With two decades of experience in the fitness industry, Miguel Caratão has built an impressive reputation as a professional athlete, coach, personal trainer, and gym owner. Originally from South Africa, Miguel spent his formative years in Portugal, participating in various sports, ultimately playing professional baseball and American football. This diversity in athletic experience has cultivated Miguel’s unique perspective on fitness, integrating a variety of disciplines including Animal Flow into his programs.
Miguel’s journey in the fitness industry began as a Personal Trainer and Group Instructor, focusing on strength programs, functional training, and indoor cycling. His passion for continual learning led him to the high-performance world of CrossFit, where he added numerous certifications to his credentials. Miguel’s journey didn’t stop there; he felt a need for a more holistic fitness approach, leading him to discover Animal Flow, an innovative and inclusive fitness method that he successfully integrated into his gym in Matosinhos, Portugal.
Miguel’s services extend to:
- Personal Training
- Group Training
- Indoor Cycling
- Animal Flow
His qualifications and certifications include:
- Degree in Sports Education
- TRX Group & Individual Trainer
- Schwinn Indoor Cycle Trainer & Presenter
- CrossFit Coach
- Weightlifting Coach
Miguel’s holistic approach to fitness is underpinned by his belief in the power of a strong and focused mind. He champions the concept of being strong yet flexible, fast yet coordinated, and agile yet stable. His clients praise the results achieved by integrating CrossFit, calisthenics, and Animal Flow into their training routines.
As an embodiment of his own philosophy, Miguel carries his favorite quotes close to heart: “Without commitment, you’ll never start, but more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.” (Denzel Washington) “Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but doing it like you love it.” (Mike Tyson) “No Excuses” (Miguel Caratão). These are not just words to him, but guiding principles that inspire his work with every client.