In high school in Massachusetts and at the University of Hawaii, Mike trained so he could put more power in his golf swing and gain speed and better hand-eye coordination in his other sports, baseball and hockey. Even though Mike had clear goals in mind, he always kept his workouts fun—he does the same for his for his clients. “Most people don’t come to me because they love working out. They come because they want to continue to work out.” Mike keeps it real, upbeat and interesting. He also keeps it personal, by listening to his clients’ ideas about what they need but also assessing their fitness and making his own recommendations. Mike finds that many people want to concentrate only out what they see in the mirror. The upshot: an unbalanced approach to fitness that can lead to injuries and disappointing results. “In the short run, nobody likes working on his or her weaknesses, but that soon changes!” Believing strongly that nutrition is essential to well-being, Mike also helps his clients improve their diets. Mike appreciates the friendly, non-corporate atmosphere at Five Points and finds his clients do to. “People are social but at the same time respectful of why we’re all here.”
- Keep it fun. Keep it interesting.
- Sports specific training for younger athletes as well as “prehab” and rehab.
- To help people find a way to really enjoy their time in the gym and to feel good about their choice of an active life style.
“I’ve worked out with Mike for more than five years, and I can honestly say that I still enjoy our training sessions. I worked out on my own for years but never saw the results I see with Mike. Each session is perfectly tailored to my needs and goals. I would recommend him (and have!) to anyone looking for a fitness trainer—Mike’s a great motivator and a genuinely nice person.”
— Kate C., San Rafael.