Michael Williamson

Affiliate Co-Director, CF L1/CF L2

Michael is a New York City native and DC transplant who has been CrossFit-ing
since late 2006.  He discovered CrossFit via the Internet, tried out a few
WODs, and just kept going. The result, CrossFit has made him stronger, faster
and tougher than ever. His background is in track, cross country,
and crew, so he has always loved competition, training and testing to see
how far he could go. He likes to say, he hates to lose, but when in the company
of other extraordinary athletes it inspires him to do more.

Through CrossFit he has also been lucky enough to work with some great
coaches.  Michael has met Olympic and power lifters, gymnasts, mobility experts,
kettlebell types and guys who know a whole lot about food. He sought out
their expertise and trained with whomever could teach him something new. It is
because of insightful and dedicated coaches that in 2011 he became Level 1
Certified, and have been tempted to quit his day job ever since.

As a coach Michael gets to share some of what he has learned, and hopes to inspire
his athletes in the same way he was.  Whether a seasoned veteran or
just starting out with CrossFit, his favorite part of the job is seeing
someone succeed.