About BeFitSRQ

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




Latest News

Fall into a Healthy Autumn

Autumn is a great time to incorporate healthy habits into your life. If you include these habits in your life now, you’ll be more likely to maintain a healthy diet and stay on track during the holidays.

One easy way to live a healthier life? It’s simple — eat more fruits and veggies! We’re supposed to eat two to three cups of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t meet that recommendation. There are plenty of benefits of eating fruits and veggies, including high antioxidant, fiber and vitamin content. (Check out this article for lots more info about why these benefits are so important to your health.)

For more great tips about how to live a healthy life this fall and beyond, read on. We’ve even included a fun (and healthy!) recipe for Halloween that your friends and the smallest goblins in your life will love.

Exercise of the Month: Travel Workouts

Many of us have established a good exercise routine that works when we’re at home, but does that routine work when you’re traveling?

To keep up your fitness on the road, here are some simple exercises you can do without any equipment. You may even find you like these exercises so much, you’ll want to do them when you’re at home, too!

Amazing Arms

Do 10 reps of each exercise.

  • Plank ups
  • Lateral plank walks
  • Burpees with push-ups
  • Planks with shoulder taps
  • Diamond push-ups
  • Mountain climber twists

Do this circuit three times.

Butt Workout

Do 12 to 15 reps of each exercise. Do both sides.

  • Side-step squats
  • Single-leg glute bridges
  • Curtsy lunges with side kick

Rest for 90 seconds.

Do this circuit four times.

Morning Cardio Blast

  • Mock jumping rope
  • Burpee with push-up
  • Squat jump
  • Plank with shoulder tap
  • Jumping lunge

Repeat the circuit two times.

Total Body Workout

Do each move for two minutes. Take a 30-second rest after each exercise.

  • Bodyweight squats
  • Push-ups
  • Plank with T-rotation (switch sides after one minute)
  • Alternating standing oblique crunches

Inner Thigh Workout

  • Plié squat pulses with one foot raised (30 seconds each side)
  • Alternating side lunges (30 seconds each side)
  • Skater hops (15 seconds)
  • Curtsey kicks (30 seconds each side)
  • Goblet squats (30 seconds)
  • Jumping jacks (15 seconds)
  • Pilates scissors (30 seconds)
  • Clamshells (30 seconds each side)

Repeat two times.

Cardio Circuit

Do one minute of each.

  • Jumping lunges
  • Wall sit with hands up
  • Jumping squats
  • Plank

Rest for one minute.

Do this circuit four times.

Read this article for more information about these workouts and who developed them. The next time you’re on the road, give these a try!

Healthy Halloween Snacks

It’s hard to avoid all of the candy that’s around during the Halloween season! But not all Halloween food has to be full of sugar! Here’s a fun recipe for a Pumpkin Veggie Tray that will change your expectations about Halloween being solely about sugary junk food. Give it a try this October!

Pumpkin Veggie Tray

Put dill dip into two small containers to create the eyes of the pumpkin. Put them on a large plate. Make a circle out of baby carrots. For the pumpkin stem, add a few celery sticks at the top of the carrots. Use some olives for the nose and cut cucumber slices for the mouth. And there you have it — your pumpkin veggie tray!

Want to try more healthy Halloween recipes? Check out this article.

Season of Beauty

Clean beauty is all the rage because, well, who wants to put toxic chemicals on their face every day? On October 7, trusted clean beauty brand Beautycounter will launch its popular holiday sets. This is your chance to experience all Beautycounter has to offer. The company is introducing 6 new products, 21 new shades and 16 limited-edition holiday sets. These sets are the perfect way to spread some holiday cheer — for the special women in your life or for yourself! Come in and see some of this exciting collection at the BeFitSRQ studio.

Fall is in the Air

The leaves may not be changing here in Sarasota, but you can still experience the scents of the season with essential oils. doTERRA has some wonderful essential oil combinations that will help you usher in fall in no time. Evening by the Fire, here you come!

(Also — get ready! doTERRA is unveiling a delightful new product for the holidays. You’ll love this addition to the doTERRA line, so be on the lookout for it to arrive at the BeFitSRQ studio soon!)

Pain-Fighting Laser Power

Do you experience pain and inflammation on a regular basis? If you do, laser therapy might be able to help you feel better. It treats a variety of conditions, from arthritis-related concerns to lower back pain. For your convenience, we offer laser therapy treatment sessions at BeFitSRQ. Schedule an appointment today.

Crisp Fall Fun

You can feel it in the air now — the slight crispness that tells us fall is on its way. This is your chance to get out and enjoy Sarasota’s beautiful autumn weather. Here’s what I’m looking forward to in the coming weeks:

The Sarasota Water Lantern Festival will be a beautiful event at Nathan Benderson Park on October 5. You’ll get to see glowing lanterns drift out onto the water carrying messages of hope, love and happiness. It will be a striking display and a lovely evening you won’t want to miss.

Looking to spruce up your yard? The 14th Annual Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale on October 12 is the perfect opportunity for you to buy some wonderful new plants. Be sure to bring a box or wagon so you can take home some leafy gems!

Put your running shoes on for Bill’s Beer Run on October 27. This 5-miler promises some good Halloween-themed fun.

See you out there enjoying all of the fall festivities! 


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

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