MAD Fitness was a project 15 years in the making.
Michael graduated from The University of Massachusetts before earning his Masters in Health Science and Kinesiology at Hofstra University. A licensed Health Educator, Michael briefly taught Health at the middle and high school levels in Long Island NY, before directing his full focus to the physical side of health.
A personal sports injury struggle inspired him to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise and an advanced certification as an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, and Post Rebabilitation Training Professional.
Over the next 5 years, Michael trained as the lead trainer at the United State of Fitness, helping hundreds of clients improve their quality of life through corrective exercise.
Michaels background in athletics still got to shine however, as he also piloted several successful group fitness concepts, such as “Short Circuit” and “Cabata” a core strengthening class done in small increments. The results he was getting with the injured population, paired with his interest in how the body relates to athletic performance inspired Michael to further his education with T.P.I. The leader in Golf Fitness, Titleist Performance Institute is known for educating the best players and coaches in the world on how to move more efficiently in the golf swing. Michael is one of only 4,000 certified TPI instructors worldwide
(and the only level 3 fitness instructor in the immediate area).
Months after completion, Michael accepted a new position at Purlife Fitness centers as Master trainer and began his practice as a Nutrition coach through industry leader, Precision Nutrition. Michael also holds a Fitness nutrition specialty certification through A.C.E. It was then he popularized the 2-month wellness challenge, 60 for 60, a comprehensive body transformation system that has yielded some incredible results. He additionally sought to expand his knowledge of Biomechanics with functional movement systems, a screen designed to identify compensatory movements patterns to reduce the risk of injury. FMS is used as the standard of assessment for workout programming in many professional sports such as the NBA.
Michael further became certified as a pain free performance specialist and was soon promoted to Director of Personal training,
where he was appointed to lead 12 highly talented fitness professionals.
Michael served a brief time in this role, and while helping a team was rewarding, it was his next project, "Flex Your MS Muscle" that gave him the most satisfaction and served as a catalyst for him.
Flex Your MS Muscle was a Group Fitness Fundraiser, for Multiple Sclerosis designed by Michael
in honor of a recently deceased member of his family.
Family is of utmost importance in Michael's life.
This is how MAD Fitness was born.
Michael relocated to Philadelphia PA, closer to the majority of his immediate and extended family.
In addition to the luxury of time with his family,
Michael was lucky to Partner with The Mad Golfer Golf Club,
Top Driving Range in Pennsylvania and Top 25 facility in the U.S
It is there that he constructed the state of the art fitness studio, MAD Fitness to help the Bucks County Community and surrounding areas Move Better Feel Better & Play Better
For more info, on some of the influences of MAD Fitness, see below.
Andreo Spina - Creator of Functional Range Systems
MAD Fitness Studio
Co Founders of The Titleist Performance Institute & Michael Katz
MAD Fitness Owner Michael Katz at the Titleist Performance Institute
Lead Instructor Lance Gill & Michael Katz at TPI Fitness Level 3
2 Time Trainer of The Year Todd Durkin & MAD Fitness owner Michael Katz
Shoulder Expert and Yankees Head Trainer Eric Cressey & Michael Katz
TRX Rip Trainer & Glute Drive Inventor Pete Holman Checking Out Michaels' guns
From Left To Right: Don Stanley Jeff Davis John D'amico Michael Katz James Spencer Ken Loewen Jason Glass Joe Lacaze Mitchelle Sadowsky
Award Winning Golf Club Owner Kalman & MAD Fitness Owner Michael Katz
Chiropractor Dr. James Spencer & fellow TPI professional Michael Katz
Anthony Carey, creator of the pain free movement specialist and inventor of the Coretex & Michael Katz
Olympic Lifting and Nutrition Coach Robert Yang & Michael Katz
ViPR PRO Certification @FAU
KB Athletics Creator Jason Brown, MAD Fitness owner Michael Katz & Master Trainer, Professional Wrestler and Educator Giovanni Roselli
Do you only train golfers?Absolutely not. We train anyone that wants to move better feel better or play better! :)
What is meant by Fit for Golf, Fit For Life?"Regardless of whether you are a Golfer, training like one will give you every skill you need for fitness in everyday life. Our lives exist in 3 dimensions. We turn twist twirl every which way. So why is most training done in 2, sitting on a chair, moving an object forward and back? We don't know either. You need to prepare your body for all facets of movement. That's what our training is all about. Our system can benefit any type of clientele if you are Fit for golf, you are Fit for life.
How much does it cost?We have packages for every type of client and every budget. All our programming is simply structured around monthly usage and based off of a combination of your goals and our assessment to not only torch calories but help you move better and feel better. Lastly if you're looking for a package that has a minimal investment, we do offer semi private training as well for a reduced rate so you can get high end training without the high end price. For more information, I recommend filling out our GET A QUOTE form
How long are the lessons?1 hour workouts are the standard but I also offer 40 minute high intensity sessions for more experienced clientele. This style is no BS, get in, get out, get results. For safety you must earn the right to start this program. 40 minute sessions are also offered in group format
How often do most people train?Most of our clients see us several times per week. We do offer 1 time per week if you require but recommend a minimum of 2 for maximum results.
How are the sessions structured?Sessions may be structured differently depending on your goals but most sessions begin by waking up the body and priming it for movement, containing some mobility or active warmup. Then some type of stability will be implemented in direct relation to the goal of the session. From there we move to our primary movements of the day, which might include foundational movement patterns to work on strength or power before cooldown. This system is in place to reduce incidence of injury and yield maximal results
Do you offer any discounts?Yes! In addition to our promotions, we always offer special discounts for: -Military -Older Adults (70+) -Teachers -Police/Fire/EMT (Let us know who referred you as some of our affiliations may lead to additional promotions)
How do I get started?We are stoked that you want to get started! Everything begins with a discovery conversation followed by a fitness assessment We do assessments with all of our clients, not only to keep them safe, but to learn about how they move so we can design the most efficient program for their needs. Simply fill out one of the forms on this website and 1 of our team members will be in contact with you shortly. If your so excited that you cant wait, you can reach us directly at 215-357-1622 or stop in at 114 street road southampton pa