3030 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224

Our Team

MICHAEL ELLIOTT

Coach, Personal Trainer, Remote Coach

Mike@CrossFitSyracuse.com

Education, Experience & Qualifications

  • BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science SUNY Cortland 2005
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • CPR & AED Certified

CrossFit Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Judges Course

Competitive Experience

  • 2012 WNY Hammerhead Challenge
  • Reebok CrossFit Games Open Competitor 2012 – 2017
  • 2012 Binghamton’s Fittest Competition
  • 2013 WNY Hammerhead Challenge
  • 2014 CNY Throwdown

I began personal training in 2004 while attending SUNY Cortland.  I got my first experience in strength and conditioning while working with the US Women’s Handball Team from late 2004 through early 2005.  After graduating in 2005, I began my personal training career.  Throughout the years, I have worked with a variety of individuals: professional athletes, children, grandmothers, and everything in between.  I have worked with people with a wide array of physical conditions, including back problems, knee problems, pregnancy, diabetes, the physical effects brought on by cancer, etc.

Every minute of my training experience has been extremely fulfilling.  My passion is helping people reach their fitness goals.  The results my clients get extend far beyond the physical; the effects are truly life changing.

Like many others in this country, I have struggled with weight issues.  In January 2011, I tipped the scales at 235lbs.  I decided it was time for a change and committed myself to a CrossFit training regiment and strict paleo diet. I now weigh around 190lbs.  I am not only lighter on the scale, but I have more energy, my mood is better, and my head is clearer.

I have experienced the changes first hand and know what it takes to reach those goals.  This is why training others is so fulfilling for me.  I understand what people are going through, both physically and mentally, and know what it takes to change.