MB Sports Training’s Vision

Committed to providing excellent physical training systems and coaching by:

  • Providing a Motivating, Challenging, and Smart Training Experience.

  • Offering Expert Coaching and Support for our Athletes and their Support System.

  • Encouraging Personal Growth.

  • Providing Consistent Leadership and Value for our Athletes, their Families & Support Systems, Other Similar-Minded People, and Organizations.


Our Core Values

  • Athletic Ability is the key to maximize sports skill, sports performance, and physical fitness.

  • Athlete-Centered outcomes keep us focused on doing it right.

  • Body Balance for maximal strength, flexibility, posture, coordination and injury prevention.

  • Ethics guided by the NCAA and USOC.

  • Hard Work gets maximal results.

  • Trusting the Process keeps our coaching in context.

  • Vocal & Visual Environment motivates and quickly breaks down learning barriers.

  • We strive to always keep MB Sports Training Clean.


Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of athlete and achieve your fitness goals

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Michael Bouchard, CSCS


After earning a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Salem State College, Mike’s career started with teaching the importance of physical fitness and how to improve athletic performance to many ages, athletes, and teams. Developing much of his training philosophy through formal athletic training modalities and research in the Eastern European training philosophies, Mike has become recognized throughout the area as a leader in athletic performance and fitness training by applying scientifically proven training techniques with tried and true coaching skills.


Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, member of IDEA, USA Hockey Certified Coach, Certified CT High School Coach, and Certified in CPR.


Kevin Coyle, CSCS

Sports Performance & Fitness Coach

Born and raised in West Haven CT, Kevin grew up playing hockey for the West Haven Youth Hockey program and at West Haven High School. After graduating, Kevin attended Springfield College playing hockey for the club team and earning a bachelor’s degree with their top-rated Applied Exercise Science program.  As a Sports Performance and Fitness Coach, Kevin has completed three internships sharing time in the college and private sector. Kevin is a NSCA CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).


Jim Lafo, BS

Sports Performance & Fitness Coach

Jim has been working as a Physical Education and Health teacher since 2007. He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a master’s degree in Health Education from Southern Connecticut State University. He has been coaching High School hockey since 2005 and boy’s lacrosse since 2011. He joined the MB Sports Training team in the spring of 2014 bringing his passion for exercise and well-being with him.

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John Pirla, MS, CSCS, NASM, USAW

Sports Performance & Fitness Coach

John earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Central CT State University and completed his Masters Degree in Sports Administration from Arkansas State University. As a sports performance coach, John completed internships at the University of CT Sports Performance/Olympic Sports program as well as with the CCSU football team. He is a former division one middle distance runner and currently competes in duathlon and power lifting competitions. He holds and NSCA – CSCS, NASM-CPT, and USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certification.


Corey Podbielski

Physical Therapist & Concussion Specialist

Dr. Corey Podbielski graduated from Springfield College with his doctorate in physical therapy in 2015. Since then, he has been practicing physical therapy in an orthopedic and sports medicine population as well as teaching nationally on vestibular disorders and concussions. Corey is currently pursuing his board certification in orthopedic physical therapy and already holds certifications in dry needling, spinal manipulation, and strength and conditioning. He grew up playing hockey and baseball and is an avid golfer.


Dedicated to maximizing sports performance and fitness