I am a 48 year old professional, divorced 4 years ago, with three teenage kids and a hectic life and work schedule. I want to share my experience with Michael Alvarez. January 17, 2016 was the first day I trained with Michael Alvarez. He came highly recommended from a friend. Prior to meeting Michael, over the past 8 years, I have been trained by 4-5 good trainers at my local Equinox. Although they were good, I don't remember the date I started working out with any of them! I remember this date because Michael changed my life. He possess the rare combination of exceptional enthusiasm for getting you results, superior knowledge of the human body, the exercises AND nutrition necessary to develop it, and, he holds you and himself accountable for doing the things that need to be done to achieve your health goals. No excuses. He keeps you motivated along the way because he truly cares about getting you where you want to go. In his hands, you feel his confidence that he can get you there, as long as you put in the effort. He helped me with my diet, and I followed his instructions religiously, and my body fat went from 21% to 11%. I had my doubts at first, but trusted him, and it worked beautifully. He helped get me lean, which is what I wanted, and we built my strength and muscle mass at the same time. As one example, when I started with him, I had not worked out in some period of time, and could barely do 10 pushups or hold a 2 minute plank. Now I am doing 40-50 pushups and recently held a 4 minute plank. My strength gains with weights have been similarly substantial. He insists on taking photographs at the beginning and at different intervals while you are working with him. I had never done that before, and didn't really think it was worthwhile when I originally did it. But after 6 months, I took photos again, and the change in my body was amazing, between the fat loss and the strength gains and muscle development. I originally worked out with MIchael personally when he lived in Miami. When he moved to California, he still trains me through his virtual training program, and I follow his workout regiments to a T, and am continuing to get the further results that I want. As you can tell, I cannot recommend Michael highly enough. I have never been in better shape. I've never been stronger. I've never been more confident of what I can accomplish in the gym and outside the gym. Bring your desire and commitment to him, and Michael can do the same for you. Cheers!