“INHALE PAIN, EXHALE VICTORY! TO OWN THE MOMENT IS TO BE MINDFUL AND COURAGEOUS REGARDLESS OF THE SITUATION.”
Mike Medrano, aka “The Ninj,” began his career as a trainer in NYC in 2012. His client list includes Andy Cohen, Mark Consuelos, Irina Shayke, Anja Rubik, Martha Hunt, Joan Smalls and many more. Mike started his fitness career in high school as a three-sport athlete competing in football, wrestling and track. He went on to play college football at Monmouth University where he led the team in touchdowns and rushing yards during his first two years and became the school's 6th all-time leading rusher. He also began his martial arts training during college, practicing capoeira under Baiano Capoeira Sol Nascente. He then went on to pursue Jiujitsu and began competing in MMA fights, becoming a professional MMA fighter in 2007 as a welterweight competitor. He won one title at welterweight, gaining a decision win over Brendan Weafer and now competes at lightweight. Mike has accumulated over 25 professional MMA fights and multiple wars in the cage with UFC opponents like Chris Wade, Darrell Horcher and Mark Stevens. He continues to further his MMA education and Jiujitsu training under Professor Jamal Patterson (second-degree black belt under Renzo Gracie) and has begun teaching others to spread a love of Jiujitsu and the discipline of MMA.