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About Michele Rose

My aim is to use the knowledge I have acquired throughout my athletic career to help others achieve their goals and experience some of the fun and joy I have had while chasing my goals. I strive to achieve a high level of education in training principles through practical experience and self-study.

I believe in quality over quantity when it comes to performance enhancement for age group athletes or individuals with busy lives and schedules.  My philosophy in training is to be doing the same exercises in my 80's that I continue to do in my 40's. 

I have lived in Sarasota/Bradenton area for 35 years. I have been in the fitness industry all my life. I started out playing tennis when I was 8 years old. I used to play at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. After High School I got into life-guarding, where I became competitive in Triathlons, swimming and running races and then got into personal training. I have been training for 15 plus years. Some of my accomplishments include completing 9 marathons, plus qualifying for the Boston marathon twice and completing the Boston marathon in April 2008, participating in 3 half-Ironmans, and numerous sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons.

BeFitSRQ offers the complete fitness experience with stretching, cardio, strengthening, and massage. All our trainers are nationally certified, with exercise degrees and full knowledge of human anatomy and range of motion, maximizing the benefits of your workouts without strain. BeFitSRQ knows that rest and recovery is just as important as the exercises themselves, so we offer the perfect balance of both. Be strong. Be healthy. Be Fit.


  • NASM PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) Certification
  • NASE Certification
  • ASCA Level I Swim Coach
  • USAT Level I Certified Triathlon Coach
  • RRCA Certified Running Coach
  • Certified Cycling Coach



  • B.S. Degree in Sports Management
  • Masters Degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention




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Fall Traditions, Giving Thanks, and Staying Well

Fall is an incredible time of year, it is no wonder that it’s a favorite of many. This time of year is filled with beautiful weather, traditions, and the beginning of the holiday season.

As you enjoy apple treats, try pumpkin everything, and near the holidays, health goals can be hard to maintain. At BeFitSRQ, we’re here to help you stay on track. Our hands-on services in studio and the tips shared below will help you continue your wellness journey throughout your fall fun.

Exercise of the Month

Decreasing body fat levels is a goal that many of us share, and it is especially important to keep in mind as we enter the season of relaxing and indulging with family and friends. When we carry less fat, we feel better, have more energy, and are at a lower risk for various health challenges. One type of fat, called visceral fat, is a large health concern as it can lead to conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and more.

How can you determine if you’re carrying visceral fat? This type of fat is found in the abdominal area. If you’ve found yourself with a stomach that sticks outward, or a large waist, visceral fat may be the culprit. Another sign may be that the areas of concern are harder, and not as easy to pinch as other areas of fat on your body.

Luckily, there are many ways to lose visceral fat, as well as to prevent it from returning in the future. To lose visceral fat, you can try any number of the following:

  • Eat Fewer Carbs
  • Try the Ketogenic Diet
  • Eat More Soluble Fiber
  • Increase your Protein Intake
  • Consume Less Sugar and Alcohol
  • Stay Away from Trans Fat
  • Consider Intermittent Fasting
  • Try Aerobic Exercise
  • Sleep More
  • Stress Less
  • Take a Good Probiotic

You can learn more about visceral fat, its effects, and how to lose it here.

Delicious, Yet Healthy Meals To Share

As colder weather moves in and the Holidays creep closer, it can feel difficult to stay on track with healthy eating. When you gather with your friends and family this fall, consider bringing this nutritious dish to turn veggies into a tasty priority.

Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts Slaw


  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 6 ounces of brussel sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Half a cup of pitted olives
  • A quarter cup of olive oil
  • A quarter cup of almonds, unsalted and roasted
  • Half an ounce of fresh, grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 anchovy fillets (optional)

Begin by thinly slice broccoli and brussels, and combine the vegetables in a large bowl with ½ teaspoon of salt. Chop and mash anchovies, if they are being used. Combine anchovies and liquid ingredients in a small bowl, and season them with salt and pepper. Once combined, pour the liquid mixture over the vegetables and toss. Top the salad with almonds, olives, and additional parmesan.

You can find more health-friendly gathering dishes by clicking here.

Gathering Beauty

Various skin challenges can follow behind colder weather. Beauty Counter’s Counter+ Skin Care Favorites package comes with everything you need to avoid the dull, dry skin that often appears in late fall and winter. Caring for your skin with clean products can bring you the glow you’ll be searching for as you gather with family and friends.

The Rosewood Lip Trio brings necessary moisturizing along with warm, fall tones that you’ll love.

The Aroma of a Thankful Heart

This time of year brings smells of pumpkin pies baking in the oven, and cinnamon sticks in hot, comforting tea. You can bring these aromas into your home even on non-baking days by diffusing Doterra’s essential oil combinations.

Pain Relief and Healing with Laser Therapy

LightForce Therapy has been proven as successful in reducing pain levels, decreasing inflammation, improving vascular activity, healing wounds, activating stem cells, and much more. If you’ve experienced any of these issues, this treatment may be right for you To learn more about this exciting option and its proven success, click here.

Fall Festivities

As we draw near the holidays, festivals and family traditions are in full swing. The following activities combine that festive feel with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather that comes with this time of year.

The St. Armands Circle Art Festival on November 9th is an outdoor art show featuring 200 artists, from sculptors to painters to jewelry makers. It’s located on the beautiful St Armands Key, allowing you to enjoy the island’s peaceful scene while you gaze at the countless creations.

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a sand sculpting contest that you won’t want to miss. It takes place from November 15th through 18th. The incredible artists come from all over the world to compete, and their seeing their creations is an absolutely mesmerizing experience.

Turkey Trots are always a tradition that is both fun and health-filled. Consider starting your Thanksgiving morning running or walking the beautiful Nathan Benderson Park. You’ll run the last mile of the race floating over the lake, and you’ll be greeted with a tasty treat at the finish line to celebrate your hard work.

About BeFitSRQ

With BeFitSRQ, you are done working out in less than 30 minutes with a unique workout tailored to your unique body size and physical requirements that focus on your goals.

Always expect a total body workout - without sweating!  Come and leave in your street clothes and burn calories all day long!

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  • MONDAY 7am - 7pm
  • TUESDAY 7am - 7pm
  • WEDNESDAY 7am - 7pm
  • THURSDAY 7am - 7pm
  • FRIDAY 7am - 7pm
  • SATURDAY 7am - 12pm
  • SUNDAY Closed

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