Myke’s journey to becoming a fitness instructor wasn’t motivated by making money or losing weight — fitness saved his life.
He was verbally and physically bullied in middle and high school, which left him depressed and feeling left out. Everything changed when he began weightlifting. One summer, he tried exercising every day and realized he could channel his rage into something that hurt in a positive way. By junior year, bullies left him alone. But even more importantly, a consistent fitness regime led him to self-love, discipline, and the tools to face and overcome challenges. “I felt happy at who I saw in the mirror,” he said. “The person staring back was stronger, sexier, and I wanted any other ‘underdog/loser/outcast’ to be an outlier/superhuman as well.”
Once he was hooked, Myke taught himself how to become a fitness instructor. He learned by trial and error through information he found online and created a weightlifting group in high school.
At MINT he teaches PowerBox, PowerFlex, & PowerPlayground. Check out our class schedule to sign up for a class with him.
- PowerBox is a total body, combative athletic-based fitness experience, incorporating self-defense movements and conditioning.
- PowerFlex is a functional strength-based and work-capacity cardio experience utilizing bodyweight, free weights, resistance bands, and other DIY equipment to help improve the strength of will & body.
- PowerPlayground incorporates many of the same attributes as Flex, but is designed more for stamina and endurance.
In each class, Myke brings tons of energy. He keeps things positive and progressive; funny and optimistic. His preferred type of class is an amalgamation of PowerFlex and PowerBox — a space to promote self-discipline and strength while teaching an everyday “Yang-energy” way to peace of mind and happiness.
Besides fitness, his favorite outdoor activity in DC is playing in any park with his lady and two sons, followed closely by training/teaching at a park. He enjoys people-watching around town because there are so many interesting, hilarious, and cool people in DC.
Myke is also an artist & musician — endeavors that have both been enhanced by his devotion to fitness. He believes that every part of life improves when we do. So by taking care of our health, we are enriching our life experience. His vision is to inspire everybody to love who they are right now as they work to become a stronger, sexier, better version of themselves. He believes one must be strong enough to protect who they love — and fit enough to enjoy life.