Michael Heenan

Michael Heenan

CrossFit MPH Apprentice Instructor/Trainer
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Education/Certifications:

  • CPR/AED
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (The George Washington University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs (The George Washington University)

Ever since my parents pulled me off the couch and threw me out on the soccer field at age 5, I’ve been a competitor on and off the field. That spirit may have been in my blood or it may have been a product of growing up in a Boston, sports-crazed household. Whether it was club soccer, AAU basketball or high school cross country, staying active and bonding with my teammates was always the highlight of my day. Looking back, I’ve also realized how blessed I was to have such strategic, encouraging coaches who empowered me to captain teams and showed me how to help make my teammates better.

Fast forward to 2014 when—after working out with personal trainers and keeping active playing flag football—I found myself seeking a new challenge that would improve my fitness and reintroduce the team camaraderie that meant so much to me as an adolescent. MPH immediately delivered on both fronts. If I’m being honest, I was a bit intimidated when I would show up before class and see the end of another class—moving around the barbell and hearing athletes’ heels digging into the floor mats. But the individualized instruction, the welcoming environment and the rewarding workouts quickly helped me overcome any fears—-and confirmed—-that Crossfit was for me. Throughout my time at MPH, I’ve seen how my training and my coaches’ positive reinforcement have helped me grow as an athlete. My goal as a coach is to share that same experience with other members of the MPH community and help them reach their gym goals.