Michael is the Co-Founder of J2FIT. J2FIT (Journey to Fitness) Human Performance is an elite strength and conditioning brand specialized in providing high-quality training programs, educational content, and private and team training. Michael's Co-Founder, Mike Dewar, also contributes on Breaking Muscle.
Michael has more than 15 years experience as an athlete. He played baseball for Seminole College in Florida and at SUNY Stony Brook University in New York where he pitched in the NCAA Regional Tournaments in 2008/2010 as well earning his Bachelors Degree in Economics. Shortly after college, he studied to become a personal trainer at the National Institute of Personal Training in Orlando, Florida. He is now a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, a United States Weightlifting Level 2 Coach/Athlete, and is certified by Precision Nutrition.
After undergoing complete UCL reconstruction in his left elbow in 2009, Michael has dedicated his training to getting back to competing at a high level and teaching others how to understand the proper mindset for training and perseverance. Competing in CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, and adventure obstacle course races has increased his knowledge and built his style of training. Strength and conditioning is a staple of his sport-specific training.