During this time he was fortunate to work with sports people of all standards and abilities. As someone heavily involved in sports himself, he enjoyed a lengthy career as a rugby player and coach. His accomplishments include Head Coach for Combined Services U21s and Director of Rugby at Petersfield RFC.
In addition to his extensive sports background, Mike developed his understanding of leadership and management whilst serving as Course Officer at the RN Management School. He was responsible for delivering leadership and management to promotion candidates. Alongside his extensive understanding of fitness, nutrition and health, he realised that physical, motivational and leadership skills have a very close relationship.
Towards the latter part of his RN career, Mike was honoured to receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
On retirement from the RN, Mike was invited by Premier Training, a leading provider of personal training and sports therapy to become a course tutor. During this time he additionally worked one-to-one with clients, continued to coach rugby, and worked as a Fitness Consultant with The Energy Project – an industry-leading consultancy that unlocks transformation and sustainable high performance within individuals, teams and organisations.
Never one to sit still Mike, has been enthused by The Oxygen Advantage and the benefits it offers. Adding yet another dimension to his bank of knowledge, Mike now trains individuals from all walks of life on how to implement functional breathing into their daily routine and enjoy the health improvements it brings. Those looking for an advantage in sport can use the techniques to add incremental gains to their performance.