Mike’s approach is grounded in his expansive understanding of human behavior, integrating concepts and proven theories from many fields of study. Since Mike began coaching in 2013, he has empowered clients from all walks of life, ranging from professional athletes to working professionals, to transform their lives. He enjoys learning and solving complex problems, and is continuously deepening his understanding of human behavior to positively impact as many people as possible.


Mike's certifications include:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association:  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 
  • CFSC Level 1 Certified Functional Strength Coach

Mike offers an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to helping you master your body and your mind.


This goal-driven process is targeted at eradicating the root issues underlying the movement deficiencies you have.  We start with a thorough analysis of your current movement skills and postural patterns. This analysis subsequently informs the meticulous development, coaching and application of cutting-edge methodologies, which are specifically selected and personalized to address the underlying deficiencies in your motor control.

Ultimately, the objective of this training is to help you achieve long-term sustainability in your movement autonomy.  We achieve this together by fundamentally changing and optimizing the neurological processes that allows you to control your mind and your body.

“Flexible about the route, obsess about the destination.” – Simon Sinek

Through this training, you will learn the following skills:

  • Respiratory control
  • Dynamic postural control
  • Lifting mechanics
  • Loading mechanics
  • Gait mechanics
  • Motor skills for sports and other physical activities

Mike Zhao is available for consultations.  Mike is a movement specialist based in New York City. His focus is on the optimization of movement patterns. Mike is deeply passionate about helping others harness their innate power for change, growth, and self-mastery - so they can have a body that works for them, free of limitations.  For further information, please see his site at effortlesskinetics.com.

Strength Training & Motor Skills Consultant Mike Zhao