About Mike

Passionate About Inspiring Others

I'm originally from Boston, MA and moved to San Diego in August of 2019. Being an athlete all my life, I was always seeking better performance and when I was introduced to calisthenics and gymnastics, I became enthralled with the opportunity to build useful, long-term mobility & strength. The shoulder injury taught me what I didn't know I was doing wrong. We simply cannot change what we are not aware of.

 

For me, it began with unconscious poor posture. Eventually it led to upper neck tension and back pain from studying long hours, working a desk job, working out incorrectly, and constantly looking down at my phone. I'm an extremely active person but I was naïve enough to think that I could push through pain because I was young. It didn't become glaringly apparent until my body started screaming at me after I pushed my limits with calisthenics, doing repeated handstands and overhead exercises without proper recovery.

 

I owe it to my best friend Mark for introducing me to a paradigm shift in the fitness world which included animalistic, full body-weight workouts that improved my physical strength, mental strength, and neuroplasticity. But lack of rehab and prehab lead to injuries, which led to the silver lining; figuring out why I got injured in the first place. 

Fascination and respect for the human body led me to nutrition, and nutrition led me to San Diego, the mecca of all health & well-being. We often become a product of our environment and that's exactly what happened with me. Soon enough, after doing my own research, enrolling in 2 health coaching certification courses, I realized I needed to share with the world what everyone needs to know.

5_edited.jpg

I not only want this for myself, but I want this for everyone. I know I was put on this earth to share with you all. You all are my motivation; my family, my friends, and strangers I haven’t even met yet.

I know it’s not always easy but I promise you, once you become in tune with your body and realize the power of food as medicine, you won’t even crave junk food. We might slip, but don’t beat yourself up about it. The beautiful thing is, we can always FIGHT BACK! I don’t care how old or how young you are, it’s never too late to start fighting and/or reversing disease.

Eat with a purpose, eat with care, eat with a growth mindset: how you do anything is how you do everything, your world is literally on your plate.

Certifications

IIN Cert.PNG

Qualifications

  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition 12 month course

  • Stanford School of Medicine Nutrition 2-month course certificate of completion

  • Avid reader of the latest and greatest science behind nutrition

Stanford Cert.PNG