Mike’s workouts are a breath of fresh air for anyone who is tired of the boring, traditional workouts. The creativity and intensity levels are so high that you will be absolutely soaked after a session. Mike’s positive nature makes the hardest of workouts an incredible, life changing, experience. I highly recommend Mike and his innovative ways, I worked out with Mike after a major surgery and now I can say I am “Wall Street’s Top Athlete”.
As I sit here and focus on writing about Mike, there is NO way I can ever sum what he does/who he is even if I was to write a book! As Mike is the most inspirational instructor-young FIT man I have ever encountered....and at my young 49 years of age, I've encountered many "so called" instructors/trainers. No one compares to Mike. He is professional, efficient and innovative for his Club KO Maniacs!
Having joined Club Ko back in Feb. 2002...and sure, for those first-timers, a bit inhibited by the bodies and attitudes I encountered at this different gym, I decided to "stick it out" as I have always been exposed to exercising...well, yeah, "stick it out" was NOT the word. I soon found out this was another world of fantastic challenges that I never knew my body could take...more so my mind. True meaning to the word "fitness" and then some!
Sure, I can go on explaining how great The Michael Andreula Method, in which I lost so much body fat and weight--with the proper food/exercising, which I still keep off...or enlighten you with some of the details of how much better I fell...physically....but don't be fooled, as the strongest part of my whole body is MY MIND. That I owe to Mike's classes, as he pumps us ALL to the max.
You won't have much time to think while taking Mike's classes, but in the midst of his workouts, his jokes would make you crack up and know ...he's right behind you making sure you push yourself to limits YOU DON'T KNOW existed nevertheless, were able to cross them...and my friends, working out...IS about breaking limits.
So Mike, as you compete with for this new challenge, know it in your heart that you've created Monsters like me...that can, confidently, walk down the streets on NYC (as I do daily) knowing how healthy I feel/am and that at any given moment, although you don't promote violence, I can kick anyone's butt...but more important, I lead the life I have to lead...for myself, my family and my son Derek who, recently, went to Heaven...and quoted "fear less; regret nothing" after taking one of so many challenging kickboxing classes with Mike. GO CRUSH SOME BODIES, CHAMP!!!! And make us AGAIN proud by securing this new spot on your already-famous life!!! Sincerely and gratefully, Ingrid Schultze
Did you ever stare at yourself in the mirror and not recognize the person staring back? Yes, this statement sounds cliché to say the least but it is exactly what I experienced on the morning of my 30th birthday. After spending much of my late twenties packing on an excessive amount of unwelcomed weight, I knew it was time for a big change. That big change was starting taking Mike's class. Prior to joining, I hit the gym, changed up my diet and was able to shed about 40 lbs. on my own but quickly hit a plateau. The treadmill was just not cutting it anymore. I needed to push myself to the next level and Mike was able to get me there. I started my membership with the 10 week program and quickly dropped another 22 lbs. and many more pants sizes. The intense workout not only stripped away fat but helped sculpt lean muscle and restore a physique I hadn’t seen in years. I officially was addicted. Close to two years, countless workouts and over 80 pounds later, I am still going strong and Mike continues to be one of the driving forces in helping me maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Does the workout ever get easier? NO
Do you really want it to? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Hit it hard or hit the road!
Once again, thank you for the support, I will forever treasure it!
As every guy knows when their wife gets pregnant, you're going to gain a couple pounds for the next nine months. Well, a couple turned into about 15 so my wife and I after our son was born decided to get back into shape. We read a ton of reviews of most gyms in Hoboken and the reviews for Mike's Class at CKO were great so we decided to take the free trail class. Mike was our instructor and it was amazing how much he motivates you. Keep in mind I was out of shape so I truly thought I was going to die during the class but because of Mike I pushed through. It was a great workout and I couldn't believe how many muscle groups you work in just an hour, I was hooked! I could see the results within weeks and enjoyed working out again. Within months I shed 25 pounds and felt great! Well, after over 2 years of going to Mike's class at CKO I was able to keep the weight off and I feel like a new person.
Thank you Mike!!
Bill & Niki