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Carol is committed to helping people improve their quality of life through physical activity.

Carol Michaels Health Presenter
Carol Michaels Fitness | Cancer Recovery Specialist and Expert Personal Trainer

Physical activity will improve your quality of life, health, self-esteem and confidence.  Carol’s exercise programs are created in a way that is enjoyable, effective, and fun. Exercise not only improves your health – you will look better too!

Carol Michaels is an award-winning leader in the fitness industry.  She is a health and wellness expert with more than 20 years experience who inspires the best in others. She is known for her unique, creative, and fun exercise programs.

Carol's mission is to help people get fit and learn how to live healthy lifestyles. She brings her insight and experience to educating and motivating others to get fit.  She is a catalyst for lifestyle improvement. Carol is an expert in:


  • Exercise programming for all fitness levels

  • Rehabilitative exercises for a wide range of health concerns

  • Consulting to corporations for employee fitness programs

  • Speaking at corporate events or conferences


Carol received her degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, Pilates certified, Medical Chi Gong and is a member of ACSM and IDEA.


Carol Michaels is the founder and creator of Recovery Fitness®, an exercise program designed to help cancer patients recover from surgery and treatments. The Recovery Fitness cancer exercise program has been offered in numerous locations in New Jersey and Florida, including the West Orange and Palm Beach Studios, South Palm Beach Town Hall, Mirasol, Morristown Medical Center, Berkley Heights Y, Holy Name Medical Center, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.


Contact me at for the current schedule of Recovery Fitness programs.

Notable Accomplishments

"Carol Michaels is a fitness expert. She can teach you and your employees how to lead a healthy lifestyle.  Carol is a thought leader in numerous topics in health and wellness. She is passionate about motivating others to make positive changes and she gets the job done."


​​     - Beth Nalitt, MD

Carol Michaels Fitness | Cancer Recovery Specialist and Expert Personal Trainer
Carol Michaels Fitness | Cancer Recovery Specialist and Expert Personal Trainer

Consultant and Speaker

Carol provides informative presentations to the community through workshops and conferences. She also presents at corporate wellness events, fundraisers,and alumni association events. 


 Recent events include:



Click here to see a list of all of Carol's recent events.

Honors and Memberships

  • IDEA Fitness 2016 Trainer of the Year

  • PFP 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year

  • ACE and Life Fitness Trainers to Watch finalist 2011

  • Pacesetter for the American Cancer Society

  • 2011 Woman of the Year: Hadassah

  • IDEA, ACSM, Society of Public Health Education

  • Founder and trustee of the Musical Instrument Donation Program, Inc.

  • Board of Trustees for the Metro-New Jersey University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association

  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Advisory Board

  • The Medical Fitness Network - Advisory Board

  • Pink Pearls of Hope - Advisory Board

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