Mike Hakkarainen

Mike’s passion for fitness began at the age of fourteen. After a keen focus on this throughout his youth, he joined the Ultimate Fitness family. Since becoming certified as a NASM personal trainer in 2012, Mike has earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, Speed and Explosion Specialist, and Sports Conditioning Specialist. Mike moved to Columbia, South Carolina in 2015 to pursue his dream of working with elite athletes at the University of South Carolina. After a year of working as an intern with the Carolina Gamecocks track and football team, in 2016 Mike worked as a Strength and Conditioning Associate for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL. Mike has returned to Holden with new knowledge and experience that he is excited to share with Ultimate Fitness clients to make them their personal best.