Michele C. Blake
Michele C. Blake has been teaching dance and fitness since 1985. Michele earned her two A.A. degrees in Administration of Justice and Physical Education from Los Angeles Valley College, plus a B.S. degree in Kinesiology at CSU Northridge. Also, she carries over 30 certifications and licenses in CPR, wellness, personal fitness training, group exercise and dance. Michele currently holds the following FiTOUR® Certifications (1) Primary Personal Trainer, (2) Primary Group Exercise Instructor, (3) Frail Senior Fitness Instructor, (4) Advanced Personal Trainer, (5) Core & Functional Fitness Instructor, (6) Personal Trainer Master Practitioner, (7) Worksite Health and Wellness Coordinator, (8) Group Step Instructor, (9), Step Practitioner, (10) Group Barbell Conditioning Instructor, (11) Group Barbell Practitioner, (12) Kickbox Instructor, (13) Boot Camp Instructor, (14), Kickbox Practitioner, (15) Boot Camp Practitioner, (16) Yoga Instructor
Michele runs a business called Moderation By Michele: Health and Fitness Services which offers CPR/AED/First Aid certifications and continuing education courses in personal fitness training, group exercise and dance that are approved by AFAA, ACE and NASM. Also, Michele has presenting workshops for the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD), California Physical Education Workshop (CPEW), CIGNA Onsite Health and the YMCA. Michele stays busy mentoring many people around the world and works as a curriculum consultant for other dance and fitness teacher trainings. She has published several articles on dance and fitness for AFAA's American Fitness Magazine, CAHPERD's Newsletter and CAHPERD's Journal.
Michele is most known for working for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She worked in the AFAA office as the AFAA Fitness Practitioner/Petition Director for 16 years and as an AFAA Certification Presenter/Examiner for 20 years. Michele currently holds the following AFAA Certifications: Master AFAA Fitness Practitioner (MAFP), Military Fitnesss Specialist, Personal Fitness Trainer, Advanced Personal Trainer, Weight Room, Primary Group Exercise Instructor, Step Instructor, KickBox Instructor and Licensed Biggest Loser Pro.
Michele's other certifications and licenses include the following: Los Angeles Mission College - Personal Trainer, Los Angeles Mission College - Group Exercise Instructor, Los Angeles Pierce College - Personal Trainer, Los Angeles Valley College - Group Exercise Instructor, American Council on Exercise (ACE) - Personal Trainer, YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise Instructor, YMCA Cardio and Step Instructor, YMCA - Strength and Conditioning Instructor, YMCA Group Cycling Instructor, Arthritis Foundation - Exercise Instructor, Arthritis Foundation - Self Help Leader, Silver Sneakers - Instructor, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls Leader, Managing Ongoing Health Conditioning - Leader, R.I.P.P.E.D. - Instructor, Piloxing - Instructor, SPINNING -Instructor, Zumba Fitness Instructor (B1 and B2), Zumba Step Instructor, Zumba Gold Instructor, Zumba Toning Instructor, Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr, Zumbini - Instructor, Batuka/QiNITION Dance Instructor, WERQ Dance Instructor and Bolly Dazz Instructor.
Michele uses all of education and experience to help group exercise instructors, dance teachers, personal fitness trainers and K-12 school teachers to pass FiTOUR® and other major certifying organization exams. Also, she gives a lot of recommendations about careers options She ultizes the three styles of learning in all of her workshops.
You can learn more about Michele by visiting her website at www.mbmHealthFitness.com
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