Coach Mike (aka Magic Mike) has a storied history with martial arts and combat sports. The first chapter began at just five years old, when he started taking classes in the world of martial arts. At eight years old, he met Coach Milan in Karate class and they later trained together in Tae Kwon Do, American Kickboxing and Sport Martial arts. He traveled the country and competed in over 200 matches between the ages of 12-18. In high school, Mike added wrestling to his resume. This childhood passion paved the way for a life dedicated to fitness and combat.
Raised in the Virginia suburbs of DC, Mike went on a world tour after joining the Marines straight out of high school. His military duties took him from DC to Japan, California, the Carolinas, Baltimore, Kuwait and Iraq. In the Marines, he continued his training in military combat tactics. After leaving the military, he combined these skill sets and joined the world of Mixed Martial Arts - including some fights in the cage.
Mike teamed back up with his childhood friend, Milan, when he joined Prevail as a coach in 2017. The discipline he gained in the military has influenced his focused coaching style; a focus on breathwork and technique in both mind and body. Don’t let that scare you, because that focused intensity is paired with a warm, welcoming personality.
With Coach Mike, you can expect to reach your fitness goals by bettering your best. Taking the complex and making it digestible and accessible. Keep your hands up, keep moving and enjoy a soundtrack of old school rock and hip hop with some pop and EDM mixed in.
PRVL BXNG LVL1 / 3rd Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt / Nation Personal Training Institute: Certified Personal Trainer, Basic Nutritionist / Marine Combat Training / Pre/Post Partum Fitness Certified / CPR/AED