t-2I could not imagine a better place to have started my journey to the NFL. Mike Bystol and the rest of the staff at BPC literally changed my life. When I started in early December 2012 I was very limited in what I could do physically due to an injury I suffered my Junior year in college. Mike showed me exactly what it took to look like and train like a professional athlete thanks to his extensive experience with countless other professionals. I vowed to take it day by day and that is exactly what mike advised. He eliminated unnecessary motion and slowly corrected my technique in nearly every lift in my workouts. By the time I had completed my training I was in the best shape of my life and could only marvel at what I had accomplished in just three months working with Mike and his staff. Thanks to Mike I was able to compete at the 2013 Senior Bowl, the 2013 NFL Combine and was ultimately drafted 86th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2013 NFL Draft. The level of professionalism at the center is incredible and I was still able to enjoy each day I spent training. I would have to say that working with Mike and his staff is truly an honor and I plan to utilize his abundant knowledge of the human body to further my career in the NFL. I’m definitely looking forward to the next time I get to train with Mike Bystol.

Hugh Thornton – University of Illinois, 2013 Senior Bowl, Indianapolis Colts