Mike Keenan
Thanks for your interest in Core Cage Fitness.  My name is Mike Keenan, I am the CEO and Founder of Core Cage Fitness, a new concept in total body exercise, where all movements must pass through your core, the foundation of your body's strength and stability.  

Chronic back pain is associated with weak abdominals, mostly due to prolonged sitting and inactivity. In my previous career of Physical Therapy, low back pain was the most common ailment we saw in our patients.  My experience with treating low back pain makes me well suited for serving our clients in the fitness arena.  

Many people have asked me, why did I leave physical therapy?  My answer is simple. My observation was that most of my clients did not have an accident, did not fall, or experience a traumatic event.  They suffered from poor sleep, chronic dehydration, lack of proper nutrition, mismanaged stress management, and lack of exercise.  These were items that can be rectified, and teaching clients, as well as  other trainers, to help their clients in these 5 Pillars of Health and Wellness  became my passion.  I have been in the health and fitness profession for 35 years, and after this time, I know exactly that redemption, not rehabilitation, is the key to optimal health and wellness. Rehabilitation is returning someone to their previous level of health, redemption is making that individual better than they were before, someone greater than they were before. 

In addition to my background in physical therapy, I have degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology/Biomechanics.  From 1989-1994, I worked for Island Sports Physical Therapy, where I was responsible for the rehabilitation and reconditioning of the NY Islanders Hockey Team.  From 1994-2002 I worked at Twin Boro Physical Therapy, where I worked in the field of Work Reconditioning and Medical Fitness.  I left in 2003 to open my first studio in Manasquan, and we have served the Jersey Shore Community for the past 19 years.  Thousands of successful transformations have passed through our doors, and we are more prepared now more than ever to help you hit your goals.  New investments in the Cardio Coach VO2 Max Assessment Device, Fit3D Body Analyzer, Infrared Sauna and Red Light Therapy, DNA Testing for Diet and Lifestyle, and of course, our own Innovation, The Core Cage makes us the premier health and fitness studio at the Jersey Shore!  

If this overall health and fitness transformation is what you are looking for, we have the tools, assessments, and methods to create someone better than you have ever been before!  


Mikey Keenan
Education -
A.A.S in Health Science
Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach through Kennan Fitness LLC 

Hi, I'm Mikey Keenan and I am the Clinical Coordinator for Core Cage Fitness! I have been working in the Fitness industry since I was 18 years old. Being in the fitness industry has led me to have a strong passion to help others with their health and lifestyle needs. I have worked with a variety of clients from elite athletes to individuals with severe limitations, such as joint replacements, low back pain and cardiovascular conditions.  Working at Core Cage Fitness has given me the ability to create personalized workouts where I can cater to certain needs and encourage athletes to push harder. My objective is to have my clients leave the gym with a sense of accomplishment and to be encouraged to achieve their goals each time.