Michelle Taylor

Santa Monica, CA 93003

I have been teaching fitness since 2001. I love what I do, I strive to bring variety to my classes and enjoy finding new moves and routines to share with my students and Clients every day. I have been blessed to live where health is a lifestyle. I specialize in TRX Suspension Training and Spinning, as a Group fitness Instructor I focus on Total Body Conditioning. I organize and run 7-10 day fitness retreats to Italy taking students to Tuscany where we experience the culture of Italy while training aggressively to enhance the experience. I recently relocated from the beautiful Island of Maui to Santa Monica, CA in November 2014. I am excited to further my fitness career as I continue to grow in my expertise of different modalities of fitness. I am 54 years young, living in the prime of my life and enjoying the ability to train many others in my same age bracket. It is now in life that it is necessary to strive for more fitness in order to not lose it. I love working with people who realize that they can stay healthy and fit for so many more years to come.

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About Me


  • BSc., Geology, Southampton College

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

Beachbody - PIYO
R.I.P.P.E.D. - The One Stop Body Shock - Cardio and Resistance Intervals
Schwinn Cycling - Schwinn Cycling Certification
TRX - FORCE Certificate
TRX - TRX Group Rip Training Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
AFAA - Group Exercise Certification
Agency Unavailable
AFAA - Personal Trainer Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association

Michelle's Locations

Michelle Taylor Fitness

Within 10.00 miles of 93003 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$65.00 / hr, Rates differ for Group and Personal Training. Also for location.

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • I am a Happy and Healthy Group Fitness trainer as well as a Personal Trainer...thats my accomplishment!!
  • Biggest Loser Pro Certified
  • TRX Ad Campaign Winner , SHAPE March & April 2014
  • I coordinate and organize Italy Fitness Retreats focusing on TRX Training.

Languages Spoken




10 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Angela Tena on Dec 11, 2014

    Michelle is a great instructor! She instructs with great enthusiasm and motivation. We will all miss her here on Maui.

  • by Lucy Dreibelbis on Oct 23, 2014

    I've been a gym rat for 36 years and I can say without a doubt that Michelle is one of the most passionate fun trainers I've ever worked out with. Be it cycling, step, ball, TRX and nutrition (very important). Michelle is inspiring, knowledgable, very motivating and she is very in tune with today's training modalities. Some trainers get stuck in the old ways. I appreciate that she is consistent and open for the next new workout out there and is excited to share with her students. I believe that was a good trainer is all about.

    Lucy Dreibelbis

  • by Lori Fernandez on Oct 04, 2014

    If you are looking for a fitness instructor with an emphasis on customer service, look no further than Michelle Taylor. She has been my trainer for the past 5 years. I've celebrated my 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd and 53rd birthdays working out with her. She pushes her students in group classes from Spinning, to TRX to PIYO all while understanding the goals and limitations of each individual. Her energy is contagious. She's got a passion to enjoy life in Italy; so much so that she persuaded her students to travel to Italy last year on her fitness retreat. The vacation could not have been better. Very best workouts ever were during her TRX in Tuscany Trip.

  • by Hollee Guthrie on Oct 04, 2014

    The first thing I want to say is that she will be very missed here on Maui. Michelle has been training meny of us in our small community for year. I have had train me in the class as well as one on one and I have to say she is my favorite of all my trainer I have ever had. Your luck to have in your area. Enjoy her knowledge.
    Aloha Hollee

  • by Fran Patoskie on Oct 04, 2014

    I travelled with Michelle to Italy for a TRX retreat, and it was the trip of a lifetime! She is an excellent teacher, caring and confident and totally professional. As someone also in her 50's, she understands our special needs and adapts accordingly.

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