The Weekly Dose of Awesome

This week I would like to honor a gent who has just hit his 1 year UBiversary.  Mike C. joined UB soon after he moved south of the border.  As an experienced CrossFitter, it didn't take long for Mike to make himself at home and become a solid member of the UB community.   He is the kind of person who sees a challenging WOD and is motivated to come in instead of letting it intimidate him. He is the guy you will see diligently working through his weaknesses before and during the workout. He is also the guy who will cheer you on after he's killed it in the workout.  Best part of all, Mike does all of this with a smile on his face.  Thanks Mike, for sharing just some of your awesome with us!

Name: Mike C.

Nickname / Alter Ego: he's open for input... who wants to give him one??

Hometown: Born in Taipei, moved to Vancouver around age 11 or 12.  He moved stateside 2015

Occupation: Accountant

When did you first start CrossFitting?: October 2014 (Random fact - he was a member of the same Canadian box as Robb P.)

When did you first start CrossFitting at UB?: August 2015

Favorite WOD: Cindy

Least favorite WOD: Anything with more than 400m running

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?:  Mike hurt himself when he was younger playing sports and ended up with a chronic injury in his back.  After a lot of time and dedicated effort into recovery, he had friends who did CrossFit and wanted to be active in an environment where he would have eyes on him while still working to get stronger.

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life?:  Mike finds that CrossFit helped bring back the structure of training that he got in organized sports of his school days.  He loves how much he can get a lot done in an hour. And he absolutely loves meeting people who weren't active before CrossFit and got to find their inner athlete a little later.  He loves to see that twinkle in their eye.

What’s your secret talent?:  Mike can cook (he hopes to keep it a secret by only cooking for himself =P) and loves to make anything seafood based.

Where IS Waldo?  "Waldo got stuck somewhere when I was 5..."

What is your favorite shower song? He is a little shower shy, but he will happily rock anything by The Bee Gees at karaoke!

What is your biggest phobia? Not being able to eat -- not knowing when he will eat next.