Meet the team
Founder & CEO
Mike Cothrine is a modern day Renaissance man. As a singer/songwriter, business owner, philanthropist, and Health and Wholeness Coach, he continually strives to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and creatively. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and although growing up with limited means, Mike would not change a thing. He believes he was blessed with the most valuable of resources: a loving family instilled with discipline, character, class and integrity. Mike's passion and purpose has always been a love of music and helping people. As a child singing into the head of a vacuum cleaner as a microphone, he wasn't consciously aware of his purpose in life. He wanted everyone to experience pure happiness.
Through love and passion he has found himself at this new beginning with a larger vision. Through his own personal growth, evolutions, and life experiences Mike has been able to help people grow through a business that serves hundreds of people every week. He has sung for a president, graced stages in Europe, performed in front of thousands of people, worked in television and performed voiceovers - all in action to living his passion and surrendering to his purpose.
Alvona's mission is to 1) engage in diverse experiences that embody the fullness of life, 2) Express gratitude, and 3) Manifest peace and good health while encouraging others with a cheerful disposition. She has been an AFAA certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor for over 9 years who loves all forms of exercise and incorporates power, strength, yoga, and mobility exercises into each workout. Alvona also works as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Concorde Career College and holds degrees in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College and Business Administration from Syracuse University. She moved to San Diego, CA from Boston, MA and has traveled all over the world (all 7 continents to be exact). She enjoys singing, dancing, traveling, and working out.
Hi! My name is Angela, I moved to San Diego from Louisville, KY in 2017. I moved here to pursue a career in the health and wellness industry in some capacity. I have been a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM since 2017. I am also a Corrective Exercise Specialist & Behavior Change Specialist. All in all, health and wellness is a huge part of my life and I love teaching others how to develop healthy habits to create a long term sustainable lifestyle! Coming from a weight loss background myself, I know how hard it is to begin a fitness journey. I did a lot of trial and error until I realized I needed the help of a fitness professional to truly give me the push I needed to reach the goals I had for myself. I love that at Mike’s Fit Family, we are a team of dedicated fitness professionals to be guides and resources for anyone who is either beginning or continuing a fitness journey!
Megan has.been training with Mike's fit family for over five years.
Hi, I'm Montana! Having worked in the fitness industry for the past four years, I’ve seen the good and the bad. I’ve found a lot of conflicting and sometimes harmful advice on how to treat my body. I would follow a trend for a while, find it not work, and start over with a new trend. Eventually, I said “Enough!” I wanted to learn the science for myself. Since then I have dedicated myself to researching and teaching health and fitness. Formally educated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Science, I’m a Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council of Exercise, and have a 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification on top of it. I’ve worked with every kind of person you can imagine; old, young, disabled, athletes, etc. Through my experience I learned that the best thing to do when it comes to fitness is to find something you enjoy doing. I believe in creating a fun environment that keeps clients coming back for more. The best compliment I get is, "that hour just flew by!"
Nina is a San Diego native that has an extensive background in athletics, including gymnastics, swim, water polo, CrossFit, and Olympic weightlifting. She is an experienced fitness instructor with over 5 years of experience in coaching and personal training. Nina is also a Registered Dietitian with a degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Diego State University. Her goal is to use her knowledge and experience in nutrition and fitness to educate, motivate, and support her clients by providing them with safe, effective, and individualized fueling plans. Whether you are looking to get back into shape or wanting to learn more about nutrition, she will work with you to ensure your needs are being met. She is currently taking new clients and would love the chance to work with you!
Born and Raised in Israel. After serving in the Israeli Defense Force and gained my associate degree in hospitality, I decided to move into the USA. I went off to college atJohnson and Wales in Providence, RI where I studied hospitality management and graduated in 2008 with my Bachelors. After 7 long years in cold weather, I decided to takeoff to sunny San Diego, where I’ve been living here since 2014. Since residing here, I have been heavily involved in fitness training and had a personal trainer for the past couple of years, where I liked my results that I then I realized I had a different calling and decided I would like to help others achieve their fitness goals and living A healthy life style in body and mind. I enrolled in fitness class and have obtained certification. I strive for the highest quality of existence, mental, psychological and physical well being. I found my whole and complete happiness while living a healthy life style, in mind, body and soul.