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Michael Licatino

Michael Licatino was born doing flips and handstands. He capitalized on these mad skills by joining a gymnastics class at age five. Since then, sports and fitness have been a constant presence in his life. Although gymnastics provided the foundation, swimming is his true athletic passion. Michael has been involved in the sport of swimming since age seven and participated in both high school and collegiate swimming. He attended Hendrix College, an NCAA Division III institution, where he was named Arkansas Male Swimmer of the Year four years in a row. Michael also had the honor of being voted Team Captain his junior and senior years in college.

Post-college, Michael pursued the sport of triathlon. He has completed five Ironman triathlons: Coeur D’Alene (twice), Tempe, Louisville, and Wisconsin. Looking for a good cross training complement to triathlon training, Michael found CrossFit. He has been hooked since his first class in 2010.

In June 2012, Michael and his wife moved to Minnesota and joined the Progression Fitness community and immediately felt welcomed into a second family. After attending the Progression Coaches Training Program and receiving his CrossFit Level 1 certificate, Michael began coaching at Progression. He coaches the 5:30 am class at Progression, is the Head Coach for the DRIVE Fitness program at Western Digitel in Rochester, and GM for both CrossFit Progression and CrossFit Rigor. 

His wife and he live in NE Rochester and have two young sons, Owen and Henry, and two dogs. Outside of fitness and athletics, gardening, grilling and sitting by the fire pit top Michael’s list of favorite things to do.

Michael holds a BA in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry.

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