04 Feb 2019 - Meet the Legends: Mike Trudeau

The UK has been blessed with a number of exports from Canada… there’s the music (Nickelback, Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen), there’s the food (maple syrup, poutine, peanut butter), and last, but certainly not least, there’s Mike Trudeau, who first graced our gym floor in July 2015.

One thing we know about Mike is that he is not loud. He’s the last one you’d expect to primal scream during a lift, to run around the box shouting in celebration after a PB workout, or to be in your face, yelling at you to go faster on the rower. On the flip side, you do know that he’ll be the first one to come up to you and congratulate you after a workout, or to ask you how your day was as you’re standing around waiting for class to start.

We have had such a blast getting to know Mike these past years, working with him and watching him go from strength to strength. And we also love knowing that, after the Thriller Throwdown, he is giving Coach David a run for his money in the “Who Wore the Black Tights Best” competition!

So now, it’s time to put your hat on backwards, pull up your stance socks and get ready to read more about the co-Captain of Team Canada, Mike Trudeau!


What do you do for a living? Portfolio Manager for an Investment Management company

How long have you been doing CrossFit, and what is your favourite thing about it? Just over 3 years. My favourite thing about CrossFit is the variety of physical tests.

What is your biggest achievement since starting CrossFit? The change in my mindset about incorporating physical exercise into my daily routine and working out consistently.

What are your present training goals? To train 4 days/week

What's the biggest pearl of wisdom you could offer to other CrossFitter's, or those thinking about starting? Show up, train consistently, with intensity (but listen to your body) and the results will come

What's the stupidest thing you have done as a dare? Prank call the police!

If you could do one job the rest of your life (and money was no issue) what would you do and why? Professional golfer, because I love playing and I would get to travel the world (win-win)

What is your favourite sports movie? Remember the Titans (obviously!)


WORKOUT OF THE DAY

A) Gymnastic Skill: Handstand push-ups & Handstand walking

B) Conditioning
”CrossFit Open 18.4”
For time (9 minute cap):
21 Deadlifts (102.5/ 70 kg)
21 Handstand Push-ups
15 Deadlifts
15 Handstand Push-ups
9 Deadlifts
9 Handstand Push-ups
21 Deadlifts (147.5/92.5 kg)
Handstand Walk, 50 ft
15 Deadlifts
Handstand Walk, 50 ft
9 Deadlifts
Handstand Walk, 50 ft

Scaled Division:
Weight 1 (60 / 42.5 kg)
Weight 2 (82.5 / 60 kg)
Handstand push-ups = Hand release push-ups
Handstand walk = Bear crawl