Athlete of the Month – Meet a busy business executive who prioritizes his health;the athlete we’re profiling this month is someone who has a demanding job, and who travels most of his time. His travel takes him on international trips, where he spends months away from his home town of Madison, WI. However, this individual has found a way to make working out a priority.
Meet our profiled athlete for April, 2019 – Say hello to Mike. Mike first heard about Pat’s Gym from a neighbor and close friend. Mike tried a workout, and was immediately hooked – it was fun, but tough. From there, it was an easy decision. Mike has been working with Pat Gilles through Online Coaching for about a full year now.
Sports, nutrition, and physical fitness have always been top priorities for Mike. Through his youth, baseball was a major focus of Mike, along with a strong interest in strength training and injury prevention. Mike picked up rowing and competed for 4 years in the University of Wisconsin Badger varsity program.
Although, Mike enjoys a community full of motivated individuals, Mike has worked with Pat Gilles through Online Personalized Coaching. Mike’s schedule is very unpredictable which generally requires that that he travel overseas with only a couple of days’ notice. The flexibility of Online Personalized Coaching, along with Pat Gilles’ creativity and responsiveness have made Online Personalized Coaching a perfect fit for Mike’s demanding life. With the unpredictable circumstances of the hotels where Mike is staying – some of with gyms and others with one squat machine in a small hotel room – Pat Gilles always comes up with a challenging workout.
Mike’s goals have changed from a focus on maximizing power and aerobic capacity for rowing, to a current focus on improved strength and stability to stabilize his body from past sports injuries, and to improve his current fitness level to pursue new athletic hobbies such as cross country skiing. With limited time, Mike focuses on being efficient, and, therefore, focuses on high intensity circuits.
The level of intensity and commitment of Pat Gilles is inspiring. Also, being part of a community with highly motivates athletes helps to inspire Mike to get his workouts in even on those days that he is jet lagged. Mike appreciates Pat Gilles’s consistent and timely availability to answer questions and modify workouts even minutes before his workout. The continuous communication is key to staying focused on achieving day-to-day progress toward Mike’s longer term goals. Pat Gilles’s Online Personalized coaching stands out from other programs, and it’s clear that each workout is thoughtfully crafted to fit Mike’s unique situation.
Pat’s Gym and Online Personalized Coaching have positively impacted Mike’s life by removing all possible reasons or obstacles that could prevent him from fitting a challenging, efficient and fun workout into each day. The program has also given Mike the structured training regimen that he has missed since being out of competitive athletics.