My name is Michael Retterer, founder and president of Essential Movement Inc. In today's world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the time and motivation to maintain or reach the fitness and health goals that we have all set for ourselves. It is our mission to supply you with the knowledge and support needed to succeed in those goals.
I am a certified personal trainer & yoga instructor who customizes individual programs for each of my clients to help them reach their personal goals. I have a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Illinois State University & over 10 years of professional experience. I've worked as a personal trainer in various fitness centers and client homes as well as rehabilitative exercise physiologist for a chiropractic and physical therapy practice.
My passion for fitness and helping others reach their fitness goals motivated me to establish Essential Movement in March of 2003. Since then I've helped countless clients lose weight, increase flexibility & strength, and gain self-esteem. My approach is to combine hard-work, proper techniques and a sense of humor to motivate my clients to reach their potential.
I am a Naperville native, but now reside in Warrenville, Illinois. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my dog.