Fitness has always been a passion of Michael’s, and his grandparents recognized this when he was very young. When Michael was 14 years old, his grandparents hired a gold medalist personal trainer who helped Mike grow as an athlete and as a mentor. Growing up, he trained his friends in his parents’ garage, acquiring equipment over the years working at a local fitness equipment store. He traded his labor for weights and various machines, and he even made a cable system out of pulleys through the rafters of the garage.
“By the time I was 18 and graduating high school, I had a 2 ½ car garage, filled wall to wall. Every square inch was full of weights that I had worked for, purchased, and had trained numerous friends on” says Michael.