The 2018 CrossFit Games OPEN at CrossFit Magna
I Don't Want to Look Like That

March 2018 Athlete Spotlight

Michael Stauffer

What sports did you play in youth or college?
Baseball and soccer when I was a youngling, but ice hockey had my heart when the Coyotes came to town. Played that up until high school.

How has crossfit changed your life?
It’s helped me live a healthier lifestyle and become more knowledgeable about weightlifting. I used to not like lifting weights because I felt so lost in what to do or how to do it, so I love the structure and variety of the WODs. Looking back and seeing where I started and where I am now has motivated me to educate myself and be mindful on how to live a more physically and mentally health life.

What was your last text message?

Rent reminder text from my landlord….I know Mr. Popular, right.

What celebrity do you get mistaken for?
No one has ever told me…the suspense is killing me!

If you had to choose your last meal, what would it be?
Baked ziti in a bread bowl

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Putting myself through college. It was hard and extremely stressful at times, but it taught me a lot about how to manage my life and establish good financial habits.

What inspires you?
Genuine enthusiasm in what you do.

What advice would you give to someone who is just starting Crossfit?
Ask questions and practice good form in the beginning. Establishing solid technique right off the bat will only accelerate your progress as you become stronger. The speed and efficiency will come so be patient, and you’ll know when to hit it hard. Seeing that confetti rain down on SugarWOD after a repeat WOD is one of the most satisfying feelings.

If you owned a laundromat, what would you name it?
The Tumble Dry Club

Name 3 things you always have in the fridge?
Eggs, Greek yogurt, and kit kats

What’s your favorite saying?
The greatest battles are fought on one square foot of real estate, your mind.

How do you take your coffee?
Black with sugar


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