Mikael first got involved with LAGREE FITNESS over 13 years ago when he was certified by Sebastien Lagree and started teaching at his Pilates Plus studio in West Hollywood, CA. Mikael was also a full-time celebrity hairstylist of over 10 years… Mikael then moved to Denver, CO and opened Mikael Padilla Salon and continued to teach Lagree Fitness at Pilates Evolution Cherry Creek. During that time, Mikael got more involved with his fitness career getting his NASM personal trainer certification and selling his salon moving back to LA and pursue fitness full-time. Mikael has now taught over 5,000 Lagree Fitness classes in LA and has done guest teaching and master teacher certifications all over the world. Mikael has helped studios perfect the Lagree Fitness Method in Brunei, Philippines, Hong Kong, Denver, Las Vegas, Scottsdale and all over the LA area (Venice, Hollywood, Studio City, Malibu, Woodland Hills, Encino, West Hollywood, DTLA, Culver City, Santa Monica. Mikael recently received his ACE certification as a personal trainer and is certified in JUST FIT as an EMS trainer.
Mikael has now moved on from teaching for others and has opened up Lagree Underground (the only official licensed Lagree Megaformer studio in West Hollywood.
Mikael has a unique way of teaching this method where natural movement of the body is his key focus to achieving maximum results in each class.