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    Michelle Steinke

    What has not killed me has made me stronger. I’m a mother, a business owner, athlete, and a widow. I lost my husband, and then I lost 80 pounds and found that living through loss can change you – dare I say for the better.


About Michelle Steinke

Phoenix, AZ ~ In 2009 I was living a wonderful life, traveling the world for my executive job, enjoying the beauty of two very young children, secure in a wonderful marriage, and completely miserable with myself. At 36 I was tired, out of shape, and angry that I had let it get that bad. 206 pounds was my breaking point….I had finally had enough! Rock bottom is a solid place to build a new foundation and that is exactly what I did. 6 weeks into my new healthy lifestyle the bottom dropped out of my life again when my husband of 9 years was killed in a small plane crash. At the time of his death, our children where a 1 and 3. For the first time in my life I knew above all else, it was time to embrace my new love of fitness and utilize it as a tool for my grief journey.

Over the course of the next year and a half, I ran the Phoenix ½ marathon, the San Diego Full Marathon and started training for my first NPC Figure competition. My weight went from 206.6 pounds with nearly 40% body fat to 138 pounds and an athlete level body fat.

Today I am a certified personal trainer and have chosen to leave the corporate world, to do what I love most – help others find the happiness in their lives via fitness and well-being. I have learned that fitness is a game changer regardless of your life struggles. I am looking forward to helping you on your journey to a new and better YOU!

Featured on LiveFitter.com and Shape Online Magazine. Find me on Facebook and Website.