Mike is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Fitness Development at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland. One short-term goal of his is to complete a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) by September of 2013. Continuing his education upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree, Mike will be applying to SUNY Cortland to obtain a Master’s degree in Sport Management as well as pursing a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the NSCA. Down the road, Mike hopes to be working full-time as a Tactical Facilitator for multiple branches of law enforcement and emergency response, as well as continuing his education by enrolling into a physical therapy program.
Since September of 2012, SUNY Cortland was kind enough to hire Mike as a personal trainer for the college’s faculty and students (what were they thinking!). In a field that is constantly evolving, it goes without saying that so too must any professional and practitioner. Realizing this, Mike is well aware of the huge asset it is to be surrounded by peers of similar mind and passion for studying human movement, thanking everyone who had a hand in fueling his desire to always pursue a higher level of knowledge and prowess in fitness!
~Unlike my twin sister, I was born with sight, ability to walk, and the capacity for cognitive development. Thanks to my parents, I grew up with a roof over my head, food in the fridge, and a kind heart. Thanks to my brother, I learned that wasting all these gifts that very easily could’ve been granted to someone less fortunate then I, would be a tragedy and the act of a coward. That is why I cannot stop halfway up the hill of my existence and neither should you. If anything, a healthy lifestyle is a way to stay on this earth longer with the ones we love, even if for just a few minutes, it makes all the sweat and post workout fatigued hell worth it.~ Michael Sawyer
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