Mickey is a native of Spartanburg, SC. He has over 15 years of experience in sports and fitness. Mickey was an All-State, All-Area and All-Region football player from 1993-95. While playing in the North South All-Star football game he earned MVP for his performance during the game. Mickey was also an All-Region track athlete from 1993-96. After high school Mickey continued his career as an athlete at Northern Illinois University where he played football on a full scholarship.

Mr. Gist attended North Greenville University and finished his degree in Advanced Childhood Development at Spartanburg Technical College. He is certified in CPR and First Aid. Mickey also received a certification as a Physical Therapy Technician.

Mickey's positive personality and energetic attributes really exemplifies daily with his training regimen. He has been operating a fitness boot camp for 3 years and counting. His workout group started out with only 5 people and has continued to grow with everyone achieving outstanding results.

Mickey has spent many years in training, teaching, and inspiring thousands of people to get in better shape, strengthen bodies, develop mental toughness, increase self-confidence, and learn a healthier way of life.