Train with Michael


Specialty Personal Training Available in the Following Areas:

Endurance (Running, Biking, Swimming)
Mobility and Flexibility
Power Sports Conditioning (football, rugby, soccer, MMA)
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It all started when...

Michael was a Lieutenant in the US Army in Korea in 2003. He was looking for challenging physical training for his Infantrymen that would better prepare them for combat than traditional Army PT. He and a couple of other LTs found and implemented a number of the training plans in preparation for an off-peninsular combat deployment to Iraq.

4 months and over 40 successful combat missions into the deployment, Michael was caught in a near ambush and was struck by an RPG and machine-gun fire, losing an eye and suffering bullet wounds throughout the right side of his body. Upon his release from the hospital at Fort Carson, he was subjected to a mediocre rehab and physical therapy program and the prognosis that he would never walk without a cane or run again. This to a guy who was a triathlete, cyclist, 300 PT test-scorer, Mountain and Jungle Warfare specialist and skydiver. 

Ever the stubborn ox, Michael used CrossFit to rehabilitate himself, eventually running several half-marathons, cycling in a number of cycling events and participating in sprint, Olympic and Ironman 70.3 triathlons and left the Army as a Captain. 

Now, 9 years later, he's the head coach for Choice City CrossFit, an affiliate he started in his home garage in 2008.

Michael holds a B.S. in Biology with a Chemistry minor and a concentration in Anatomy and Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!), he is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with 10 years' experience and holds certifications in CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Football, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Nutrition, CrossFit Barbell and CrossFit Kids. He likes tequila, trivia and 80s video games and fills his time and Instagram with his dog Buddy. 

My goal is to get people to focus on what they want to be able to do and provide them smart training and instruction that can get them there. I hated being told I wouldn’t be able to do the things I loved, so I found a way to prove them wrong.
That way was CrossFit.
— Michael, Head Coach, Athlete