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Mike Riley

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About Mike

Mike Riley is a fitness and nutrition coach specializing in strength and conditioning. As the founder of Critical Hit Athletics, he is dedicated to helping his clients become the best versions of themselves. With a focus on performance, quality of life, and longevity, he will build a program to help you achieve your individual goals.


Mike has been working in the fitness industry since 2016 using methods backed by science and real world results. With a background in martial arts like Jeet Kun Do, Muay thai, and Kali. He blends combat movements and weightlifting  for an adaptive approach to exercise. His priority is the improvement of human movement. 


My favorite client story

During the begining of the pandemic when I had switched over to online coaching, a long term client of mine began chemotherapy for breast cancer. We made a gameplan together to meet 4 times a week to keep her consistently active to help her healing process. Some days qere rough energy and pain wise. But we kept at it and she is currently cancer free and very grateful for how smooth the process was.

My favorite exercise

Martial arts and Olympic weight lifting

My favorite quote

" No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try"

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Boxing
  • Muscle Gain
  • Kickboxing
  • Cross Training
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level 1, TRX Level 1, StrongFirst Body Weight Certification

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Men, Middle-aged, Post-rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women

107 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10007

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820 N Orleans St # 110

Chicago, IL 60610

Session Surcharge: $80

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