Research Director for Exercise Physiology
Canyon Ranch in Tucson
Michael Hewitt, Ph.D. earned his master’s degree in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation from St. Cloud State University and his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona. During his tenure at Canyon Ranch, which began in 1992, he has served as Staff Exercise Physiologist, Director of Exercise Physiology and Health and Healing Director.
Dr. Hewitt specializes in body composition, cardio metabolic assessment and physiology, exercise for bone health, optimal aging and exercise for weight loss. With more than 30 years in his field, Dr. Hewitt has worked hands-on with thousands of Canyon Ranch guests, creating personalized exercise programs, guiding them on optimal living and starting them on their way to healthier lifestyles.
A recognized exercise and health expert, Dr. Hewitt is a long-time member of the Canyon Ranch Speaker’s Bureau and a frequent invited presenter at wellness seminars across the country. Dr. Hewitt has served on the Industry Advisory Board to the American Council on Exercise and on the National Advisory Panel for Speaking of Women’s Health.
Dr. Hewitt is deeply devoted to his four daughters; they fill his life with meaning. Dr. Hewitt is also an avid reader, has a love for sailing and is an amateur target pistol shooter. He competed in the 2012 Olympic Trails for ten-meter Air Pistol and 50-meter Free Pistol shooting. Dr. Hewitt lives by the motto, “Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal.”