What is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise physiologists analyze their clients’ fitness in order to help them improve their health. They help patients with heart disease and other chronic conditions, like diabetes or pulmonary (lung) disease, to regain their health. They also work with both amateur and professional athletes who are hoping to boost their performance.
Using stress tests and other evaluation tools, the exercise physiologist evaluates a patient’s cardiovascular function and metabolism and then designs a fitness plan that will meet the patient’s goals and/or needs, including building endurance and strength and increasing fitness and flexibility.
Meet Michael Bitel, Certified Exercise Physiologist
He is trained to:
Administer exercise stress tests in healthy and unhealthy populations
Evaluate a person’s overall health, with special attention to cardiovascular function and metabolism
Develop individualized exercise prescriptions to increase physical fitness, strength, endurance, and flexibility
Design customized exercise programs to meet health care needs and athletic performance goals
Areas of Interest & Specialties:
Sport Specific Training
If you are:
Looking to train for a
road race or any other sporting event
Reconditioning to return to sport
Looking to improve your cardiovascular and/or
Together we will work towards:
Improving your aerobic power
Improving your coordination and agility
Improving your balance and stability
Improving your strength and explosive power
Improving your overall fitness and confidence
Setting up an exercise routine that fits your needs
Learning how to train safely and effectively
Teaching you exercise techniques that will help you reach your goals
MSc Kinesiology - Integrative Exercise Physiology - Western University
BSc Honours Specialization in Kinesiology – Western University
Registered Kinesiologist - College of Kinesiology of Ontario
Clinical Exercise Physiologist - Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association
Growing up playing soccer here in London I developed a passion for sport and high level training (varsity, semi-professional and professional academy and trial experiences).
Due to my passion for sports and exercise, I pursued an education in Kinesiology and completed my Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology at Western University. It is through my research experience in aerobic and anaerobic fitness that I developed strong knowledge to help individuals achieve their fitness goals in endurance such as going for long walks, runs or participating in events such as marathons.
I’m a believer of building a strong lower body or base which I think helps people move better and become stronger.
As a Registered Kinesiologist, personal trainer and soccer coach, I have worked with a wide range of youth and adult populations in developing training/treatment programs. My goal at Align is to prescribe exercises that bring value and set-up individuals for long-term success.
Building stronger and more confident versions of themselves.