Personal Trainer and Instructor at the Santa Fe Spa: Mike Simpson

Join Mike Simpson at 5:30 Thursdays for Body Blast

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Mike Simpson, Personal TrainerBA Journalism University of Southern California
MFA Dance Smith College (Teaching Fellow)
American College of Sports Medicine-- Fitness Certification

Personal Training and Group Exercise:
Los Angeles: Voight Fitness
Boston: Joy of Movement

San Francisco/Berkeley: Fitness Director, Claremont Resort & Spa,
San Francisco Bay Club, Equinox, Gorilla Sports, Gold's Gym, 24 Hour Fitness, Embarcadero YMCA

Santa Fe: Las Campanas (Fitness Manager), Santa Fe Spa Trainer and Body Blast instructor, Santa Fe University of Art & Design

Author: "Glamorous Sweat: the Movers & Shakers behind the $25 billion Fitness Industry" (in process)

  • I have the kind of wide-ranging background that means a personal training session will encompass much more than weight-lifting.
  • I was a professional modern dancer in New York and Boston.
  • I enjoy century bike rides and completed the 545-mile California AIDS ride twice.
  • I teach dance to kids in the public schools through the National Dance Institute.
  • I write about the arts for the Pasatiempo section of the New Mexican and was a dance critic in San Francisco.
  • I am fascinated by each of my client's stories--we are more than our physical beings.

A typical session will include:
  • Warm-up, Free-standing balance and movement-based exercises.
  • Free weight and cable sequences that involve multiple planes and complex muscle activation.
  • Full-body workout featuring continually innovative ways to achieve exhaustion and strength gains.
  • Assisted stretching (Thai massage influence) to finish every workout.
I have enjoyed ten-year relationships with many clients in California, and am building the same client base here in Santa Fe. I consider my working relationships a valuable part of my life.