Testimonials

Patrick Bernards

            Cofounder & Chief Enthusiast, Bull Run Distilling Co.

Michael is a pro in every sense of the word. I can completely rely on him to know what’s best for me in order to optimize my performance. He’s a positive motivator who gives and expects the best. If you want to results you would be hard pressed to find anyone better than Michael.

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Michael Adams

            Engineered Wood Products Manager at Huttig Building Products

Mike was my cycling coach for 3 years. During that time I had significant improvements that were noticed by my team mates and race results. I got started in bicycle racing at 48 and had my best years with Mike's guidance and support.I would recommend him to anyone looking for cycling specific improvements.

 

Jason Penney

            Senior Software Engineer

Mike is a hard working, involved, and committed coach. Your success as an athlete will be constrained by your own limits, not Mike's.

Leo Tsou

                     High School Business Teacher at Jefferson County School District
J. Michael was a wonderful trainer that paid close attention to detail to make sure that you were at your best!

Bud Harris, PhD
                    Health and Safety Manager Seeks Opportunity    
Mike Manning is a leader in his field often times bringing the leading edge thought and action to his service offerings and his community. Whether it is teaching functional fitness classes, speaking at conventions or coaching his bike team, Coach Mike gives both his 25 years of experience and unwavering dedication at every opportunity. He is a sought out fitness leader and can be found not only running his own wellness studio but at all of the upscale athletic clubs in the Portland Metro. Coach Mike is a man of his work and he knows his trade like very few do! Inspiring clients to achieve athletic excellence, one step at a time.

Shane Gibson

                   Sr. Principal Infrastructure Architect
I have worked with Mike as a cycling coach for three years now. Mike is dedicated, passionate, and works hard to tailor a program to the individuals specific goals and interests. If you're looking to become an Elite cyclist that competes that the highest levels, Mike can put together a proven winning program for you. If you're just looking to get a little stronger and faster on the bike in the time you can devote to the program - he'll do that too.

The flexibility and willingness to tailor a specific program for each individual is one of his best assets. In addition, Mike mixes up several different styles and types of training programs along with sport specific training. This allows you to stay engaged and avoid getting "bored" with sport specific repeats and doldrums.


Terence Rokop

                   Software Engineer at Drobo, Inc.
Mike is an immensely creative and diverse trainer, complementing teaching the technique of fundamental movements such as squats and deadlifts with a wide variety of work on rotation, mobility, core strength, balance, and in general the shoring up of whatever weaknesses his broad array of exercises (many of his own making) turns up. In addition to the workouts themselves, he provides people with instruction in nutrition and recovery that they can put to use between training days. His breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as his intelligence and communication, allow him to serve a range of clients from athletes seeking improved performance to the injured or long-sedentary seeking the restoration of health. I have been training with Mike for more years than I can remember, and hope to continue to do so as long as he works in my vicinity.

Nancy Korpf
                    Fitness instructor, personal trainer, author
Michael and I have been coworkers since April 2010 when I started working at Sunset Athletic Club; he's been there for longer. Quite a few members overlap in taking his studio cycle classes and my Tabata and other group-ex classes. I've heard nothing but good things about his classes from the members we have in common. Members still talk about his "Michael Mania" class, which they miss.

I got a chance to get to know Michael better this summer as he attended the CrossCore training that I taught. I'm impressed with the breadth of his knowlege and his committment to provide excellent, current training to his clients.

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