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Certified Personal Trainer

Weight Management Counselor

Lifestyle Coach



Get access to an exercise video library that will take your training to the next level.  Mike will post new workouts, nutritional advice, lifestyle habits exercises and training tips so you can continue to get the most out of your program.




Mike has over 21 years of experience and has enjoyed working with a wide variety of clients using a combination of Lifestyle and Weight Management skills and Personal Training to achieve optimal results. With a true passion for learning and fitness, Mike creates a personal experience for his clients that few other trainers can claim. 


Let Mike build a custom fitness/nutrition plan for you.  As a certified Sports Nutrition Specialist, Weight Management Counselor, and Personal Trainer. Mike can work with you to set goals and create the habits that will get you where you want to be. Weekly recipes from Mikes' hand-picked world-class chefs.


Lose weight. Get lean. Stoke your metabolism.

Improve your sports performance. Have more energy.

Lower your risk of weight-related illness like hypertension and diabetes.

Learn the critical habits to control your weight for the rest of your life.

Learn how to grocery shop to meet your goals.


"I have been training with Mike Kates for over 10 years. In my opinion as a person and as a trainer he is in a class of his own. He has mastered every aspect of training and delivers a highly customized program for each individual."

Ken Arlen, Director of Ken Arlen Orchestra, Producer of Arlen Music Productions

"Training with Mike has me entering my fourth decade stronger, leaner, fitter than I’ve been my entire life. Mike has made me an athlete, mentally and physically…with his expert guidance I’ve achieved things I thought impossible. Mike knows what to say to help me get to the next level, the right cues, the right example, the right words. I find a reserve of strength, energy, endurance that I didn’t realize I had. I can look in the mirror and think the hard work is paying off and I love the challenges Mike throws my way. I never regret a workout.”

Helen Lesser, Personal Trainer

"I’ve treasured my time with Mike! He’s got a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’ve trained with him since 2011 and I am still learning new things. I like to bounce ideas off of him, whether it be about maintaining strength or how to recover for the next day and improve my lifestyle in general. Through casual conversations like that, I’ve grown as an athlete and, most importantly, as a person. I could always count on Mike to be consistent, showing up every day with a plan and ready to work. More importantly, though, He’s a role model and a friend! "

Charlie Tilson, Chicago White Sox

Mike Kates goes beyond just being a personal trainer — he’s a lifestyle and nutritional coach who truly cares about his clients reaching their goals, and making a lasting positive change in their lives. He’s kept me fit, and injury-free after teaching surfing for the past 18 years. Mike has the perfect balance of tough love trainer and common sense teacher of his wealth of knowledge and experience in exercise and nutritional science.  Mike’s also a humble charger of waves, mountains, and cement skateparks.  He even started skateboarding when he was 40, showing us that it’s never too late to pick up a new sport. He walks his talk and inspires me daily that aging is all a state of mind. Keeping an active lifestyle, eating simple foods simply, and having a positive mental outlook are the keys to staying young at heart, mind and body! Go train with Mike Kates — you’re life and fitness will benefit tremendously. Mine certainly has! Mahalo nui loa Mike

Dustin Tester, Founder Maui Surfer Girls, Surf Camp

Michael Kates and I have been working together for the past 16 years to support my maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.  Mike knows the importance of both physical and emotional health.  Through his training as a life coach, he is skilled in focusing on both aspects of well being.  The most obvious positive outcomes of my training with Mike have been a speedy and complete recovery from hip replacement surgery, endurance in hiking and enjoying tennis several times weekly.  I prioritize our training sessions which I see as all important for healthy aging and value my relationship with Mike greatly.  I’m looking forward to my 83rd birthday and to training with Mike well into the future.

Lee Herschman, Evanston, IL


Find who you want to be, schedule an appointment with Mike Kates now.


Tel: (847) 612-7903

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