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 also specialize in providing original fitness classes and sessions that are professional, engaging and effective for every participant. I offer vinyasa, hatha and restorative yoga and yoga therapeutics for special conditions such as pre and post natal or injury recovery.

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 is meant to be fun and challenging, performed on a consistent basis, so we might as well move well and enjoy it!

CollabFitness + Yoga is a holistic approach, and I believe we should take the time to build sustainable fitness 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 good movement and nutritional 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 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 also enjoy walking, hiking, developing new recipes (CollabKitchen.com), hanging out on Instagram, coffee, and especially being with my family, friends and my dog.