• Published: Jul 01, 2019
  • By amoses87

Monday Motivator: Meet Michael

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am originally from Rochester, New York, but have spent time in Massachusetts also.  I moved to Buffalo for college and stayed because I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the city and its proximity to Toronto.  For the past 23 years I have worked for the Buffalo Public Schools as a high school social studies teacher.  When I have time off, I like to travel and cook

What does #RevLife mean to you?

I see #RevLife as a community of helpful and supportive people who are committed to overall health and well-being.  My first time on both the TRX and the treadmill were train wrecks.  The help and support that I have received from the community at Revolution has allowed me to improve over time, and I am truly appreciative for all that has been done for me.

We all get in the zone in different ways. Where does your head go during a workout?

During a workout, I really try to focus upon what I am doing.  I find that when my focus is off, then I begin to make mistakes.

What’s your favorite class at Rev?

Picking a favorite class is difficult because I really enjoy all of the classes that I have taken.  I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be the TRX because it is so different from anything that I have tried before and I like the challenge of trying to control the straps.

What’s your favorite meal/snack to eat after a tough workout?

I love to cook, so after a workout I make a full dinner.  My favorite would be pan-seared scallops with steamed cauliflower.

If you have friends visiting from out of town how do you show them the perfect Buffalo day?

I have a good friend who lives in Dallas.  Whenever he visits we go for pizza and wings.  Afterwards we usually catch a Sabres game.

 What’s your favorite place to brunch in Buffalo?

Pastry by Camille on Hertel Avenue

Early bird or night owl?

During the school year I am an early bird.  During the Summer I am a night owl. 

 What’s your ideal rest day look like? 

My ideal rest day would include catching a movie or reading a book on my porch.

What’s your Favorite guilty pleasure song? 

Desire by U2 

If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island which 2 luxury items would you want to have?

A complete set of All-Clad steel cookware (I can build a fire) and a really good tent. 

 Cats or Dogs? 

Dogs, the bigger the better.

If you were to win $100 million today what’s the first you do? 

I would set-up trust funds for my family and friends and then travel the world.    

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