Mike Romero

Mike Romero

Mike is probably best known in his role as the Mayor of Avondale – chances are good that you’ve shared a beer or a joke or both with him at some point. Mike has been coaching the 5 a.m. class at FCCF since the beginning, but he’s not just the coach for the dawn patrol. Watch carefully and you’ll occasionally see him at the afternoon classes, typically drinking a beer and cheering people on. He can also be spotted in the back room, snatching heavy loads while listening to classic punk. He’s done just about every CrossFit competition there is around here, but has recently moved on to weightlifting meets – mostly because he looks great in a singlet. It shows – Mike won gold at the 2015 American Masters and brought home bronze at the 2016 National Masters. He’s since gotten a tattoo of his dog Dewey on his arm, so he’s bound to be stronger now.


What’s your most embarrassing fitness moment?
2013 Wodapalooza, just ask Andy or Colette.

What’s your favorite Lift?
Front squat, because I’m kinda good at it.

What’s your Spirit Animal?

Do you have a superpower and if so, what is it?
Consuming significant quantities of Cheetos and chicken wings.

What’s your favorite Hair Metal band?

What’s your rapper name?
Sleepy Mike.

Do you even lift, bro?
Nope, I run.