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Real Chalk  — Scientific Fitness w/ Coach Mike Lee  — 31

Mike Lee is Director of Coaching at OPEX. He has worked for 5 years as an engineer and Project Manager for Rudolph and Sletten, Inc, until a few life coaching calls with James Fitzgerald, founder of OPEX, highlighted his true values. Then his vision became clear. It was helping others fulfill their lives through fitness.

Mike found his true passion in health and fitness becoming an OPEX certified coach. In 2013, he transitioned from his engineering role and started coaching athletes all over the world with various levels of fitness. Most notably, co-coaching Valerie Voboril who won third place winner at the 2013 CrossFit Games.

Growing up a water polo player and swimmer, fitness has always been an enormous part of Mike’s life. With his engineering background, he utilizes a scientific approach to fitness for proven results. He enjoys being a guinea pig, testing performance variables, pushing health to new extremes and coming up with innovative ways to sustain performance, wellness and longevity with any individual.

In this episode, we learn about Mike’s scientific approach to fitness for proven results based on his engineering background. We also talk about what he does as Director of Coaching at Opex, his routine to build confidence, sport psychology – how does an athlete’s brain work, BLGs – Basic Lifestyle Guidelines, and more.


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