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Biography of One-on-One Fitness' Owner and Training Staff

One-on-One Fitness Personal Training Service, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Michael J. Sokol. Michael is a native of Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He received a business degree from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison Law School.

Michael J. Sokol
"Not just another dumbbell." ®

Michael is also a "trainer of trainers" as he has authored a study aid for individuals preparing to become certified personal trainers.

One-on-One Fitness' staff is comprised of the best personal trainers in the industry. All One-on-One Fitness personal trainers have years of extensive fitness and nutrition experience. Each trainer goes through a rigorous hiring process, is highly experienced and skilled, and is nationally certified through the top “gold standard” personal training certifying agencies in the country. Those personal training certifying agencies include, but are not limited to: The American Council on Exercise (ACE), The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the International Fitness Association (IFA), the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA), and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

One-on-One Fitness has trained male and female clients from ages 18 to 68 with varying goals including fat and weight loss, toning, muscle gain, stress reduction and management, sport-specific athletic training, body building and general health. One-on-One's clients include doctors, lawyers, accountants, business owners, entrepreneurs, models, actors, hairdressers, teachers, housewives, corporate executives, sales people and stockbrokers, to name a few.

One-on-One Fitness uses goal-based programs to help their clients succeed. They help clients keep a positive mental attitude, provide creative and simple solutions for overcoming obstacles and show their clients that the glass is always half-full, rather than half-empty. Most fitness goals can be reached within three months, exercising just three to four hours each week. To date, One-on-One Fitness has a 100% success rate with its clients who have completed their fitness programs.

Because Michael's background includes over three year's experience as a tax attorney for Arthur Andersen LLP in Chicago, he can relate to the lifestyle demands of busy professionals. Furthermore, his first-hand experience in the corporate environment makes him keenly aware of the difficult balance between work and personal life.

Michael's experience enables him to develop exercise programs for his busy clients that improve their overall appearance, increase their energy levels, maximize their results, and enhance their overall sense of well-being.