Meet Michael Bruchet
As a naturally gifted athlete, Michael Bruchet was destined for success. He only needed to choose a sport. As a young teenager he won the silver medal for boxing in the Alberta Summer Games. By the time he had reached high school, Bruchet had become a local celebrity as a hockey star in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. Although the NHL appeared to be the path for him, he cast his skates aside when he stopped growing. At 5 feet 9 inches and 150 pounds he knew the violent sport of hockey would jeopardize his health and well-being. Michael quickly set his sites on golf and went to work on refining his game. In 1996, his golf career looked bright when he nearly qualified for the US Open but missed the cut by just one single shot. However, shortly after that tournament Michael was involved in a freak accident, leaving him with a broken wrist and shattered dreams. Five different doctors prescribed surgery but provided him no hope to ever play the game again. He declined treatment and abandoned his plans to play on the PGA. Depressed and lost, Michael left for Asia to explore other opportunities. While abroad, he was introduced to a Chinese Doctor who healed his wrist using ancient Chinese medicine. Within four months Michael was playing golf pain-free and shortly after he started playing golf competitively. He found success on the Thai Saga Tour, finishing 27th on the Order of Merit and established a World Asia Ranking of 519.
Through his experiences as a player, Michael discovered what was missing in the teaching world and began developing his unique and innovative "Mind, Body, Balance" coaching program. He created a power stretching routine which he was using himself as a player. The program was designed to create a strong mind, healthy body and balanced life. Using his program, his clients derived positive results both on and off the course, They found they were not only able to play golf with more consistency but they enjoyed playing the game more. And as their overall health improved, all facets of their life were impacted. Michael has spent the past 26 years fine tuning his curriculum. His methods are appropriate for both beginners and competitive players. He is passionate about helping his clients become more health and happy. He calls his program "Mind, Body Balance: Build A Game For Life". For those special clients seeking adventure, Michael organizes outdoor retreats which include golf, fly fishing, skiing and backpacking.
THE Tour Player
Recently turning the big 5-0, Michael can now qualify to play on the PGA Champions Tour. He continues to train and practice and plans to return to the world stage as a player to use that stage to help share his testimony for Jesus and give glory to God. Him and his family are embarking upon what they call The Holy Roller Tour as they travel in their 1991 Ford Camper Van they named, "The Holy Roller". They will travel across the US and Canada to tournaments with the goals of reaching success on the Senior Tour. Michael also plans to use his gifts in public speaking to share his personal story and message to local churches, businesses and organizations of what has changed their lives forever... Jesus.
THE SIMPLE LIFE
As Michael has incorporated his own "Mind, Body, Balance" program into his own life, he has found that the BALANCE component is one of the most challenging pieces to put into practice. He understands the challenges his clients face with the demands of life: career, family, the gym, practice, pressures to succeed and accumulate wealth, etc. In order to create a more balanced life for himself, Michael and his family subscribe to a more minimalist lifestyle. Living within a smaller footprint and choosing to use resources on family time and experiences over new cars, houses and toys, they are aspiring to create a more fulfilling life with the things that matter: family. Michael enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. As a Canadian from Alberta, he is most at home when camping, backpacking, skiing, or fly fishing in the mountains. Michael, his wife, Lucy and his three kids, Amanda, Jordan and Jace spend their summers camping and exploring the Canadian Rockies. He loves to teach his children how to fish, outdoor survival skills and how to live a Christ inspired life through LOVE.