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Michael Lafferty

  • NSCA Certified
  • Kinesiology degree
  • M.S. Kinesiology
  • emphases in S&C and Exercise Physiology
  • Kickoff Certified
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My Mission
My goal has always been to help people take ownership of whatever it is that I’m working with them on. If I’m working with someone on their diet, I want them to develop a healthy relationship with food. If it’s weight training, I want them to learn how to program their training by walking them through why we do what we do. I completely work in parallel with the parable about giving someone a fish to feed them for a day vs teaching them how to fish and feed them for a lifetime, but I try to take it a step further and tell the new fisherman why it’s important to also teach others. Everyone I’ve ever trained in the past who is still around me now works out with me as a friend as opposed to as a client. They now teach their friends how to stay healthy through good nutrition and fitness and that is what inspires me. We may not realize it in the moment, but helping one person become healthy could lead to 10 more and those 10 could help another 100 and the cycle will just continue.
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“Only compare yourself to who you were yesterday” - Jordan Peterson
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Why Train With Me

I feel as though my educational background and years of experience working with a wide range of populations makes me a great candidate to be able to handle any client at all, no matter their needs or wants. I’m also a very big believer in starting simple and creating habits. Most people try to start too big and end up feeling overwhelmed. Starting small and creating long lasting habits that can be built upon is key to sustained success.

My go-to workout

My go-to workout, especially if I’m in a bind for time, is the CrossFit benchmark WOD called Linda.

Healthy food I love

Grilled chicken tacos in a high protein and high fiber tortilla!!!

Healthy food I hate

Kale. I just can’t do it, and believe me, I’ve tried! Love spinach though!

Why Train With Me

I feel as though my educational background and years of experience working with a wide range of populations makes me a great candidate to be able to handle any client at all, no matter their needs or wants. I’m also a very big believer in starting simple and creating habits. Most people try to start too big and end up feeling overwhelmed. Starting small and creating long lasting habits that can be built upon is key to sustained success.

My go-to workout

My go-to workout, especially if I’m in a bind for time, is the CrossFit benchmark WOD called Linda.

Healthy food I love

Grilled chicken tacos in a high protein and high fiber tortilla!!!

Healthy food I hate

Kale. I just can’t do it, and believe me, I’ve tried! Love spinach though!

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Favorite workout music

Definitely hip-hop. Even with no lyrics I love the rhythms and beats.

What people are most surprised to learn about me

People are always surprised when they find out I’m able to do what I do without an ACL in one knee.

How it works

Let’s reach your fitness goals together.

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Start with your perfect coach

Get started with your trainer based on goals and personality. Build your plan together with during your Kickoff video call.
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Add daily personalized workouts & nutrition plans

Work out when and where you want with step by step guidance from your coach via our interactive app. Eat well with meal plans crafted by your coach just for you.
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Reach your goals with daily checkins

Stay on top of your fitness goals with check-in texts and at a glance in our app. Your coach is there for you on demand, whenever you need.
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The Best Plan for You

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      Daily guidance & unlimited text with your dedicated trainer
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      Daily custom workouts
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      Custom nutrition coaching & optional daily meal plan
    $2/day
    Billed once a month as $95
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      All of Kickoff standard, plus:
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      Weekly 1-on-1 video workout/ strategy chat with your coach
    $7/day
    Billed once a month as $245
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      All of Kickoff standard, plus:
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      2 Weekly 1-on-1 video workouts/ strategy chats with your coach
    $11/day
    Billed once a month as $365
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Client stories

"Before finding Kickoff, I wasted so much time sitting in my car at the gym trying to google the "best" workout for the day. Now I never fret over workouts - they're sent to me with clear instruction in the Kickoff app. Working with my trainer via text has been such a benefit. Having that accountability was key - I beat my goal by 10 lbs, losing 40 lbs before my wedding day!"
Peyton
Texas
"Before finding Kickoff, I wasted so much time sitting in my car at the gym trying to google the "best" workout for the day. Now I never fret over workouts - they're sent to me with clear instruction in the Kickoff app. Working with my trainer via text has been such a benefit. Having that accountability was key - I beat my goal by 10 lbs, losing 40 lbs before my wedding day!"
"Working with Kickoff is awesome! It has helped me learn so much about what it takes to transform your body. I have lost 23 pounds and 5% body fat since working with Rachel and I've never felt better!"
Augie H.
Florida
"Working with Kickoff is awesome! It has helped me learn so much about what it takes to transform your body. I have lost 23 pounds and 5% body fat since working with Rachel and I've never felt better!"
"I have loved every single week of Kickoff. As a busy, working mom, I don't like leaving my home & family to go to the gym. My trainer Jen designs workout plans for me that work with what I have at home. She levels me up in strength when I'm ready & adjusts when I'm not feeling my best. Kickoff is realistic, sustainable & supportive. That's why it's been so successful for me!"
Miriam C.
Oregon
"I have loved every single week of Kickoff. As a busy, working mom, I don't like leaving my home & family to go to the gym. My trainer Jen designs workout plans for me that work with what I have at home. She levels me up in strength when I'm ready & adjusts when I'm not feeling my best. Kickoff is realistic, sustainable & supportive. That's why it's been so successful for me!"
"I lost 70 pounds of fat (265 to 195) and am keeping it off with Kickoff! I’m now adding muscle and getting stronger! My coach makes it fun and straightforward to stick to an awesome exercise and nutrition program that really works."
Giancarlo R.
Georgia
"I lost 70 pounds of fat (265 to 195) and am keeping it off with Kickoff! I’m now adding muscle and getting stronger! My coach makes it fun and straightforward to stick to an awesome exercise and nutrition program that really works."
"I’ve lost 25 lbs with Kickoff and have gained a tremendous amount of strength and confidence. Thanks to Kickoff, I was able to tweak my nutrition & really see a noticeable difference all around including my energy levels. I am finally feeling like myself again!"
Brooke H.
California
"I’ve lost 25 lbs with Kickoff and have gained a tremendous amount of strength and confidence. Thanks to Kickoff, I was able to tweak my nutrition & really see a noticeable difference all around including my energy levels. I am finally feeling like myself again!"
"My body fat decreased by 5.3% & is now 17.8%. I lost about half an inch in my waist, hips, and thighs. It's easier for me to get in the gym and complete a workout when I don't have to stress about actually planning the workouts. I love how supportive and flexible my coach has been. Kickoff has become a welcome constant amongst the chaos of everyday life."
Ashley B.
Alabama
"My body fat decreased by 5.3% & is now 17.8%. I lost about half an inch in my waist, hips, and thighs. It's easier for me to get in the gym and complete a workout when I don't have to stress about actually planning the workouts. I love how supportive and flexible my coach has been. Kickoff has become a welcome constant amongst the chaos of everyday life."
"As a mom of 4, Kickoff has been such a blessing to me! Not only has it has helped me learn to eat and how to focus on different areas of my body, but it has also helped me gain more self confidence! My trainer is able to base my workouts off of what equipment I have at home, and I don't have to be a part of a gym!"
Nicole H.
Tennessee
"As a mom of 4, Kickoff has been such a blessing to me! Not only has it has helped me learn to eat and how to focus on different areas of my body, but it has also helped me gain more self confidence! My trainer is able to base my workouts off of what equipment I have at home, and I don't have to be a part of a gym!"
"I'm loving the accountability piece that comes with Kickoff. My clothes fit much better. My coach has been great in helping me figure out macros/nutrition, and the workouts have been great. I'm impressed with how my strength has improved over the past weeks - it means the world. Fitness was a big part of my earlier years, and it's been huge to get back in shape! Thank you Kickoff!"
Marsha R.
Canada
"I'm loving the accountability piece that comes with Kickoff. My clothes fit much better. My coach has been great in helping me figure out macros/nutrition, and the workouts have been great. I'm impressed with how my strength has improved over the past weeks - it means the world. Fitness was a big part of my earlier years, and it's been huge to get back in shape! Thank you Kickoff!"
Peyton has incredible success with weight loss with his online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Augie has incredible success with weight loss with his online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Miriam got incredible results via her online personal trainer at Kickoff
Giancarlo has incredible success with weight loss with his online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Brooke got incredible weight loss results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Ashley got incredible results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Nicole got incredible weight loss results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Marsha got incredible weight loss results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!

Client stories

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