Shortly after his football career ended due to concussions during his sophomore year of college, Mike was looking for something to satisfy his competitive edge. It turned out that Crossfit was just what he needed. When he came to Crossfit Southie, he found not only a great competitive environment, but also an uplifting community that pushes him to become a better athlete, coach, and person. As a coach, he is passionate about helping each of the gym’s members go beyond what they thought they could accomplish and improve their lives through fitness. Currently a senior at Northeastern University, he studies Health Science with a particular interest in exercise and nutrition.
BS Health Science Northeastern University 2015
Crossfit Level 1
Crossfit Accomplishments or Career Highlights:
6th place Northeast Regional CFS Team Competitor- 2014
4th place Northeast Regional CFS Team Competitor- 2013
Favorite or Best Crossfit Movement:
Probably Olympic Lifting, especially snatches. Rope climbs are a good time too
Words of encouragement to new crossfitters:
Patience is a virtue. The progress will come, but it takes a lot of time and dedication. And don’t forget to take advantage of your health and fitness outside of the gym—go skiing, hiking, swimming, play pick-up basketball, anything fun where you can enjoy life and don’t have to worry about the time on the clock!
How long have you been Crossfitting?
-Almost 3 years (began January 2012)
What would your ideal WOD include?
-Something with heavy oly lifts and a gymnastics movement mixed in
What are you most passionate about in life?
-My Faith, Family & Friends, for which I am truly blessed. I try to live my life in a way that best serves God and those around me.
What is your favorite thing about Crossfit Southie?
-The people. I’ve met some great friends at the gym, and each day I actually have fun working out with everyone!!
What goal are you hoping to accomplish in the near future?
-Qualify for regionals in 2015…And figure out what I’m doing with my life after graduating this spring!