Mike Pozika

Mike's Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate
  • Scaling, Anatomy, Spot the Flaw and Running CrossFit Online courses as well as yearly CF Open Judging certs.
  • CPR/AED Certified

About Mike

Joined: January 2013

Why did you want to become a CrossFit coach?

I retired from the New Haven Fire Dept in 2014 and this was a natural fit of still being able to help people, although in a different manner. Fitness has always been an enjoyable part of my life and I love being able to extend that to others. It's great to be a part of watching athletes progress in their fitness journeys and share in their joy as they meet or surpass the goals they set! Also being a masters athlete and coming back from a shoulder surgery I felt I could add an element of coaching that can easily relate to a wide range of our community.

Favorite CrossFit Movement: Burpees and Bench Press (of course!) I also really like Deadlifts and C&J's

Favorite part about being a coach at CrossFit New Haven:

Getting athletes to push themselves just outside their comfort zone in a safe manner... then seeing their reaction and sense of accomplishment afterwards.  I embrace challenges and coaching allows me to extend that onto the athlete.

Available for:

Personal On Ramps, CrossFit Specific Personal Training, Strength Specific Personal Training, Personal Programming, Endurance Event Training