Big Mike

Big Mike
Big MikeCrossFit Grand Strand Coach | Conway, SC
Sarcasm might be his native language, but Mike becomes truly invested in the development of his students and enjoys nothing more than seeing them reach goals beyond what they’d even set for themselves. Mike means serious business when it’s time to train, and through his self-proclaimed “no sugar-coating” teaching technique, he gets results time after time.

My Credentials

Mike has a number of certifications including:  
  • Certified CrossFit Instructor Level 2
  • Westside Barbell Strength Certified
  • USAW Olympic Lifting Certified
  • CrossFit Mobility Certified
  • CPR Certified – American Red Cross
BS in Chemistry from UNC Wilmington
Mike got heavily involved in strength training during college and went on to compete—and excel— in multiple Strongman and Powerlifting competitions. He has earned the title North Carolina’s Strongest Man, and later, South Carolina’s Strongest Man. After competing in the Fox Sports/GNC Show of Strength, Mike was ranked as the 8th Strongest Middleweight in the nation. Mike opened CrossFit Grand Strand in 2010 and, since then, has become increasingly involved with CrossFit coaching and methodology. Coming from his strength and powerlifting coach background, Mike has chosen to coach CrossFit because it blends so many varied aspects of fitness and athletics, resulting in the perfect training program for improving both physique and athletic performance.