Michael Simpson

Cincinnati, OH 45249

Personal Training can be expensive and the number of individuals who can afford it over the long term is finite. Couple this with the fact that very few people undertake a "regular exercise" regimen, for any length of time, contributes to the current and potential increases in U.S. healthcare costs along with an increase in the incidence of morbidity and mortality for "preventable" diseases, e.g. diabetes.

With this in mind, my primary objective is to teach my clients "how to train" rather than be trained. In so doing, clients learn how to become independent/self-directed exercisers. Many people don't realize they have myriad fitness options that are cost effective and can be practiced anywhere at anytime. By teaching them "how to train," clients gain confidence, expertise, and an inexpensive means of improving&maintaining their health, well-being, and independence over the course of their lifetime.

One won't necessarily live longer, but one most assuredly can live better with modest amounts of regular exercise and physical activity.

Ultimately, my role is to facilitate and reinforce those behaviors that, potentially, increase the probability that an individual will exercise regularly as a cost effective means of managing their health in an increasingly expensive healthcare system. America has a dubious relationship with preventative health care, and our "system" is currently incapable of providing unrestricted access and high quality of care for all who seek it. Therefore, it falls to the individual to take responsible and reasonable measures to strive for a quality of life that is best for them and the society of which they are a part.

To that end, I continue to advocate regular exercise and physical activity as a means of "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 over the course their existence.

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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
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

Michael's Locations

PRIMA Personal Training

11564 Symmes Gate Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45249-2011

PRIMA Personal Training

Within 25.00 miles of 45249 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information



$65.00 / hr, Rate varies as a function of number of sessions/month; $65/hr Maximum

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

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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