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Meet the Trainer – Mike

Get to know personal trainer, Mike Orzolek! Mike is an experienced personal trainer in Philadelphia who has been on staff since January of 2017 and has a bachelor’s degree in sport medicine from Mercyhurst University and a master’s degree in exercise science and nutrition from Sacred Heart University. Mike is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS).   



Where are you from?

New Milford, CT


What motivated you to be a personal trainer?

When I was in high school I joined a rowing team. The coach was a German guy with a background in exercise science who performed lactate testing on us to calculate heart rate zones. I was interested in studying exercise science to better train myself for rowing.


What’s your favorite healthy meal?

Salad with Romain lettuce, cucumber, fetta cheese, onion, celery, couscous, shredded carrots, grilled chicken, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.


Favorite “cheat” meal?

Turf burger at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon with fries, and a beer.


What’s one thing you wish everyone who signed up with a personal trainer knew about the process?

It takes consistency and small changes to daily habits that must be maintained.


Favorite exercise?

Barbell squat


How do you keep your clients motivated?

By pointing out progress. When people see how much stronger they are getting or if they’ve lost weight, it’s easier for them to keep pushing because they know the training is working.


What’s the number one thing you see other personal trainers doing wrong when with a client?

Doing overly complicated exercises that are not effective.


When someone finds out you’re a personal trainer, what question do they always ask you?

“How to I lose weight or build muscle?”


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What are some qualities of the best personal trainers?

Empathy, Intelligence, Adaptability.


To work with Mike or one of our other talented trainers, call us at 267-455-0100 or contact us today to work with a personal trainer in the best gym in Philadelphia!