Coach Mike

Mike is the owner of CrossFit Optimistic. Mike spent 13 of 18 years on active duty and is continuing his service as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the Army Reserves. In 2004 he completed one tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Prior to opening CrossFit Optimistic Mike was a special projects leader for a global contracting company and oversaw the implementation of combat computer-based systems for the Armed Services. When not CrossFitting, you will find Mike spending every second with his wife, four kids, their dogs (Ren and Blue) and listening to 80’s music. Mike ensures the lights are on, workouts posted, gym swept, bathrooms cleaned and makes it his personal mission when you walk out our doors you left one step closer to reaching your fitness goals.

Mike holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland at College Park. He holds the CrossFit Level 1, Olympic lifting, Rowing, Kids and Endurance certifications. Mike is also a USA Track and Field Level 1 coach.

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