Michael Janati is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Health Promotion Management.
Michael has worked as a fitness manager for a large commercial gym, and has experience training a variety of clientele. During his employment at an outpatient day program for clients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses, he conducted fitness outings and health/wellness groups. There, he played an integral role in helping motivate clients to become active as a means of coping with their illnesses.
Michael is competitive in races, having successfully completed a half-marathon, sprint triathlon, an indoor triathlon, as well as a number of 5Ks. He enjoys running, swimming, tennis, strength-training, flag football, and bowling.
Currently, he resides in Michigan, where he is working towards his Juris Doctorate.
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Published 12:00 a.m. May 22, 2012
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Published 12:00 p.m. May 14, 2012
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Published 10:47 p.m. May 8, 2012
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Published 12:39 p.m. April 28, 2012
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Published 4:30 p.m. April 22, 2012
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Published 4:04 p.m. April 16, 2012
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Published 1:34 p.m. April 11, 2012
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Published 10:14 p.m. March 31, 2012
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Published 11:50 p.m. March 23, 2012
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