Hi. I’m Mike and I have been working as a trainer for more than 15 years. Throughout that time I have attempted to become a better communicator and coach. I competed as a sprinter in school and earned my degree in Kinesiology in 2004.
I continue to push myself now as an athlete and won’t ask anyone to do anything I haven’t felt in my own practice. I have thought of my past rate of learning as a slow one.. and as a result I constantly evaluate the best ways to present coaching cues, whether it’s to novices or to advanced athletes.
I became certified as a RKC kettlebell coach in 2008 and have since become a “kettlebell guy.” If you aspire to understand how to use kettlebells, I can be your source. I strive to be a “workout artist” when alongside clients.. I attempt to design workouts with a flow feeling.. which will involve transitions between movements that are sometimes smooth and sometimes abrupt.
I also try always to acknowledge psychology and emotions, as we carry these things into the way we physically express ourselves. I am happy to explain my rationale for assigning tasks but I also sometimes try to allow someone to “find” a skill by way of completing a similar movement in a modified or inverted context.