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My Story

 

I’m Michelle Spore and I am a professional educator, fitness instructor, personal trainer, coach, and active yoga teacher.

I help people move well and build their knowledge for exercise and wellness. I provide original 1:1 sessions, 1:1 coaching, and group classes that are professional, engaging and effective for every participant. 

I believe movement is essential for all walks of life, and by helping you find your connection to it and discovering what works for you is what brings success. A healthy mindset is the catalyst for health and wellness. So I aim to help you approach it with balance and joy. Movement training and practices should be fun with healthy challenges, performed on a consistent basis. Let’s move well and enjoy it too!

I believe we should take the time to build sustainable movement that evolves and lasts a lifetime. I’m here to support YOU and your tribe, clearly providing the steps necessary to build personal success, whatever your personal goals may be. Enjoying the journey is a must.

My fitness and health journey began as a teenager as I enjoyed playing team sports both in high school and in college. Witnessing the many phases of destructive nutrition and fitness fads as well as seeing the evolution of healthy approaches to nutrition and exercise led me to research and pursue balanced practices on my own. My passion for learning and practicing hasn’t stopped.

I became a yoga practitioner in the early 90s and yoga has been a mainstay in my life ever since. I attribute yoga to having helped me go through many phases of life: young adulthood, pregnancy and childbirth, living an active and busy lifestyle, and most recently helping me rehabilitate after major back surgery in 2017. I find joy in the journey of yoga, a continual practice of love and centeredness.

I have taught fitness, exercise and trained athletes and everyday people for many years. I also love to strength train! I am a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Group Fitness Instructor (ACE), Nutrition Specialist (ACE), and 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. (I am also certified substitute teacher with the Lake Washington School district in Washington State!) I have have over 1000+ hours of direct training of both small groups and individuals.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, lived in Arizona for 18 years, and my family and I now call the State of Washington home. Outside of yoga, and strength training, I enjoy walking, hiking, developing new recipes (CollabKitchen.com), hanging out on Instagram, coffee, and especially being with my family, friends and my dog.

My Approach

For all I offer, I listen, create, lead, learn and repeat.
I collaborate with you to support YOU and your goals, whatever they may be!

Yoga, my approach

For yoga I offer immersive classes and sessions where people learn by doing.

I honor the ancient wisdom and traditions of yoga while responding to our current generation’s needs, thereby maintaining relevance to the modern-day lifestyle and stressors.

We focus on breath, repetition and mindfulness through both vinyasa and hatha style sessions and classes. I prepare each individual class and session with high-level sequencing protocols resulting in purposeful classes based on mental, spiritual/emotional and physical outcomes.

I maintain a comfortable, inviting atmosphere, leaving time for questions and conversation.

I take a lot of care in helping my clients, build safe, sustainable yoga practices.

I offer both individual private yoga sessions as well as yoga classes.

Personal Training, my approach

For personal training, I focus on the foundations of building strength and physical fitness.

We slowly build over time, utilizing safe, effective training protocols. My adaptive programs help my client’s progress as we work together (the “Collab” of CollabFintess) to fine-tune what works for them, building confidence in movement inside and outside of the gym.

I especially enjoy helping people connect to exercise and find consistency for their own bodies and circumstances – especially when they feel like it couldn’t be possible for one reason or another.

For clients that choose a full-service coaching relationship, going beyond just 1:1 training sessions, I now offer the EverFit app. This is a central hub where I communicate, coach, and curate specially-designed exercise programs that clients can perform on their own, when ready. They also have access to an entire exercise library with videos and images (many of them are from my own library!), and can even track body metrics, workouts, and encourage healthy habits in and out of the home gym with tracking custom tasks like sleep, water intake, etc.

Schedule or learn more about private personal training sessions and comprehensive coaching.

 

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An 8 week strength training and mindfulness program.