Michaels/Filipiak Training to open downtown

From the left: Justin Michaels, Mayor Ken Cockayne, Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce President Jim Albert, Nate Filipiak

From the left: Justin Michaels, Mayor Ken Cockayne, Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce President Jim Albert, Nate Filipiak

The City of Bristol announced (also known as MF Training) will move to 190 Main St) and will open in January.

The personal training studio is a partnership between Justin Michaels and Nate Filipiak: two longtime trainers with experience providing personalized fitness and nutrition guidance in Bristol. Justin Michaels ran Justin Michaels Fitness on Terryville Avenue, and Nate Filipiak formerly owned Sculpt Fitness on Central Street in Forestville.

“These are two proven, successful business owners who made the decision to come downtown because they believe in the area’s resurgence,” Mayor Ken Cockayne said in a press release. “We’re happy to support any flourishing Bristol business, and we encourage everyone to check out the positive message that Michaels and Filipiak are bringing downtown.”

MF Training will join Barley Vine Gastro Pub, the Bristol Press, and Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce offices, and beauty salon T Salon on a stretch of Main Street. The training studio will provide personalized programs not found in common “big box” gyms with bulky seated machines and dozens of treadmills, yet little personal service, said the press release from the mayor’s office.

“It’s not a gym where you come in and do your own thing,” Michaels explained in the news release. “It’s a place where we work together to identify and achieve your personal fitness goals.” The studio will offer a holistic approach to fitness and nutrition, with training and nutritional support tailored to each member, said the release. The studio will provide small group training classes, one-on-one sessions, yoga, nutrition counseling, sports-specific training, and more.

“There’s no better time to take stock and make plans to improve one’s health than around the start of the New Year,” Filipiak said in the release. “The timing of our opening is not coincidental – with the assistance of motivational trainers and our supportive team, Justin and I could not be more excited to offer our program to the people of Bristol. For some members, this could be a New Year’s solution, not just another New Year’s resolution.”

Visit www.mftrainingct.com for more information on orientation dates and times available in January.