Mike grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and moved to Poughkeepsie in 1966 to attend Marist College. He graduated in 1970 and began working for the newly formed Nautilus Sports/Medical Company in 1971. Working directly with inventor Arthur Jones, Mike was involved in much of the revolutionary research that redefined the fitness industry.
With Nautilus, he under went a training program which enabled him to teach sports training and rehabilitation techniques. While working for Nautilus he also did in-service training of doctors, physical therapists, professional and amateur athletes throughout the country. Eventually opening and managing Nautilus’ northeast showroom and personal training center on 65th Street in Manhattan.
In 1973 Mike left the Nautilus Company and returned to the Poughkeepsie area to open his own Fitness Center with his wife Sandy. All Sport Conditioning Center opened on Rte 9 in 1973, with 800 sq. ft. of space. In 1975 All Sport expanded 2000 sq. ft.. In 1978 All Sport moved to a new 25,000 sq ft. facility across from Marist College. The new facility has grown to over 40,000 sq. ft. and incorporates the latest equipment and facilities. The supervised fitness center features that latest Nautilus equipment and the revolutionary new MED-X equipment, an indoor pool, an air conditioned gym and a large free weight area.
Aside from regular fitness training, Mike is also involved in designing specific exercise programs for people who are referred to Mike Arteaga’s Health and Fitness Centers with orthopedic problems, cardiac problems, obesity or other medical complications. The demand for special training is growing rapidly since much of the current research indicates the need for increased muscle strength as an answer to many physical problems and a key to a long healthy life. He also conducts lectures both inside and outside the club on a variety of health related subjects. Mike has a special interest in the latest health and fitness research and has the ability to translate this information into simple practical terms that show people how it benefits them.