Mike Cola has well over 30,000 hours of hands-on personal training experience. He started his own personal training studio in 1989, MikeColaFitness.com , which is located in New York. Mike has advanced certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and other National certifying bodies. In addition, Mike is a Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist and has a BA with studies in exercise physiology, nutrition and biomechanics. Mike started FitnessContrarian.com , a health and fitness web site, in 2009.