First of all, it's pronounced "my-lick," but yeah, I'll answer to pretty much anything. My passion is helping people do what often feels impossible to them, and making it as easy and simple as possible; guiding them to lose fat, gain muscle, and transform their lives through one-on-one coaching.
My own fitness journey started with being a severely underweight kid, listening to stories about my dad and his "feats of strength." I remember feeling like it was impossible to change my body at all. When I was in my mid 20's, a fully grown adult (mostly ... at least physically), I was 145 pounds of skinny-fat frustration at 6'2" - the definition of poor genetics for a muscular and lean physique. I had been training since my late teens, and couldn't find any real progress. I read and read and worked and worked without real progress - incredibly frustrating and discouraging. For the longest time, it felt pointless and impossible.
It seemed I was hopeless, but fortunately, my stubbornness knows no bounds, and I started to find small successes here and there. I kept learning from the successes and discarding what didn't work, and my progress started compounding. I kept at it for years and finally, the simple truth had sunk in: All these fancy protocols were just sprinkles on the donut of progress.
Whatever your physique goals are, what actually matters are following the core principles of diet and training (the science) and implementing them for your individual circumstances (the art), with consistent and focused adherence to them over time (the hard work).
This story, the frustration I spent over a decade with, and the life-changing effects of finally succeeding is why I became a fitness coach. The same principles that helped me add muscle and lower body fat work across the board for body transformation, regardless of what someone thinks they’re genetically predisposed to be.
Being able to help people going through the same frustrating process I went through, whether their battle is with fat loss, muscle gain, lifestyle or all of the above, is beyond gratifying. I care so freakin' much about helping my clients achieve their absolute best body ever, and I'm so proud to know my record of success shows that.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE WITH MY COACHING APPROACH?
I believe in core principles, and evidence-based coaching held against a healthy body of real-world experience.
That means breaking the process of body transformation down to the simplest key principals that actually “move the needle” in optimal progress and efficiency, and then working closely with my client to apply them in the simplest, easiest to implement way that works best for their individual circumstances, lifestyle, goals, and body type.
In other words, I work to "failure-proof" the process and make it simple and easy to do the things that actually make a difference.