Owner & Director of Sports Performance
Mike is a former NFL player, social entrepreneur and someone who is always striving for excellence. He believes in maximizing opportunities and paying respect to those who have mentored him along the way. Hard work and perseverance have been the fundamentals of Mike’s success throughout his career. His vision is to work with athletes to help them discover their full potential through mental and physical toughness and bring their abilities to the next level.
Mike has 4 years’ experience in the NFL where he primarily spent his time with the New England Patriots as a linebacker and core member of special teams. Throughout his 4-year career, he had the privilege of being coached by some of the greatest names of the game including Bill Belichick, Thomas “Pepper” Johnson, Matt Patricia, Mike McCarthy and Jeff Fisher. Strength coaches like Harold Nash, Mark Lovat and Steve Watterson played a vital role in Mike’s development allowing him to be leaner, faster and more explosive.
In 2004, Mike was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Kansas. During his career, the Jayhawks won three bowl game championships, most notable being the BCS FedEx Orange Bowl in 2008. Mike led the team with 12 tackles and 1 sack in a huge win versus Virginia Tech. This marked the greatest year in football history at the University of Kansas ending the year with a 12-1 record.
Mike grew up in Shawnee, KS where he attended Shawnee Mission Northwest excelling in football, track & field and student leadership. Mike was named Two- time All State Kansas 6A Linebacker as well as Sun Country Defensive Player of the Year.
Notable Awards & Distinctions
-4 years in the NFL primarily with the New England Patriots
-Played for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears
-Member of the 2012 AFC East Division Champions-New England Patriots
-Member of the 2011 New England Patriots Super Bowl XLVI Team
-Member of the 2011 AFC East Division Champions-New England Patriots
-2008 BCS FedEx Orange Bowl Champions (Led team with 12 tackles and one sack)
-2008 Insight Bowl Champions (Led team with 14 tackles)
-2005 Fort Worth Bowl Champions
-Two-time Football Team Captain, University of Kansas, 2006, 2008
-300 Career Tackles, University of Kansas, Big 12
-Named to the 2007 Dick Butkus Watch List (Best Linebacker in College Football)
-Nominated for the 2008 Chuck Bednarik Award (College Defensive Player of the Year)
-Big 12 Honorable Mention - Linebacker 2006, 2007, 2008
-Big 12 All-Academic First Team 2007, 2008
-Galen Fiss Award: Campus and Community Service 2006, 2007, 2008
Selected for the 2000-10 Sunflower League All-Decade Team-Linebacker
-Two-time All-State Kansas 6A Linebacker
-Two-time Team Captain Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars
-Over 300 Total Tackles Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars
-Named the Sun Country Defensive Player of the Year
-Rated the 23rd-best inside linebacker prospect in the nation by Rivals.com
Seville Ko, CEO
Seville’s experience and background in the fitness and nutrition industry is best described as diverse. His nearly 10 years of experience in the field includes collegiate athletics, personal training, advanced health and fitness education, modeling, acting, motivational speaking, writing and lifestyle coaching. He brings success working with clients in countless areas including weight loss, decreasing body fat, muscle toning, sports performance, injury rehab, and contest preparation. Throughout Seville’s experiences there is a consistency of goal setting and a resilient work ethic that has generated his success. Those same principles are instilled in each of his clients at the foundation of any program. His service to clients in and outside of each session is what has yielded such an impressive resume of success stories and profound following.
The passion Seville has for this industry is derived from his extensive sports background. After he concluded a standout four year career as a running back at Emporia State University he went on to being a graduate assistant coach at Pittsburg State. He is entering his 6th year as a fitness professional. The one thing that has been consistent during all his experiences is an unwavering dedication to comprehensive fitness. Seville’s clients are his number one priority and he strives daily to lead by example. He has maintained his own regular workout schedule for the past 12 years that includes weight lifting and a nutrition plan. Seville believes that the foundation for living a healthy life style is nutrition principles based on fitness levels, goals and nutrient timing, as well as, progressive resistance training specific to your goals and cardio plans that get straight to fat burning.
Outside of training Seville loves watching football and basketball, playing on one of the top flag football teams in KC, working out, and spending time with friends and family. Seville encourages every client to laugh and enjoy the life style change process that leads to a healthier you.
M.S. Human Performance & Wellness
B.S. Physical Education minor Health Education
NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer
First Aid, CPR AED Certified
Pittsburg State University Assistant Football Coach
Fitness Model, Kansas City Fitness, Isagenix
Blog Writer- Living Wellness KC
2012 National Pod-cast Interview- Isagenix
2012- National featured Speaker –Isagenix
2011 NPC National Men's Physique Class B, Miami, FL
2011 Texas State/Houston Pro- Men's Physique 3rd Place
2010 NPC Muscle Mayhem Men's Best Overall Poser-1st Place
2009 Elite NFL Combine- Indianapolis, IN
2003 –Simone Award Runner Up – Top High School Player in KC Metro
Justin Gore, Performance & Wellness Coach
Justin is from in Olathe, KS and is a graduate of Olathe North High School. He led the football team in winning two state Championships. He is a 3 –time Letterman in football as well as in baseball. Justin finished high school as the 3rd All-time leading Rusher in Olathe North's History behind the NFL great Darren Sproles. In football he was All-state, All-metro, All-Johnson County, and played in the Kan/Mo All-star game. With a scholarship to the University of Central Missouri, he continued his football career while he earned his degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Corporate Fitness. Justin was a 4-time letterman at University of Central Missouri.
Sunflowerfootball.com describes Justin in their top RBs in the Sunflower League this decade: “Gore doesn't carry the clout of many of Olathe North's other famous running backs and that's probably because he didn't win a Simone Award, but he was one of the best running backs of the past 11 years in the league. His hallmark moment came in the 6A state title game against Hutchinson when he was a junior. He carried the ball 32 times for 175 yards and a touchdown, and it was enough to give the Eagles the victory. As a senior he led Olathe North to another title appearance, rushing for over 1,500 yards.”
For the last three years Justin has been a strength and conditioning trainer, running backs and special teams coach for Saint Thomas Aquinas football team. As a Performance and Wellness coach at SKO Fitness, Justin enjoys working with athletes that are looking to get a competitive edge. He also works with clients on injury rehab and reducing long term health risks. Justin believes in hard work, a game plan and staying consistent.
Outside of work Justin enjoys working out, staying competitive and spending time with close friends and family. Contact Justin if you’re looking to take you performance or health to the next level.
Sports Performance Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
BS in Exercise Science with minor in Corporate Fitness,
University of Central Missouri
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.”
– Michael Jordan
Fun Fact: Justin has a twin brother.
Kasey Sidor, Trainer
Kasey is a recent graduate of Central Christian College, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business. While attending CCC, Kasey was a key member of the Varsity Soccer Team. He was a three-year Starter, three-year Captain, and a member of three NCCAA Regional Tournament Teams. In his time on the team, CCC set a four-year record for wins, goals, and assists, and also set single season records for goals and assists. Individually, Kasey set the single season record for assists for the college since its time as a four-year school. His 12 assists placed him in the Top 15 for assists and assists per game in the NAIA. Kasey is also First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.
Key Soccer Accomplishments:
• High School
o Four year varsity starter, Two year captain
o 2008 3A Colorado State Champions
o 2008 3A First Team All-State Selection
o 2008 WSL Co-League Player of the Year
o First Team All-Conference (2006, 2008)
o Three year varsity starter, Three year captain
o Member of three NCCAA regional tournament teams
o Single Season Assists Record Holder for CCC (12)
o Voted Team MVP (2009, 2012)
o Voted Champion of Character (2010, 2011)
o Participated in the 2011 and 2012 Tourbeau Sports Group Pro Soccer Combine
o Member of Ogden Outlaws of the USL PDL (2012)
o Finalist in Tryout for Professional Indoor Soccer Team
Luke Haider, Trainer
Luke’s love for athletics and fitness began in Rose Hill, KS. He thrived in all sports. While attending Rose Hill High School he was a letter winner in Track, Wrestling and Football. During his senior year, Luke received all league and all-state honors. Luke’s athletic career continued at Kansas State University playing on the club rugby team and was named captain his senior year. While at KSU, he received a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Luke is excited to put his education and experience to work helping clients reach their fitness and performance goals.
Amy Byfield, Trainer
Kansas City native, Amy Byfield, has a strong background and experience working with youth and college volleyball players. Most recently Byfield served as the head volleyball coach at The University of Dallas, an NCAA Division III institution in Irving, TX. Prior to being at Dallas, Byfield spent two seasons as a graduate assistant for the Ottawa University volleyball team in Ottawa, KS. Under her guidance as an assistant coach snd strength and conditioning coach, the Braves amassed a 30-6 record in 2012, including an 18-0 mark in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) to be crowned conference champions giving them their first ever NAIA National Tournament appearance. In Byfield's tenure with Ottawa, the volleyball team went 45-22 and had six all conference players and two NAIA All-American honorees. As a coach, one of Byfield's primary responsibilities included designing, planning and implementing strength and conditioning programs for her student-athletes.
Byfield graduated from Ottawa with a Masters in Education. As an undergrad she received her degree in Health Promotion and a minor in Coaching from Emporia State University(ESU). She was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball for the NCAA Divsion II institution. Spending time at libero and setter, she was a three-time All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) honoree for a Hornets squad that claimed the 2008 MIAA Championship and made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Division II National Tournament. In Byfield's time at ESU the Hornets were recognized as a top ten nationally ranked program. Byfield owns the ESU school record for career digs, career double-figure dig matches, single-season digs-per-game and double-figure dig matches.
A native of Shawnee Mission, Kan., Byfield attended Bishop Miege High School. She was selected First Team All-Sun Country and Honorable Mention All-Eastern Kansas League. The Stags won the 2004 Kansas 5A State Championship and were runners-up in 2005.
Byfield also has a background in coaching club volleyball, ages 11-17 and is currently coaching in Overland Park, KS. In her free time she enjoys staying active, coaching youth sports, spending time with family and friends and training for and participating in half marathons.