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.