Coach mike is an amazing coach who is extremely capable of coaching anywhere on the line, whether it be offense or defense.
Coach Mike worked with my7th grader on football specific techniques and skills, particularly his long snap. He was great and kept my son interested and in motion the whole time. I really enjoyed that the emphasis was on teaching and skill development rather than just conditioning. Both my son and I were impressed, would highly recommend Coach Mike, and we booked more sessions on the spot.
I have been a member of Athletic Republic Norwood for the past six years, and love the variety of workouts as I have completely transformed my body. Since 2016, I have been working with the head coach and trainer Mike Duran to improve my overall strength while keeping off the weight.
Mike is very knowledgeable in his field, and he quickly understood my goals and had continually provided advice and varied programs every few weeks. He always has an upbeat and steadfast approach, incorporating flexibility, strength, posture, balance, endurance along with promoting a healthy eating regime. Mike is encouraging, informative and pays attention to my every move to be sure I am performing the exercise to full potential and correct form! He continually motivates me, and most importantly he keeps a watchful eye as I move through the challenging movements, and making sure I am doing the exercise correctly while reinforces how it will benefit in the long run. The results have been significant! I look forward to my workouts every week, and get excited to see what Mike will come with each session – of course always challenging! I am leaner, more toned and far fitter at 51 years young than a decade ago. I have been asked so many times “where do you train?” as my groups of friends and family have noted the difference, and cannot believe the intense workouts I perform at AR!
Mike Duran is a devoted, reliable, dependable trainer, and I admire his constant push every week, as well as the new challenging exercises he makes me do with no excuses! Mike has a great personality, and it is evident with his close rapport with the young athlete's members at the Athletic Republic. Athletic Republic members are fortunate to have Mike as their head training coach.
Thanks for always challenging my body!
My name is Joe Peroni and I am a sophomore at Bryant University. I have been training with Mike Duran for the past three years, and I have never been in better shape in my life. I play Division 1 lacrosse at Bryant University, which requires me to train year-round, and Mike is there to help. Whether it is lifting, sprinting, working on agility, improving my conditioning, or preventing injuries. Mike Duran is the BEST trainer I have worked with to this day. Mike is the type of trainer that can change and adapt his training methods and intensity to suit the needs of his specific client. For me, that means pushing me to my greatest limits and then some. Whatever the situation is, he can help someone become a better athlete, get in better shape, feel better about themselves from a health and wellness point of view or just become a healthier person all together. Mike can do it all. I give Mike Duran my highest recommendation.
Training with Mike over the past few years has been an amazing experience. His knowledge of strength training and injury prevention is clearly noticeable through day to day workouts. With the customized workouts he has come up with for me, I have noticed a huge difference in my explosiveness, strength, flexibility and overall health. His programs are very functional, with purpose, and most importantly – intense. Without a doubt Mike has helped me excel at the highest collegiate level of lacrosse and has allowed me to push myself to farther limits. Mike is always full of energy and it’s always fun to get after it with him in the weight room.
Shane Walsh, player of ECHL Greenville Swamp Rabbits, affiliate of the New York Rangers (Testimonial)
Throughout my career I’ve worked with some of the top strength coaches at the Division 1 at UMASS Amherst and Pro Hockey ranks. I am currently playing in the ECHL and had the opportunity to tryout for the LA Kings in the NHL towards the end of my off-season. I was able to make it all the way into LA’s training camp not only because of my skill but because of the way my body was prepared physically. In just one off-season (three months) Mike’s program has taken my speed and power on the ice to a new level. By combining explosive and hockey specific movements, my body has never been more prepared for an upcoming season. His training is very functional and challenging which separates him from the rest. Mike’s passion and enthusiasm in seeing his clients get better makes him so valued and respected.