Mike founded McKenna's Gym in his garage in New Jersey in 2005. The gym is now the only facility in the Mid-Atlantic dedicated to Strength Performance Training and Education with a Qualified Medical Staff and National Level Lifters, Division One Athletes, and everyday people working together to achieve their goals.
A former competitive weightlifter with medals in the American Open (2003) and Master's Nationals (2010 Champion), Mike is also a Four Time Division 1 letter winner in Track and Field. His coaching experience includes Weightlifting (over two dozen unique national level lifters qualified through him, lifters with medals at the Youth, Junior, Senior, and Master's levels, International team members), High School Track and Field (coached a two-time NJ State Discus Champion and several Delaware and NJ Conference, County, and State Place-winners), High School Wrestling (Conference Champions and State Placewinners, including a Division 1 Scholarship Winner), High School Girls Lacrosse (All Star Team members, one College Scholarship player), and several youth sports including football, soccer, track, and wrestling.
Mike currently teaches more USA Weightlifting Coaching Courses than any other instructor in the country, and traces a proud coaching lineage through Leo Totten, East Coast Gold, and several High School and College Coaches who have been recognized for their Coaching Excellence. If you'd like to ask questions about the gym, or to contact Mike for individual Coaching or Programming, please click one of the links below.