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I started working out with Michael on January 24, 2012 after researching his boot camp online and reading his client’s success stories. I had never worked out in my home with a personal trainer before and wasn’t really sure what to expect. To be honest, I had concerns that I wouldn’t have the gym equipment or space needed to get a really challenging workout….but boy was I wrong! Michael came in with a customized plan to meet my communicated fitness goals and by just using my body weight, a couple of dumbbells, a stability ball and a yoga mat I was quickly on my way! Each session built upon what I learned the prior session and in 6 short weeks I could see dramatic improvements in both my cardio conditioning and strength!

Michael’s knowledge and passion for health and fitness really allows him to excel in his field. He has a very positive and energetic approach to fitness and weight loss which is so encouraging when taking on challenging new activities. In addition, he is very patient in explaining the exercises and highlighting the purpose of each one in meeting my goals. I really look forward to my sessions with Michael and seeing my improvements as I progress forward with my fitness goals. If you are looking to work out in a non-threatening, positive, yet challenging environment I highly recommend you contact Michael Echevarria…you won’t be disappointed!

Abbie Mitchell, Orando

I started using Michael’s training services after deciding I needed professional assistance in reaching my fitness goals. It turned out to be a great decision. Michael is organized, timely and will construct a fitness program tailored to your individual goals and needs. I have been working with Michael for only a month and have already achieved measurable results. Nothing is more important than your health and wellness so invest in Michael’s services and have him help you achieve your fitness goals. I highly recommend you contact Michael Echevarria for professional fitness training!

Barrett Haus, Orlando



Michael A Echevarria has been a blessing to me in my pursuit to shed unwanted pounds that I have been holding on to for over 10 years. I am 47 years old and I currently weigh 240 lbs. I have a goal and have had a goal for a while of getting under 200 lbs for the first time since 1999. I actually peaked at 280 lbs. I consider myself to have a working knowledge of fitness and how to lose weight but my whole life I have been one of those people who yo – yo with my weight.

After peaking at 280 lbs – I started a job that had a lot of physical activity involved in it and I eventually lost a lot of weight and went to 213 lbs. The problem is months after that I put the weight back on and reached 250 lbs again. Realizing that I was on my way back to 280 lbs I found that I couldn’t do this on my own.That was when Mike Echevarria came into the picture. Ever since I made the decision to put my faith and trust in his expertise I have had nothing but great results. I recently lost 10 lbs in one week. I step on the scale once a week on Sunday mornings and in a recent week I lost 10 lbs.

What sets Michael apart from a lot of other personal trainers out there is when he is working with you, you get a sense that he genuinely cares about you which he does. He wants you to succeed and when you do he is just as happy as you are if not more. You can tell that this is not just a job that he is doing but a passion. It comes across when he is talking to you that he is suppose to be doing this and so when he is setting up a fitness plan for you – you know that it is going to work. Another thing that sets him apart is his willingness to be there for you whenever you need him.

He is very knowledgeable in his field and he sets up a fitness and nutrition plan using that knowledge. If for some reason there is something about the plan that might not be a fit for you, he will go out of his way to make a plan that is a good fit for you.

Since I started using Mike’s services and listening to him, my life has changed dramatically. I always have energy and because I see the lbs coming off I look forward to the workouts and eating plan. I look forward to the next Sunday morning so I can step on the scale and see how many more lbs I have lost. I have hope and I know that soon enough I will reach that goal of being under 200 lbs for the first time in years and the ultimate goal of 165 lbs.

I highly recommend to anyone who might be reluctant to hire a personal trainer or to anyone who is thinking about it but just has not taken that step yet to give Mike a try. He truly cares about your well being and once you meet him you will see the same thing I see. He doesn’t just care about your fitness and health – he cares about your overall well being. He cares about you and that makes a difference.

David Burson, Palm Bay

My experience with Mike has been a blast. Mike has a true passion for what he does every day with me and many others. His planned work outs are oriented in a practical and realistic manner for every individual. I can only say this because Mike performs his own work outs. Mike knows what he is doing from the years and years of experience and knowledge he has gained. He is on time and organized.

He went above and beyond for me by sending me work out plans for my off days without him as well as a nutritional guide to get me the results that I had originally asked for. From my own personal experience, I know Mike definitely gets a kick when the results start to show (he’ll tell you) but with Mike, his true gratification comes from within. It’s his genuine passion to help as many people as he can every day make that positive change in their lifestyle to lead a healthier and happier life. Thanks Mike, you’re awesome!

Sheria Kwok, Orlando

“I have lost over 70 pounds! I thought I knew a lot about food – a lot was wrong information. Mike has taught me so much about the right ways to eat and exercise. I have control over every step of the process. Now, I am not trapped in a body I don’t understand. I have confidence again. I feel free and powerful … and I am smiling all the time. Michael Echevarria is the best fitness trainer ever!

Denise Burson



A Heartfelt Thank You to Michael Echevarria, Certified Fitness Trainer, From Fitness by Example…..

My husband and I worked with a trainer a year prior to meeting Michael. I worked out faithfully 3X a week. My husband dropped lbs rapidly…In that year I only lost 10lbs and went down 1 size,discouraging huh? At that time to reach my goal I needed to lose a total of about 25lbs but after losing 10 lbs the scale would not budge.

I had always believed in the importance of healthy eating and exercise, but for a period of about 10years, my work schedule was all consuming, did not make to work out, and lost sight of how out of shape I was becoming.

In the late summer of 2010, I was so fortunate to meet Michael at a mutual networking group. I was very impressed with how dynamic and upbeat he was at every meeting, so with that said, I decided to give it a try again…we started to train in my home 3X a week, beginning September 2010.

The difference in training with Michael was the time him spent coaching me with eating habits to jump start my metabolism as my estrogen levels are not what they used to be. Truthfully, I fought him the first couple months about small frequent meals and the different food combinations he wanted me to work with. Proper combinations of proteins, fast carbs vs. slow carbs, and the time of day you ingest them but I’m proof that it does matter!…Well it’s now March and I have surpassed my original goals and weigh 5lbs less than I did 12 years ago and am down 3 sizes from last year…It goes to show it’s not just in the working out but the time and caring a trainer takes with his clients. Without that component I’m sure I’d still be where I was prior to our meeting.

His workouts are fast paced and fun (with the exception, my husband doesn’t like to train with music, so I miss that component) hint hint Michael! His training is core training, no machines, just working all your muscle groups with the use of hand weights and exercise balls.

In conclusion, Michael has become a dear friend to both me and my husband, spending time

counseling both of us. If you are looking for a trainer who truly cares about his clients, Michael is the MAN!

Thank You Michael couldn’t have done it without you!

Donna Kriss, Orlando, Fl.


Before finding Michael I had already gone through 2 personal trainers, since relocating here to Orlando. I tend to have high standards and was looking for a fitness trainer that was not only going to count reps and sets but give me both a challenging and functional program that produced results and was fun while doing it. Michael does that and more!

In the three months since working with Michael I have lost 12 pounds. That may not sound like a lot, however, I understand those pounds were not lost due to a fad diet or program. It is because of the lifestyle changes I was able to implement and intend on keeping. Michael continually gives me valuable information that I can use outside of the gym in my quest of reaching my goal weight. He is very knowledgeable and understanding, he is a great motivator and sees your maximum potential better than you can see it yourself.

What I like most about training with Michael is I know he really cares about me and wants me to reach my goals I have set for myself. I highly recommend his services! You won’t be disappointed.

Magaly Rouzier, MD., Orlando, Fl


My name is Muriel Iuvone and I am delighted with Michael’s efforts in my behalf. I was without strength and could not do much house work. My husband made the bed, cooked, shopped, and the laundry among other things. I tried to do what I could but was unable because I could not stand for more than a few moments at a time.

Since working with Michael I find I have more stamina. With Michael’s positive attitude and exercise program I have become more self-reliant. I have tried other classes and nautilus type exercise machines with very little success.

Michael has improved my quality of life and has given me a cheerful attitude. Thank you Michael and may you continue to help others as you have helped me.

Muriel Iuvone, 82, New Smyrna Beach, Fl


I was both skeptical and reluctant to use your service. I didn’t feel that I would benefit from it. But after a few sessions I feel that it is a great benefit. Anyone needing to get fit should try it. I had done nothing in fitness to feel that I had made any progress. The only thing I really did was walk on occasion.

I am now able to feel steadier on my feet. My balance is much better and I am much more limber. My walking is easier. I have lost weight and I tire less. I also eat much healthier. I don’t just diet, I have learned to eat better. I have enjoyed my sessions. You have taught me to take better care of myself.

Raymond Matis, 64, Edgewater, Fl



I began working with Michael on November 15, 2004. I was skeptical about the program and really did not believe it was going to work for me. I had never really tried any exercise or weight loss program.

My progress in just six weeks has been fantastic. I am able to do things I never thought was possible and I look forward to reaching new goals. Without a doubt my life has improved. I feel better, sleep better and have much more energy. I have lost weight and reshaped my body in a positive manner. I actually look forward to our sessions and follow all of Michael’s directions during the week.

Michael uses a very positive method of encouragement. What I really liked about his approach was he did not set impossible goals but we worked towards attainable and realistic goals step by step. My strength and balance has greatly improved and I am able to move along in the program. Michael is a very easy person to work with and an excellent teacher, I have full faith and trust in his professional ability.

If any individual was thinking of joining such a program but just was not certain, I would most certainly recommend giving it a try. If you are as surprised as much as I am, you will greatly benefit from Michael Echevarria’s service.

Paul J Weiss, 59, New Smyrna Beach, Fl


My time with Mike has given me more mobility in my limbs, I can move around easier and I don’t get tired as quick anymore. I just feel that my time with Mike has given me a lot more incentive to do things and has made my life a lot easier as far as getting around. His program has given me more energy, something I had little of before starting it.

James Brown, 64, New Smyrna Beach, FL


I am very thankful to God to have put in my life a teacher as Mike. I recommend him to everyone. I have tried a lot of diets; I’d lose weight but I gain back even more, too quickly. Since I started with Mike I have gained self-esteem, he has helped me in so many ways, he is a great teacher. I have so many health problems and he has helped me with his support, honesty and helping hand especially when I am depressed. You can count on him and be sure you not only lose weight but you will have a great time doing it.

E. Jeannette Muniz, 45, Winter Springs, Fl


My name is Loretta Green, I am 71 years old and I suffer from COPD, arthritis and heart trouble, my weight has escalated since my heart attack a year ago. I went to therapy at the hospital for my heart and lungs, I couldn’t tell it helped much. I became more sedentary. I first I was skeptical, but now I enjoy going to the physical fitness sessions. Michael Echevarria is heaven sent…motivational, offers praise and encouragement, he makes it fun. I go dragging in but find a little pep in my step as I leave.

Loretta Green, 70, Edgewater, Fl


I was skeptical at first about trying this physical fitness program, but I tried it anyway. I have benefited very much from it, especially my mobility. Michael is a very dedicated person; he works for your benefit. He is an example of what a physical trainer should be; he cares about you and your end results. Being a believer myself I can see he attends to business about the way God intended for us to take care of our bodies. If your thinking about using his services I say use them!

Robert Cullison, 80, Edgewater, Fl


Something wonderful has happened, exercising with my own personal trainer. It’s just been amazing, shockingly wonderful. I just can’t believe what I can do physically after only nine weeks. I have serious fibromyalgia, and a ruptured disc and stenosis. I could barely walk with a cane. Everything hurt and I thought exercise- no way! But to my surprise not only has it helped my movements and stamina but has given me hope and I now I can say that I love exercise! What it does for your body and soul is just amazing. Working with Mike-his encouragement, patience and use of breathing and positive enforcement is just beyond anything words can describe. I’m on my way to doing something I NEVER thought I’d do again. I’ll never stop exercising. I wish I would have had Mike in my life years ago, but I’m proof its never too late to improve your health, lifestyle and lose weight. Mike’s a healer of your body, mind and soul. He really cares about you and leads you easily through this program.

Joyce Johnson, 59, New Smyrna, Fl


I would strongly advise everyone to use your fitness program. They’ll feel better and look better. I couldn’t wait to get started with your fitness program. I knew from working with a personal trainer in New Jersey, how much more energy and strength I’d have.

My benefits are more energy, strength, balance, and have better cardio benefits than before. My life is better because I feel great. I don’t mind doing things or moving now. Everyone should do this. Mike, you are a pleasure to work with. You explain everything and how it will help me. I really enjoy our sessions. Thanks for all you’ve done for me; you’re the greatest!

R. Joyce Pfister, 71, Edgewater, Fl



I am a 67-year-old overweight woman with many health problems. When my doctor prescribed this 6-week physical fitness program I was very skeptical with someone working with me in an exercise program.

When I met Mike that first day I was still very reluctant to be there, but by the end of the session I told myself maybe I could do this. Before I met Mike I had not done any exercising in 15 years.

Mike sits and listens to you and makes up a program designed just for you. He is right there working with you and “cheering” you during class. I have benefited from these sessions but the most important thing is that I can now do these exercises at home, something I would not have even thought of before.

Thank You Mike,

Beverly McGovern, 67, Edgewater, FL



Before training with Mike, I would swim most days and play golf regularly (although my knees were stopping me from playing more than once a week). I tried Curves, but I hated the music, and I felt like I was competing with the other women. Also, once they showed you how to use the equipment there was no real supervision.

I’m a lot more mobile the main benefit is my knees. They still ache a little, but I don’t hobble around. Using Michael’s terms on a scale of 1 to 10, I was about an 8 on the pain scale. Now I’m about a 3 or 4. That’s a big improvement. It’s too hot for golf right now, but I’m confident that I’ll be able to play 3 or 4 times a week.

Michael is very patient and astute. He gives me plenty of challenge, but is always watchful not to cause injury. He listens to what I say, I think he respects all his patients/clients and really wants them all to succeed. Is it fun? Well, we laugh a lot, but sweating will probably never be my favorite thing to do.

Catherine Fox, 60, New Smyrna Beach, FL



In Feb 2005 my life changed. I was put in your class for physical training. I agreed to go but I was not athletically inclined and felt you would say there was not much you could do for me- that didn’t happen and the rest is history.

It’s been six months now and I love Mon-Wed-Fri, 10 am. I look forward to my work out and its challenges. I have been diagnosed with COPD and that doesn’t seem to bother me anymore. I can move again, I can breathe, I can walk and swim. I can get on the floor for exercise and then get up by myself.

That for me was a big accomplishment! I have lost 65lbs and I am trying for 70lbs.

I am young at 67 years old. I have my self-respect back again and I thank you, Mike for all your encouragement. You are one in a million! You look at your clients with your heart and never see our faults. I am whole again thanks to you. The doctor had told me I was on the list for gastro-bypass and also for double knee replacement. They have changed their mind if I continue to make progress with you and my weight.

I have a new beginning!

Susan Guadalupe, 67, New Smyrna Beach, FL


Dear Mike, as you recall, I was very skeptical at first that I would not even be able to do the exercises, such was my extreme back pain as well as my knees hurting, both due to injuries. How surprising and delighted I was to see that by following your skillful directions I began to feel better with the first visit! I would and do very highly recommend your services to anyone seeking relief from pain. I have been to medical as well as chiropractic doctors who were able to help with pain medications and manipulations. But the physical fitness has helped the most in alleviating the pain as well as helping me feel better in other ways. The exercises have also helped with controlling depression. I am so happy to know you and look forward to continuing to improve as we work together. Your professional manner and kindness is much appreciated.

Fay Hays, 68, Winter Springs, FL


In the nine months in which I have been in the Fitness program under the tutelage of Mike Echevarria I have never felt so alive!

Within the first six weeks my physician took me off my blood pressure medicine, I began to sleep well without any medical help and my appetite began to return to normal.

Under Mike’s excellent tutelage along with his compassion and understanding I began to again feel alive and more accepting of my limitations. My life feels more interesting and my personality has improved in that I am able to now be more receptive to others.

I endorse this program and hope to continue until I am unable to do so. Right now I feel powerful and beautiful.

Helen M Jackson, 71, Winter Springs, FL


I am so much happier and stronger since I started training with Mike. I have lost 6-½ lbs. and several inches from my waist and thighs in a short time. I’ve got my husband involved and he loves it and he has gotten more energy and stronger also.

You have nothing to lose but get healthier and stronger, this what my husband and I had been looking for, someone to teach us how to exercise properly. Our trainer is so much fun, so he makes exercising fun.

This training will make you have more energy and get rid of all your aches and pains and feel younger. It will give you confidence because you know you’re doing something good for you.

Renata Thomas, 63, Edgewater, FL


Before I met Mike I was trying a hit and miss system of trying to strengthen my body, I was not succeeding. Dr. Yandell suggested I take Mike’s fitness course. I was reluctant at first but after I started training under Mike’s guidance wonderful things started happening. In 8 short weeks I have increased upper and lower body strength dramatically. My energy level is much higher and I feel good about myself. Mike is an excellent trainer. He is very knowledgeable and caring. He works very hard trying to get you in the best physical condition possible. I would recommend him to anyone. If your are thinking about training with Mike, stop thinking about it and do it!

Lee Underwood, 72, Longwood, Fl

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