• International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Certified Fitness Trainer  (since 2004)
  • American Red Cross Adult CPR and Standard First Aide (since 2003)
  • Biomechanics Specialist (NESTA) (since 2008)
  • Personal Fitness Chef (NESTA) (since 2010)

De Paul University - Chicago, IL 60614 (2003 - 2006)
  • Bachelors of Science in Physical Education/Exercise Science
  • Minor in Coaching

Work Experience
7 Bridges Ice Arena – Woodridge, IL (2007 - 2010)
Off-ice Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Athletic Performance
  • Instruct off-ice conditioning programs for figure skaters

Five Seasons Sports Club - Burr Ridge, IL  (2006 - 2010)
Fitness Specialist  Sport Performance Training for all levels
  • High Intensity Training
  • Youth Fitness

Metropolitan Club Sears Tower - Chicago, IL (2006 - 2007)
Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Performance
  • High Intensity Training
  • Joint Stability

St. Rita High School - Chicago, IL 60620  (3/2006 - 4/2006) 
Student Teacher
  • Assisted in teaching Physical Education
  • Coached freshmen boys baseball

De Paul University Athletic Center - Chicago, IL 2005 - 2006
Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Assist De Paul’s Athletes in their workout routines
  • Assess and implement new drills to their workouts

DePaul University Cheer Team - Chicago, IL  8/2005 - 5/2006
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Created a specific strength & conditioning program for each individual
  • Periodically facilitated fitness assessments
  • Continued training throughout season for optimum performance

Midlothian Mudcats Baseball - Midlothian, IL  2004 - Present
Coach and Team Trainer for 17-18 year olds
  • Facilitate conditioning practice twice per week
  • First Base Coach and Stat Keeper

Gold’s Gym - Orland Park, IL  1999-2001
Front desk & Personal Trainer
  • Acquainted new members with the gym and showed them how to use each piece of equipment
  • Maintained front counter and assisted customers

Extracurricular Activities
I participated in the following sports, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, volleyball, soccer, karate, snowboarding, powerlifting.

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Since he was young, Mike has had a passion for fitness. This led him to earn a Bachelors Degree from DePaul University where he majored in physical education and minored in coaching, and spurs him on to constantly learn and increase his knowledge. Mike has attended several continuing education fitness programs at Harvard and is a member of the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, International Sports Science Association and International Society of Biomechanics.

While at DePaul, Mike was a volunteer strength and conditioning coach for several of DePaul’s division I athletic teams under the supervision of the former head strength coach Tim Lang. Mike went on to train athletes of all ages and athletic abilities at the Metropolitan Club in Chicago, several suburban park districts and currently at his own workout facility, Enhance Fitness Studio. 

For over ten years Mike has taught, motivated and challenged his clients so they could achieve their personal goals of weight loss, better tone and superior athletic performance. Mike’s style of personal training is to encourage and support his clients, and to develop individualized workouts that are scientifically proven and deliver astonishing results. Whether you work out with Mike in the comfort of your own home, during his "The Total Body Workout" group fitness classes, sports training programs or individually, you will be delighted by his ability to help you develop the body you want.

Mike Padua Jr owner of Enhance Personal Training & Athletic Performance, Inc. and EFS
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