Corporate Director of Exercise Physiology, Canyon Ranch in Tucson
After receiving his master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona in 1991, Mike joined Canyon Ranch. Serving as director of the exercise physiology department since 2001, Mike draws upon his many years of hands-on guest experience. Using knowledge from various certifications including the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Burdenko Institute, along with his personal training as a triathlete and endurance athlete, Mike creates customized exercise programs for a wide variety of fitness levels and movement goals.
Mike specializes in designing programs for sustainable weight loss, endurance training, preparing for athletic competitions such as triathlons, and multidisciplinary practices to aid in recovery and hone efficient movement and performance. Continually energized by teaching people how exercise can improve the quality of their lives, he considers a guests’ transformation from unfit to healthy as his greatest professional accomplishment.