Strength Genie was founded by Forrest Michals. A leader in the fitness industry for more than 50 years, Forrest was one of the first to bring Nautilus and HIT style training to the public. He also pioneered in isokinetic exercise and invented an early prototype of today's accommodating resistance machines.
We provide an environment that promotes a supportive, non-intimidating place where regular men and women, with busy professional and family lives, can improve their health and fitness, and maintain lifestyle changes – longterm! We support you at every step of your fitness journey so you can be inspired and empowered to live life without limits.
We have experienced the life-changing benefits our system has to offer and we want to share it with you. We see ourselves as stepping stones in helping you to achieve all that life has to offer. Call today, to schedule a free consultation, and experience the difference for yourself. Your new life is waiting.
We have assembled one of the most technologically advanced fitness facilities in the world. There is nothing else like this in the DFW area. Our training modalities are safer, more efficient, more effective and more quantifiable then anything you’ve ever seen. We aren’t just different, we are superior.
Forrest Michals has more than 50 years of experience in the fitness industry. In 1966 a mutual friend (Peary Rader – the founder and publisher of Iron Man Magazine) helped him secure a position working for Rheo H. Blair (the nutritionist who first introduced protein supplements).
While working for Rheo he had the opportunity to train with, and be trained by, many of the legends in the industry, including Vince Gironda (the “Iron Guru” who trained Arnold Schwarzenegger), Don Howorth (Mr. Universe) and Larry Scott (the first Mr. Olympia). In 1971 Forrest opened his first gym, which was one of the first Nautilus Clubs and he continued to work closely with Arthur Jones (the inventor of Nautilus) for the next seven years.
In 1975 Forrest invented an early prototype of the accommodating resistance machines which are considered state of the art today. This machine which was only on the market for a short time, due to liability issues, was used by our U.S. Olympic weightlifting team, the San Francisco 49ers professional football team and a Mr. Olympia finalist among others. Many current and former professional trainers got there start in Forrest’s original club. Some of the positions these trainees assumed were strength coach at the University of Nebraska, University of Miami, Ohio State University, the New York Jets, the New York Giants, Director of the Cooper Aerobics Center and president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (the largest and most respected certification group in the world). Additionally, his powerlifting team set six world records.
Forrest is also a certified nutrition coach.
“This is for real! Maximum workout benefits in 10 minutes! YES! I call this my ‘Working Mom Work-Out’ ”Kristy
Such an incredible workout! The technology is amazing and the staff is so knowledgeable. I love that I’m able to get my workout done in less than 10 minutes and when I say workout, I mean WORKOUT. If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out and so is your body!John
“This is outstanding! I have done this for the last 2 months and totally love going. When I leave I can hardly walk and feel like jello but the next day I feel awesome! If I can to this for 15 minutes a week, you can too! I actually have muscle tone again!”Loise