Hi, my name is Michael Lee (most people know me as Mike Lee or Coach Lee). I'm currently a full time teacher at Sebring High school and I also coach jv volleyball and girls varsity basketball. I've been married to my lovely wife Jodi for 29 years and I have two grown children, Ashley Rice and Whitney Lee. My daughter Ashley is married and they have a beautiful little girl named Tayla Jae Rice.
I have spent most of my life fat. I weighed 100 pounds when I was in the 4th grade and remember two things very clearly: 1) I wore "Husky" sizes, 2) I was called all kinds of nicknames related to being fat. I "slimmed down" three times in my life, for various reasons but always gained the weight back...and then some. It wasn't until just a few short years ago that I began to "slim down"...and then some.
I have lost 55 pounds and still counting. I have gone from not being able to run 1 mile, to being able to complete a 5k in under 24 minutes to, completing a half marathon! I have gone from not being able to do two pullups to being able to do fifty plus in a single workout. I am now able to go for my annual phusical and able to leave with the doctor happy to tell me that I am in good health and that I can do more than most 50 year olds can do!
If I had to define my fitness philosophy it would come down to these two things: 1)there is not shortcut, a healthy diet and consistent exercise is the only way to get healthy permanently, and 2) you can do more that you can ever imagine. If I can do this, so can you! So let's get busy!!
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching, Master's Degree in Education from Warner Southern College (now known as Warner University)
Fitness Certification: American Council on Exercise – Certified Fitness Trainer, BCLS: Adult CPR, Child CPR & Infant CPR, Cognitive A.E.D. Training.