Hey there, I'm Mike- a personal trainer and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified golf fitness specialist based out of Charleston, SC. I've set out to blend two passions of mine, golf & fitness, into an informative and educational online and in-person coaching business designed to help people near and far. In college I suffered a back injury and spent my last season of college baseball hobbling around. I was in pain and frustrated. I knew that not only was I going to heal myself, but also that it was my mission to educate and coach others about the proper way to exercise so that injuries never deterred them from doing the things and playing the games they loved. My approach is centered around assessing every client to determine their movement limitations, asymmetries and imbalances. From there, I am able to carefully design a program that focuses on, and improves these areas both in terms of how the body moves in the gym and out on the course. When I'm not working with clients, you can find me on the course, at the beach, or with my beautiful wife Cait and two pups.
I was born and raised in Eastchester, NY. I got my first taste of southern living when I attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC . I was a baseball player my entire life and continued to play throughout college. After school I moved back up to NY and began my personal training career. I began training at Equinox in Greenwich, CT and worked my way to become a Tier X coach as well as help write the exercise curriculum for incoming trainers. After working there for over five years, I left to start my own in-home personal training business. When we decided to make to move to Charleston I expanded my online coaching business and have begun working with golfers of all ability levels from across the country.
1. Growth minded- strive to continually be better than yesterday
2. Be intentional- with our thoughts, actions and commitment to excellence
3. Over-deliver- always view from the lens of service and go the extra mile
4. Plan to succeed- we get results through focus, hard work and having a roadmap to guide us
I coach golfers how to move better, increase flexibility and play without pain. When it comes to fitness I've worked with people from all sorts of backgrounds, injuries, goals etc. Despite all these differences there seem to be a few universal commonalities amongst golfers. We want to....
-Play pain-free golf
-Shoot lower scores
-Hit it further
Taking your goals into account, I base my training off of the knowledge I've gained learning from many of the best and brightest in the fitness industry. There is so much information available about training that it's hard to determine what is valuable and what is not. My view is simple: assess don't guess. From there, move well, move often and master the basics. Once you do those things, everything else gets easier and the sky is the limit.
-Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
-NSCA- Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS)
-Precision Nutrition (Pn1)