A lifelong athlete, starting in my youth playing baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, then football. Passing on an offer to play third base for a junior college baseball team, I opted to get a degree at a 4-year college, while playing semi-pro. By this time, I had a very clear perspective on how critical a coach’s influence is in an athlete’s development and success, both good and bad.
When I became a father, I ended up coaching my son’s baseball team as a batting instructor. I realized that I had a knack for it, and was getting great results from the players. The players began calling me “Coach Mick.” It stuck with me. My heart for coaching led me to continue with baseball and volleyball instruction.
As I aged, I realized I needed to improve my own training and nutrition, as well as my mindset. I pursued more training in all areas and set a vision to share what I’d learned in the process.
I was a competitive swimmer for most of my life. Eventually, I earned High School All-American consideration and was a three-time NCAA Division-II Conference Championship qualifier. When I was a freshman in college, I realized that I wanted to get more serious about my nutrition and fitness. I started developing swim workouts on my own and noticed major results. Shortly after I stopped swimming competitively, I applied the same commitment to fitness with my gym and running workouts. Today, I am in the best shape of my life and I work out most days in order to increase my fitness.
I was also a swim coach for 7 years, as an individual instructor and for swim teams, including alongside Karl Krug at Spartan Aquatics Swim Club in Georgia. Throughout that experience, I have worked with several Physical Therapists and Nutritionists, as well. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and advice with you to help you Stay Fit!