"Change or Die"

Academy of Strength

Specialized Personal Trainer


It's not the exercise, it's the mindset


Set Up the First Meeting

Everyone thinks that losing weight is about the exercise. It's not. First thing we do is we meet at a coffee shop or place to eat. Not a gym


Discuss Mindset

I have you bring pictures of your loved ones to the first meetup. We discuss how important they are to you and willing to change for. If you can't change for them then we're done here


Formulate a Plan

If you do want to change and it is worth it to you, we set up a diet, exercise but most importantly lifestyle plan



We work day in and day out to keep you on track and follow the plan

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My Story

I asked for help and was told to "Change or Die"

I was 36 and went in for a physical for the first time in 15 years. The doctor told me you need to "change or die". At 36 I was 336 pounds, borderline diabetic, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I worked out 2 hours a day, 5 days a week for 15 years. It wasn't the workout, it wasn't the diet, it was the mindset. No one stops to think about the track they're on until they're drowning and they can't get out. I was lucky, I got told when I still had a chance to change and save my life, not many get that opportunity. I'm here to tell you that in order to succeed, you need to be willing to change not just for yourself but also your loved ones.


Testimonials from some of my most influential and successful clients
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I met Chris Hemsworth on the set for the movie Red Dawn. It was just a case of being in the right place at the right time. A friend of mine had invited me to the set when the director was looking for someone "big and menacing". There I was introduced to Chris and that was history. When filming wrapped up I put my plans to open a gym on hold and went to Austrailia with Chris to train for 6 weeks. This is the training that let Chris become the iconic marvel Character "Thor"
Chris Hemsworth,
"I’ve known Mike Knight and trained under him for 13 years. 
We met through a mutual friend and I’ve consistently trained with him since.  
I played 18 years with the Detroit Red Wings, I was a part of 4 Stanley Cup Championship teams and have trained with Hall of Fame hockey players and elite trainers in the game of hockey.... see more..
Kris Draper,
Detroit Red Wings


What's the breaking point?

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Where do you start when you're drowning?

Keys to Motivation

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Academy Of Strength - Michael Knight