Michael Mills – Founder

Jump_Kick_fullMichael MillsPersonal Trainer













Founder, Chief Personal Trainer, and Wellness Director



  • BS Kinesiology (cum laude), University of Southern California.
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with over 12 years experience.
  • Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist
  • Metabolic Training Coach (VO2 assessments).
  • Certified Metabolic Typing Adviser (CMTA) – Level 1.


Michael Mills, innovator and sole proprietor of EDGE Holistic Fitness, inaugurated his career in health and fitness in 2003 at Equinox Fitness (Pasadena) where he worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Michael quickly developed an affinity and passion for exercise physiology through his continuing education with Equinox Fitness Training Institute, which inspired him to pursue his degree in Kinesiology at University of Southern California.

Michael continues to refine his holistic training repertoire through continuous research and experimentation. Scientific concepts are tested to discern efficacy, which are then distilled into practical training, nutrition, and supplementation strategies. This methodology ensures that his clients receive proven, effective training and nutrition programs based on viable scientific theories.

Michael has curated over 12 years of research and clinical practice into his proprietary Holistic Fitness Theory – a comprehensive system that integrates 4 essential components of fitness: exercise, nutrition, stress management, and sleep. This holistic approach is designed to produce powerful synergy that enables clients to achieve incredible fitness and physique transformations with 3 – 4 hours of exercise per week.



As a personal trainer and fitness coach, Michael is very articulate in his training instructions. He is adept at teaching complex movement patterns quickly and effectively, either 1-on-1 or in a group fitness setting. This particular skill is essential for teaching the basics of resistance training, and especially effective in refining the mechanics of: plyometrics, olympic lifting, running, and kickboxing (his personal favorite).

Michael strives to design and implement time-effective and sustainable training and nutrition programs for his clients. As such, he is a firm believer in high intensity, short duration training programs, teaching 30- and 45-minute workouts that provide incredible benefits.


To schedule your complimentary consultation and personal training session, please contact Michael Mills @:

  • C: 626.354.8185
  • E: mike@edgeholisticfitness.com