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Mike Barwis is the founder and CEO of the BARWIS family of companies, including the BARWIS Performance Centers. Mike is currently the Senior Advisor to the New York Mets. He was formerly a consultant to the Miami Dolphins and formely the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Michigan where he was directly responsible for the development and implementation of the strength and conditioning programs. In 2003, Barwis assumed the responsibility for the Mountaineers football program, while maintaining his position with the Olympic sports.
During his tenure at West Virginia University he designed and implemented programs for all of the Mountaineers 21 varsity sports. His last 5 years at WVU were widely considered to be the golden era in WVU athletics. Barwis has coached 38 National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) All-Americans and was one of 10 coaches to receive the Bronze Award from the NSCA certification commission. He has trained over thousand of collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes in over 40 sporting events. In addition, Barwis has been published in numerous journals, magazines, newspapers, written several books, and produced several videos. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA, BMI as a Barwis Methods Master Instructor and CPR and AED certified. Additionally, Mike is the star of the Discovery Channel’s international hit TV show “American Muscle” which features his work with professional athletes and people with disabilities. Mike has also been featured in many tv, news, radio, and internet shows and is widely recognized as a leading authority on the neuromuscular systems and biomechanics. Barwis has been recognized in his field as one of the most influential strength coaches of all time. Mike is married to Autumn who was the Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning at WVU. He has two sons, Ray and Charlie, as well as two daughters, Hannah and Julia.

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