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ASC Athlete Profile: Mike Borbacs

Name: Mike Borbacs

Birthday: February 28

Hometown: Northampton, PA

What is your athletic background? Did you play any sports growing up?

“I was an active kid. There wasn’t much to do growing up near the Poconos, other than being outside. When I was young I played soccer and baseball, in high school I was on the soccer, track, and tennis teams. In college, I was in the cycling club and played rec sports. Been skiing since I was 8, very fortunate to grow up less than 10 minutes from a great ski area, still spend 20+ days on the slopes each year. At 23, I joined a gymnastics gym for 10 years and learned to tumble.”

When did you attend your first workout with Arlington Sports Conditioning, and how did you first learn about the group?

“I’ve been in ASC for 10+ years. I heard about the group from a friend, and as soon as I tried it, I was hooked.”

What is your proudest athletic accomplishment, and why?

“Probably setting a high school track and field record for the 4 x 400 relay. Our record held for about 10 years.”

What is your favorite exercise(s)? “Sprints, sprints, and more sprints.”

What is your favorite workout song or musical artist?

“AC/DC – Thunderstruck and I also like anything with a great tempo (EDM) that keeps me working.”

What is your favorite sports team? Philadelphia Eagles

Who is your favorite athlete?

My favorite athletes are ones that inspired me. I can’t pick just one, so I won’t. Here’s my list: (1) Andre Agassi (2) Lance Armstrong– my first century ride was for “The Ride for the Roses” in Austin, TX (3) Jonny Moseley– google “dinner roll”

Other than working out, how else do you like to spend your free time?

“If hiking and being outdoors count as working out, then I also enjoy reading, traveling, good food, and hanging out with friends and family.”

What do you like best about Arlington Sports Conditioning? What are the biggest benefits that you have experienced as a member?

“I like the way the program is structured. Functional movements in a tabata format give the best bang for the buck, but they’re hard to execute on your own. ASC is a great community and it keeps me motivated.”

What advice would you offer to new or prospective members of Arlington Sports Conditioning?

“Fitness is a journey. Don’t try to do too much too soon. Listen to your body— know when to push and when to recover. Incremental changes add up. Come ready to work 1 minute at a time and you’ll be amazed with what you can accomplish.”