About Coach Michael Ainis
Gym Owner, Fitness Coach and Instructor
Michael Ainis had his own transformation years ago through the training and coaching of his sister, Victoria. It was through this transformation, physically and mentally, that a passion was ignited in him to pass this on to others.
Michael Ainis aspires to inspire others to make a positive, healthy change in their lives and be the spark that leads them to changing their lifestyle and their part of the world.
Michael Ainis, known as “Coach Mike” to his clients, grew up on five continents and had lived in seven different countries by the time he went to middle school in Cape Town, South Africa. Inspired by his sister Victoria, Coach Mike found fitness, becoming Spartan Coach #43, travelling with the Spartan Race program across the Western Region from Utah, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California.
Coach Mike has run over 50 Spartan Races and competing in local endurance events, including various 18-24 hour challenges. He is a Progressive Calisthenics Instructor, and is a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sport Medicine, with specializations in MMA Conditioning and Youth Exercise.
The issue of suicide prevention is personal, after Coach Mike lost his father, Donald G. Fish Jr. to mental health struggles and ensuing addiction ended in a tragic overdose in 2004, and then in 2015 when his little sister Victoria took her life. Mike himself attempted to take his life as a ten year old – which has furthered his resolve to reach out to help others.
Using the pain of his past to create a better tomorrow, Coach Mike takes on the “100 Miles in 24hr Challenge” on September 10-11, 2021 around the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in the Central Arroyo Seco to raise awareness for suicide prevention! Join the Team #StopSuicide and Donate today: https://afsp.donordrive.com/campaign/100MilesforLife
A devoted husband and father, Coach Mike resides in Long Beach.