Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Mike MacDonald, BSc (Hons), PgCert, is a certified personal trainer, nutrition consultant, health & lifestyle blogger, and public speaker based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
In addition to being first team Performance Nutritional Consultant at Glasgow Rangers Football Club during their successful league and cup winning season of 2010-11, Mike has worked within the corporate health and fitness industry, and as a personal trainer and fitness consultant for one of Scotland’s premier sports facilities. He has worked with children, professional athletes, and prisoners, as well as the general public. Mike is also a former semi-professional sportsperson himself, playing over 200 games over eight successful years for the Scottish Highland Football League side, Buckie Thistle FC.
Following graduation from the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports & Exercise Science, Mike travelled to Spain to study for his ‘Master Trainer’ Diploma in Personal Training at the European Institute of Fitness. He later returned to the Robert Gordon University on a part-time basis to gain a PgCert in Sports Nutrition. In 2012, he visited one of America’s top-ten gyms, Fitness Quest 10, to study with his mentor, and fitness industry leader, Todd Durkin. Having also studied with world kettlebell expert, Steve Cotter, Mike is an IKFF Certified Kettlebell Teacher as well as being an ISAK level 2 certified anthropometrist, certified TRX Suspension Trainer, and a level 3 certified children’s/youth football coach.