Anthony Mihelich enjoyed a variety of sports in his youth and began weight training in high school. Despite not being the strongest, fastest, or most athletic, it “clicked” that by putting in the right work, the results showed up — without question. This gave Anthony the confidence and drive to pursue further athletic challenges in high school and college, participating in football, lacrosse, and wrestling. Collegiate sports allowed Anthony to fine tune his athletic skill set such as proper mechanics and injury prevention. Eager to broaden his knowledge base, he began assisting a physical therapist in order to deepen his understanding of physiology and human anatomy.
After a few devastating knee injuries in high school and college resulting in multiple surgeries, Anthony was convinced he would never participate in competitive sports or even intense physical training ever again. He was then introduced to CrossFit in the spring of 2014 by a close friend, where he instantly wanted to join in the fun, but was initially concerned with the amount of volume after injury. To his surprise he felt instant relief after struggling with pain for years. He then understood experientially that, when performed properly, CrossFit could not only prevent injury, but also rehabilitate any and all injuries suffered outside and actually support your ability to function optimally in the real world.
During a period of travel in Southeast Asia, Anthony landed in Koh Tao, Thailand, where he began coaching part time in exchange for membership at a small CrossFit gym. Through helping grow the membership by creating a better client experience, Anthony discovered his love of being of service to others. Anthony wants to focus his complete attention on helping his clients achieve their goals through nutritional and lifestyle guidance and an emphasis on technique. He says, “Nothing is more satisfying to me than seeing an individual surpass their own thoughts of what is possible and becoming more physically and emotionally stronger than they have ever imagined.”
OPEX CCP Level 1 Coach (In Progress)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer w/ Brian McKenzie
CrossFit Mobility Trainer w/ Kelly Starrett
USA Weightlifting Certified
Yin Yoga Certified w/ Debi Daly
First AID & AED