Michael Saiz

Reno, NV 89511-2291

Experienced.. AFAA, ACE and IDEA Certified with over 25 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, “I have literally changed thousands of bodies”. From the smallest of programs to specialized performance regiments. Applying proven techniques to transform my clients into the best shape of their lives. Relentless.. You bet, I want you to fulfill the goals we set. Technique and proper form is only half the battle, once we master that we are well on our way to open the door for the new you. Nutrition also plays a vital role too. The average person doesn’t take the time to really think about what they put in their body. I will break down the basics of nutrition and address different foods from ingredients to food labeling. “You are what you eat” Intense.. Absolutely, I will push you to your individual limits with a “safe” and “effective” program. Past injuries and limitations will always be addressed. We can work around these issues with a specialized program for functionality and mobility. Professional.. Always, with age come integrity, dependability and reliability. I am not happy unless you’re satisfied with your results. I’ll take the word “die” out of “diet” and put “fun” in “functionality".

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IDEA Member

About Me


  • Teaching credential

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Personal Trainer
Not Verified
FMS - FMS Certification
Not Verified
AFAA - Personal Trainer Certification
Agency Unavailable
NASN - National Academy of Fitness and Sports Nutrition-S
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness

Michael's Locations

Fitness Connection-Formerly Gold's Gym-Reno Nevada

5390 Longley Ln
Reno, NV 89511-2291

Fitness Connection

5390 Longley Lane
Reno, NV 89511


P.O. BOX 20441
Reno, NV 89515

Additional Information


$75.00 / hr, Based on 1/2 Hour or 1 Hour & Quantity of Sessions

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Founder of Body Blueprint© 1988
  • Founder of VO2 Max© 1991
  • 1st Place Golds Classic Bodybuilding Championship 1987 Reno, NV
  • Award3rd Place Gold Classic Bodybuilding Championship 1986 Reno, NV
  • Award3rd Place NPC International Regional Bodybuilding 1985 SLC, UT
  • Former Columnist “Fit For Life” Reno Gazette Journal/Lifestyle

Languages Spoken




57 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Johana Kawelmacher on Feb 21, 2015

    Working with Mike was my best decision after joining the gym. Mike was always pushing me to my limits and encouraged me to always try harder! Mike was a great trainer and would recommended any of my friends to him, because he focused on what I wanted to built muscle wise and strength wise.

    Johana Kawelmacher :)

  • by Scott Tilzey on Sep 24, 2014

    I'm a serious big game hunter. In 2010 I took a 12 day trip to the North West Territories to hunt Dall Sheep. Although I trained hard for the trip and at 45 was in the best shape I've been in since my early 20's I bonked about day 9.

    In 2014, at 49 years old, I decided to hire Michael to help with my conditioning for an even more grueling 17 day trip to the Northern Rocky Mountains in Northern British Columbia. I was pursuing Stone Sheep which many consider the pinnacle of North America hunting. To make it more challenging I chose to hunt with a bow and arrow. If you’ve hiked the Sierra Nevada Mountains around Reno, think of the hiking the last mile to the top of Mount Rose and doing so off the trail the entire way; yes even over those big, nasty, dangerous rock slides. Now think of doing that while carrying a 40# pack and an 8# bow then multiply the miles to 5 to 15 per day, add in riding horses and doing it for 15 days straight while getting only 6 hours of sleep, or less, per night. On a daily basis we crossed side hills, rock slides and knife edge ridge tops that would literally kill you if you were to fall so balance, strength and stamina were mandatory. With Michael’s guidance via 20 training sessions I completed this hunt without tiring and was even able to walk out on the last day over the course of 9 hours without getting tired!!! In addition I lost nearly 15# prior to leaving and best of all my blood pressure dropped from 160/90 to 110/70. BTW – I was successful with two days left in the hunt…

    Thanks Mike!!!

  • by Michael Saiz on Sep 10, 2014

    Debbie Schuster wrote:
    I consider myself very fortunate to have Michael as my trainer. I came to him "out of shape" and with constant pain from old injuries. He has been diligent strengthening the muscles around the injured area and stretching the muscles that had become very tight.

    I'm now able to perform most of my activities and sleeping so much better. What a huge improvement in my quality of life. I'm so looking forward to our next phase of training and new goals. Most importantly, I believe I can get back to my old fit and strong self.
    I'm so grateful!
    Thank you Michael.
    Debbie Schuster

  • by Heath Bogle on Aug 26, 2014

    I did my first body building show on 8-23-14 at the tahoe show and Michael was there to help with my diet and posing. Although I did not hire him before this show he was kind and willing to give me great tips and look over my diet log. He showed me critical parts of the mandatory poses and was very professional!!! I am going to hire him this season so I can take my 4th place and make it a 1st!!! The show was an awesome and fun experience, I was really stoked to get a trophie, but I'm always wanting better than before. It's time to bulk up and get ready for next time, with Michael I can do this.

  • by steven cohn on Aug 13, 2014

    I started training with Michael after my doctors release from shoulder surgery ( Michael was recommended by the physical therapist ) he accomplished more in the 3 months we worked together 1 day a week with Michael 4 days on my own.
    Michael has shown me the proper & safe way to use the equipment, free weight and no equipment workouts. He takes how ever much time is needed to make sure i understand have no discomfort and use the proper technique, and when I'm on my own he still seams to be watching making correction when he has a free minute. He works around all injures building the muscle groups to help support the damaged area. I look forwarded to getting back to town so we can continue.

    Thanks Michael, Looking forward to winter !!

    Steven Cohn

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