At Hygge Fitness, we are most proud of our amazing community of people. We have class options from kids & teens all the way through Longevity. We believe in fitness as a lifestyle. Our team of fitness and nutrition professionals are invested in your health. We make every decision with our members’ well-being in mind. Achieve your goals with us!
Mike has been a member of Hygge Fitness for over 7 years. He has been passionate about weightlifting and fitness for a long time and is living his dream now of owning a gym!
He was a member at our Cherry Hill location years ago and made the move over to Mt Laurel. He can often be found in the 9am class!
Mike is husband to Pam and father to Cole & Mia. He is a true family man in that he absolutely loves when the 4 of them do things together. He is also the owner and operator of an HVAC company, Therm Arye.
He is a CrossFit enthusiast and his favorite lift is the clean & jerk. He is super excited to know all of our current members, so say hello when you see him at the gym!
M.A. Exercise Science; CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer; CrossFit Weightlifting; USAW; Neurokinetic Therapy Level 3; GGS Pre & Post Partum
I have loved sports and being active my entire life. I was never the most talented athlete, but I love to work hard and train hard, putting the time is necessary to improve. In college, I thought I would end up becoming a teacher or a lawyer, but at that time, my father’s health was deteriorating. He had congestive heart failure and had a transplant on Sept. 11, 2001.
As a result, I decided that I would follow my heart and do something in the field of Exercise Science. In graduate school, I discovered strength and conditioning, and I have never looked back. I have been in strength and conditioning since then and I love working with athletes of all ages and ability levels.
I found functional fitness through olympic weightlifting – somewhat backwards for most people. Functional fitness is the best of strength and conditioning all in one place. I love the weightlifting element of it, but I also love how all of the major elements of functional fitness (weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning) relate to one another. I love to find a skill and develop it, which is why it is so appealing to me and it leaves me constantly trying to improve as an athlete and a coach.
My favorite part of coaching is seeing people conquer things they never thought possible. Anyone can do functional fitness, no matter what their background or ability level is. The Hygge community is something that can’t be adequately explained until you experience it. I encourage everyone to try it, no matter their age or functional fitness level. You will challenge yourself and discover the strength that you did not know existed. And there will be other awesome people cheering you on every step of the way and experiencing the highs and lows by your side.
Coach & GENERAL MANAGER
M.S. Exercise Science; CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
I have always had a love of fitness. I grew up dancing and competing in dance. I ended up getting a BS in accounting and I knew quickly that was not what I wanted my career to be. After taking a college course in nutrition, I decided to go for an MS in exercise science. I worked in many gyms as we moved around for my husband’s military career, holding jobs managing gyms as well as working in group exercise teaching yoga, pilates, spin, and boot camp.
Even though I was very involved in fitness, I had never done any olympic lifting prior to trying functional fitness. I was interested in trying it because I wanted a new challenge. Being in my late 30’s at the time, my first impression was that it would be a really great workout, but there was no way that I was going to climb that rope…or ever be able to do a double under…or even think about doing a handstand pushup. Now I can do all of those things and I actually really love all three! There are so many exercises that I am still working on and I always hope to improve, but functional fitness has given me a sense of accomplishment and motivation to encourage others that they will be able to do it!
The CrossFit Level 1 training was amazing and I love constantly learning and improving for myself as well as being able to help others on their fitness journey. I started our current kids & teens program in September 2019 and it has been so awesome to watch all of the kids come in and have fun with fitness. We laugh and have fun but I am also helping kids who want to improve their sports performance as well as help kids who have not found a sport that they like learn to be confident in themselves and be healthy. Fitness & nutrition for lifelong health is my passion and I love that I get to share my passion with others every day!
Coach & NUTRITION COACH
B.A. Health & Exercise Science; CrossFit Level 1 Trainer; NSCA CSCS; Prosper Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach; GGS-1 Certified Women’s Coaching Specialist
Movement, fitness, exercise, whatever term you’d like to use, has been a part of me for as long as I can remember.
Growing up a competitive gymnast, I’ve spent most of my days in the gym from a young age. Despite my love for the sport, I found that the conditioning aspect was where my passion rooted from.
When I walked into a CrossFit box for the first time, I knew I had found something special! Over the years, training has led me to build resilience, gain confidence, and find friends who feel like family.
My love for fitness and movement led me to pursue my education in the space. I have a BS in exercise science from TCNJ, and I hold the title of a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. I love to learn and I am always striving to grow, adapt, and evolve in the constant pursuit of improvement.
While I do believe your 1 hour in the gym can have a significant impact on your life, I want to help with the other 23 hours, too. Often I find that it is nutrition, sleep, and stress that play a major role in your performance both in the gym and in life. Along with fitness coaching, I am also a Certified Nutrition Coach through Two Brain coaching and currently work with clients on improving their nutrition through both lifestyle/habit-based nutrition interventions and macronutrient-based methods.
Having the opportunity to coach, educate, and lead is where I find my “flow”. Whether it is during a high-energy group class or a focused one-on-one session, I love immersing myself in helping others achieve more than they thought possible.
My goal is to not only help you where you are, but to provide you with education, skills, and strategies to use long-term. I believe education fuels confidence, and ultimately success.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer; CrossFit Weightlifting; Two Brain Group Coaching; Spartan SGX
I started functional fitness as a way to fill the time between high school sports season. What started out as just a chance to stay active slowly evolved into a passion. I began to look forward to my daily workouts at my gym. Once in college, functional fitness became my full time sport.
As I progressed in my own skills and knowledge of functional fitness, I wanted to help others who were new to the sport. What start off as just giving little cues to friends and fellow members turned into a profession. I remember my first time programming a run club for members at my gym and the joy it brought me. This caused me to pursue further learning and training which ultimately lead me to get my CrossFit Level 1.
As a coach, member and athlete, I truly believe that the best hour of your day comes from the gym. Here at Hygge Fitness you get to experience that with one of the best communities and the best coaching staff out there! I love watching people crush their goals with a community that holds you accountable. No matter what your fitness level is I truly believe you have to try functional fitness because in no time you’ll be coming back for more!
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