Mike Dewar


  • Master of Education in Applied Exercise Physiology from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, with a minor in Nutrition, from Bowling Green State University.
  • Accredited with CSCS from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Level 1 and 2 Advanced Sport Coach in Olympic Weightlifting.


  • Master of Education in Applied Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, with a deep focus on muscle building, fat loss, and body composition.
  • Over 600 published articles across respected platforms like Barbend.com, Fitbod.me, and USAweightlifting.org.
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Advanced Sports Coach in Olympic Weightlifting with nearly two decades of hands-on experience.


Michael Dewar is not just a strength coach; he’s a guide to a better, stronger, and more disciplined self. With a Master’s degree from Columbia University and a rich background in Exercise Science, Michael’s approach to fitness is deeply rooted in scientific principles yet tailored to individual needs. His expertise spans from Olympic weightlifting to general fitness, always with an emphasis on building strength and improving body composition.


As the founder of J2FIT Strength and Conditioning, Michael blends scientific methodologies with real-world experience to create impactful training regimes. His writing mirrors this philosophy, providing readers with insightful, research-backed, and accessible content. Michael’s work extends beyond personal training, offering online writing and coaching, alongside consulting services for aspiring coaches and writers.

Personal Interests

Outside the gym, Michael is an avid outdoorsman, embracing activities like fishing, hunting, and kayaking. He also enjoys the art of sourdough bread baking, reflecting his dedication to craftsmanship in all areas of life. Family and friends remain a cornerstone of his personal life, adding depth to his professional endeavors.

Future Goals

Currently, Michael is focused on expanding his online presence, particularly on platforms like YouTube, while continuing to grow his Cincinnati, Ohio-based training business. His commitment to evolving both as a coach and an entrepreneur marks an exciting path ahead.