Michael Simpson

Cincinnati, OH 45249-2011

My focus is on assisting "older adults" maintain mobility and independence for as long as possible. Having worked in many facets of our healthcare system throughout my career, it became apparent that losing one's independence, regardless of etiology, produced a corresponding decline in quality and satisfaction in life.

Given my prior healthcare experience, I focused on becoming a trainer specializing in the functional fitness needs of an "older adult" demographic of which I am a part. Like anyone, I've accumulated a host of injuries through the years, and continuing to live a "spirited" and active life necessitates new and innovative strategies to keep myself moving optimally.

To that end, I continue to embrace the role of exercise in "aging successfully," and strive to convey its value to my clients. I advocate multimodal training regimens, and encourage diversity in all physical and cognitive activites in an effort to attain and maintain an adaptive response that, potentially, leads to improved fitness and functionality.

Ultimately, my goal is to assist my clients in becoming autonomous, self-directed, regular exercisers, with an active lifestyle that, I believe, confers demonstrable/cost effective health benefits and, potentially, preserves a quality of life that is threatened by the increasing incidence of sedentary behavior/s and contraindicated lifestyle choices.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Biological Anthropology, The University of Arizona
  • AA, Laser&Electro-Optics, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Michael's Locations

PRIMA Personal Training

11564 Symmes Gate Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45249-2011

Additional Information



$70.00 / hr, Rate varies as a function of number of sessions/month e.g Single session:$80...12 sessions:$65/hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Instructor/Moderator for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute teaching "Enhancing Functional Fitness for Daily Living."

Languages Spoken




7 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Tim Tilford on May 26, 2015

    We are a married couple in our early 60s that started working with Michael several months ago. Our combined goals included balance, upper body strength, and preparation for a future hike. Michael helped set up our home gym with minimal investment while making sure we had all necessary equipment. Michael not only designed workouts to fill our needs, more importantly he taught us how to train properly and safely. By giving variety on different concentrations our workouts are never boring. Thanks to Michael's encouragement and commitment to us, we are reaching our goals.
    Tim & Barb

  • by kyle mishne on Jul 18, 2014

    I have been working out with Michael Simpson since Feb/14 3 days a week. I have gone from unconditioned to extremely conditioned. I also have lost 28 lbs. All I can say is that he is i9ncredible. I have referred 3 other people to him and they all say the same. He puts together a workout that is specifically designed for me. He has an excellent know ledge of the body and parts related. All I can say is that he is the best and he really cares. Kyle

  • by steven goldman on Jul 18, 2014

    I have been training with Michael for three months. The results are incredible. All that needs to said is that he is fantastic !!!

  • by Heather Kleman on Oct 17, 2013

    Michael is a wonderful trainer. In a group/bootcamp setting he has been firm but funny, and he definitely knows how to boost each individual's confidence-no matter how fit. He has provided tools and knowledge for one to continue leading a healthier and more active lifestyle. He knows what he is doing, and one would not be disappointed using him as a personal trainer. -Heather K.

  • by Debbie Swanson on Aug 02, 2013

    Michael Simpson has been a great water aerobics instructor, which I think would lead to him being a great trainer. He always watched out for the individual needs and limitations of his students, even in a large class session. He exhibits a firm knowledge of the human body and its physical needs. I am sure Michael would be a great choice for a personal trainer. Debbie Swanson (former student)

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