Mike has been working at the Gold's Gym in Arlington as a Personal Trainer since 2004. His professional approach and personal experience as part of the Australian Olympic Team enabled him to become the Head Trainer in 2005, a role he continues to enjoy to this day. Over the years, Mike has trained athletes and children as young as 13 years old, as well as non-athletes as young as 70 years of age.
In addition to his American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Training certification, his knowledge of anatomy, physiology, training methods, and rehabilitation techniques allow him to tailor workout programs to suit people from all walks of life and varied backgrounds.
Mike is a Kukkiwon-certified 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo. He is a 6-time Australian National Team member, World Cup quarterfinalist, and was the Australian Olympic alternate for Taekwondo in the 2004 Athens Olympics. He is a coach and team member of t.Bos, a Boston-area Taekwondo competition team, the head youth instructor for CW Taekwondo at Boston in Cambridge, and the head coach of the Tufts University Taekwondo program. Mike also sits on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference.
Carla is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist with more than 15 years of experience in the field of clinical nutrition, including jobs in hospital, rehabilitation, and health club settings. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oneonta State University of New York and continued to earn her graduate degree in Nutrition Education at Framingham State College of Massachusetts where she also took courses in Sports Medicine.
In addition, Carla is a Personal Fitness Trainer certified by the American Council of Exercise and has shared her passion with many clients helping them to incorporate healthy eating and fitness goals into their lifestyle.
On a personal level, she competed in track and field hockey in high school and college. She has run in many races including the 10K, half marathon, and marathon distances, and though not running much these days, she continues to be an avid cyclist and yogi.
Dr. Catherine Cole grew up surrounded by animals in rural Southern Oregon. She earned her B.A. in Biology at Northwestern University in 2002 and went on to earn her D.V.M. from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has been with Arlington Animal Clinic since 2006 and joined Dr. Schickler as partner in 2012. Dr. Cole currently lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. In her spare time, Dr. Cole enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, reading and knitting. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts.