Runonheart Personal Training was born out of a sincere desire to make a positive difference in the world.

I train one-on-one, or with couples; adults, teens and children here in my studio in Racine, Wisconsin. My service is by appointment only.  My training day starts as early as 5:00am on the weekdays and I take my last appointment at 7:30pm.  Sessions are booked in 90 minute blocks.   I find that this allows enough time to talk and do corrective stretching and exercises.  I do not like to crowd my clients.   I also have a convenient individualized online fitness training program for folks who have a knowledge base and prefer to work solo but need some direction to meet their goals. 

**I have added a new service! 30 minute facilitated stretching sessions! This is perfect for anyone who needs help with tight muscles.  Need and additional stretching session?  Are you a person who really, when it gets down to it, just does not like to stretch?  Well this might be helpful to you.  

-The first step, for everyone is a consultation to talk about goals, your concerns, and health issues.  It is a good opportunity for you, the potential client,  to get to know the person you may well be working with.  This personal training consultation is FREE.  

-Then we meet to do a full fitness assessment.  This includes: postural, flexibility, strength and balance and as well a detailed discussion about your diet and lifestyle. 

-At this point, you have the tools to decide what works best for you. 

-Clients who work with a personal trainer have the benefit of a more active presence. As part of my service I work with you on your nutrition.For those who train with me, nutrition guidance is an included free perk.   I am a level 1 nutrition coach with Evolution Nutrition.  I can create weekly meal plans, recipes and even a grocery list!  As an option for others who have either conquered the fitness piece or really just need to focus on how to eat, I offer this as a stand alone service.

Additionally, I work with competitive marching bands in the summer months, and other groups utilizing functional training techniques.  The ultimate goal: to improve core, balance, stability, flexibility, strength, and endurance.  I have been working with marching bands for 13 successful seasons.  Click on the Marching Band Training Page for more information. 

Meet Michele the Trainer:

I am a woman who struggled most of her life with weight and body image issues. As a child of Italian descent I was raised traditionally  in a family who's relatives were charter members of the "clean plate club."  As you might imagine, this created in me from a very early time in my life, a battle with food and exercise.  As a youth my parents put me on many a diet, even Dr. Stillman at the age of 12.

As a teen in the 70's I became anorexic and was hospitalized for it.  Back then little was understood about how to deal with it...or even really what it was.  Doctors at the time decided that the cure was to teach people how to eat.  As we now know, dysfunctional eating was the symptom and not the cause.  Over the years up to when I was about 38 years old I went up and down the scale.   I am a lifelong runner; but that didn't even help.

At the age of 38 I woke up.  I realized that there HAD to be a better way.  I decided at the time that I was not going to go into my 40's with two young children.to whom I had to be an example looking and feeling the way I did. 

So, what did I do?

I worked out HARD for a solid year and did NOT see much result  I worked on every machine in the club.  I took all the classes and lost a total of 10 pounds.  It was disheartening.

Then one day I'd had enough-yet again.  There was a personal trainer at the club and I sat down with him. We talked and talked and I listened, REALLY listened, because the switch had FINALLY gone on.  I needed to change everything from the inside out.  I had to look at my eating differently.  I had to understand cardio and it's role and I had to change my relationship with food.

I hired a personal trainer and got an education.  More importantly, I listened, absorbed and adapted everything he said to me.  His name was Mark, and I am ever grateful- for the rest of my life- for his guidance.  From that point on I was able to achieve steady and permanent weight loss.

It was because of this experience that I decided to become a personal trainer when my children went off to school.  I wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of all the people that I could in the time that I have in this body, in this life. I want to teach what I have learned to as many people as possible.

I have since gone on to run 12 marathons, an ultra and countless 5k and 10k races and half marathons.  One of my passions is to train folks for these events.

Additionally, in the last 10 years I have developed another true passion helping teens who perform in school functions that are athletically underserved by the school system.  Thus, I have developed program which focuses not only on the physical development of the young person, but the emotional development as well.

I am blessed to be able to help to change lives for the better-permanently. 

Here is what I know:

If you can conceive it, if you can believe it, YOU CAN BE IT.  

​Call, email, or go to my Online Booking Site to book a free consultation TODAY.

Michele French

Cancer and The Older Adult Certified-AAHF
Junior Fitness Training Specialist-AAHF
Senior Fitness Training Specialist-AAHF 


Private fitness studio AND ONLINE TRAINING - Racine, wi.

829 South Green Bay Road Suite 102 Racine WI 53406 us  |   Cell: 708-403-4831  |  runonheart@msn.com