Michael has a passion for fitness and motivating people. Like most kids, growing up, he played a variety of youth sport and loved the competition, Track, Baseball, and Basketball). As an adult, this led him to Olympic lifting. Michael fulfills his two passions through coaching and motivating people through their fitness journey. Michael started Olympic weightlifting three years ago under the guidance of Nancy Fernandez. He plans to gain his USAW Sports Performance Coach certification in 2020 and inspire his daughter to pursue fitness as a way of life.