Michael is a residency and fellowship trained sports physical therapist with a lifelong interest in sports nutrition nearly changing his major in college to pursue nutrition before opting for physical therapy.
Michael’s background includes playing football at John Carroll University where he pursued a degree in Exercise Science and Walsh University where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Following PT school he was the second graduate ever to complete the Cleveland Clinic Sports Physical Therapy Residency. He continued his education then with a Manual Therapy Fellowship at Daemen College.
A few years back Michael unexpectedly ran into issues with fatigue and recovery which significantly hindered his training. After working closely with his wife, Kylene, a dietitian trained in Functional Sports Nutrition, he learned an entirely new approach to eating and living a more holistic lifestyle. This dramatic life change led to remarkable improvement in his overall energy and performance. In 2017, with the help of a Functional Sports Nutrition approach, he improved his half marathon PR by 5 minutes. These improvements inspired him to co-found FWDfuel Sports Nutrition to spread the word so that others could experience the same success.
Michael continues to train regularly and see improvements from a functional nutrition approach allowing him to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2019.
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