Hi! I’m Michelle.

Travel has always been a core part of my life. My first steps ever were on an airplane. I’ve studied in Spain, worked in South Korea, speak 3 languages, and have visited over 35 countries. I guess you could say I have a new passport stamp addiction.

Over the years, I have seen and personally experienced the unhealthy effects of travel – overindulging, not making time for exercise, gaining weight, feeling exhausted…the list goes on. I soon began dreading travel because I felt that I could not prioritize my health and there were no resources available to help.

As a certified fitness trainer and health content producer, my expertise is in health, yet I struggled too. When our routines are disrupted through travel, thoughts like “well, I’m traveling so this doesn’t count” or “I’ll be good once I get back home” justify our unhealthy choices. But enough was enough. Frustrated by how awful I felt after traveling, I decided that if there wasn’t anything to help people feel their best while traveling, I’d create it myself. So Travel Like A Trainer was born.

I took a break from teaching fitness classes, packed my bags, and traveled throughout Southeast Asia for several months. Surrounded by greasy noodles, a lacking “gym culture”, and no structure or routine, I challenged myself to the ultimate test: stay fit, feel energized, and have fun while traveling.

How did it go? I actually lost body fat, maintained my lean muscle mass, adjusted quickly to a new timezone, and had the time of my life. With a little bit of planning and commitment, it’s possible to keep your body healthy anywhere. And I want to help others do the same. Do you need extra help to make your next trip healthier? Feel free to reach out through the “Work With Me” field on the menu above and let’s chat!

In health anywhere,