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About Mike

Online Nutrition and Fitness Coach | Online Nutrition Consultant

Hello my name is Mike Calpin. Welcome to my online training website and the first step to achieving your health and fitness goals.

I am qualified as a personal trainer and nutrition consultant through the University of East London. I also have a diploma from the National Amateur Body Building Association (NABBA) and an SNVQ Level 3 qualification to work with people with disabilities.

I have over 40 years' experience, my initial education was from my father who was an old school bodybuilder. When I was 13 years old I started pestering him to train me. One day he came home from the factory he worked at and surprised me with a pair dumbells he'd made for me, he also gave me a training program to go with them. This is when he taught me about the importance of sleep, nutrition and recovery, as well as using good technique, progressive overload, and “mind muscle connection” which are some of the principles I still pass on to clients today.

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When I was about 30 I was diagnosed with idiopathic osteoporosis, which is a disease of the bones that leads to an increased risk of fractures. I was told by my specialist, that because it was idiopathic (unknown cause) there was no treatment available. Being told I had the bones of an 80+ year old male at 30 knocked me sideways, but thought I'd investigate the condition myself.

Research told me that exercise, particularly heavy resistance training (bones respond directly to a load being applied to them), combined with calcium and vitamin D supplementation could help, so I started training with as heavy weights as I dared to go and started taking calcium supplements.

Through my extensive research, I found out that in Newcastle we had one of the world's leading specialists in males with osteoporosis. I got hold of his number and harassed his secretary for about 6 months until he agreed to see me. He told me that there was a treatment available and I immediately started taking a weekly tablet known as Fosamax. I continued with my weight training program and had regular bone density scans. 6 years later I was told that I had reversed my bone density back to a normal range - something they had never seen before. During this time I got a job at the gym where I had been training and started passing on the benefits of exercise and nutrition to the people I was training. I wanted to further my knowledge of exercise and nutrition and enrolled on various training courses. This pretty much brings us to today where I still pass on to clients the benefits of good nutrition and exercise, as I really do believe that exercise and nutrition are the best medicine. As well as having a positive mindset.

I've been working in the fitness industry now for over 20 years. I have appeared in Men's Health Magazine and numerous other fitness magazines and helped thousands of people reach their goals; both face to face and through my online training platform called the VTS (Virtual Training System.) From Antarctica to Australia, men and women of all shapes and sizes, with different lifestyles and different goals. These people range from injury rehabilitation, people who were morbidly obese, underweight, busy working mum's and dad's, great grandmas and great granddads, as well as training World Champion bodybuilders, Fitness models, Boxers, MMA fighters, Footballers, Police officers, Firemen, Armed Forces, Barristers, Solicitors, Nurses and even Doctors.

Please check out my portfolio of before and after photographs and client recommendations on this website and on Facebook. These are the results you too can achieve with my advice and support through your weekly online check-in. Your starting point does not matter, with my straight forwards proven approach i'll help you achieve remarkable results. Online personal training and coaching offers you a convenient and affordable way to reach your goals.

These are the results you too can achieve with my advice

Your starting point does not matter with my straight forwards proven approach i'll help you achieve remarkable results.

You can find some of the people I have helped below, all of these people can be traced to real people via Facebook.

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See what you could achieve...

You're never going to be 100% ready, and it's never going to be just the right time, but that's the point. It also means that every moment is also the right moment. If you want it, you just have to do it.

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"I offer the convenience of an online nutrition and exercise program that can be done from a gym or the comfort of your home, tailored to your specific goals, equipment and ability level. All this will be done through an online check-in with me using my Virtual Training System software; a powerful tool, that includes a weekly dialog, review, advice, guidance and support, progress pictures & charts, health calculators, recipe books, and the important accountability that most people need, helping you to stay on track and reach your goals."