CrossFit Progression welcomes Michael Licatino to our staff! We are fortunate to add his can do attitude to our core coaching group.
Michael Licatino was born doing flips and handstands. He capitalized on these mad infant skills by joining a gymnastics class at age five. Since then, sports and fitness have been a constant presence in his life. Although gymnastics provided the foundation, swimming is his true athletic passion. Michael has been involved in the sport of swimming since age seven and participated in both high school and collegiate swimming. He attended Hendrix College, an NCAA Division III institution, where he was named Arkansas Male Swimmer of the Year four years in a row. Michael also had the honor of being voted Team Captain his junior and senior years in college.
Post-college, Michael pursued the sport of triathlon. He has completed five Ironman triathlons: Coeur D’Alene (twice), Tempe, Louisville, and Wisconsin. Looking for a good cross training complement to tri training, Michael found CrossFit. He has been hooked since his first class in 2010.
In June 2012, Michael and his wife moved to Rochester MN and joined the CFP community. He was immediately welcomed into the CFP family. After attending the CFP Coaches Training Program and receiving his CF Level 1 certificate, Michael began coaching at CFP. He coaches the 5:30am class at CFP Headquarters and also coaches the HGST classes at IBM.
His wife and he live in Southwest Rochester and have two dogs. Outside of fitness and athletics, gardening, grilling, and sitting by the fire pit top Michael’s list of favorite things to do.