Coach Michael Ruggeri has been CrossFitting for six years, focusing on competitive CrossFit and program design. He is passionate about competing in the sport of fitness. “I thrive on myself and the rest of our community constantly pushing each other and the boundaries of what this sport has become,” he says. “I love helping and guiding individuals down the path that will help them accomplish the goals they set out to achieve.”

Outside of CrossFit, Michael has no related athletic background. “A complete anomaly, I walked into CrossFit without any athletic background and went on to compete at the Reebok CrossFit Games Regionals in 2013 and 2017, and have been ranked as one of the top 100 CrossFitters in the world. I first came to CrossFit Buffalo on a high school field trip. Upon learning the methodology, I found it fell right in line with my personal views of what fitness should be. I told Dave I’d be back the first day I walked into his doors, and several months later I returned.”


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