Owner, Power Performance

I specialize in functional fitness training of all types using complex movements & strength training mixed with bodyweight movements programmed over various time domains & intensities each session. I work with athletes of all fitness levels and ages in both private and group training sessions.

The number one rule in training my clients is that they must be motivated to get better and make some small progress everyday, be coachable and ready to work hard each session. I believe that a little bit of training done consistently everyday get the most progress in meeting fitness goals. I strive to empower the everyday client to reach their full athletic potential and "always be progressing." Fitness is a long-term commitment to a heather lifestyle.

Loveland, Ohio - Since 2008


Since discovering CrossFit in March 2009, I have been incorporating the workouts of the day (WOD) into my workout regimen. I continued doing the typical weight training and cardio routines 3-4 days a week and a CrossFit workout 1-2 days a week. I continued this schedule for 6-8 months. I began to see some definite improvements, but again plateaued. It wasn’t until March 2010 I joined CrossFit Power Performance and the breakthrough occured. Working out in the group setting, and making CrossFit my primary workout philosophy was exactly what I needed to launch my fitness level to new heights. The daily WOD’s combined with a zone based “clean” diet has allowed me to achieve goals I’ve been striving for since I began training for High school sports. I continue to set new PRs (personal records) regularly. CrossFit has become a HUGE part of my life!

As a firefighter/paramedic my level of physical fitness is paramount to my ability and success on emergency incidents. CrossFit has better prepared me (physically and mentally) for my profession, as well as life in general. I began to share my knowledge of CrossFit methodology to fellow firefighters. Several began to join me in the daily WOD’s. Seeing their improvements, and knowing I played a small part in their success, was rewarding beyond any personal accomplishment in recent history. I knew then that I wanted to be a CrossFit trainer. If you are willing to commit, myself and the other talented trainers can help you achieve fitness levels you never thought possible. No matter your fitness or exercise background!!

Personal Tidbits:
Favorite WOD’s- “Cindy” & “Grace”
Least Favorite Exercise- Overhead Squats
Favorite Quote: Keep Smiling


I am a wife and mother of a very active lacrosse devoted daughter. I spend my spare time reading about all things health and wellness. I enjoy listening to fitness and nutrition podcasts to stay up to date in various areas. I am devoted to understanding and learning as much I can about fitness and nutrition in order to pass this information to my clients. I work with clients of all levels and realize that when it comes to fitness, each person is unique in their goals, limitations, recovery time and schedule availability. I have experience in training high school athletes with specific sports related goals, youth athletes, dads and masters athletes. I have a passion in working with fitness minded women like myself who understand the importance of strength training as we age and have the desire to look good in that summer swimsuit. I am passionate about guiding all of my clients to navigate through all of the information out there to find out what best suits their lifestyle for success. My goal with each client is to help them reach their individual potential through healthy, effective, sustainable training and proper nutrition.

I have worked in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2012. I am a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise and enjoy helping people of all fitness levels reach their health, wellness and fitness goals. I have a Calisthenics level I and Level II certification. I recently attended a Certification to become a Eleiko Strength and Conditioning Coach to help others understand and execute better Weightlifting techniques in their daily training.

I am passionate about fitness. Schedule your appointment to talk to me about your fitness goals.


I was introduced to crossfit in 2013 by a friend who was just starting her journey. In the very beginning my thoughts were "they're going to expect me to lift that amount of weight and swing like a monkey on those bars??!!! these people are crazy". As the days, weeks, months and years went on I fell in-love with it ALL!!! I went from 3 days a week to 5 (sometimes even 6). I get bored very easily and I'm not self-motivating. To this day I have yet to be bored, I'm lifting those weights and swinging like a monkey. The classes, the people and the coaches keep me motivated and moving. Power Performance has become my second home. The people and the coaches are amazing, and I have met some long-term friends along the way.

I love watching my fellow athletes accomplish movements they doubted they could do and lifting weights that have them feeling nervous. During the 2018 Crossfit Opens I was excited to help "judge" (I prefer to call it "counting reps") my fellow athletes. This is when emotions are high and the energy level is through the roof. I got emotional with every single person. I watched them sweat, heard them use adult language and cry because they accomplished/super-ceded a goal. Many high fives were given and hugs all around. It's times like these (along with other competitions) that our community becomes a tight knit family. It's these moments that inspired me to become a coach. We all need encouragement and I love being that "whisper" in your ear. I will support you to the end and happily hug you when it's over.

My proudest moments have been:

  • 1) when I did my first un-assisted pull-up after 2 yrs
  • 2) doing a handstand against the wall because I doubted myself
  • 3) got the hang of double-unders (I'm still working on these, too)

But most of all, I stopped holding myself back from "fear" of becoming the light in my own darkness. Crossfit has taught me "never judge a book by its cover". We are all amazing human beings with bodies that are meant to move around and move things around. I love a good challenge and have been humbled by many of them. Don't let your mind get in your way of reaching your goals in the fitness arena. A healthy mind and a healthy body are the best suits of armor one can wear. I wear mine proudly and sometimes my crown needs readjusting. My name is Michelle and I will see you in class.
Nutrition coach

I have a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification in Exercise Nutrition which is a comprehensive nutrition education program. I have been working with clients for over 3 years to help people achieve their health and wellness goals. My goal is to educate, support and empower everyone I work with.
Through my personal journey I became aware that health and wellness not only relies on knowing what to do, but how to make it happen in our ongoing, busy lives. I practice a “progress over perfection” approach which allows clients to create a healthy life in a way that is maintainable, flexible, and rewarding one step at a time.
I have experience in working with a variety of clientele from people who would like to reach their optimal weight by losing pounds and inches, increase muscle mass through a combination of diet and exercise, eliminate food groups and/or foods that are not ideal for their health, and people who want to improve their overall health using diet and exercise. I have experience in working with different meal plans that include low-carb, keto, paleo, gluten free, and dairy free.
My overall goal is to help people develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for them and implement changes that will improve their health and help them reach their goals.