Coach Spotlight - Mikey Weir



What Does Fitness mean to you?

Fitness to me is a lifestyle, a way of life. Training, whether in the gym, running, playing sports, or any physical activity, is ingrained in me. Being fit and active has become second nature, a habit that is harder for me not to do than to do. I believe that when you find something you are passionate about, it becomes a part of you and something you want to do for the rest of your life. If you haven’t yet found that passion in fitness, keep looking, because when you do, you will never look back.

When did you start your fitness journey?

Fitness came naturally to me from a young age, as I used to love playing sports. Around the age of 12, I started taking football more seriously, excelling in the sport. At 17, I left home to pursue a professional football career, spending time in Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, and England. I was introduced to the gym at 15, with training specifically tailored for football. I transitioned from professional football around 24 and fell in love with Calisthenics training and running. Over the years, I aimed to become a complete athlete—strong, athletic, and mobile. It's not just about looking like an athlete but being one.

How has fitness helped you in other areas of your life?

Fitness has primarily helped me in the most important area of my life—health. Feeling fit and healthy is unmatched. Confidence has soared, as looking and feeling great contributes to a heightened sense of self-assurance. Fitness has taught me discipline, hard work, and consistency, influencing every other area of my life.

What do you bring to the Physique Academy?

From a personality perspective, I bring positive energy and a growth mindset, constantly seeking personal and coaching development. I believe I can contribute to the team's growth. In terms of training, my calisthenics experience and expertise offer a unique style/method. Living a plant-based lifestyle, I can assist clients and coaches transitioning or already on a plant-based diet.

What are your THREE biggest strengths as a coach?

  1. Growth mindset: Helping clients be the best versions of themselves physically, mentally, spiritually.
  2. Accountability: Providing support and ensuring clients stay on track for their goals.
  3. Being a product of the product: Leading by example and applying what I preach, always striving to be the best version of myself.

Why should people join the Physique Academy?

Physique Academy offers a unique community and platform where like-minded individuals gather to help you become the person you've dreamed of being—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Advice for Fitness Beginners?

Be coachable but also curious. Speak up when you don't understand something. Listen to your coach, stick to the plan, as everyone here has your best interests at heart.

Best Thing about Being Part of the Physique Academy?

The best part is surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who genuinely want you to grow into the best version of yourself.

Favorite Style of Training?

Calisthenics and functional bodybuilding.

Why is routine and discipline important to you?

Routine and discipline shape who you are. Great achievements result from daily disciplines over a consistent period. We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Overcoming Setbacks in Training?

I had a serious trapped nerve in my right shoulder, resulting in a loss of strength. Rebuilding strength and mobility has been a slow process. This setback taught me the importance of mobility training and the value of tedious exercises in becoming a stronger athlete.

You can book a FREE consultation call with the Physique Academy here.

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