Owned by Mike Blaze, BLAZE Fitness provides complete fitness, nutrition, and wellness solutions and is dedicated to helping working professionals look, feel, and BE their best! Mike is a highly passionate fitness professional who enjoys helping people get positive results. Having over 15 years of strength training experience with great fitness knowledge while maintaining a healthy body, Mike enjoys helping people live healthier, happier lifestyles by improving their mind, body, and spirit. Helping people be more active and obtain great results is always his main priority which is why he created BLAZE Fitness. In addition to over 15 years of strength training experience and his current personal training experience, Mike is also a dedicated endurance athlete and actively competes in multiple events each year; he has completed several marathons, triathlons, and ultramarathon events in the past 10 years and usually finishes at the front of the pack.

As an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Mike’s training style includes having the philosophy of taking the “routine” out of training and keeping things exciting through constantly varying workouts. Typical sessions include a healthy mix of resistance training that includes Olympic lifts, compound exercises, bodyweight movements, and core conditioning combined with high intensity fat burning and cardiovascular conditioning. Regardless of the person’s fitness level, budget, experience and location, BLAZE Fitness has multiple programs to fit their needs.

Mike currently lives in Chicago and also enjoys spending time with his animals (a cat and a dog), reading self-improvement books, watching sports, hanging with friends, and being involved in social events.


For the BEST in fitness, health and wellness, contact Mike at (773) 517-1916.

Owner- BLAZE Fitness
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

Before going to Carsten, I had never set foot in a gym. Over the past several years I have become more and more self conscious of my rising weight, blood pressure and overall lack of energy. Carsten went far beyond what I thought a trainer would do. First, he took me grocery shopping, looking at the foods that I had been buying and helping me modify my selections to healthier choices without overwhelming me with a diet I could never stick to. I told him that I also eat out a lot and he took me to lunch and taught me to order smarter food off the menu. In the gym, Carsten is my biggest cheerleader; he has the gift of knowing exactly how hard to push me to maximize my workout without going overboard and scaring you away. Most of all, he has helped me adapt healthier habits that I can take with me for the rest of my life.– James S.
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