"I like to get people outdoors in nature, [for] that balance of physical, mental and spiritual," he says.
Michael believes health encompasses a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.
"Being ex-military, I know how important the mental side of things is. If your brain's not in the right place, your training definitely won't be."
He's a tradie as well as a trainer, but is keen to go full-time fitness in 2018.
"I want to do more group training for outdoor events like Tough Mudder- [With my background] getting muddy's all part of the fun!" Feeling tempted to get down and dirty? "For me, it's all about the teamwork, so find a like-minded group and you'll enjoy it."
Michael has the cutest French bulldog, Alfie, Double-tap over at @alfie.the.frenchie.
Train like Michael
"Keep it simple- eat well, train smart and rest!"
"Learn to move well and check in with a trainer before you start any kind of lifting. I had a back surgery so that's why I push that advice so much."
See more of Michael on his Instagram @mike_webby_