Michael Olzinski


Assistant Coach

Nickname:  Olzy

Current Location:  San Anselmo, CA

Hometown:  Endicott, NY

Education:  BA in Biology, MSc in Exercise Physiology

A Little About Mike

Michael Olzinski is one of the longest-standing Purple Patch team members, rising through the ranks from intern to assistant coach. With a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology and his IRONMAN U certification, Mike is a great asset to the Purple Patch team. Since joining Purple Patch, Mike has been an integral part of the coaching team which has qualified over 200 athletes to the Hawaii IRONMAN World Championships and 300 athletes to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships. He has guided over 50 athletes to age group victories and podiums at several IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events across the world. Since relocating from Brooklyn to San Francisco, Mike has taken the head coaching role for many of the local Purple Patch group training sessions.

Coaching Experience

  • Purple Patch Fitness Assistant Coach

  • 2 years assistant coaching and testing in DI college athletics

  • 6 years Strength and Conditioning coaching at Equinox Fitness (NSCA certified)

  • 2 years lead Endurance coach at Crossfit South Brooklyn

  • USATF Level 1 certified

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 coaching certified

  • IRONMAN certified coach

Athletic Highlights

  • NY State Champion in Hockey

  • 3 years DII Lacrosse

  • 4:41 in 70.3, 2:09 in Oly

  • 1:15:39 in 13.1

  • 4:34 1-mile (4:15 1500-m) run

  • 50-mile run finisher in Squamish, BC

Why Purple Patch Fitness?

"Purple Patch has changed my life forever because of the philosophy around blending performance into life.  Ever since joining Matt and the team, I feel purely intentional around every single aspect of my life and thus I accomplish more than I ever thought I could.  PPF has influenced every part of my life, and I believe very strongly in trying to continue spreading that concept."


Mountain biking, playing the guitar, learning languages (Spanish, Portuguese), and rooting for New York Ranger hockey.

Did You Know?

Mike trained for and ran a 50-miler and a 4:35 mile on the track in a 10 month period.  His 10-year goal is to perform music live and not get boo'ed off the stage.

Mike's Support Crew 

His brother, Brad, and sister, Molly; and his mom and dad out in New York.

"Every athlete that I've ever had the pleasure of working with give me incredible motivation and happiness to be my best.”

Kim Kisslo