Michael Pineault is a personal fitness instructor who’s the founder and manager of a personal training and fascial stretch therapy studio located in Nepean, Ontario.
Michael has had a passion for health and wellness for most of his life. He studied health and fitness at university, and now as a personal fitness instructor, Michael particularly promotes the health benefits of fascial stretch therapy.
Fascial stretch therapy is a unique system of table-based stretching that focuses on the joint capsules, as well as the fascia, a connective layer of fibres that exist beneath the skin. Besides offering this type of stretch therapy, Michael's studio offers a wide variety of packages that cover weight loss and muscle gain, as well as specialised athletic training for more serious athletes.
In addition to his love for personal training and fitness, Michael also has a passion for contributing his efforts toward charitable organizations in his community. Most notably, for the past five years, Michael has contributed his time and energy to The Ride To Conquer Cancer Program. The Ride to Conquer Cancer Program is an annual fundraising effort that supports The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, which in turn benefits Toronto’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centers in the world.
Those who ride in the Program can select from five different courses, each of which varies in difficulty and length. In support of this charitable effort, every June for the past five years, Michael and his team have embarked on a 150+ km bike from Toronto to Niagara Falls that lasts two days.
Most impressively, in the half decade that Michael has contributed his efforts to The Ride to Conquer Cancer Program, his team has raised over $500,000 total. In a creative move, in 2013, Mike Pineault helped raise additional funds for The Ride to Conquer Cancer Program by working to put on a fun, light-hearted drag show.
Besides his passion for fitness and giving back to his community, Michael is also an avid woodworker and dog trainer. At the moment, Michael is enjoying the challenge and fun of training his dog to be a search and rescue canine.