Phone: Mike Baker Will Ashcraft 937-529-9072 - Email:

Mike’s Story

“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” In 2016, I will celebrate my 10th year in the fitness industry.
Vandalia Recreation Center
I found my love of the gym at age 10 when my parents got a membership to the Vandalia Recreation Center. I started working there at 15 first as a lifeguard and later as a fitness desk attendant. In addition to my onsite mobile training, I am a preferred trainer providing Sports Performance and Personal Training out of the Vandalia Recreation Center. It was here I also met my fiancé and business partner Mackenzie Cole.
Pacifico Power – Larry Pacifico and Jimmie Pacifico
At 15 I also started Powerlifting and a local legend 9 time World Champion Larry Pacifico noticed me a meet and invited me to attend his gym. Larry taught me proper lifting technique, nutrition, and encouraged my passion for lifting. I knew at this early age that I wanted to work in fitness and I was fortunate to able to learn from the ISSA National Personal Trainer of the Year. At 19 I became Mr. Pacifico’s assistant trainer working with high school and college students.
Jimmie Pacifico joined his father in the business and has helped grow their business into the premier powerlifting gym in southwest Ohio. Jimmie won his first World Championship in 2015. I still compete in Professional Powerlifting as part of Pacifico Powers Team and am nationally ranked #1 in Deadlift and #2 Overall by Powerlifting Watch in the 198 lb. men’s open equipped division.
Samaritan North Athletic Performance Program
I continued as a trainer while getting my BS in Education in Exercise Science and then completed an internship with Good Samaritan Sports Medicine’s – Athletic Performance Program. Under the supervision certified athletic trainers and an exercise physiologist my internship involved outcome based training to increase an athlete’s speed, power, acceleration, agility, strength, and flexibility.
Enhance-U Sports Performance Academy
After college, I was fortunate to get hired Enhance U Sports Performance Academy. I provided sports performance training to professional, college, and high school/grade school athletes. I started as a part time trainer and was promoted to Director of Training.
 My athletic background
I have competed in football, wrestling, track and field, and powerlifting. After being a 2 time Ohio State Powerlifting Champion, I decided to focus on that sport. I am a former NASA Teen National Champion. In 2014, I earned my Pro Card and am now Nationally ranked #1 in Deadlift and #2 Overall by Powerlifting Watch in in the men’s open equipped division at 198 lbs.
 MPower Mobile Sports Performance
I founded MPower Mobile Sports Performance to provide onsite sports performance training to sports teams and clubs. I also provide Sports Performance and Personal Training out of the Vandalia Recreation Center. Whether your an athlete or never been in the gym I can help you learn proper technique and design a fitness plan for you.
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Specialties: Personal Training, Sports Performance, Speed, Agility, Strength & Conditioning, I help young and young at heart to learn proper technique, nutrition and skills that will last a lifetime.