Mike - Bio2

Mike viall

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Barbell Certification
  • USAW Weightlifting Certification

Growing up I was very active and athletic. I played football, basketball and, in general, liked working out. From my teens to early adulthood staying active became tough and nearly impossible because of an undiagnosed illness. Because of a loss of mobility and unbearable pain I nearly gave up on physical fitness all together. After being properly diagnosed with and medicated for ankylosing spondylitis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis, I dove back into fitness.

I immediately became a gym rat again!

With a new outlook on physical activity I knew I wanted to become a personal trainer. While attending NPTI, I met a friend who organized an outing to CrossFit Milwaukee. About the same time I was crushed by the “Spartan 300 Challenge” workout and knew I was addicted. I no longer wanted to be a personal trainer; I wanted to be a CrossFit coach! I then became a member at CrossFit Tri-Cities where I learned from the best.

I continue to improve my overall fitness, setting new personal records and setting more challenging goals. CrossFit is a passion I want to share with everyone willing to invest in themselves.