“As someone who has trained a clientele base consisting of everyday people all the way to professional athletes currently in the NFL, Mike is someone I would go to for advice and knowledge when my own didn’t suffice…It’s hard to let someone else train those you care about, but take it as a sign I would happily let Mike be in charge of my very own family’s well being”
Ian H - Police Sergeant, Client
“Mike is great to work with!!! He is great at programming and knows what to set better than I do for myself! Very prompt with answering questions and extremely helpful!
Justin S, 2x World's Strongest Man u90kg Qualifier, Attorney
“Mike brings a wealth of education and practical experience to his client base. Whether you are preparing for a fitness-based competition, making sure you are prepared to do your job, or are simply looking to make lifestyle changes that improve your health and wellness, Mike will bring a professional approach that will allow you the opportunity to meet your goals.”
John O - Client
“I started with Mike 5 years ago in Nashville in person. I have since been relocated away from Nashville and he continues to write my workouts remotely. He uses varying techniques so nothing gets too stale and evolves your program off your feed back to conquer your weaker areas. He pushes you to edge so that you come back for more, but never to the point where you are contemplating giving up. He's full of knowledge and very adaptive. Strong trainer and a good person. I would recommend.”
Devyn H, Client
…He took all the time that was needed to show me how to train the proper way…I started out only being able to do 95lbs Squat, 95 bench, 135 deadlift, 55 overhead press, all 3 sets of 5. With Mikes help I have been able to improve my numbers to 145 squat, 140 bench, 235 deadlift, 85 overhead press, all 3 sets of 5. I have also improved on my pull-ups where at first I could barely even do 1, but now I can do several…all in about 2 months. If you want someone who is going to be there for you, and make sure you are getting the proper training to make you stronger, use MJT.
Sam O - US Army, HS Football Strength Coach
“Mike has not only been an insightful conversation partner who has pushed me to study different training modalities & authors, but he is one of the very few people who can work effectively with various populations ranging from elderly general population to tactical operations to aspiring young athletes.”
Nancy F - Client
“I've trained with Mike for over 5 years now. He does an excellent job of providing training programs that challenge me while providing enough variety to keep me motivated. I'm in better shape in my 60's than I was in my 20's.”
Darryl W - Client
Training under Mike has been exceptional. This is the most professional and knowledgeable trainer I’ve personally experienced. Not only have I gained a lot of knowledge, but I’ve progressed in the amount of weight I can lift as well as muscle gain. This is the first time in my life that I’ve actually looked in the mirror and have seen results that I’m happy with. I can actually see the results of the hard work. I would highly recommend MJT Training!
Cecelie E - Client
As a college student who values their health and wellness it is very important to me that I continue to prioritize my workout routine. When juggling work and school it can be difficult to keep my priorities in place and stay on top of my goals. Mike has done a wonderful job of working with me online and sending me my updated workouts through the Trainerize app. Who says your personal trainer has to live in the same state as you? I highly suggest MJT Training, because he has helped me learn how to prioritize my health without having to sacrifice a vast amount of my time.
Dave C - Client
My job requires me to be on-call 24/7 and travel often. Mike tailors my workouts around my schedule and what tools I might have access to. I highly recommend him.
Audrean M - Detective
Prior to MJT I had hit a plateau in my normal weight training routine, bench press 245lbs,deadlifts 295, squats 285, overhead presses 135. I was maxing out without progress. I started working with Mike & got outta my comfort zone, which broke my mental block. My goal when I started training with Mike was to increase strength & to fine tune my technique. After 12 weeks I saw progress in the lifts mentioned above. I now max out, bench press 270, deadlifts 335, squats 300, overhead press 155.
Nathan M, Client
I knew how to push myself hard and stay consistent with a diet and exercise program. I was also constantly hitting growth plateaus while not dealing with a host of annoying injuries and illnesses. MJT Training has helped me push through plateaus, injuries, and other life setbacks while increasing my deadlifts by 17%, my bench press by 12%, and my pull-ups by 100% in two months. I highly recommend giving MJT Training a call!
Jeff M - Police Officer, Client
“Mike is a great trainer. He always puts in the extra effort when writing my program. He always seems to find the right balance of killing me but also making me stronger! 10/10 would recommend him to anyone thinking about hiring a trainer/coach”
Chris G, Client
Mike is a very attentive and responsive trainer. He knows how to approach and motivate his clients in the way they need. I’ve had great results in the few short months that I’ve been a client. I’m stronger than I’ve been and I credit that to his knowledge and ability to motivate. I’d encourage anyone that’s looking to be healthier to give Mike a call. He’s an excellent partner and guide for the entire process. 5 stars. Would repeat.
Getting (and staying) in shape isn’t as complicated as you may think. Sometimes I wish the internet wasn’t such a vast source of information – paralysis by analysis is very real. So much conflicting information may make you question whether what you’re doing for fitness is actually “right,” or even worse, prevent you from starting in the first place.
Here is what’s actually important. Doing these things most of the time will keep you strong, fit, and at a healthy bodyweight for life. 99% of people will never need to go beyond any of these simple habits.
Training isn’t just about looking or feeling better. At the time I’m writing this, I’ve been in the gym consistently for 15 years and coaching for 8. That’s about half my life in the gym. The gym has taught me more about life than any class or course.
I’m going to start sharing some of these lessons learned in blog posts over the next several months. I thought about doing three in one post but as I’ve been writing I think I need more space to fully articulate what I’ve been thinking. So I’m going to do just one lesson per post. Hopefully this will resonate with someone out there.
I get it, I’m biased. But think about it this way – if I didn’t see the massive value in what I do, why would I do it? The obesity crisis isn’t going away any time soon and costs the US billions every year, not to mention the incalculable toll on individuals and families. Most adults are overworked, stressed out, and feel forced to put their own well-being on the backburner.
It doesn’t need to be this way, and a good coach will partner with you to help you find a solution that works with your life and goals. You don’t need to try to do it alone.