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BARWIS is a holistic, personalized, and purposeful approach incorporating Neurological Re-engineering, modern sports science techniques and devices, manual manipulations, biomechanics, mindset training, spiritual truth, and physiologically designed and adapted training cycles.


Developed over 30 years ago by Mike Barwis, the world’s leader in performance optimization for elite athletes and people with severe motor function limitations, BARWIS Methods has helped thousands manifest their greatness and transform into their highest-performing selves. Thousands of BARWIS-built personal stories describe life-changing breakthroughs and uncommon results. 




Grit is the passion to accomplish an unusually ambitious goal and the perseverance to follow through. At BARWIS, we nurture grit. We are experts in understanding your personal limits and exactly how to safely push you harder and more effectively than anyone else. The only easy day was yesterday. 


Optimal performance requires a superior understanding of the human anatomy and new developments in neurophysiology, biomechanics, metabolic science, and more. At BARWIS, our programs are guided by Wolff’s law, which states that the body conforms and adapts to the intensities and directions to which it is habitually subjected. Using this law, we calculate individualized programs with the highest level of detail for each person’s body, sport and/or physical limitations, and personal goals. Every detail matters. 


We are a family of high achievers each with our unique gifts, flaws, and aspirations. Passion and compassion are at the heart of who we are. We commit to your goals as our own, caring about your success as much as you do. Often more. When you join BARWIS, you feel the love of a family and your expectations rise. There is no limit to what you can achieve. 





Mike Barwis is the founder and CEO of the BARWIS family of companies and BARWIS Performance Centers. He currently serves as the Director of Sports Science and Human Performance for the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks. He was formerly the Senior Advisor of Strength and Conditioning to the New York Mets, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Michigan, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for all athletic programs, and served as a consultant for the Miami Dolphins.

In 2003, Barwis assumed responsibility for the West Virginia University Mountaineers football program. During his tenure at WVU, he designed and implemented programs for all 21 varsity sports at the university. His last five years at WVU were widely considered the golden era in WVU athletics. Barwis coached 38 National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) All-Americans and was one of only 10 coaches to receive the Bronze Award from the NSCA certification commission.


As a consultant, Mike helps college and professional teams and organizations assess their athletes’ biomechanics to enhance scientific training protocols and design or redesign facility layouts. Often, Mike works directly with team owners and general managers, advising on beneficial high-level organizational adjustments. Professional and Olympic athletes choose to train with Mike Barwis and his staff because they know they will receive the most advanced, scientifically based, holistic, and cutting-edge athletic training. His methods prepare athletes both physically and mentally for the rigors of their particular sport.

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