Michael McClain, MS

Head Strength Coach, Conditioning Coordinator

Mike's favorite thing about Hardpressed are the clients. He says, “Our clients would run through a brick wall for us! I'm so excited to coach such an amazing community of motivated, down-to-earth people.”

Mike enjoys training clients that like to work hard and play hard: clients that can attempt a set that's super heavy and then laugh when they fail.

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Education and Experience 

  • MS in Sports Performance - Ball State University

  • BS- Ball State University

Mike Outside the Weightroom

In his free, Mike is all about sports and staying active. Growing up, he played football and ran track. In the summertime, Mike participates in flag football and ultimate frisbee leagues. He loves being outdoors, spending time in nature, going to the beach and hanging out with friends. Mike is a big music fan, and always looking for the newest songs to play at his 45-Minute Pain Train classes.

A few fun facts about Mike:

  • If he could do anything, it would be to play football in the NFL as a wide receiver

  • His most commonly used emoji is the “Upside Down Smiley Face”

  • His guilty pleasure is watching the Game of Thrones; he says, “I usually take a vacation to go home and watch the season opener every year with my friends.”

  • His favorite foods are anything with tropical flavors, like mango, pineapple and coconut


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Client Testimonials

"Mike McClain is the absolute best! I train with him 3 times per week and he makes the sessions extremely challenging but he also makes them fun. He has a great personality and he has pushed me to a level that at age 57, I never thought I would get to again. Training with Mike is how I ignite my day!”   

                             -  Dave Kaplan

“Mike knows how to push me outside of my comfort zone especially in conditioning. He is so great to work out with because he is truly passionate about what he does and wants to make sure I succeed in my goals. He takes each workout seriously but knows how to have a little fun while training. Three words to describe Mike:  Motivating, Tough, Fun”  

                             -  Heidi Follendorf

"It has been over a year since I’ve joined Hardpressed and can’t get enough of it! Mike and Brandon are awesome coaches that will leave you burning, shaking, and sore afterwards in only 30 minutes! Getting stronger and the community at Hardpressed makes the pain all worth it but if you’re up for a challenge, try Mike’s 45min Pain Train!"

                             - Fabricio Gamez, Account Executive at ESPN