Welcome to Next Level Fitness & Athletic Development

Athletic Development Coach
Motivational & Keynote Speaker
Corporate Fitness Development/Consultant


Michael Taylor is the Founder and President of Next Level Fitness & Athletic Development. Coach Taylor has coached and trained athletes for 29 years while expanding his influence as a motivational speaker, head athletic coach, corporate fitness consultant, manager of a fortune 500 company, professional race car driver, mentor and educator.

His experience includes working with school systems, collegiate teams, professional players, businesses, corporate companies and individuals alike. His coaching ranges from young athletes to some of the top names in professional sports.

As an entrepreneur, Coach Taylor built NLFAD in 2011, an industry training leader in human performance, motivation and inspiration. Michael serves as the president of NLFAD, making strategic decisions, designing training systems, motivating and positively changes lives daily, including mentoring numerous professionals along the way.

Coach Taylor belongs to the two highest esteemed training certifications in the world, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) & National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) demonstrating high standards and professional practice.

Over 29 years of experience

  • Motivational & Keynote Speaker
  • Athletic Development Specialist
  • Corporate Fitness Development/Consultant
  • BS Education and Health – University of Wyoming
  • Motivational Speaker – World-wide
  • Celebrity Personal Training Professional
  • Named Best Sports / Coaching Services: 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • National Association of Baseball Coaches
  • National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
  • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC)


Dallas, Texas