Fitness Professional

Carol Michaels, MBA

owner/operator, Carol Michaels Fitness

West Orange, NJ 07052


Carol Michaels is the creator of Recovery Fitness® exercise program, developed to improve recovery from cancer surgery and treatments. Carol is a nationally recognized exercise specialist, consultant, author, presenter, and is on the advisory board of numerous health organizations.

Carol is an award-winning leader in the fitness industry who inspires the best in others. She is known for her unique, creative, and fun exercise programs. The American Council on Exercise and Life Fitness recognized her as a Trainer to Watch in 2011. Personal Fitness Professional honored her as the 2012 PFP Trainer of the Year. She was one of three finalists for IDEA Fitness (the world’s largest association for fitness and wellness professionals) 2014 Personal Trainer of the Year. Carol Michaels is the IDEA Fitness 2016 Personal Trainer of the Year.

She is committed to helping people improve their quality of life through physical activity. Her mission is to help people get fit and learn how to live healthy lifestyles. She brings her insight and experience to educating and motivating others to get fit.

Carol developed and produced two DVD’s called Recovery Fitness -Simple Stretches and Recovery Fitness-Strength Training. Her book, Exercises for Cancer Survivors, is a fantastic resource for anyone undergoing cancer surgery or treatments. Recovery Fitness partnered with NFPT to create a continuing education course. The book and DVDs can be found on her website ... show less.



20-25 Years

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • I am interested in working with people who have the following conditions:

    I am certified in: Arthritis • Breast Cancer • Cancer - General • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's • Respiratory Disease • Stroke • Obesity • Post-Surgical
    I am familiar with: Alzheimer's Disease • Diabetes • Fibromyalgia • Heart Disease • Mental Disorders • Osteoporosis • Women's Health


    Wharton/University of Pennsylvania -- Management

    Industry Certifications

    American Council on Exercise (ACE) -- Personal Trainer

    American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) -- Cancer Exercise Trainer

    Additional Certifications

    CPR/AED -- Red Cross

    Liability Insurance -- Fitness Pak/Interwest Insurance

    Techniques and Specialities

    Additional Languages

    • French

    Fitness Activities and Specialty Areas

    • Corporate Wellness
    • Personal Fitness Trainin
    • Wellness/Preventive
    • Executive Fitness
    • Postrehab/Injury Recovery
    • Women's Fitness
    • Flexibility
    • Strength Training