Welcome to Hope Athletic Training Institute

Hope Athletic Training is the athletic performance arm for Mentor Heisley Racquet & Fitness Club!

We take pride in our philosophy that training for athletic performance requires dedication to the task at hand.  We keep our eyes on the horizon for that challenge.

Athletic performance does not mean sport specific training.  Some train for the demands of the sport, but we take that a step further and train for the needs of the athlete.

Record of Success

"I look forward to Mike's classes!  He challenges me each week with his workouts that are sometimes off the charts HARD!  Love it!  In fact, there are exercises that I either have never seen before, or that I would never dream of doing on my own.  That said, it's nice to see that he also provides modifications to those who may just be starting their fitness goals. This is a characteristic of a good trainer.

As a runner training for several half marathons this year, his training is a great compliment to achieving the goals that I have set for myself for these upcoming races."

Michele Taddeo


"Training with Mike helped guide me and prepare me for what and how I was expected to train at the collegian level.  You just won't pick up the speed and agility training or the technique needed by training on your own or at an ordinary gym."

Kelsey Dye

Carroll College Women's Soccer 2010-2013

"My journey into strength and conditioning started with Coach Mike Hope in 2006 as I entered into an undergraduate program in Exercise Science and Wellness. Over the course of my training and internship with him (culminated in 2009), he demonstrated to be the epitome of elite level strength and conditioning coaches. His ability to clearly articulate, demonstrate, and correct simple to complex exercise and movement techniques is superb. His ability to conduct large group speed and agility camps is amazing by being able to connect with every athlete on the field or in the gym with him. I would without a doubt send any of my athletes to train with Coach Hope having the confidence that they will come away being faster, stronger, more powerful and robust athletes."

Daniel Heller, Founder of Seattle Institute of Athletic Performance

Mike at the Mt. Rainier Strongman Competition - 3rd Place 2007

Meeting Seattle Seahawk's coach, Pete Carroll

Hanging out with MTV at Venice Beach, CA