Mike Benavides (Strengh and Conditioning Coach)
Mike “Benz” Benavides serves as TMA’s strength and conditioning coach bringing years of knowledge to our fight team. He is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal training and holds a degree in Physical Education from Concordia University Chicago, where he played football and ran track. After graduating college Mike worked as a strength and conditioning coach for two different college football programs in Illinois and South Dakota for over seven years. A graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School North (93), Mike teaches PE at Iroquois Middle School and he coaches football at Dakota High School, working as their strength and conditioning coach and the defensive coordinator for the Junior Varsity team. Mike loves martial arts studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu here at TMA and also studying Shorinji-Ryu karate. Mike and his wife Teri have been married for five years and reside in Macomb Township.