Michael Molinaro

Owner / Performance Coach

Michael is the owner and operator of Molinaro Health & Functional Training Center where he has 4+ Years of experience in coaching/training. Michael graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Exercise Physiology. After graduation he did his internship in Boca Raton Florida at the Institute of Human Performance where he received his Functional Training Instructor Certification. Along with a certification in MMA strength and conditioning under JC Santana.

Michael Molinaro

Anthony Pisano

Performance Coach

Anthony is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Fitness Management and a Masters in Adapted Physical Activity. Anthony completed his undergraduate internship as a performance coach at the Aebersold Student Rec Center on campus, and his graduate internship with Envision Blind Sports. Anthony is a 6-year military veteran and has a Functional Training Instructor Certification from the Institute of Human Performance.

Anthony Pisano

How We Train

Here at MHFT, we take pride in not only helping clients reach their specific goals, but also in improving the client’s overall structural integrity and biomechanical well-being. We firmly believe that fitness is much more than simply improving one’s physique. We incorporate a philosophy that encompasses the enhancement of day-to-day activity through functional movement patterns, beginning with the basics and gradually working towards more advanced methods. Through this, we hope to build a solid foundation of sound mobility, stability, and physical independence, as well as self-confidence and a personal sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.

Who We Train

The MHFT staff is comprised of well-educated and experienced Performance Coaches that are certified to work with a multitude of diverse clientele. With our new 10,000 sq. ft. facility, with over 70 pieces of equipment and 30+ yards of artificial turf, we have the ability to design elaborate and personalize training programs for practically any given population. We have worked with athletes ranging from 7-year old, beginner athletes all the way to athletes who compete at the professional level. We have also worked with special population clients with conditions that range from Parkinson’s disease, stroke, diabetes, elderly, hip and knee replacement, heart conditions, and various sports injuries. We also work with a variety of general population clients who simply want to improve their physique and General Physical Preparedness (GPP).

Why We Train

When deciding to undergo a training program, it is not only important to establish a goal, but also to build an understanding as to WHY to train. At MHFT, we firmly believe that there is no “finish line” to fitness. We believe in the idea of creating a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. This idea encompasses three major factors in which we preach to ALL clients: consistency, perseverance, and visualization. In order for any goal, both in fitness and in life, to be accomplished, being consistent is KEY. This includes anything from getting all of your workouts in each week, sticking to a healthy eating routine, establishing an optimal sleep schedule, etc. Perseverance comes into play when things get hard. Just like in life, things in the gym can be very difficult and can begin to wear you down. Balancing family, friends, work, etc., can be exhausting and often times distracts us from our own personal goals and desires. However, without perseverance, there is no consistency. We believe that nothing good in life comes without HARD WORK. Lastly, it is important to visualize the version of yourself that you want to become. Who you are today is NOT a life sentence. When attempting to accomplish any goal, it is one thing to SAY what you want the end to be, but is another thing to be able to SEE what the future looks like. Visualize a better version of yourself. IMAGINE yourself 10 pounds lighter, hitting that big lift in the weight room, or making that big play on the sports field. We believe that all of these things are what it takes to accomplish your goals and to become a better version of yourself than you were yesterday.

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