Where you can find me:
I’m Mike Romaine and you’ve managed to land on my blog. I’m the guy who came over from the Dark Side of the fitness industry (which oh god I’m so thankful to be away from) to train Nerds and Awesome People to be SuperHumans.
But, let’s jump in a quick time machine, shall we?…
I started doing this “fitness” thing when I was around 16 years old. I know, I know. Typical… I just happened to fall in love with it. But, don’t worry. After I was done training I would immediately run home and hop on WoW and read Harry Potter.
From there I signed up to become a certified personal trainer by the age of 18, and I immediately started coaching shortly after. Since then I’ve also got a few other certs (which you can see below), those included being a CrossFit Certified Coach as well.
Credentials or not though, what I really want to talk about is my journey. I’ve been through it all. I’ve wanted to be skinny and tone, jacked and huge, big and ripped – all of it. And, for the most part, I learned the steps to reach all those individual goals.
I started as a small little track kid. I ran and lifted and wanted a fit look until eventually I wanted to get “bigger”. So, obviously, I used the things I’d learned to do just that. I bulked and incorporated my own things to stay lean.
The only issue was that soon after I decided I wanted to be even bigger.
That led me into some bodybuilding-like techniques and even into powerlifting. I was deadlifting over 500, squatting over 400, and benching over 300 (this I still do).
I had some fun with that, of course, but that eventually led me elsewhere as well. I was so stuck on gaining muscle I really could careless about looking or feeling healthy. I just wanted to gain, eat, and lift MORE WEIGHT! ROAR!… Sorry.
I tacked on a ton of weight (not immediately), stopped caring about my diet, and looked somewhat like the Blob. At least I was still close to being a pretty sweet villain.
I’ve since lost 50 lbs. or so and been living like a SuperHuman.
During all my phases I used different methods to achieve them (even the one where I got fat). After learning each method, achieving it was as simple as getting started.
And heck, that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do.
Oooo now we’re onto the good stuff. Man, if only this about page could be completely about my nerdom. I got so many more nerdy stuff to share. All in good time, I guess. Settle down Mike.
There’s my World of Warcraft Warrior getting ready to take out the Butcher.
Hell yes I topped the DPS Charts…
Hell yes my toons name is Snape…
Hell yes I also have the the “Professor” title from finding artifacts so indeed my name would read “Professor Snape” if you were to see me.
More Fitness and Geek Credentials
Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)
Favorite Movement: Deadlift
Favorite Superhero: Captain America
Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 (Certificate)
Certified BadAss (Self-Certified)
6+ years Private Personal Training
4 year CrossFit Style Group Training
Marvel, DC, Superhero, DBZ, (too many to name) Fanboy
Blizzard/Riot and PC Gaming Nerd
Certified GOT and FlashArrow Member (Self-Certified)
24 years of Superhero mimic-ing
10 years of World of WarCraft and PC Gaming