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Best Madison Downtown Personal Trainers & Nutritionists

Michelle Van Dusen

CPT | Fitness Professional

Madison Downtown Personal Trainer


Michelle Van Dusen discovered her passion for fitness at a young age through USA Powerlifting. Her dedication to the sport has led her to many accomplishments which include becoming a four-time State, National, and International World Champion. Her success drew her to become a Certified Personal Trainer through W.I.T.S. Furthermore, Michelle is a UW-Oshkosh graduate, WHSPA Hall of Famer, and TRX Certified. She is thrilled to be a part of the Madison Downtown personal trainer crew at Orange Shoe and is excited to learn and grow with clients.


Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a Certified Personal Trainer because I wanted to help others achieve their physical fitness goals through fun, safe, and effective workout routines.

Q: What has been one of your favorite client experiences?
A: When a client sends me snapshots of their daily lives, healthy choices and/or workouts outside of Orange Shoe.

Q: What is your proudest physical achievement?
A: Becoming a four-time IPF World Champion. In addition to training as an NPC Bikini Competitor, I can proudly say I’ve lifted over 420lbs. drug-free.

Q: Why do you love Orange Shoe?
A: I love Orange Shoe because it’s connected me to its amazing clientele and has taught me so much about what a personal trainer really is.