Athlete of the Month, June 2013

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Name, age, occupation, city? Paul Minadeo, 47, President of Minadeo Industrial Services, Rochester Hills.

Start date at CrossFit Reviver?  August 2012

Athletic background?  Not much since high school, a little running.

Favorite and least favorite WOD / movement?  Favorite: Back Squats.  Least Favorite: Anything involving front shoulders, front squats, thrusters, cleans.

Greatest accomplishment?  Personal, professional and fitness related? Personal: Getting my MBA.  Professional: Starting my own company and running it for the last 10 years.  Fitness: Training and finishing my first half marathon.

Has CFR made you better?  If so, how?  The last 10 months at CFR have been great.  I’ve done things I never thought I could or would ever do.  Never thought of Olympic lifting until CFR.  I feel so much stronger than I ever have even though I have a long way to go.  I never thought I would look forward to going to the gym every day to work out.

What are your hobbies?  My kids, biking, sports, travel.

Top 5 favorite movies?  The Godfather, Anchorman, Caddyshack, Step Brothers, Goodfellas.

What is one thing we don’t know about you?  I’m a pretty good cook.  I love to cook for friends and family.

What are your goals in life?  Personal, professional and fitness related?  Personal: To be healthy and happy.  Fitness: Run in a Tough Mudder someday.