Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...
Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...

Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet?...

This is the year I'm going to stick to my New Year's Resolution! Does that...

Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...

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Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...

This is the year I'm going to stick to my New Year's Resolution! Does that sound familiar? Do you set new goals every year (maybe even reusing the same goals you set last year) only to see January come and go with the same old habits still in place? Don't get discouraged. You are definitely not alone - in fact - you're probably part of the majority!

Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville
Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville

Celebrating the Adelaide's...

When Winville first came to the Adelaide Club, he was driven by a desire to focus on...

Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville

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Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville

When Winville first came to the Adelaide Club, he was driven by a desire to focus on his personal fitness, quickly joining the Club’s running group – which he’s been a member of ever since. And his reasons for remaining a member today? They don’t deviate from that original desire much; he’s now focused on staying in shape and maintaining his active lifestyle.

Setting Your New Year's Resolutions
Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

I’ve spent the last month asking my clients and class participants if they are...

Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

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Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

I’ve spent the last month asking my clients and class participants if they are making New Year’s resolutions and I was surprised to hear that most aren’t. When I probed to find out why, the most common answer was “They don’t work.  I always fail so why bother?”

A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer
A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

Celebrate the holidays in style - with a little Holiday Cheer! These reminders can help...

A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

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A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

Celebrate the holidays in style - with a little Holiday Cheer! These reminders can help you to stay healthy throughout the holidays, even when temptation comes knocking.

Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month
Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month

Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a...

Rob has always loved to set goals; every year on his birthday he sets a new goal for...

Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month

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Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month

Rob has always loved to set goals; every year on his birthday he sets a new goal for himself and he’s a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. 10 years ago, when he turned 40, Rob entered into a 50-mile race in Haliburton. This race was meant to be a great way to spend his time and would encourage him to continue to exercise as if he were younger – but, little did he know, that was only the beginning.

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays
5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

I've been thinking a lot about...

...the "Most Wonderful Time of the...

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

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5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

I've been thinking a lot about...

...the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year..."?!?

It can be the most wonderful time of the year, but, it can also be more hectic, stressful, tough, and lonely for many. So, here are a few, unfinished, imperfect, tinsel covered lifelines I'd like to extend to you. I hope you find a few of them helpful. 

What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...
What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

What we can Learn from Charlie...

Do you remember Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree? Turns out we can learn a lot about...

What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

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What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

Do you remember Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree? Turns out we can learn a lot about core activation and stabilization of the lower back from that very cartoon. 

Feeling Stressed?
Feeling Stressed?

Feeling Stressed?

It's the most wonderful time of the year...but isn't it also the most...

Feeling Stressed?

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Feeling Stressed?

It's the most wonderful time of the year...but isn't it also the most stressful? And with stress comes aches and pains, heart disease, and depression. Take a step back, before your stress becomes too much to handle, and learn a bit more about your stress and how it can best be managed.

How Can I Burn Fat?
How Can I Burn Fat?

How Can I Burn Fat?

When I teach classes, I often get asked: "how can I burn fat?" or "will...

How Can I Burn Fat?

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How Can I Burn Fat?

When I teach classes, I often get asked: "how can I burn fat?" or "will doing this class help me lose my belly?" Because these are some of the most frequently asked questions I get from our Members, I thought it was time to explore fat burning more in depth.

The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab
The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

The TAC's Newest Addition: The...

After months of planning and construction, we are excited to announce that the Toronto...

The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

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The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

After months of planning and construction, we are excited to announce that the Toronto Athletic Club’s Strength Lab, the Club’s newest space, is now open to Members. But before you step into the space, let us answer some of the questions we’ve already heard from Members!

A Night of Promise
A Night of Promise

A Night of Promise

As we celebrate World Diabetes Day, we wanted to highlight the great work that the...

A Night of Promise

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A Night of Promise

As we celebrate World Diabetes Day, we wanted to highlight the great work that the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is doing and explain why we're so proud to support the JDRF and  their continued mission to better the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes.

A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40
A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

A Celebration 40 Years in the...

Over the past 40 years, the Adelaide Club has seen many changes. From the Club’s...

A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

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A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

Over the past 40 years, the Adelaide Club has seen many changes. From the Club’s overall look and feel to the offerings, nothing is as it once was, and yet, at the very core, it remains the same. Take a moment to look back on the past incredible 40 years as the Club readies to celebrate it's 40th Anniversary this week.

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss
5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk...

I've been thinking a lot about...weight loss. I don't want to think about it in...

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

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5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

I've been thinking a lot about...weight loss. I don't want to think about it in January. I want to think about, and talk about, it NOW. Read on to find 5 truths about weight loss you may not know. PLUS an incredibly scrumptious Quinoa Sundae recipe!

From the Corporate Office to NBA Court
From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

From the Corporate Office to NBA...

Massage therapy has significant positive effects in improving overall health and...

From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

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From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

Massage therapy has significant positive effects in improving overall health and wellness of athletes and individuals alike. Regular massage therapy improves circulation, which promotes healing - as it brings rich blood supply to damaged, stiff, and tense muscles.

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection
First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

First Stop on Your Tour through the...

When you think of Toronto, what do you think of? Are there iconic landmarks,...

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

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First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

When you think of Toronto, what do you think of? Are there iconic landmarks, unforgettable moments, and unmistakable monuments that immediately jump out to you? The team at the Adelaide Club believes there absolutely are! So, they've created their Toronto Collection to highlight their favourite images that best represent the city they call home.

Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight
Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

Cheryl's Transformation: Member...

Cheryl realized she was ready to make a change in her life. She started with her diet...

Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

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Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

Cheryl realized she was ready to make a change in her life. She started with her diet and then knew it was time to add fitness back into the plan. After training with Mike for 6 months, Cheryl has lost an additional 34 lbs and has seen an 11% reduction in her body fat! 

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful
5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time...

I’ve been thinking a lot about…

… being grateful. I...

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

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5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

I’ve been thinking a lot about…

… being grateful. I know. Pretty cliché this time of year. But gratitude is such a powerful, positive emotion, I just couldn’t help myself.

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate
7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy...

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season – a season when we tend to eat...

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

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7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season – a season when we tend to eat excessively. I mean, who can blame us? But, this year is going to be different, and here’s why…we’ve got the top SEVEN tips to help you with portion control that will, ultimately, help to stave off the holiday bulge.

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?
Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from...

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

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Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. Everyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit from shockwave therapy.

Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason
Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Take Your Golf Game to the Next...

Now that fall is upon us, let's face it - the golf season is winding down. Insert...

Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

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Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Now that fall is upon us, let's face it - the golf season is winding down. Insert sad face. For some, that would mean putting the clubs away until spring and spending your winter dreaming about the course; instead, you can use this fall and winter to assess, train smart, and strengthen your body-swing connection.

Mike Savage

Mike Savage
Posted: Feb 16, 2017

CSCS, MES, RTS 123, FMS Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

About

Meet Mike Savage, footy fanatic and all-round fitness & performance enthusiast. 

Mike was born in the UK.  He kick-started his career playing soccer for Leicester City Football Club’s Youth Academy.  Later, he decided to devote his leadership qualities and passion to help others achieve their goals within the fitness and athletic industry.

He graduated from Loughborough College (a leading sports institute in the UK) in Sports & Exercise Sciences, before continuing his education at the same institute to gain a Personal Training qualification.

In 2007, Mike relocated to Toronto.  Since then he has worked as a Personal Trainer/Fitness Coach.  Mike has attained many recognized certifications within the industry.  His areas of expertise include fitness & sports performance, weight-loss and lean tissue development, kettle-bell power training, and so much more.  He continues to see his clients flourish and reach incredible goals and accomplishments through his guidance and support.

In 2011, Mike along with two of his clients travelled to Virginia Beach – USA to complete the Navy Seal 24-hour challenge.  In 2012, Mike was awarded MVP for the Elite Ontario Soccer League whilst playing soccer for Ulster Thistle Football Club.

Since June 2016 he has been working with numerous Canadian squash professionals to develop their off-court strength, speed, and power.  Amongst the young professionals that Mike works with is 2017 National Canadian champion ‘Nick Sachvie’.

Certifications & Education

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Performance Specialist (EXOS – formerly Athletes Performance)

Advanced Kettlebell Training (DTS)

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

Fitness Nutrition Specialist (ISSA)

Resistance Training Specialist (RTS 1-2-3)

Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)

Testimonials

"I have worked with Mike for several years now. Over that time my sessions have changed from supplementing my squash (and other sports) fitness to enabling improved recovery and maintenance for a series of “possibly age related” wear and tear challenges (hips & shoulders). Mike has been very attentive to adjusting my sessions through this multi-year journey to improve mobility, strength and quality of life. He is knowledgeable, prepared and focused and delivers each session in an attentive but fun manner."
- Roy Fraser

“As a client in his sixties, my primary motivation for having strength training sessions with Mike is to promote my general health and fitness. My regular strength & stability program with Mike helps me to maintain an active lifestyle which includes hiking, skiing and travel to challenging places.  Mike is very knowledgeable and focuses on the most effective exercise techniques, while at the same time modifying any movements to work within my capabilities. I am delighted to have Mike as my personal trainer.”
- Colin Lipson

“Mike is extremely professional. He runs the group and individual sessions with us squash professionals with ease and he is very organized and creative in his approach to our improvement. I have been working with him on increasing my power and speed and have felt the results from our hard work translate onto the court. I feel lighter and faster, and more in control of my body. My goal is to work my way up the world rankings, picking off one player at a time by being able to keep a higher pace for longer than anyone else. I'm happy to be working with Mike to get there. I value his innovative approach to the exercises we do, his attitude, and his personal experience as a high-performance athlete. 
- Sam Cornett, Squash Professional

“With the arrival of my 50’s, it was time to take a serious rethink about my level of fitness and my overall appearance. Working hard at my desk for all these years had taken a serious toll on my posture. Rushing around after work to take my kids to basketball, baseball, and hockey meant lots of meals (mostly unhealthy ones) on the run. This had left me about 50 lbs from where I should be. Still feeling too young to be hunched over and feeling sluggish, I decided a change was in order. I was at a loss as to where to start. That’s when I met Mike.  Right from the start our conversation focused on my goals. Not just working out, but when, what, and how I was fueling my body. I quickly found out that starving myself with too few calories and not enough protein was not going too work. Mike’s approach to coaching, both nutritionally, and in the gym left me feeling inspired to make the right choices. Mike never fails to ask me about my daily nutrition before my workouts. I’ve been faithfully working out with Mike for about 10 months now and the changes are pretty dramatic. While not quite at the 50 lbs weight loss mark yet, my lean muscle mass has increased significantly, and even better than that, my body fat is down over 10%! Mike is a true professional. He’s never afraid to call me out on bad form and helps me to focus on doing the exercises correctly for maximum effect. He has a very friendly and open coaching style that never makes me feel overwhelmed. Our sessions are varied and always progressive. This has really helped to keep me interested and focused. While my journey will continue for some time yet, I just wanted to say “thanks Mike!” for helping to keep me inspired.”
- Denis O’Donoghue

“I started working with Mike in September of 2017 hoping to increase my strength, endurance, and speed on the squash court and ultimately get my ranking of 53 in the world closer to number 1.  May of 2017 was the start of my off-season so I had lots of time to focus on my fitness with Mike.  I started training consistently for the summer months doing very squash specific work at least twice a week.  When my season started in September I was playing the best squash I have ever played and I felt great on court.  I beat girls ranked in the top 30 and 40 in the world, made it to the semis of a tournament I was seeded to lose first round in, qualified for my first ever $50,000 event, won my first ever pro event, became PSA player of the month for December of 2017, and won my first professional doubles event.  Best start to the season I could have asked for!  Mike has pushed me to achieve my goals and inspires me to be a better athlete.  His workouts are always tough yet motivating.  Seeing how passionate he is about helping all of his clients gives me full confidence that he truly cares about my goals and whether I succeed or not.  I am and continue to be very impressed by Mike’s knowledge and willingness to adapt to his clients needs.  Without his dedication and motivating personality I would not be where I am today.  I plan on working with Mike for the rest of my squash career and can’t thank him enough for his ongoing support!  I give him the highest recommendations!"
- Nikki Todd, Squash Professional

Contact NameMike Savage
Emailmikes@torontoathleticclub.com
Phone416-865-0900 x5261
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