Michael Beacham graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Exercise Science. He began his career in the fitness industry immediately out of college after completing an internship at a hospital based facility in Huntersville. He was offered the opportunity to be the first, for hire, personal trainer on staff. This lead to a career working at the former Crown Athletic Club in Uptown. In 2008 Michael began working at Charlotte Athletic Club as a trainer and became the Fitness Director in 2009.

He considers the members of Charlotte Athletic Club be his extended family, as he has worked with many of them throughout the years.

Michael’s personal life has always kept him active. He played soccer growing up, and into college on a club team. He has been an avid mountain biker, road cyclist, marathon runner and an Ironman triathlete. The sport that he loves most is adventure racing, a combination of running, hiking, paddling, rock climbing, and mountain biking.  He also loves orienteering his way through the woods for hours on end.