Why We’re Different
Our goal is to build an strong team and a great gym culture, with lots of camaraderie and teamwork. We know that creating an environment in which people are motivated, fostering an atmosphere of empowerment, and supporting our fighters, athletes, and clients, is how we can achieve world-class status. That’s why we offer such an affordable and flexible plan to our members. Unlike many other gyms, we think about relationships before anything else. Many other gyms will charge double our monthly membership, to work out and train in a less than ideal environment. We understand the resources that one needs to succeed and be happy. Your personal progress is rewarding to us. When you are adding skills, being more healthy and becoming a better person it makes us happy. Simply put we are all working towards a common goal. It’s a winwin for everybody. We encourage you to take as many scheduled classes as you like, in all the different workouts we offer.
Meet The Owner
Mike Santiago is a UFC fighter and the proud owner of Santiago Training Center in Lombard, Illinois. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Mike developed a passion for martial arts at a young age and has been training and competing for over a decade.
Mike’s dedication to the sport led him to become a professional mixed martial artist, competing in the featherweight division of the UFC. He has an impressive record of wins, including several knockouts and submission victories. However, Mike’s love for martial arts extends beyond his own accomplishments in the ring.
Mike uses his skills and experience to help others achieve their fitness and martial arts goals. He opened the Santiago Training Center in Lombard, where he offers a variety of classes and programs for people of all ages and skill levels. Mike is passionate about teaching others and helping them to achieve their own personal victories, whether that means improving their fitness, learning self-defense, or training to compete in martial arts competitions.
As a gym owner, Mike takes a hands-on approach to working with his clients, creating personalized training plans and offering one-on-one coaching to help them reach their full potential. He is dedicated to creating a supportive and encouraging environment at the Santiago Training Center, where everyone feels welcome and motivated to achieve their goals.
Overall, Mike Santiago is a passionate and dedicated martial artist who is committed to helping others achieve their fitness and martial arts goals. His experience as a professional fighter and his love for the sport make him an excellent coach and mentor for anyone looking to improve their skills and reach their full potential.