February 18, 2020919.577.0063info@crossfitzeal.com

Coach Mike

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach (PN1)
  • ACE-CPT, 5+ years
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • BS, biological sciences
  • Minor in health promotion
  • Attended Outlaw Training Camp
  • Certified in Kettlebell Pump
  • Attended Strength Clinic with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage
Contact Coach Mike

Mike Kelley

Co-Owner/Head Coach

I moved to the Raleigh area in 2003 to attend college at North Carolina State. I began with a degree in biochemistry hoping to to one day become a doctor. As I progressed through college I changed my focus over to Biology and took on the minor of health promotion. It was still my desire to help others, but I wanted to take a different approach. I believe that proper diet, exercise, and rest is THE BEST preventative medicine out there.

Why I CrossFit

CrossFit has changed the way I look at fitness and completely changed the way I train. I have seen some amazing transformations in my clients through the use of CrossFit and I want to provide the same results to others. It is my passion to help others grab hold of their health and fitness that provoked me to open CrossFit Zeal. I hope that all those reading this will stop in and give us a try, so that you too can experience how great CrossFit truly is.

Favorite Exercise

Deadlifts of any variety.  I like to pick up heavy things.

Least Favorite Exercise

Any sort of overhead movement. ..pressing, jerking, etc.  I loathe them all.

Favorite Benchmark WOD

Anything with pull-ups!

Least Favorite Benchmark WOD

This is tough.  I have a love-hate relationship with Diane.  I love the deadlifts (see above), but hate the handstand push-ups (also, see above).

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