Mike Mejia

Website: http://www.basesportsconditioning.com

Mike Mejia

Mike Mejia is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the founder of B.A.S.E. Sports Conditioning Inc., a company that provides on-site training and educational resources for young athletes, coaches and parents. He's also certified with the IYCA (International Youth Conditioning Association) as well as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Youth Nutrition Specialist. The author of several successful fitness books, Mejia is a featured contributor to magazines and websites such as "Men's Health," "USA Swimming," "Inside Lacrosse" and the national STOP Sports Injuries campaign. In addition to working with young athletes (age 10 through collegiate) in a wide variety of sports, Mejia is the writer, producer and host of a new DVD, "BASE Training: Injury Prevention for Young Athletes." For more information, basesportsconditioning.com

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