“Mike has been working with my two youth soccer teams. Soccer is an extremely physical sport that requires a lot of cardio preparation, balance, and strength. He has helped make them better athletes and soccer players. The workouts are age appropriate, fun, and beneficial. When other teams seem to be running out of gas, these boys have been ready to play.” -Tom Seymour, Emerald Soccer Club, Smithville, MO.
Mike was my physical training coach for over two years. He is one of several who worked with our very large “boot camp” group that was taught by U. S. Marines and is one of my favorite coaches ever. Mike knows how to motivate his students in a positive manner. If you follow his program, you will get to love his style of progressive training. He starts you out at your skill level. Mike understands that not everyone is a twenty-year old Marine just out of basic. He works with you so that you will attain your personal greatest potential. While working with Mike, I found that he was one of the most professional trainers I have ever met. He is a prolific student of performance and training. He understands human physiology and how it relates to athletics. When I started working with him, he ran with me to evaluate my skills, gently correcting my running style, gait and other attributes of running. Thanks to him, I shaved off 30 seconds of my 1 mile run and increased my endurance from 3 to 6 miles within twelve weeks. I got better, not because he pushed me, rather because he worked with me. He showed me how to run more efficiently and thus, faster. Mike also worked with me in overall physical performance, upper body, core, and legs. All these areas help make me a better runner. Because of him, I became the oldest person to complete the prestigious “Citadel Bulldog Challenge” offered by the Marines here in Charleston, SC. This challenge tests all aspect of physical training and is not for the weekend runner. I was honored to complete the course. If you are considering a coach, I recommend Mike Harris with enthusiasm and without reservation. – Kem Fronabarger, Ph.D, Charleston, S.C.
Mike has character and integrity above expectations. He was responsible for the success of programs at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the ultimate role model for bringing professionalism and accountability to any task or responsibility. The Medical University has high expectation for employees and Mike met these expectations and went beyond what was expected. He changed the lives of many civilians while teaching at the Medical University. Not many people can say they helped people change the way they lived their lives. The Medical University is proud of Mike and thankful for his contribution to our community. – Janis Newton, Director, MUSC Wellness Center, Medical University of South Carolina.