Angela Michalski

CrossFit L1 Trainer, since 2010; Vested Owner, since 2015; Board of Directors, since 2015

Credentials

  • BA, Biology (chemistry & psychology minors) from Alverno College
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • Whole9 Foundations of Nutrition
  • Whole9 (30) Trainer’s Course
  • HKC – Hardstyle Kettebell Certified
  • CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • Buddy Lee Jump Rope Course
  • Precision Nutrition, exercise and sports nutrition

Our performance, health, and longevity are directly related to our food and lifestyle choices. As a CrossFit trainer and lifestyle/health coach, I strive for two things:

First, I strive to improve athlete’s daily movement patterns in the gym as well as at home because moving well and performing movements efficiently is the key to superior performance in life.  At CCCF, it is important to the coaches that the athletes are moving safely as they are learning the mechanics.  I learned a great deal after suffering a back injury years ago that took quite a long time to heal as it exposed many weaknesses in the chain through my healing process.  Training around and through the injury was important to my healing, if I didn’t exercise, my body felt worse.

Second, I strive to help people be more informed on how to improve health through creating sustainable changes in lifestyle choices (food, sleep, exercise, mindfulness, and other healthy habits, etc).  “People are fed by the food industry which pays no attention to health, and are treated by a health industry that pays no attention to food” (Wendell Berry).  Each of us needs to be our own health advocate!  I take a personal interest in helping and educating those with digestive issues and autoimmune issues to understand that with food as medicine, you can put your autoimmune disease into remission as I have.  If you have chronic illness or even just one of the many common but not normal medical issues such as diabetes, you may be able to, under the care of a doctor, reduce or eliminate medications if you get to your own personal root cause and address your lifestyle factors that may be contributing to the issue!  Powerful.

What I love about CrossFit is that it empowers athletes, especially women, because they learn to do things they never imagined themselves being able to do.   Doing CrossFit builds self confidence and self esteem and helps people realize that being strong is awesome, which translates into being happier and more self sufficient in every day life.  Our community is strong and we hold each other accountable.  We work together and stick together, forging lifelong friendships.