Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness. He currently spends his time lecturing, teaching, training and writing. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning exists for one reason: to provide performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels. Athletes trained range from junior high school students to All Stars in almost every major professional sport.
Prior to Co- founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years, also for the past 25 years he been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men's Ice Hockey at Boston University. Mike also was the Boston Red Sox strength and conditioning coach in 2013 that won the World Series. In addition to his duties at Boston University and the Red Sox, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Michael was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1998 US Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano and 2014 Silver medalists in Sochi, and served as a consultant in the development of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the world and has produced 20 instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. Michael has also lectured all over the world. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers. Mike and his wife Cindy have 2 children, Michaela and Mark and reside in Reading.
Concussion Safety Certified
Bob Hanson: Co-Founder and has served as managing partner of MBSC since it was established in 1996.
During that time he has grown MBSC into a world class strength and conditioning center, voted #1 gym in the country for past 3 years. Bob has a strong reputation of dedication, knowledge and personal attention toward managing MBSC, along with MBSC Thrive, bodybyboyleonline www.bodybyboyleonline.com and Certified Functional Strength Coach, www.Certifiedfsc.com Bob has also been involved in youth hockey with over 25 years coaching experiance.
Bob is married to Diane Hanson, a familiar face to the athletes and personal training clients at the gym where she works in the office and handles all day to day operations. Bob and Diane have 3 children Christine, Bobby JR and Matthew. and three grandchildren Trey, Cassidy and Tenley. Bobby JR graduated from Boston University and played hockey for the Terriers, and CHL and in Germany, he also played Dave Silk in the movie "MIRACLE." Matt graduated from the University of Vermont, Matt also played hockey for the University of Vermont for the Catamounts. Christine works in Boston as a legal assistant.
Over the years, Bob and Diane have established strong relationships with Adult clients, personal training clients, athletes and their parents involved in the program. Diane and Bob reside in Peabody.
Head Strength Coach North Andover Facility
Concussion Safety Certified
Prior to joining the staff at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Steve Bunker practiced law as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Steve earned degrees from the following institutions: BA from Wake Forest University; JD from Suffolk University in Boston; BS in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts.
He is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a USA Weightlifting Club Coach.
In addition to coaching athletes of all levels and ages, Steve is the Education and Internship Coordinator at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.
Strength and Conditioning, Co-Director of Education & Internships
Ken Joined the MBSC staff in the spring of 2013 after completing his internship the previous summer and graduating from UMass Amherst with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. Ken works with clients and athletes of all ages ranging from elite level college athletes to middle school and adult groups. Currently he assists in training Craig Breslow (Red Sox), Rich Hill (Yankees), Jeremy Bleich(Yankees), and Chris Carpenter (Japan). Ken has also worked with NFL wide receivers, NHL athletes, division 1 athletes in baseball, football, men's and women's hockey, basketball, and continues to work with the Malden Catholic Varsity Hockey team. In addition to working with a large range of athletes, he is the Internship Coordinator alongside Kristina Jennings. He is also a NPA level 1 coach and is studying for his CSCS.
Strength and Conditioning
Vinny joined the MBSC team after completing the Summer 2014 internship program. He is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a degree in Exercise Physiology and minors in both Nutrition and Psychology.
As a certified Level One Precision Nutrition nutritionist, Vinny acknowledges each client’s specific needs. He works with clients to figure out what the limiting factors are that are holding them back. Together they develop lifestyle/behavioral changes that will enhance the client’s overall health. Vinny is continuously learning and furthering his education through reading and seminars to make sure his clients can have success reaching their goals.
Vinny believes as a strength and conditioning coach it is his responsibility to lead by example and impact all athletes and clients lives in a positive way. During each session his main focus is on mentoring, teaching, and inspiring his athletes and clients to help them reach their goals. Since joining MBSC, Vinny has had the privilege of working with athletes of all ages ranging from elite level college athletes to middle school and adult groups. He has interned at Merrimack College where he worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the baseball, hockey, track & field, and softball teams.
Vinny is a Level One Precision Nutritionist and Sports Performance Coach through the USA Weightlifting (USAW). He is also FMS level one certified
Strength and Conditioning, Co-Director of Internships
Kristina graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from UMass Amherst. She started off playing soccer at the University of Rhode Island and continued to play soccer at UMass Amherst when she transferred. Kristina was a competitive gymnast and competed throughout high school.
Playing sports and staying active have always been passions of hers. She enjoys working with athletes and clients of all ages while helping them rise to the next level of fitness. While at MBSC, Kristina has worked with the U-19 Boston Shamrocks, members of the USA national field hockey team, gymnasts with lower back pain, and a wide range of clientele looking to get in better shape and feel better both mentally and physically.
Kristina is FMS level 1 certified, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), helps teach the Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and assists in running the MBSC internship program. Kristina is currently enrolled in Precision Nutrition
Ryan Wysocki is a 2015 Graduate of Fitchburg State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Fitness Management. In addition to his studies, Ryan was a goaltender for the NCAA DIII Men’s Ice Hockey team for four seasons. Prior to receiving his degree from the University, he completed a three month internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where he gained experience in the field of coaching functional training methods to clients of all backgrounds. At the conclusion of the internship, he became a full-time member of the MBSC coaching staff working with individual athletes, various football and hockey teams, and adult clientele at the North Andover location. Ryan holds a level one certification with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and is working towards certifications through the NSCA and USAW organizations.
Ryan is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he gained valuable coaching experience with the Detroit-based Bandits Goaltending School. While coaching, he worked with a range of athletes from beginner to Junior level and NCAA collegiate athletes. Ryan’s career goals include working as a strength and conditioning coach with a professional hockey team to focus on improving on-ice performance and reducing the risk of injury.
In addition to team-based and group training sessions, Ryan also enjoys working with athletes and adults on a 1:1 ratio to help the individual reach their personal goals.
Nika joined the MBSC staff in Spring 2016 after completing the internship. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 where she was a team captain and three time Division 1 All-American javelin thrower. Her strong track and field background led her to MBSC in the winter of 2016 and the rest is history!
Nika has worked with a variety of athletes at MBSC ranging from middle school, high school, collegiate and professional in a wide array of sports. She loves mentoring and teaching athletes as well as building confidence, resilience and accountability in them in a positive training atmosphere. She has her USAW, FMS and CFSC certifications.
In addition to coaching, Nika continues to train as a javelin thrower and most recently competed in the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Strength and Conditioning
Nicole joined the MBSC coaching staff in December of 2014 after completing the fall internship program. Nicole graduated from Suffolk University in December of 2013 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. Upon graduation, Nicole attended the American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT) in Boston, where she studied corrective exercise, nutrition and the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). While attending personal training school, she also spent time shadowing at MBSC throughout the spring and summer sessions.
While working at MBSC, Nicole has developed a wealth of experience training the Sachem Soccer Boys, Andover Lacrosse, Andover Basketball and many youth hockey teams from all over the state.
Nicole believes that everyone deserves to function without pain during daily life and is determined to help others function in a way that makes life easier. Nicole is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and is also working towards becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She continues to further her education by attending conferences and seminars.
Strength and Conditioning,Co-Director of Education & Internships
Stephen Joined the MBSC team after completing the Summer 2014 internship program. Since his time at MBSC, he has coached all types of clients ranging from professional athletes to middle-school kids and enjoys helping everyone reach their personal and performance goals.
Stephen graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he was a captain of the Men's Track and Field team. During his career he amassed several athletic and academic awards including two All-New England selections and the UMass Spring Scholar Athlete distinction in 2014.
Stephen attends several continuing education events every year and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), FMS Levels 1 and 2 certified, and a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.
Strength and Conditioning
Mike is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist, and a Sergeant (SGT) in the United States Army. In the winter of 2012, Mike interned at MBSC. He was then hired as a fulltime strength and conditioning coach.
Mike has always been involved in sports, playing football, baseball and hockey from a young age. At Central Catholic High School, Mike narrowed his focused to hockey. Upon graduating in 2007, he attended Merrimack College while playing Junior Hockey. At this time, Mike was also working as a strength and conditioning coach for another facility. Mike was an assistant coach for the Empire Junior B Hockey Team and assisted with on ice skills for the Valley Junior Warrior program.
In 2009, Mike put his career on hold to join the United States Army. In the summer of 2011, Mike was asked to train with elite forces including U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces for secret missions in accordance with Operation Legion Copperhead. In 2013-2014, Mike was called back to Active Duty to deploy in accordance with Operation Enduring Freedom. While on the deployment, Mike was the Noncommissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of the On the Job Training Program (OJT) for the Afghan National Army Military Police Corp (ANA). During this time, Mike and a five man team, created and successfully implemented a training program that had been previously unsuccessful in all attempts throughout the war. Mike and his team graduated over 400 ANA soldiers.
Once back in the U.S., Mike returned to MBSC. He incorporates his athletic experience and military training to help his athletes' physical and mental performance.
Craig has been a member of the MBSC team since the summer of 2015. During his time at MBSC Craig has worked with a wide range of clients from elite division 1 athletes to youth hockey teams striving to improve athletic ability, and overall better movement and well-being. Prior to joining the MBSC team Craig was earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science at Fitchburg State University. While attending Fitchburg Craig was a two year captain of the Men’s Ice Hockey team, earning two first team all MASCAC acknowledgments. Craig also has playing experience at the Junior A level, where he played In the Eastern Junior Hockey League for the New York Applecore.
Craig is currently coaching youth hockey in the Eastern Hockey Federation for the North Shore Shamrocks, Craig wants to continue to grow as a coach and climb up the coaching ladder.
Craig has years of experience running off ice strength and conditioning programs at youth, varsity and junior levels. Moving forward Craig wants to continue to grow as a strength and conditioning coach and continue to make athletes more explosive and durable. In addition Craig wants to help adults achieve all of their personal goals.
Eric is a graduate of Clarkson University class of 2011, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology. While attending Clarkson University, he played four seasons of Division I NCAA Ice Hockey. Eric is certified in the popularized Functional Movement Screen (FMS) through Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Systems,
Before joining the team at MBSC, Eric interned at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness with the sports medicine team. During this time he worked alongside Physical Therapists to provide rehabilitation services to a diverse age range of clients through corrective exercise, strength training, and helping to reduce the risk of injury. He joined the MBSC team after completing the Spring 2016 internship program where he gained extensive knowledge of sports performance and strength and conditioning .Eric is certified in the performance enhancement specialist (PES) Through NASM.
Previously, Eric held various coaching positions. He coached on ice drills and assisted in Dry land exercises for three summers in the USA Satellite Hockey Development program . before moving on to coach young hockey athletes’ shooting techniques at Shoot To Score. He also spent one season as an Assistant Coach for the Belmont Hill Freshman Ice Hockey Team. Since Eric began his employment at MBSC, he has worked with a full range of student and adult athletes. Eric has used his years of coaching experience and his MBSC internship knowledge to train athletes to gain their full potential in a safe training environment. He helps clients reach their desired athletic goals while also instilling confidence.
For as long as he can remember, Joe has had a passion for Health and Fitness. After graduating from Melrose High School, Joe attended the National Personal Training Institute in Waltham, Ma. As a student at NPTI he studied Exercise Science, Human Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, and Weight Training. The knowledge and skill he received at NPTI prepared him to be a successful trainer who can help his clients/athletics reach their goals and true potential. Joe graduated in 2014 with a diploma in Personal Training. He was then fortunate enough to complete an Internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where he put all his knowledge in the field of fitness to use on a daily basis training numerous groups of athletes from Middle School, High School, and College level.
Joe is now employed at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where every day is a learning experience. Being part of the Team at Mike Boyle's, has helped him to remain focused on his goals, and those of his clients. Along with working at MBSC he is also a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Malden Catholic High School. He brings all of his education, skill, and effort to preparing his clients to reach success. He looks forward to continuing his education in the field of Fitness, where he will continue to develop new skills, techniques, and insight into his profession.
Strength and Conditioining
Tia graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Longwood University in Virginia. While there she was a four year scholarship athlete on the women’s soccer team, serving as team captain her senior year. Her first two years out of college she worked as a personal trainer in Wellesley, MA specializing in sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Tia spent 2012-2013 in Italy playing professional soccer in its top division, Serie A, on UPC Tavagnacco. The team went undefeated and finished second in the standings winning the Copa d’Italia (national tournament) for the first time in team history, and secured a position in the 2013-2014 UEFA Champions League. The following year she served as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at St. Bonaventure University in upstate, NY. That year the Bonnies made it to the semi-finals in the A-10 conference tournament for only the second time in the program’s history.
She is an A.C.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer and a N.S.C.A. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. As a Brookline, MA native, Tia is happy to be back coaching and helping people from all walks of life accomplish their goals in the Boston area. Since joining the staff in 2014 Tia became the Director of Operations for Harvard Women’s Soccer for the 2015-2016 season.
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist
Marco Sanchez has been a strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn since completing a summer internship in 2009. Since then Marco has built an extensive resume of personal training and athlete clients, ranging from youths to professionals and Olympians. Marco is an educator at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning and is heavily involved with the training of the staff as well as other coaches and trainers around the world.
In the fall of 2013, Marco completed his year-long massage therapy licensure and began treating clients and athletes at MBSC. Marco spent the 2013-2014 professional hockey season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the San Jose Sharks, and head strength coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.
He has a well-rounded education in various systems across the industry. He has attended courses from PRI, FMS, SFMA, NKT and RockTape.
Marco works with Kevin Carr at the MBSC Massage Clinic, 'Movement As Medicine'
Marco can be contacted at Marco@bodybyboyle.com or Marco@movement-as-medicine.com
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Strength and Conditioning, Licensed Massage Therapist
Whether he is working as a coach or therapist, Kevin's goal is to have you moving your best so that you can excel at the activities that make you happy.
Despite being in his mid-twenties Kevin has already amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training. Working with everyone from US Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the Average Joe or looking to shed some pounds and get healthier he has helped countless clients move better and live healthier lives.
In addition to receiving a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a License in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute- Watertown he is also credited with the completion of numerous continuing education certifications including FMS, SFMA, NKT Level 1 and 2 and PRI.
He has recently found a specialization in restoring movement patterns in clients with pain and dysfunction and helping them reclaim their active lifestyles.
Kevin owns and operates the MBSC Massage Therapy Clinic, 'Movement As Medicine'
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Strength & Conditioning
Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He has been a member of the MBSC team since the summer of 2012.
While at MBSC, Mike has coached individuals ranging from the Professional and Olympic ranks to high school and middle school athletes to adult clients looking to move well and feel better on a day-to-day basis.
In addition to working at MBSC, Mike is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the USA Women’s National Hockey Team.
As an undergrad at Fitchburg State University, Mike was a three-year starter at defensive back for the Falcon football team. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree at FSU, Mike completed internships with Northeastern University and USA Hockey.
Mike continues to pursue his education by attending various conferences and seminars in order to help you attain all of your current and future fitness goals.
Strength and Conditioning
Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/ Exercise Science from Bridgewater State University. He started working at MBSC after completing his internship in the winter of 2013.
Before joining MBSC, Dan interned with the Boston College Strength and Conditioning Department and Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey Team. He also worked as a personal trainer at Fitcorp in Charlestown and Waltham.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is CPR-AED certified. Dan has extensive experience working with athletes and clients of all ability levels and loves helping his athletes and clients move and perform at their best.
Strength & Conditioning
Kevin Larrabee graduated from Keene State College with a BS in Health Science in August 2008. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
In April of 2006 he created The FitCast, a weekly fitness and nutrition podcast that features the biggest and brightest coaches and trainers in the fitness industry including Mike Boyle, Alwyn Cosgrove, Rachel Cosgrove, Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, Robert "Dos" Remedios, Dr. John Berardi and many more.. The FitCast has over 5,500 listeners per week making it one of the top podcasts in it’s category on iTunes.
In December 2008 Kevin completed an internship at Cressey Performance in Hudson, MA. There he worked with a wide demographic from weekend warriors to high school, college, and minor league and professional athletes.
After the internship Kevin worked at a commercial facility where he lead the staff in personal training sessions for 8 months straight while continuing to educate himself by attending seminars and reading working with a wide demographic of clients.
Kevin joined the MBSC staff in October of 2009 to continue to grow as a strength coach and to work with the best minds in the strength and conditioning field.
Strength and Conditioning
Gabe joined the staff at MBSC in the summer of 2001 working as a part-time strength coach until graduating from Connecticut College in 2007. During his four years at Connecticut College, Gabe played varsity basketball and was a two year captain. Upon graduation, he returned to MBSC as a full-time coach splitting his time between the Woburn and North Andover facilities. He has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities, and currently trains clients one on one as a personal trainer at both the Woburn and North Andover locations. In addition to training athletes at MBSC, Gabe also spent the summer of 2006 interning with the Boston Celtics, assisting in coaching their offseason strength and conditioning program. He is currently working on his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Strength & Conditioning, Licensed Massage Therapist
Brendon joined the MBSC staff after completing part of the Fall 2010 internship. He is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a BS in Kinesiology, a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and a licensed massage therapist (LMT)
Brendon was always involved in sports and exercise growing up, a passion which ultimately led him to pursue a career where he can help others reach their fitness and athletic goals. In addition to working as a personal trainer strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) Brendon is also the internship coordinator, programming director, and educational contributor for MBSC Thrive.
A big advocate of continuing education, Brendon has attended multiple courses including the Functional Movement Screen, MovNat, Neuro Kinetic Therapy, Rocktape, Functional Anatomy Palapation, and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment.
When he’s not at work or attending an educational workshop, Brendon loves to read, write, travel, and enjoy the outdoors.
Brendon is current working on MBSC's new Mobile Mentorship Program & Certified Funtional Strength Coach.
Physical Therapist - PT, OCS, COMT, CSCS
John is a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics, with a background in strength and conditioning that is unique to physical therapists. John graduated in 1997 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. In addition:
- John is a board certified specialist in orthopedics (OCS), as administered by the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Has earned the designation of Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), after a rigorous educational series via Maitland Australian Physiotherapy.
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) via the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
John has treated athletes of all levels, from youth to professional, from all sports. He also trains athletes on a regular basis - giving a unique perspective when rehabilitating the competitive athlete. His blend of advanced manual therapy skills along with practical experience training and rehabilitating athletes leads to exceptional outcomes, and a rapid return to sport.
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