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About Cardio Mike

Cardio Mike was a winner of the 1990 Kansas State Power Lifting Championships and timed in the 40 yard dash at 4-4. Although he did not play High School football, he received numerous college football scholarship opportunities. He chose the offer from Hutchinson Community College where he played football and was called by Head Coach Percy, "One of the best athletes that he had ever seen!"

He graduated from Hutchinson with a degree in Criminal Justice. He then served 10 years as a civil servant at Hutchinson Correctional Facility as a Correction Officer.

In 1998, he won the Wichita Toughman Contest and began his training in Mix Martial Arts making his fighting debut in Extreme Challenge 30 and finishing his opponent in 1:28 in the first round. He remained undefeated as a mix martial artist until losing to the #1 ranked fighter in the world at the time, Joe Slick

He went on to create and promote his own boxing show, the popular Box-A-Buddy.

Cardio Mike began teaching group fitness in 2003. His "KISSER" Cardio Kickboxing style was an immediate success, with crowds averaging 40 plus, helping to motivate many to attain desired results.

Cardio Mike is now an ACE certified trainer employed by Genesis Health Clubs and is still packing every group fitness class that he teaches. His high energy, high intensity, entertainment and exercise style helps so many be the best they can be by maximizing their potential while at the same time having fun.


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