Co-Founder and Director of Strength and Fitness

Mike holds a Bachelors from Stony Brook University and an Advanced Degree from the National Personal Training Institute of America. He is a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCAS CPT) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, an Advanced Sports Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting (USAWL2),and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1).


  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA CPT)
  • Advanced Sports Performance Weightlifting Coach (USAW L2)
  • Sports Performance Weightlifting Coach (USAW)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1)
  • Bachelor's: Stony Brook University
  • Advanced Degree in Personal Training: National Personal Training Institute of America
  • Notre Dame de Namur University: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach (2016)
  • New York University: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2016)
  • CrossFit Old County: Coach (2016)
  • Mount St. Michael's Academy: Baseball Coach (2016)


Shortly after, Mike Barbot and Mike formed officially formed J2FIT, a strength and conditioning training brand, offering personal training, online coaching, and education content. As up and coming fitness professionals in New York City, Mike became a sponsored ReebokONE Fitness Professional and provides various tips and coaching content for strength coaches and athletes around the globe.

Today, Mike is a:

  • Sponsored ReebokONE Fitness Ambassador
  • Featured Author on, specializing in Olympic weightlifting, strength training, sport psychology.
  • Co-Founder and co-host on The Fittest League Podcast, a brand and show dedicated to the exploration and explanations of all things fitness.
  • Head Olympic weightlifting coach at ReebokONE CrossFit Union Square, a premiere training facilities in NYC, and one of the few locales to train exclusively with Eleiko platforms and weights.


In Mike’s free time, you can catch him training hard for:

  • Olympic weightlifting meets. In his previous meet he was able to accumulate 222kg/488lbs with a 98kg/216lbs Snatch and a 125kg/275lbs Clean and Jerk.


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