Mike Grillo graduated from Central Missouri State in 2005 with a BS in Exercise Science. Mike’s passion for fitness started with him playing various competitive sports through High School and College, although it really peaked in 1996 when Mike was diagnosed with cancer. Overcoming such a serious health issue as a sophomore in high school sent Mike on a journey to better his life and to help others do the same.
Upon graduation in 2005, Mike started his journey through personal training and absolutely fell in love with helping others change their lives. However, in 2007 Mike started coaching the barbell lifts and found that helping others realize the importance of strength training was the most effective and optimum training he could provide. Having seen amazing results in clientele from ages 15-70, Mike continues to perfect his craft. Mike passed his Starting Strength Coaching credential in 2017, and he also holds certifications from CrossFit, USAW, NASM. When he is not in the gym you can find Mike on the shooting range or woodworking.