Athlete of the Month, June 2013


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.