About Mike

Fitness Expert. Content Creator. Entrepreneur.

Mike Donavanik is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer, entrepreneur, and content creator. He’s the founder of Sweat Factor and continually works to empower individuals through fitness and wellness. 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 and fans 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, BuzzFeed, Us, Star, Women’s Health, Refinery29, PopSugar, and a number of other online, national, and international publications. See what some of his clients have to say.

As an influencer, Mike has created a community of over 200,000 people and amassed nearly 100 million video views. His dedication and pursuit to communicate only the most credible and effective fitness information have resulted in partnerships with Shape, Women’s Health, Vega, Pure Protein, Meredith, Rodale and Lionsgate Entertainment.

Currently, Mike spends most of his time running Sweat Factor. What started off as a solo project in late 2017, has now turned into a full on startup. Sweat Factor is an on-demand fitness streaming service — with lofty goals of becoming the Netflix of fitness. 

Mike is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).



August 2019

Sweat Factor launches apps across all platforms: iPhone, Android, Roku and AppleTV.

March 2019

name dropped in Harper’s Bazaar by Kate Bryan, head of art collections at SoHo House.

January 2019

MDTV rebrands to Sweat Factor. Launches apps for iPhone, Android, Roku, and Apple TV.


February 2018

featured in Men’s Health for an influencer-related national advertorial.

June 2017

featured in Men’s Journal as one of the best Instagram accounts to follow for great workouts.

March 2017

featured in Health Magazine alongside Kevin Hart, Demi Lovato, Hannah Bronfman, and Lindsey Vonn as 10 Fitness Influencers to Follow on Snapchat.

September 2016

featured in the LA Times as one of the top West Coast fitness gurus to follow on Instagram.

October 2015

featured in Star Magazine’s cover story “Secrets of Celebrity Trainers” — interviewed about client, Rumer Willis’, fitness regimen and training routine.

January 2015

interviewed and featured as the “Dish of the Month” in Malaysian magazine, Female.

April 2013

creates his first cover story workout for SHAPE Magazine. The 8-page feature, includes moves pulled from Extreme Burn: RIPPED.

May 2012

films Extreme Burn: Metabolic Conditioning and Extreme Burn: RIPPED.

November 2011

releases his first DVD, Extreme Burn: Total Body Interval Training

May 2011

first major press feature on the front page of the Health section in The Los Angeles Times.