By Stephanie Van Ness, CSCS
You've probably seen Mike Duran around the gym. He's the big guy with the easy smile. The one always laughing or dancing like a maniac. A recent graduate of Bridgewater State University with a degree in exercise science, Mike has coached at various speed and agility camps since 2011. Mike interned at AR over the summer of 2014, working with the athletes. At the end of summer, he was hired full-time as a trainer. Beginning this month he also will be leading some of the adult ARX classes.
A lifelong athlete, Mike played varsity football throughout both high school and college. At Bridgewater State, he received two coveted awards: First-Team All-Conference Offensive Lineman for Division III; and Second-Team Division III North All-Star for Offensive Line.
He has a passion for helping both school-age and adult athletes reach their potential on the field. He is currently working toward his CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist) certification, considered the gold standard in the industry.
Please be sure to give Mike a hearty ARX welcome!