Michael Steward, the owner and operator of Get Rite Fitness, is a certified personal trainer-ACSM with over seventeen years of personal training experience.
Michael is also a fitness educator and workshop instructor with the World Instructor Training School at Catawba Valley Community College(CVCC) in Hickory, NC and Central Piedmont Community College(CPCC) in Charlotte, NC. He teaches a nine week personal training certification in physiology, kinesiology, injuries, and program design.
Michael was a personal trainer and strength specialist with the Harris YMCA of Greater Charlotte, where he worked with diverse populations to develop individualized training programs. He was also a fitness specialist with Healthways in Charlotte, where he was contracted as the Director of the Corporate Fitness Facility at General Motors in Charlotte. There he ran the daily operations and coordinating health programs, as well as serving as the only on-site personal trainer.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from East Carolina University, and interned at the corporate office of The Home Depot in Atlanta, GA in their Building Better Health Wellness Center.
Michael received his Personal Trainer Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM). He is American Red Cross certified in CPR for adults, children, and infants and for the Automated External Defibrillator(AED). He is YMCA certified as a Get Real Weight Management Instructor, a YMCA Personal Trainer, and in Principles of Health and Fitness.
Michael can develop a program that will help you lose weight, get stronger, increase your energy levels, increase your flexibility, train for a specific sport, or get in better shape.
Michael will work with you to set achievable goals. Personal training is the most effective way to get going in your fitness program.
His motto: Getcha Mind Rite! That’s why you train!
Do you start and stop with exercise?
How serious are you when it comes to exercise?
Sound like you?...
Training for a sport?
Increase your overall
- Weight loss
- Circuit training
- Core and balance training
- Sports specific training
- Increase strength
- Rehabilitation of an injury
Michael has competed in various Power Lifting Federations over the past few years. On September 1, 2008 in Charlotte, NC Michael won 3rd place in his weight class, earning a Bronze medal at the United States of America Powerlifting Bench Press Nationals with a 562-pound bench press. And on September 4, 2011 in Orlando. FL at Bench Nationals placed 5th in his class with a 573-pound bench press.
All packages include a free consultation and a fitness assessment.
What Are Your Goals?
Whether you want to lose weight, get in that special outfit, get stronger, increase your energy levels, increase your flexibility, train for a specific sport or just get in better shape... Call ME. I can develop a program that will help you.
I will work with you to set achievable goals and show you how to achieve them. I will challenge you during each workout and also adjust your workout if your needs change. Personal training is the most effective way to get going in your fitness program.
Daisy McCollum - “I had lost about 60 pounds over a 2 year period, but I needed to lose 40 more. Another factor was that daughter was getting married, and I wanted to look nice and fit in the formal wear that she had picked for me to wear. Michael was such a positive inspiration for me. He has a talent of balancing his professionalism with a friendly personality and a genuine concern for his client’s safety and physical health. Michael has a great knowledge of training and he always alternates exercises to change up the workout. I looked great in my dress!”
Mr. & Mrs. Marston - “Tom has had Parkinson’s Disease for approximately seventeen years which is the reason why we came to know Michael. The relationship between Tom, Michael, and me has become one of trust and continued ongoing respect for one another. Michael constantly observes Tom’s physical condition, strengths and weaknesses and he adjusts the exercise regime of the day to fit Tom’s specific needs. He somehow elicits the very best effort that Tom can muster. Effort that Tom will make for only Michael, not anyone else. So here is Michael, with all the technique and training that he possesses, plus that special extra gift. He has heart!”
Ty Williams - “I am a paraplegic and I was in a car accident that left me paralyzed and I am a amputee from both knees down. Michael took the challenge to help me to get some strength back. Michael has created and updated my workouts for years. I do a lot of cable exercises for my strength and for cardiovascular I am able to maneuver my wheelchair into a machine called a UBE-Upper Body Ergometer. Michael has also helped me in training me at my home and also helping me with my prosthesis and putting me in a device called a standing frame. This device helps me to stand up and I am able to do upper body exercises with hand weights. Being confined to a wheel chair limits the needed circulation in my lower body. Standing in the specialized standing frame helps my body a lot and even though it may be a few hours standing does me wonders. Michael pushes me with each workout and I enjoy each session with Michael.”