My name is Mike Healy and I am extremely happy and excited to join the Optimal family. I am a certified personal trainer who began his journey right here in this gym. At one time I weight over 311 lbs. I just happened to come in one day for the blood drive and spoke with Barbara about the gym. At her urging, I entered the weight loss challenge over 3 years ago and won. Since then I have lost over a total of 100 lbs. and kept it off. You can find me here 6-7 days a week working out or running on the treadmill. I have worked in the educational field for over 20 years. First as a teacher and principal and then in educational publishing. My years in education assist me in working with my clients. I view my mission as helping everyone find the inner athlete inside of them. I believe we can all develop our athletic talents we all possess and build upon them to be the best we can be. The gym is for everyone at every level of fitness, from the beginner to the star athlete, we all can benefit from working our bodies and watching them grow and change.