end of the pool if you knew you couldn’t swim?  I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to hire a professional to show you the ropes, or at least the basics. You are messing around with one of your most prized possessions, your body. You do not want to mess something up because you will if you don’t know what you are doing.

Do you know about proper form? Do you know how to get the most range of motion? Do you know about proper intensity? Do you know how and when to stretch? Do you know about proper program design? These things are so important to know.


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“Michael is a true to form guy. He doesn’t swindle, he doesn’t pressure you, he comes from a truly genuine place in wanting people to become their healthiest selves. His upbeat attitude and his thorough explanations on movements and posture give clarity to what can sometimes be an overwhelming endeavor. His dedication to making you work hard but not up until a breaking point that will make you hurt the next day is part of his ethos. He gradually takes you along the path of physical health, so that in time it becomes natural to push super hard. He is all good vibes. Never reprimanding, but always pushing. That’s the kind of leadership/guidance one could only hope for in working with a personal trainer/coach”

Turtle F.

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