Mike Groth, has been a practicing certified personal trainer since 2007, and a Movement Specialist Fellow through the Gray Institute Fellowship of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) since 2016. He is also certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Maine in 2008, as well as a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas Graduate in 2010.
After graduating in 2008, he accepted a teaching assistant scholarship to attend UT, as a Weight Training Instructor for undergraduate students from September 2008-May 2010. In addition to his studies and TA responsibilities while he was attending school at UT, he also interned for 2 years under the University of Texas Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team’s Head Strength Coach, internationally recognized Perform Better Conference Summit speaker, and current Head Strength Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers, Todd Wright. Working with elite athletes allowed him to adopt more effective training practices, especially in the realms of corrective exercise, fat loss, and strength training. During his internship, he was educated in and practiced 3d Chain Reaction Biomechanics, developed by Dr. Gary Gray and Dr. Dave Tiberio, who are the leaders of the Gray Institute. Its core principles are rooted in Applied Functional Science (AFS), which focuses on the convergence of physical, biological, and behavioral sciences that provide a process for functional assessment, training and conditioning, rehabilitation, and injury prevention that is practical for any and all individuals regardless of age or ability.
Mike has an excellent ability to motivate, communicate, and relate on a personal level with clients/athletes, as well as the ability to excel at comprehending and applying new knowledge in the allied health profession. Individuals seeking improved health and fitness through personal training are too often disappointed by the overly-simplistic program design and the limited education and experience level of personal trainers in the industry today. One of Mike’s fundamental beliefs is that every training session must be approached with the focus revolving around education to the client on how to exercise congruently with individual goals, be it fat loss, correcting posture and movement, or strength training, as well as to debunk myths portrayed by the mass media about fitness and health.
With Mike’s passion for seeing his clients succeed, he is able to use his knowledge, experience, and energy to create highly effective training and nutrition programs for clients of any age and background.