Cambridge YMCA
820 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139
P. 617-661-9622

Michelle Deutsch

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Master of Business Administration, Marketing: Clark University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications: Clark University


ACE Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
ACE Certified Health Coach


My lifelong passion for dance led me to work in fitness. Growing up, I enjoyed sports, and was on dance and XC/track teams. I went to Clark University for a 5 year program, earning a B.A. in Communications and an M.B.A. in Marketing. Upon graduating in 2006, I moved to Boston for marketing work and joined the MIT Ballroom Dance Team. In 2011, I made a career switch and became a Zumba instructor, and then a A.F.A.A. Group Exercise Instructor. I call myself the ‘Boston Zumba Mermaid’ as I used to travel around the area teaching mainly Zumba and Aqua classes, but I am certified to teach everything ranging from Ballet Barre to Tabata Bootcamp!

I became an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer in 2014 and an A.C.E. Health Coach in 2018. Under A.C.E. I also earned Senior Fitness and Weight Management specialty certifications. While I work with people of all ages and skill levels, I hope to provide extra support for those in these special populations. Long term weight management and pain-free living are very important and my ultimate goal is to help people develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

My favorite part of working at the Cambridge YMCA is that every day there is an opportunity to guide people from all walks of life toward a healthier and happier lifestyle. When working with clients, my objective is to listen and create customized plans to help them achieve their wellness goals. Please let me know what I can do to help you!