About Mike

Celebrity Trainer. Fitness Enthusiast. Caffeine Junkie. Sneakerhead. Foodie. Not necessarily in the order.

Mike Donavanik is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer whose clients include celebrities, producers, executives, everyday people and even a couple of Hollywood’s top trainers. Providing attention to detail that’s second to none, Mike’s dynamic approach, sense of humor, and high energy only add to the experience his clients have come to love.

As a respected fitness expert and personal trainer, Mike has been featured and profiled in The Los Angeles Times, Town & Country, Shape, Fitness, Self, Ok! Magazine, Us Weekly, Women’s Health, Details, Refinery29, PopSugar, the Huffington Post, Oprah.com and a number of other online, national, and international publications. His television appearances include programs on ABC, NBC, CBS, Live Well, and Bravo.

Mike has also brought his innovative training methods to group fitness. He teaches and has developed classes for Crunch, Equinox, Barry’s Bootcamp, and the Sony Studios Athletic Club, among others.

His dedication and pursuit to communicate only the most credible and effective fitness information have resulted in speaking engagements and corporate classes for such organizations as The Los Angeles Times, Wells Fargo, JustFab, Fabletics, SELF Magazine, Crunch Fitness and Centerfield Media.

He is the creator of the ‘Extreme Burn’ fitness DVD series. The series has been a top seller on Amazon and has been carried online through Walmart, Target, Best Buy and a number of other online retailers. With its success in the US, the first two titles have been picked up for syndication throughout several countries in Asia. The series is also being featured on the Lionsgate Entertainment owned, BeFit YouTube Channel — showcasing Donavanik’s brand to an even greater audience, with BeFit’s subscriber base reaching over 1.6 million people worldwide.

While Mike is now focusing his efforts on delivering the same effective workouts through his own YouTube channel, he is set to begin production on his newest DVD series in Summer of 2015.

Mike is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He also holds the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s CPT and PES certifications.


What People Are Saying

  • Donavanik’s friendly approach, powers of persuasion, and expertise in fitness and nutrition have made him one of the most sought-after trainers in town.

    944 Magazine

  • …a terrific trainer who really knows his stuff.

    The Los Angeles Times

  • Mike’s…incredibly challenging without the monotony I’ve experienced in some strength training sessions. Abs, legs, arms, balance, cardio: all on the menu.


  • …the only personal trainer who has ever successfully coerced me into following a regimen…

    SELF Magazine

  • …thoughtfully develops varied daily workouts.

    Town & Country