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I strongly recommend Mike Groth as a personal trainer. I had some severe neck pain due to bulging spinal discs and chronic muscle tension and Mike put together a series of exercises that helped me out tremendously. He is clearly a very intelligent man who knows what he's doing. He's enthusiastic and very motivated to help you with your individual needs. A++Mar 26, 2011
I highly recommend Mike Groth as a personal trainer. I injured my left hip a little over a year ago. After I was cleared by my physician and completed all my insurance allowed physical therapy sessions I began training sessions with Mike. Mike was experienced working with athletes with injuries since he did his University of Texas Masters Degree internship as a trainer for the UT men's and women's basketball teams. I am gaining strength and mobility in that left hip by exercising using the tailored workouts Mike designed for me. Additionally, I travel a lot with my work and a regularly scheduled time each week is not always possible. Mike works with me and my scheduling assistant to find times for my workout. Mike comes to my home and brings all the necessary equipment for the session. The convenience of being at home, where I can work until just before the session and then shower and head to the next business meeting is awesome. Mike can design and conduct individual or group sessions to meet your needs. Try him out and see what you think!May 31, 2011
Mike Groth is an amazing trainer. Not only does he help you reach your goal, but he teaches you knowledge that will help you continue a healthy lifestyle. He knows how to push you to work hard. I love working out with Mike.Jan 11, 2011
I have been involved in basketball for a little over 10 years now. I have been looking for ways to improve my game since I first began playing. For the past 6 years I have been trying different methods to increase my athleticism in order to further accelerate my game. I tried numerous online jump programs that claimed they could provide amazing results. I spent hundreds of dollars and tons of my time and energy on these so-called top of the line programs. These programs that lasted from 16 weeks and some up to a year long. I saw amazing results in my muscle mass, strength, and power. Even though I was making gains here and there in vertical leap and speed, I felt like I wasnt getting anywhere near the results promised. I have been training for the past two years so that I could try out for an ABA team, with the hopes of one day playing for a professional team. I tried some local professionals who were known for training athletes of all levels in a dynamic yet effective training setting. The training was in a small group and it was like nothing I had ever done before. I felt the classes were great for overall athleticism, but didnt really cater to my basketball needs. The training was kind of expensive and I was forced to discontinue their services after a couple of months. A friend of mine recommended Mike and said that he had worked with the University of Texas basketball team for a number of years and really knew his stuff. After meeting with Mike I could tell by his knowledge, enthusiasm, and attention to detail, that he could give me the training I needed to get to the next level. I was looking to focus my workouts around basketball specific training. I wanted to improve my movement efficiency, agility, court speed, court strength, and explosiveness. Mike gave me a workout that included the type of dynamic training that would transfer over to the basketball court. A combination of power movements, core training, agility and mobility drills, and some on court ball handling drills were all incorporated into my workout. After showing me how to perform each lift and drill properly while allowing me to ask as many questions as needed, I completed the first part of the program in four weeks. I was able to noticeable improvement in my movements on the court, after just a few weeks. I was shocked that I was able to actually notice a difference in improvement after a few weeks, after seeing very few results from years of training. Every four weeks I would meet with Mike to assess my improvement and add new drills in order to provide more advanced drills to accommodate my improvements. I have never worked with a trainer as thorough and detail oriented as Mike. After just a few months of using his custom made program I am significantly more efficient than I have ever been. I was known for having really good athleticism, but now I am freak. Before I started the program I couldnt perform close to my peak level of ability for very long. I had a few bursts in me and then I was too tired to run as fast or jump as high. Now I am able to tap into my max potential more frequently, and for longer durations. Im super excited to know that this is only the beginning. I cant wait to see where I am after a few more months. The training has given me amazing results. To give you an idea of my improvement, I am 61 and I could dunk pretty easily before my training. I just found out yesterday that I could bump my head on the rim! The results surprise me, and I am the one doing the training. I just never know what to expect.Apr 24, 2011
I came to Michael to learn how to workout again and to gain flexibility with the added benefit of losing some weight, however I must say that the weight loss was secondary to my goal of learning. As a former college athlete, now in my 50's, I realized that much had changed both in my abilities (strength etc.) and the methods used for training. I had been working on my own using a popular program (P90X) for about 6 months and while my conditioning improved I was not reaching my goals in flexibility. After 3 months of working with Michael I reached both my goal in flexibility and knowledge. Michael was patient and thorough in his explanations with the kind of demonstration and attention to detail that made the customized workout perfect for me. I easily and joyful recommend Michael Groth to anyone that desires to see results and gain the knowledge of those lifestyle changes necessary to hold on to a healthy and active life.May 12, 2011
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing Options: • (In-studio)- $50/30min; $75/45min; $100/hour • (Travel)- *Price based on hourly rate plus time to travel to the location • Small group- Price varies based on duration & number of participants • Skype- $40/30min; $60/45min; $80/hour
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I'm working with a client, the most important thing that I want the client to realize is that fitness is only one aspect of overall health. While it is an important one, too often individuals ignore or don't give much attention to other vital aspects of health that tend to be the primary drivers behind why they cannot achieve their result. Before the onset of training with a new client, I take an extensive inventory of the health history of the client, going over all musculoskeletal, hormonal, neuromuscular, and digestive issues that have been/are currently present. We take a look at nutrition and sleep habits, movement habits, and relationships that are in the clients life. From there, we go over an initial movement screen, looking at the strength and mobility at each segment of the body, from the toes to the nose. Current research is very clear that the body operates in a chain reaction. With this in mind, it necessitates the need to assess the ENTIRE body for assymetries and muscle weaknesses. The outcomes of the movement screen provides the blue print for the program design of the client, blending the wants of the client with the needs of their body, with the health and well being of the client always at the forefront.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have 10 years of in the trenches experience working with clients. In addition, I graduated from the University of Texas Masters program in Kinesiology. During this time, I had the good fortune of working with the UT Men's and Women's Basketball program for 2 years. After getting my Masters, I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the NASM, PTA Global Certification and Advanced Certification back in 2011 and 2012. More recently, I have become very interested with Chain Reaction Biomechanics and the principles, strategies, and techniques of the Gray Institute. I became Certified in Applied Functional Science, and then, a Fellow of Applied Functional Science through a 40 week mentorship program. At the conclusion of this mentorship, I also became certified in Functional Manual Reaction. Being certified in FMR allows me the ability to use hands-on technique to achieve the right muscle motion and joint reactions that are authentic to the human, to help clients get out of pain, move better, and perform better.