About Mike

Fitness Expert. Content Creator. Entrepreneur.

Mike Donavanik is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer and fitness influencer. His training clients include celebrities, 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 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, the Huffington Post, and a number of other online, national, and international publications. His television appearances include programs on ABC, NBC, CBS, Live Well, and Bravo.

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, Bloomingdales, JustFab, Fabletics, SELF Magazine, Crunch Fitness and Centerfield Media. He has also collaborated and produced content with Shape, Women’s Health, Vega, Pure Protein, Meredith, Rodale and Lionsgate Entertainment.

Mike’s workout DVD series, Extreme Burn, has been a top seller on Amazon and has been picked up for syndication throughout several countries in Asia. He continues to produce, premium, DVD-quality, workouts – every week – through his membership site MD⚡TV. Believing that quality fitness programs should be accessible to everyone, Mike also delivers his signature fun and effective workouts through his YouTube channel. With a constantly growing social media following, Mike has garnered nearly 200k fans and nearly 100 million video views.

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