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Training under Formula 1 coach Michael isn’t just for elite athletes

As a coach I focus on my client’s lifestyle and on what we can do to improve daily habits and choices. My goal is to make the transition into a healthier lifestyle fun and simple, to a point where clients naturally want more of it.

Being the healthiest and happiest you’ve ever been without starving yourself, kissing your favourite foods goodbye, or yo-yoing back to your old weight is 100% possible. I’m here to show you how.

If you want me to be your coach, we first need to find out what your specific goals and needs are. All you have to do is take my 2-minute lifestyle quiz below.

 

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Lawrence

DURATION: 12 weeks

Goals:

  • Fat loss
  • Increase aerobic fitness
  • Improve general health

Lawrence

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Fitness Transformations

Ivy

DURATION: 12 weeks

Goals:

  • Improve mobility
  • Fat loss
  • Improve general health

Ivy

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Fitness Transformations

Stephen

DURATION: 12 weeks

Goals:

  • Gain Muscle
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Increase Strength

Stephen

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Fitness Transformations

Tom

DURATION: 12 weeks

Goals:

  • Improve athletic performance
  • Increase strength
  • Gain muscle

Tom

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Fitness Transformations

Nick

DURATION: 12 weeks

Goals:

  • Fat Loss
  • Improve general health
  • Gain muscle

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Reviews

Thousands of community members in over 40 countries
Daniel-Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

Formula One Driver

“I’ve been working with Michael for 3 years and feel he is the complete professional. I always feel I’m in great hands and completely trust him with my health and fitness. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else. He’s the guy!”

Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis

Professional Australian Cricketer

"Michael always delivers when you need him, not just from a training perspective but also from a nutritional aspect and understanding specific needs for each individual."

Scotty James

Scotty James

Professional Snowboarder

“There are many personal trainers “out there”, but few personal trainers who have the vast amount of specialized knowledge and experience to their training methods as Michael does.”

Will Hahn

Ex-Supercross Rider

"Michael has been awesome to work with in teaching me significant training methods to adopt to advance my riding performance."

Andrew Priolo

Motorsport Athlete

"Honestly don’t know where to start! From day one of training with Michael it felt so good to have someone that genuinely cared about the results I was trying to achieve."

David Le’aupepe

Lead singer of Gang of Youths

"In just 2 months training with Michael I've seen a remarkable improvement in my fitness, strength and definition. His enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism has greatly encouraged me to achieve my goals."

Dean Fiore

V8 Supercars Driver

"Professional, Detail and Bespoke are 3 attributes that Michael brings to every session. Working with Michael gives me that 'lift' I need when trying get the most out of training."

Chris Atkinson

Professional Rally Driver

"Throughout my racing career I have always known the importance of fitness and preparation for success. Working with Michael has taken this to another level".

Nic Reid

Nic Reid

Professional Footballer

"Training under Michael was highly beneficial, he helped me build up the strength required for football and educated me on the importance of nutrition around performance."

The team

Michael Italiano

Strength / HIIT

Carmelle Rudder

Yoga

Joe Hill

Chef

Namaste J

Mindfulness / Meditation

James Pook

Functional Fitness / Crossfit

Rebecca Sandwith

Nutritionist

Jess Cedar

Yoga

Mira Hassan

Low Impact Pilates

Katy Bath

Pilates / TRX

Nadia Italiano

Pilates / HIIT / LIIT

Michael is the founder of MI Coaching Ltd and the performance coach to Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo, specialising in strength and conditioning.

About Michael

Michael Italiano

Strength / HIIT

Starting his coaching career in Perth, Western Australia, Michael Italiano now resides in London, UK as a Performance Coach for McLaren Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo. Specialising in Strength and Conditioning, Michael’s elite level coaching has risen him to the fitness industry’s forefront. His work ethic and high standards have proven to deliver successful results time and time again. His results have provided him with the opportunity to work with many industry-leading brands and professional athletes worldwide.

Breaking the mould of traditional coaching, Michael focuses on the individual’s overall performance, delivering premium tailored nutrition plans, training programs, and mental coaching. His energetic approach allows individuals to thrive by providing every tool they need to accomplish their goals and improve their performance. With Michael’s wealth of experience and knowledge, he understands what it takes to succeed at the highest level.

“Not everyone’s fitness journey is the same. Each has a different story. Challenges arise, setbacks occur, but through this, we learn to conquer and to grow. Our mission is to join our clients on their journey and to help shape their story,”

Carmelle is a professionally trained dancer and fully qualified Yoga Instructor. Her career has taken her all over the globe, establishing herself as one of London's most sought-after dancers in the commercial field.

About Carmelle

Carmelle Rudder

Yoga

Carmelle is a professionally trained dancer and fully qualified Yoga Instructor. After training in dance from the age of 3, her career has taken her all over the globe, establishing herself as one of London’s most sought-after dancers in the commercial field. Dancing alongside
some of the world’s most prominent artists, Carmelle is more than qualified to show the importance of hard work and self-care and hopes to inspire others.

Fitness has always been a massive part of Carmelle’s life, and more recently, she has turned her love for yoga into a career after completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Combining her passion for movement and expanding her knowledge of the human body, she hopes to pass on to others and help them discover the benefits of practising yoga.

Carmelle believes that health is not an expense, but an investment and that movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. Carmelle creates classes that are both fun and accessible to everyone and hopes to make people move, think and feel better.

A world-class chef with over 15 years of experience, producing the most amazing and delicious meals for the MI Community that the entire family can enjoy.

About Joe

Joe Hill

Chef

London chef Joe Hill trained under Gordon Ramsey and Jean-George Vongerichten before entering the Soho House phenomenon at Dean St Townhouse. He soon took over as Head Chef at Soho House’s central flagship members club, and later at its new East London city retreat, Shoreditch House. Feeling the need to branch out and explore new possibilities, Joe started up his own consultancy, and adding his 5 years of design experience to his 15 of chef-ing, he was able to inspire restaurants and their teams to break the mould, and bring a new and exciting dimension to the dining experience.

After moving from the capital for a more family centred life by the sea, Joe took up the position of Head Chef at the well-known local restaurant Wyatt and Jones, bringing sophistication to its fish-based menus. But Joe has always dreamed of having his own small intimate meeting place – and more recently opened ‘The Table’ – where he can concentrate on sourcing local seasonal produce to create his small plate sensations. Joe recently became executive head chef of Margate’s Albion Rooms – the Libertine’s newly opened gothic/punk recording studio/guest house/dining rooms, which are already a local sensation. With a growing interest in health and nutrition, Joe continues to explore new possibilities, consulting on a wide range of projects, while nurturing his own creative hub.

As a passionate believer that self-care is a form of self-love, Namaste J feels that meditation is a means of loving your body, your mind, and what they’re both capable of.

About Namaste J

Namaste J

Mindfulness / Meditation

Namaste J is a corporate professional turned certified yoga instructor and meditation coach based in Atlanta, GA.

She began practising yoga and meditation in 2004 after the passing of her father. During that difficult time, mindfulness meditation and yoga helped heal her mind, body, and spirit. She fell in love with the overwhelming gratitude and acceptance meditation provided. Meditation invites us to channel our emotions positively, and by utilizing this practice, she was able to journey through depression and grief to become a healthier and happier person.

As a passionate believer that self-care is a form of self-love, Namaste J feels that meditation is a means of loving your body, your mind, and what they’re both capable of. Her philosophy is that meditation is therapy for the body and soul. There is power within the breath. There is healing within the breath. There is peace within the breath. She inspires people to try and create a meditation habit to become healthier, emotionally and physically. She will lead you on your journey through meditation that deepens the connection between your mind, body, & spirit. She’ll guide you on the path towards living a high vibrational life that impacts not only you but your community and the world at large.

Namaste J teaches from the heart and is guided by compassion, kindness, and positivity, whether experienced or brand new. Her goal is to spread joy, positivity, love, acceptance, and gratitude meditation to everyone.

Having been a coach for over ten years, James is now a Crossfit Head Coach and partner in the Turf Games functional fitness competition. Having led group fitness classes from London, New York, Dubai, Sydney and LA, James understands the right way to approach fitness with a passion that will get you fired up to train.

About James

James Pook

Functional Fitness / Crossfit

James was born and raised in Africa before making the long journey over to London. After a stint in the army and media, he decided to put his passion for helping others into the right place and became a coach. Having been a coach for over ten years, James is now a Crossfit Head Coach and partner in the Turf Games functional fitness competition. Having led group fitness classes from London, New York, Dubai, Sydney and LA, James understands the right way to approach fitness with a passion that will get you fired up to train.

James will be bringing you functional fitness classes, which will have a mixture of strength and conditioning, skill development and HIIT to ensure you are getting the most out of your fitness experience. If you happen to have a few weights lying around, then James’s classes will be worth a look! “I want to bring a way of training that you will not only be able to measure results in your fitness but will also give you that win for the day.”

When not coaching or training, James can be found on many golf courses surrounding London and is always partial to a spa day to ensure the body and mind are being looked after.

Becs is a fully qualified nutritionist after studying a BSc in Nutrition, followed by a MSc at UCL. Becs is also a personal trainer and coach who fully understands the importance of both training and nutrition.

About Rebecca

Rebecca Sandwith

Nutritionist

Becs passion for health, food and fitness led her to complete a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, followed by a Master’s specialising in clinical nutrition and eating disorders. Her studies enabled her to become a registered associate nutritionist with the AfN, which she complements with personal training and coaching.

Becs understands that nutrition can be extremely confusing and it can be hard to keep up with who and what to believe. She is passionate about educating others about healthy nutrition and positive mindset in order to fulfil individual needs and goals. A journey to a specific goal should be a challenge in a good way, it should never feel restrictive or feel like a chore. Becs wants everyone to be able to eat well and train hard in order to feel their absolute best in their skin.

Having previously competed as a swimmer and gymnast and now a Cross-Fitter with the intention to compete, Becs know first-hand how crucial nutrition is for performance and recovery.

Jess has over 550hrs of Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin training rooted in India and teachings shared across the globe in Australia, Dubai, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Bali.

About Jess

Jess Cedar

Yoga

Jessica Cedar had always felt the most alive when she was moving. Since she was a little girl, she loved gymnastics, sports, and anything that got her adrenaline pumping. After finishing her degree in International Business and Marketing, she got sucked into the very fast-paced and creative world of advertising worldwide in offices across Lebanon, Dubai and Australia.

Throughout those years, she found herself using her free time to move, flow, and get out of her mind and back into her body through conscious and purposeful movement. She felt transformed and wanted to share that with people alike.

Jess has over 550hrs of Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin training rooted in India and teachings shared across the globe in Australia, Dubai, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Bali. Her WHY helps people get out of the physical and mental noise, tension, and clutter that causes stagnation in their life. Let’s release our body from any limitations and move through it all.

Pilates is for everyone. Mira has seen how Pilates can change lives for the better. Your practice is not a hunt for perfection; instead, it's about committing to yourself and staying open to where your flow takes you.

About Mira

Mira Hassan

Low Impact Pilates

Pilates is for everyone. Mira has seen how Pilates can change lives for the better. Your practice is not a hunt for perfection; instead, it’s about committing to yourself and staying open to where your flow takes you. Mira believes that a small daily pilates practice can build balance, strength, flexibility, and find freedom within your body whether you are a newbie to exercise or even an advanced athlete.

Since 2005 Mira has studied and trained around the globe with the world’s leading Pilates minds and teachers. Mira grew up as a dancer and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Victorian College of Arts (VCA), Melbourne, Australia. Mira witnessed how Pilates improved her dancing technique during her dancing career on her body. She fell in love with the whole process and completed multiple Pilates Certification certifications, including the important and prestigious Body Arts and Science (BASI) Pilates Legacy program led by Rael Isacowitz. My Pilates teaching journey began in Melbourne (Australia). Then, continuing to London (England), Amsterdam (Netherlands), and now Jakarta (Indonesia), where I own and run a BASI Host studio called Aalaya Pilates. I have been selected and currently training to be on the BASI Pilates Faculty Team.

Since the pandemic, I have expanded my passion online by starting Flow with Mira to have the Pilates Method easily accessible to everyone. It brings me joy to share my teaching with hundreds of people so they can build a sustainable practice and meaningful transformation from home.

Just keep moving, and good things will happen,
Mira xxx

Katy is a fully qualified Pilates Instructor and TRX Trainer. She is passionate about sharing the incredible benefits of Pilates and works with a wide range of clients worldwide, including professional athletes. Katy believes Pilates is for everyone, body and mind.

About Katy

Katy Bath

Pilates / TRX

Katy is a fully qualified Pilates Instructor and TRX Trainer. She is passionate about sharing the incredible benefits of Pilates and works with a wide range of clients worldwide, including professional athletes. Katy believes Pilates is for everyone, body and mind.

Katy teaches both mat-based Pilates classes and TRX Pilates. TRX Pilates combines Pilates-inspired movements using a suspension trainer, which adds a new dimension to the session and often is inspired by the Pilates reformer equipment.

Your time on the mat with Katy is more than a workout. Her classes are mindful, creative, fun, and a moment of self-care, helping people move better and feel better.

Nadia is an extremely driven individual who will do her utmost to help her clients reach their full potential and beyond. Her extensive experience enables her to provide individuals with all the right tools to change their lifestyle and achieve their fitness goals.

About Nadia

Nadia Italiano

Pilates / HIIT / LIIT

Nadia first started her fitness journey as a Personal Trainer ten years ago in Perth, Australia. Her love for health and fitness began playing competitive Basketball from a young age. Over the years, her passion for travel and her expertise in the fitness industry has led her to an ever-growing and loyal, long-term clientele base worldwide. Nadia broadened her passion and skillset by also becoming a certified Pilates Trainer for both Mat and Reformer. She uses her expertise to provide her clients with even more knowledge and variety.

Nadia is an extremely driven individual who will do her utmost to help her clients reach their full potential and beyond. Her extensive experience enables her to provide individuals with all the right tools to change their lifestyle, obtain accurate results and achieve their fitness goals. Her diverse sports background allows her to run programs and classes that are challenging and motivating, and extremely rewarding. Nadia is empowered by her ability to impact people’s lives positively. Her passion for health and fitness is reflected through the results of her clients.

Her fun and energetic personality are what makes her style of training so addictive. “Changing the mindset first is key; the physical changes will then follow. I always preach to my clients to never give up if you truly want something, and I will do my part as best as I can to help you on your journey and direct you to accomplish just that”.

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