Who's Mikey Budd?
I'm a born and raised Jersey boy who's always enjoyed life in the fast lane. Since I was a kid, I've had a passion for creativity and fantasized about moving to California one day to become an entertainer. I was really into sports and stayed active while I was growing up too. In high school, I played football, wrestled, ran track and was on the weightlifting team in addition to the theater club. In 2012 and after graduating Loyola University Chicago, I moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue my dreams.
Although I made my way west, I wasn't where I wanted to be in life. I was constantly being rejected at auditions and started losing confidence in my career, my dreams and myself. The overwhelming anxiety is what led me to yoga and meditation. I discovered the two in hopes of learning healthier ways to deal with rejection and stress. After being a practitioner for a few years, my friends and family inspired me to become a teacher. That's when I realized my active lifestyle could benefit me towards a whole new career path. In 2015, I became a certified personal trainer, spin, and yoga instructor. The confidence I developed over time from fitness helped me land great gigs including a few commercials and opening up shows for hip-hop legends like Too $hort. Knowing how much healthy living changed my life is my greatest motivation in wanting to help others.
These days, I've taken myself out of the fast lane and am learning to do things more gracefully like a sea turtle. At the same time, I never forget how having the heart of a lion is also necessary in order to reach our goals. My mission is to help others find their inner sea turtle and lion. In other words, I am motivated to guiding individuals towards their zen while going hard for their passions. Stay humble, stay hungry my friends.