Mike has been in the fitness industry for over two decades and for the last ten years he’s dedicated himself to sport performance with a specialization in off-ice hockey development. Mike is not only a strength coach but he’s an educator on high performance and sports nutrition. Mike is a sought after speaker and presenter for Minor Hockey Associations, BC Hockey and the WHL Prospects every year to deliver the best education and instruction for their camps and events that leaves parents and players blown away.
In 2014 and 2015 Mike worked with the Vancouver Canucks assistant coach getting incredible results for his own kids. Click Here to Watch Video Testimonial from former Canucks Assistant Coach Glen Gulutzan. From that relationship Mike was invited down to the Canucks training facility to meet some of the players and their head strength and conditioning coach.
There, Mike learned what it takes to train at the professional level which reinforced the importance of sticking to the basics for minor hockey players. With that experience and studying under other NHL trainers Mike has since then evolved his own programs that have proven to get his players results every single year under the guidelines of Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Development Model.
In 2012 Mike partnered with the International Youth Conditioning Association to co-author the number one best-selling book on Amazon.com called, 'The Definitive Guide to Youth Athletic Strength Conditioning and Performance'. Mike has also worked with the IYCA in collaboration with other top trainers in North America to design sport performance training programs that have gone on to sell thousands world-wide in their 'Big Book of Programs'.
Mike holds a graduate degree in Fitness and Health Promotion while studying at Fanshawe College and Western Ontario and was awarded the Health Systems Group Leadership Award in 2002. Mike was also nominated for Personal Trainer of the Year in 2005 for GoodLife Fitness Clubs and holds certifications from The American Cousil on Exercise, The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, The Titleist Performance Institute and The International Youth Conditioning Association.