Mike has competed Nationally and Internationally in the sport of Weightlifting for the last 10 years. He has medalled at 3 National Championships and 5 American Open Championships, taking out the title in 2011 as American Open Champion, while also being selected to the United States Pan American & Olympic Qualification Teams in 2012.
His competitive accomplishments and growth as a coach have been made possible by developing under Senior International Coach Lou DeMarco and as a training specialist from 2011-2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs under Zygmunt Smalcerz.
Since 2009 Mike has been instructing all levels across the United States and world. This immersion into the fitness community has allowed him to adapt weightlifting principles and instruction in order to best meet the needs of those most beginner levels up to elite level competitors looking to refine their movements.
** Pro-Advocate for Barbells for Boobs
** Coach for Team Power Monkey
** CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Weightlifting Course, and Advanced Trainer Course
**His best lifts include a 140kg (308lb) Snatch, a 170kg (374lb) Clean & Jerk, a 530lb squat, and 500lb deadlift at a bodyweight under 170lbs.**
Mike is focused on giving clients the best possible coaching experience, which is the reasoning behind the smaller clinic size (Sessions larger than 15 will allow for a 2nd coach). Drills and technique utilized in his own training, his athletes’ training, and the Team Power Monkey Camps will be introduced to you and put into practice to maximize your movements and efficiency for daily workouts and long term training plans. Clients of all levels of experience will benefit from this opportunity to be coached by a professional with such deep knowledge of the sport of weightlifting and its transfer into fitness.