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My Experience and Certifications

Updated: Mar 19

Thank you for coming by today to hear me brag about myself! Haha!

My Experience and Certifications

  1. 1-on-1 Personal Training. I got my gold-standard personal training certification (NSCA CPT) in 2013. Built a full-time client base in less than a year and have been training people full-time ever since. 

  2. Cross Training. I got my gold-standard cross training certification (CF L1) in 2015. I choose this niche because I know that ALL humans need ALL the types of fitness training, not just 1 type. So in 2016 I started my small group cross training / personal training program "Summit Strength". My Summit Strength people continue to improve to this day. 

  3. Group Exercise. From the moment I got my personal training cert I began conducting multiple types of fitness classes including yoga, kickboxing, bootcamps, and kid fitness. First at the YMCA in Avon, then my own class "MOVE" in 2014. I combined MOVE with Yoga to make a super-class I now call "MOGA". My MOGA people continue to improve to this day.

  4. Parkour. I've truly been doing "parkour" my entire life, as far back as I can remember, but I made it part of my career in 2015 when I got my "APK L2" certification. Which made me high enough in the discipline to be a "teacher of teachers". I don't advertise this expertise of mine anymore, but I will add this skill to a clients program if I think they would find it fun or useful because parkour is certainly BOTH! 

  5. Military Fitness. I served in the Army National Guard for 7 years and during that time became the 2nd fittest in my unit of over 220 soldiers. I was put in charge of the fitness program for a time as well. So if you need to prepare for the military, police, fire, etc, I'm your guy. Since people like to know, I should also tell you that I retired a decorated Sergeant and veteran. Having served in Afghanistan as a gunner of a gun truck with over 100 missions, 3 of which I saw combat.

  6. ALL Fitness. I've been coached by many coaches with many different fitness types and expertise over the years. Here is a quick list: Soccer, volley ball, gymnastics, football, wrestling, track, parkour, Army, Crossfit, jujitsu, yoga, dance, powerlifting, olympic lifting, body building, biking, and rock climbing. So in combination with my 3 functional fitness certifications I'm one of the most broadly experienced fitness professionals you'll ever meet. With the skills and knowledge to improve any athlete in any fitness style or discipline. 

  7. My Personal Fitness and Wellness. I "walk the walk" and then some! My flexibility, endurance, and strength are as high as you would ever hope them to be. My diet, sleep, mental health, and general wellness are as high as can be expected as well. And every year I improve. 

  8. In Summery. I'm THE guy who can help you!

Again, thanks for reading. If you'd like the know more about me I recommend my blog "Why I Became Motivate Me Mike". And if you'd like to see how I can help you online or in person just schedule a free phone consult with me using this link:

Thanks! And may you Reach Your Potential.

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