Michael is certified through A.F.A.A. and A.E.A and have worked in the fitness and dance industry for over 15 years. He is the founder and owner of “The Floor Is All Yours”. It was his expertise as a dancer and the motivation he instilled in others that inspired him to develop his own fitness programs. A signature jump rope interval class, boot camp class, and strength training class. Michael is not close to stopping and is always looking for the next evolution in fitness, so he can share his expertise with others who want to do the same. He has recently expanded to aqua to develop shallow water aqua fit classes.


Strength training


Class Description:

This class incorporates body weight, heavy and medium dumbbell exercises to target various muscle groups through-out the body to build strength and muscle endurance. Various methods of strength training, cardio, abs and steps may be used to intensity the exercises.


Beginner, intermediate, advance

What you would need:

Towel • Conformable shoes • Mat(optional) • Dumbbells


Q: Do you use heavy weights or light weights?

A: I use dumbbells or if I donʼt have dumbbells I will use weighted plates. Depending on the individual they can use 5 lbs, 7lbs, 10lbs. or even heavier. If you are starting out I would recommend starting out with 5lbs or lighter weights.

Q: How is the class taught or laid out?

A: I teach more towards a strength class, rather than a cardio sculpt class, but I might throw in some cardio exercises just to change it up sometimes. I keep it slow because, I like the individuals to focus on the proper form, techniques and more. So I layout the class so we will focus all various muscle groups and perform sets and reps.

Various reps, sets, and movements I use:


  • 1-3 • 3-5
  • Supersets
  • Combination move
  • Drop sets
  • Hold sets
  • Negatives movements(release)
  • Positives movements(power)


  • 8-12
  • 12-16
  • To failure
  • To muscle fatigue

Some exercises I use in the class:


  • Should press
  • Arnold press
  • Bent over raises
  • Lateral raises


  • Shrugs


  • Biceps curls
  • Hammer curls


  • Wrist curls


  • Presses
  • Flyes


  • V-ups
  • Crunches
  • Scissors
  • Tucks
  • Planks
  • Supermans