Mike Hughes was born in Phoenix, but raised in Cleveland Ohio. He got tired of all the cold winters and moved back to Arizona 5 years ago. Since moving to Arizona, and meeting his wife Courtney (also a coach at Recess Endurance) he has found a real passion for fitness, nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle, with an understanding of how a balance of them all brings happiness and success in all aspects of life.
He enjoys anything outdoors, especially hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and golf. He also likes testing his physical preparedness by competing in spartan races and CrossFit competitions, finishing the trifecta in 2015 and 1st place in an Unbroken Series CrossFit competition in 2016.