Health is Wealth

Metabolism Master Mike Mutzel Shares the Foundations of a Healthy Lifestyle

Article by Camille Paterson

Photography by Jay Hendrickson

Originally published in Bellevue Lifestyle

Mike Mutzel is the creator of High Intensity Health and Myoscience Nutrition, an author, podcaster and a Bellevue native who curates content from leading experts in the health field empowering everyday people to make better lifestyle and diet choices. He is fueled by a desire to help others understand that “health is wealth.”

“You don’t appreciate health until you become sick … we cannot afford to wait and hope that there is a cure for all diseases. We need to take preventative steps today,” he says.

His passion comes from a lifetime in the health world, which has changed his confidence and emotional state and has given him the power to stop addiction and enjoy life. Developing a proactive healthy lifestyle is not just a program for Mike—it is his mission.

This short but effective Summer Booty Burn is aimed to help the average person start using their legs effectively. In today’s society of sitting in offices, cars and on the couch, it is easy to lose the power of one of your greatest assets: your legs. As you age, the ability to move, squat and bend over can become challenging. However, with these simple exercises, you can build not only rock the hard booty everyone desires but also stay fit and healthy for life!

1. Resistance Band Walk and Squats 

Warm up with resistance band walk and squats to fire up the focus glute muscle. Use your mind-body connection to activate glutes. Do at least 3 sets of 12.

2. Box Squat

Box squat onto a bench or chair. Use body or light weight to start. Make sure to hinge from hips and go all the way down to the bench. Do 3 sets of 12.

3. One-Leg Split Squat

Isolate one leg on bed, bench or TRX while lunging knee to ground focusing on hamstrings, glutes and thighs. Take your time to stabilize all muscles as you lunge. Do 3 sets of 12.

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