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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, B.KIN
CSEP-CEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Clinical Exercise Physiologist)
CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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

My credentials...

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.

Areas of Interest & Specialties:


Aerobic Fitness

Athletic Performance

Fitness Testing

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

muscular fitness

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

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