Mike has a Master of Science degree in applied kinesiology from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He currently is the medical fitness director of RestoreFit where he consults and trains clients ranging from post-rehabilitation to elite level athletes. He brings 40 years of experience, which started under a 7-year apprenticeship with legendary kinesiologist Bob Gajda. After two years at Sports Fitness Institute, he went to Wheaton Orthopedics’ physical therapy department. He finished his day training athletes at Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Institute, located in the same building. During this time, 1980 to 1983, he was the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mike spent the next 20 years developing health and fitness centers in the greater Chicago area. He continued to train clients and conduct continuing education workshops for personal trainers. Mike worked with Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital to integrated patients into Parks Plus Fitness Center, where he was the general manager.
He was the Supervisor of Corporate Fitness for Edward Elmhurst Hospital, bringing health and wellness programs to numerous corporations. At the same time, he privately trained clients and elite level sports teams.
Currently he is affiliated with Right Fit, where he trains clients of various functional abilities, most of whom are over the age of 60 and have one or more medical risk factors. He does in-home training in the western suburbs of Chicago.