Kind Words

See what people are saying.

Derek Clovis
Derek Clovis

AA Arizona Diamondbacks Strength Coach

“Mike Locasto is one of the hardest-working, driven, and passionate individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  He is constantly seeking new and improved ways to help those around him. His devotion to his craft motivates me every day. With Mike’s support and guidance, I became the strength coach and person that I am today.”

Jeff Bain
Jeff Bain

AA Arizona Diamondbacks

“Mike has made a profound impact on my life as an athlete and arguably more so on my personal life. Since first hearing about his journey, he has shown me new ways to navigate life’s challenges with tools I didn’t know I had—all through conversation and without drawing a line between friend and mentor.”

Anthony Donskov
Anthony Donskov

Donskov Strength and Conditioning

“I have had the distinct pleasure of being a small part of Michael Locasto’s journey as both a coach and leader. Michael is a true professional. He is bright, articulate, hard-working, driven, passionate and humble. His knowledge of the physical, psychological, technical, and tactical elements of sport preparation are only rivaled by his unquenchable curiosity for knowledge. Despite these accolades, the most impressive feat of all is that he’s an even better person.”

Nate Friedman
Nate Friedman

Arizona Diamondbacks MiLB Strength Coach

“Mike has been an inspiration to me since the first day I met him. Since working with Mike, I have taken full control of my life in all areas. From implementing a morning routine, to intermittent fasting, to improving my performance in the weight room, Mike has been an amazing and all-encompassing coach. Mike does a great job of equipping you with the tools you need to eliminate resistance in your life as well as the power to create an infinite number of possibilities. If you are looking to begin your journey to living your best life both mentally and physically, Mike is your guy.”

Gabe Speier
Gabe Speier

Kansas City Royals

“Mike Locasto was my AA strength coach with the Diamondbacks. He drove me to work as hard as I possibly could both physically and mentally. Not only did he help me get to where I wanted to be physically, but he is the first person that taught me to have a positive mindset and how important it is to be in a good state of mind to perform at the highest level. On the physical side, he knew that I had goals and got me to meet those goals much faster than I could have without him. Because of his positive outlook on life and tenacious work ethic he made me want to do the work and not take any shortcuts. Mike Locasto is a big reason I was able to live my dream and play in the Major Leagues!”

Ryan Atkinson
Ryan Atkinson

AAA Arizona Diamondbacks

“Mike is one of the most dedicated, passionate, and highly driven men I know. He is committed to his work, his life and is eager to improve lives around him. Mike has made an impact in my life that I’ll never forget nor lose inside. He became a brother of mine since the day we crossed paths in Missoula, Montana in 2016. Remember you’re in control of your own destiny as we all are AWARE! Your success has already happened, your success is already within that YOU created.”

“The greater you are with your eyes closed, the greater you are with them open.”

Joe Rosauer
Joe Rosauer

Arizona Diamondbacks MiLB Athletic Trainer

“Michael is the ultimate professional. His ability to connect on a personal level with others as a person first creates a foundation built on trust and loyalty. His caring attitude and love for those around him is infectious, which creates a free space for culture! Because of his commitment to being the best version of himself, he is able to in turn help others commit to what lights their soul! He is the real deal!”

Andy Young
Andy Young

Arizona Diamondbacks

“Mike was one of my favorite strength coaches because of his rare mindset. Mike understands the connection between physical training and the mind and more importantly how they work together to complement each other. Having Mike as an everyday tool for me to use was very beneficial, not only in the weight room and on the field, but more importantly how I started to train my mind to attack everything I did throughout my day. Mike turned my training routine into a lifestyle, which is still influencing me in a very positive way today.”

Pavin Smith
Pavin Smith

Arizona Diamondbacks

“Mikey was always a coach that was easy to talk to and brought powerful insight in various mental strategies.”

Jon Duplantier
Jon Duplantier

Arizona Diamondbacks

He’s one of the most passionate people I’ve ever worked with. He goes above and beyond for those that show they want to be great!

Austin Byler
Austin Byler

Major League University

“I was incredibly blessed to be a part of Michael’s journey for 3 years with the Arizona Diamondbacks. His charisma and energy are absolutely INFECTIOUS. Michael not only displays complete professionalism in everything that he does, but he is an amazing person at his core. As a mentor of mine, Michael taught me how to connect my mind, body and soul to attract the results that I wanted to experience on the field and more importantly, in life. The tools that he teaches are second to none and are proven to enhance the quality of your life. As a fellow high performance coach, I put him up there with some of the best in the world. Michael is a standup guy who will deliver massive amounts of value to your life. A + guy all across the board. I highly recommend his program for anyone who is ready to take that next step in their life!!”

Kevin Ginkel
Kevin Ginkel

Arizona Diamondbacks

“There’s certain kind of qualities you look for in a coach. Communication, leadership, discipline, knowledge, and patience. These are just some of the qualities that Mike Locasto exhibits. I’m so glad he was with me in my journey to the big leagues.”