Michael has been working with the Pilates technique for over 30 years. His reputation as a renowned presenter both in Fitness and Pilates has been established since 1980.
He originally worked with the technique as a dancer at the London School of Contemporary Dance. In 1982 he opened his own studio, Body Control, in connection with the newly formed Pineapple Dance Studios in Convent Garden London. Two years later he was offered a position in Texas managing the Pilates studio at the Houston Ballet Company where he stayed until 1990. During this time sponsored by the Houston Ballet, Michael traveled across the USA visiting and training at studios. In New York, he studied with Corola Trier and with Romana Kryzanowksa at the original Pilates Studio. Michael also worked in the Voight Centre in Los Angeles for five years teaching fitness programs as as well as at many other Pilates Studios including Winsor Pilates in Los Angeles. He moved back to Europe in 1995, where following a two year contract in Switzerland, he returned to London.
Michael's training programs are now taught in over 30 countries worldwide and have been instrumental in the development of national and international standards in recent years