In Home Personal Training

As a personal trainer in Aurora and Toronto, Michael trains you to move well, enhancing coordination and balance that enables muscles, joints and discs to move in their full range of motion.

Results - Pain Free Exercise and a more injury resistant body.

More about Michael’s approach.


"I cannot think of anyone I could recommend more highly as a trainer than Michael.  He is not only very professional, reliable and patient, but he is extremely conscientious.  Having suffered numerous ski accidents and undergone many orthopedic operations, I am thrilled to have found a trainer who cares more about repatterning movements and function than about pumping muscles. In the last couple of years that I have trained with Michael, I have been able to ski and play tennis with fewer incidents of back, neck and knee problems for which I'm hugely grateful!"

Melanie Munk

Meeting Client Needs & Goals

Optimal Movement’s customized and integrated personal training services incorporate hands-on fascia work.

This approach addresses the causes of pain in specific parts of the body, increases flexibility and readies clients for exercise that is not limited by pain or restricted motion.

How your unique needs and goals will be met.


“… I unequivocally recommend Michael to any person who wishes to restore and enhance their physical function and performance… He has an unerring ability to take the verbal, visual and physical information provided to him to accurately assess an individual’s strengths and restrictions. He tailors each of his training sessions to an appropriate balance between restoration of functionality and performance enhancement. Of the many individuals I have worked with over the years I place unreserved trust in Michael's professional abilities and good judgment. He has resolved my serious chronic sports injuries and avoided the repetitive injuries that so often occur in conventional training. I consider myself fortunate to have his assistance.”

Andrew Burns, Lawyer

Case Studies

F i t n e s s  i n  t h e  n e w s


Michael Gatbonton, President, Optimal Movement Inc.

Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)

Certified in Myofascial Integration (MFI)

Certified 3-D Workout™ Instructor


Clients share their stories of success following Michael’s program to exercise for life.

"Michael was consistent, reliable, professional and pleasant to be training with. Thanks for being so motivational, Michael."

- Tracy Cooper, Homemaker
Optimal Movement's personal trainers serve the following areas: Aurora, King City, Richmond Hill, Toronto and Whitby