Mike McKinney



  • CrossFit L1
  • CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
  • Strength Specific Seminar (Oly Lifting)
  • CH Fitness and Performance Oly Seminar
  • USAW L1 Olympic Lifting (June 2013)

Competitions Experience:

  • Capital Affiliate League - Winter 2012 Champions

Having to stay in (relatively) good shape while flying Fighters in the US Air Force for 26 years, I was used to working out and working with a motivated and focused group of people. I absolutely loved it and loved the camaraderie and esprit de corps. Combine that with growing up as a gym rat and always trying new adventures, sports, and exercises, I’ve maintained some sort of exercise regimen nearly all my life. When I retired from the Air Force I joined a globo gym and ended up in a rut. Daily workouts turned into two “grueling” hours of lifting and sitting…mostly sitting, and that’s when I wondered if CrossFit would break an old man like myself. So, living by my mantra of, “what could possibly go wrong,” I tried the Getting Started Class at Fairfax. I was hooked after 3 minutes of my first workout and haven’t looked back. It had everything I needed: a motivated group, friendly competition (with and against yourself and your friends), a new challenge every single day, and a tight knit group of people who had camaraderie and esprit de corps coming out of there ears. I decided to be a CrossFit trainer to fulfill my love of teaching. Whether it’s teaching people to fly or coaching sports like volleyball, I love to help people advance and exceed their goals. Coaching a group of Type As only makes it that much better. As long as you are willing to put in the work, I’m not sure there is a better program to keep you in shape for anything that is thrown your way.