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