Mike has been in the health industry for 8+ years.
Two of Mike’s big passions are: learning, and health promotion. Initially Mike wanted to be a Doctor but after shadowing Doctors and seeing their day-to-day and running OverHaul Fitness for a year, Mike realized that being a Personal Trainer, Business Owner, and Blogger was much more suited for him. It allowed him a better lifestyle that allowed him to still chase his passions of continual learning and health promotion, while having a much more flexible schedule and lifestyle.
Mike loves doing anything active and regularly plays Ice & ball hockey, Squash (the sport, not the vegetable), and does Triathlons during the summer. When Mike’s not active he loves watching movies and Tv series, in particular, psychological thrillers.
Michael’s philosophy on health: Practice balance, use the 80/20 principle in regards to exercise and nutrition; eat foods that are good for you at least 80% of the time, treat yourself the other 20%. This is a much more practical and long-term approach; two things Mike likes to reinforce with all of his clients.
Mike’s advice on the best way to be healthy: Make lifestyle changes that force you to be healthy. Do exercise that you enjoy and you’ll end up doing it because you like it, not because it’s good for you – that will be a secondary effect (this is why Mike plays squash). In regards to nutrition, find foods and recipes that you like that are healthy; yes, there are recipes out there that taste good AND are good for you.
Mike’s client training philosophy: “Train your client’s well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to”
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