Alex Michaels

Coach // Exercise Science Specialist // Co-Owner

From young adults to the elderly, Alex has experience working with a variety of fitness levels, injuries, limitations, and special populations.  Through strength training, calisthenics, flexibility, and mobility, Alex has helped her clients lose body fat, gain muscle, improve balance, strengthen their core, and boost confidence in and outside the gym.  Most importantly, Alex has educated her clients so they can make fitness a sustainable part of their life.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (WCU of PA)

  • Minor in Nutrition (WCU of PA)

  • ACE Certified Health Coach

  • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • Body Positive Fitness Alliance (BPFA) Affiliated Professional

  • CPR/AED Certified

  • 5+ years in-person and online coaching experience

No matter where you are in your life when you begin your fitness journey, Alex believes every individual has the ability to be strong physically, mentally, and emotionally.

“Ability is limitless. Be more. Do more.”


Nicole Michaels

Co-Owner // Business Operations

A self-proclaimed renaissance woman, Nicole has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, a Certification in Audio Engineering, currently works a “9-5” in the finance industry, and manages the business operations for From the Roots Fitness.  Nicole was an athlete growing up into her teenage years where she played softball, team handball, and basketball.  Her love for team sports and athleticism evolved into her love for strength training and overall health and fitness.  She created From the Roots Fitness as an inclusive platform to inspire confidence in others in order to realize their own strength and become autonomous over their health and personal goals.