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.
Megan has been training with Mike's Fit Family for over five years.
Angela moved to San Diego from Louisville, KY in 2017 to pursue a career in the health and wellness industry in some capacity. She has been a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM since 2017 and a Corrective Exercise Specialist & Behavior Change Specialist. All in all, health and wellness is a huge part of her life and she loves teaching others how to develop healthy habits to create a long term sustainable lifestyle! Coming from a weight loss background, she knows how hard it is to begin a fitness journey. She did a lot of trial and error until she realized she needed the help of a fitness professional to truly give her the push she needed to reach the goals she had for herself. She loves 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!
Rachel was born and raised in Israel. After serving in the Israeli Defense Force and gained her associate degree in hospitality, she decided to move into the USA. She attended college at Johnson and Wales in Providence, RI where she studied hospitality management and graduated in 2008 with her Bachelors. After 7 long years in cold weather, she decided to takeoff to sunny San Diego, where she's been living since 2014. Since residing here, she has been heavily involved in fitness training and had a personal trainer for the past couple of years, where she liked her results and then realized she had a different calling and decided she would like to help others achieve their fitness goals and live a healthy lifestyle in body and mind. She enrolled in fitness class and has obtained certification. She strives for the highest quality of existence, mental, psychological and physical well being. She found my whole and complete happiness while living a healthy lifestyle, in mind, body and soul.
Alvona's mission is to engage in diverse experiences that embody the fullness of life, express gratitude, and 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 and 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.
Having worked in the fitness industry for the past four years, Montana has seen the good and the bad. She's found a lot of conflicting and sometimes harmful advice on how to treat our bodies. Eventually, she said “Enough!” and wanted to learn the science for herself. Since then she has dedicated herself to researching and teaching health and fitness. Formally educated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Science, she's also a Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council of Exercise, and has a 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification on top of it. She's worked with every kind of person you can imagine; old, young, disabled, athletes, etc. Through her experience, she learned that the best thing to do when it comes to fitness is to find something you enjoy doing. She believes in creating a fun environment that keeps clients coming back for more. The best compliment she gets is, "that hour just flew by!"
Ali is recent graduate from SDSU where she earned her BS in Kinesiology, Fitness Specialist with a minor in Cultural Proficiency. She is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and has an extensive background in Muay Thai kickboxing.