Coach Michael Boyle

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 founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years. Presently Boyle continues to serve as an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University, primarily responsible for ice hockey. In addition to his duties at Boston University, 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 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 country and has produced nine instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers.

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10 Responses to “Coach Michael Boyle”

  1. […] most successful and prominent coaches in this industry invest in education several times of year. Mike Boyle (former coach at Boston University and for the Boston Bruins) recently said in an interview that […]

  2. Stacey Piegari Says:

    Hey Coach!! How are you? I have taken your seminars at Perform Better and it was a life changing experience, which is why I am reaching out to you!! I have a BIG question for you as a well known and highly respected fitness educator and fitness professional. I thought you would be the perfect person to ask and would have the correct, intelligent answer:) Also-I am doing research for a strength training program I would like to write and develop for Group Fitness-a strength class that actually works, lol:) So this question is vital to the philosophy and methodology behind my program.

    Can you “tone” your muscles? Are “toning” exercises and program utilizing light handweights (3-5 lbs) effective to elicit the “toning” effect women are so desperately seeking? Is the word “muscle toning” not even a real term in exercise physiology?

    Also-can you “lengthen” a muscle-as pilates advocates is their main objective and result?

    I think I know the answer to both of these questions but I just want to hear some educated answers from really qualified people such as yourself so I can continue to educate my students and the members who are so confused and misinformed about these two terms because of the brainwashing by the commercial fitness industry and the media.

    It is a very big debate in Group Fitness and I am not the conventional Group Fitness instructor..I don’t teach a “toning” class, my class is a true strength class-I bring the weight room into the group fitness studio and really try to educate the members and help them get the best possible results!! I have been very successful at doing this and my members don’t go anywhere near the 3’s and 5’s anymore becaause they have actually gotten stronger-not a frequent occurence in the group fitness studio, lol..but many of the other instructors have their members using only these tiny weights and preaching the “toning” philosophy which I think is very confusing for them as they go into all the different classes.

    Anyway, thank you for reading my email if you have read this far and I really look forward to hearing your thoughts!!

    Sweat and Smiles,

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