Michele Olson, PhD
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Qualifications: Has a PhD in Exercise Physiology. Professor of exercise science at Auburn University. Certified by NSCA in strength and conditioning. AFAA, ACE, NCSA and ACSM presenter.
Personal History: I played collegiate tennis and always had a love for sport. I learned, as I studied physical education on a bachelor's level, that you have to train specifically for your sport. That realization made me a much more successful tennis player. It also increased my love for the science of movement. That's why I got a PhD. I had to know why, how, etc. to train my body for both health and athletic performance. Who would have believed that I would become a "doctor" of physiology and go on to develop and create workouts. I can't believe that I get paid for something I love so much!
Workout Philosophy: Health and happiness come from the inside out. I exercise to be fit -- as fit and healthy as possible. That goes hand-in-hand with with having a healthy brain and positive outlook on life in general.
Success Story: Carrie from Montgomery, Alabama. Carrie was one of my first clients to understand that fitness is not about being thin or about a number on a scale. She had the ability to do any kind of fitness activity I would throw at her to help her improve. Yet, she also understood that one's dietary intake can not be ignored. She is the epitome of success -- healthy and fit from the inside out.