MEET THE CREW: Michael
"Michael (Lah) is a breath of fresh air. He's young, enthusiastic, and keen to help others.
There is an honesty and sincereness about Michael that is rare."
My name's Michael, but don’t be surprised to find that everyone calls me 'Lah', instead. My health and fitness journey would not be described as a straight line. I’ve always had a passion for sport and fitness, but somewhere in the middle I got a bit side tracked. Growing up, I played football at a high level and dabbled in a lot of different sports, which continued well into high school. I absolutely loved P.E and was sure I wanted to be a Phys Ed teacher, but somehow I studied industrial design after finishing high school.
I didn’t mean to complete a degree I had no intention of pursuing, but I just kind of went with the flow. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy it, but the true passion wasn’t there. Some time after that, I was in my local gym watching a trainer with his client.
The interest instantly kicked in, “I want to do that”.
Almost three years in and I have definitely found my calling. Helping others achieve their fitness aspirations and making a difference in someone's life is the best job I could have ever asked for. My own passion for training grew immensely as well. I’m well into my Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, and about to play football again after a two year break.
- Michael Lahood, Personal Trainer