Hey everybody, I’m Mike!
I was born in Tampa, Florida and was adopted at three days old by my mother, father and my older brother Jason. Growing up I played all the sports kids are interested in. But my three favorite sports were wrestling, football, and weight-lifting.
My interest in fitness started when I was wrestling in high school and began competing in both weight-lifting and power-lifting. When I continued to wrestle during college my love for fitness grew even more! I started reading books, going to seminars and even completing multiple fitness certifications. During my time in college I continued to do personal training where I met some of the most amazing people that are still in my life today. Some are even clients/friends!
When I turned 23 I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I spent 4 years in the infantry as a Machine Gunner with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. I did 2 tours for a total of 14 months overseas. During this time I even designed workouts for my platoon to follow. After being honorably discharged in October 2012 I once again started personal training and doing boot camp classes at a well known fitness facility in San Clemente, CA.
In December 2013 my wife Letitia and I decided that we wanted to be closer to family and to follow our dream of opening up our own fitness studio. And that is exactly what we did! We started True Grit Fit with our good friend Ryan with the promise that we will stay committed to helping our clients achieve their health and fitness goals through a non-competitive, safe, fun, and friendly environment.
October 3rd 2014 Letitia and I were blessed to have our son Caleb. Like his mom and dad he spends the majority of his days at the gym, putting a smile on the client’s faces when he meets and greets them all.
I have a passion for assisting people, through exercise and proper nutrition, to attain a healthy life-style. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you to achieve your fitness goals.
FACTS ABOUT ME:
Married for 2 years
Personal Training: I have been a certified personal trainer for 12 years.
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite drink: water w/ crystal light
Favorite cheat food: Pizza
Favorite Sports Team: USF Bulls
Favorite exercise: Squats
Favorite quote: ‘If you’re afraid to fail, you’ll never succeed.” – Dan Gable