Athlete Profile : Mike Zito




GWCF Athlete Profile Questionnaire

First Name & Last Initial *

  Mike Z






Desk Jockey

When did you first start CrossFitting?

December 2015

When did you first start training at GWCF?

December 2015

Favorite WOD


Least Favorite WOD

I am not a fan of squat cleans or bur-pees 🙂

Tell us about your sports & fitness background

I lifted weights and ran occasionally. Most of my physical activity came from sports like skateboarding, basketball, and body boarding.


How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?

I have several friends that are into CrossFit. I always wanted to give it a try, but would tell myself it would be to hard and to just keep sitting on the couch

Most recently my friend Gabe asked me if I wanted to check out GutWrench CrossFit with him and I did. Turns out I love CrossFit.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)

I started working out with GutWrench in December 2015 and I weighed 250 lbs. This was the heaviest I’ve ever been. 

Quickly I began to see results. My clothes started not to fit me and my spirits were always high.

As of today 6/7/16, I weigh 220 pounds. I’ve lost a total of 30 lbs while attending GWCF and I feel great!

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit  that were totally unexpected?

The biggest change for me  is that I have a lot of energy.  I no longer wake up and stay tired all day. 

I now wake up and have a lot of energy until I am done for the day. That is what I like the most. 


Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / GWCF moments.

I enjoy coming into class and being able to do a hard workout while having a good time. 

I like to share laughs with the team.


Any advice for people just getting started?

Start by having an open mind to this new fitness you are taking on. 

Dedicate yourself and you will see and feel results.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? 

I enjoy going to the beach with my dog and photography.  I also like to travel and see new things.

Interested in getting started on changing your health and future reach out to us here.

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