Mike Pratt has served as a Strength and Conditioning coach to Premier League Team Leeds United and coached some of footballs Premiership most accomplished players including all time greats and hall of famers such as David O’Leary, Gary McAllister, Lee Sharp, Gary Speed, Ian Rush, and star names such as Tony Yeboha, Carlton Palmer, Nigel Worthinton and many more.
He earned his credibility as one of the youngest strength and conditioning coaches collecting prestigious accolades by working side by side with Coaching Giants such as Howard Wilkinson and Mick Henningan.
This lead to decades of Mike working with some of the most elite Athletes and coaches in Professional Sports, World Champions and Olympic athletes.
Been there done it and worn the T-Shirt!
Mike has been training for over 35 years. He competed as a Bodybuilder ultimately winning a British Championship and placing 4th in the Mr Universe representing his country in Bologna Italy. Mike found time to work as a top model for world renowned photographer John Deitrich and his publishers Lola Art Publishing alongside his coaching career and was renowned for how he transformed his physique countless times according to the photographer’s requirements.
Despite being media shy during his earlier career Mike on occasion made various appearances and contributions for magazines like Ultra Fit and Muscle and Fitness. He has also made a number of TV appearances and given 100’s of talks on training, mindset and performance to businesses, Universities and professional organisations.
Mike has many varied business interests outside of the gym, both in and out of the sports and fitness industry. His expertise in the culture of performance has lead to him consulting with CEO’s and corporations in many business sectors and this is something he has taken a greater interest in in recent years.
In the weight room Mike is somewhat of a maverick and is renown for his unique and cutting edge approaches. His trademark cross pollination of functional strength and conditioning training techniques with bodybuilding methods is what separates him from other coaches and provides him with the ability to create some of the most effective and unique exercise combos, programs and training systems, whilst prioritizing safety, injury prevention and overall health.
His creativity and vast experience are second to none in the world of coaching. When the goal is reaching peak performance and maximizing every bit of potential his clients (from complete beginners to World Class Athletes) have to offer, Mike Pratt is at the very top of the game.
MIKE AND HIS BUILT4LIFE BRAND
MIKE AND HIS BUILT4LIFE BRAND
Mike has created Built 4 Life in response to the high demand for his coaching services; a demand that he simply can’t meet due to his personal and business commitments.
All of Mike’s team have been coached personally by himself and are required to have the same high standards and attention to detail that he is renowned for ensuring that a consistently elite and professional level of service is available to all clients.
Mike realizes that not everyone that steps into a gym or starts working out from their own front room has athletic aspirations, but finds that there isn’t a person around that wouldn’t want to have a better looking body and the mindset of a champion. Becoming the very best version of themselves enables them to live a happy, long, healthy and productive life. This is what it means to be Built for life!